Axon, formerly TASER International, was founded in the early 1990's by brothers Rick and Tom Smith. In November 1993, an early version of the device called the AIR TASER was developed, allowing it to bypass federal and state laws that only apply to firearms, and a tracking system (the anti-felon identification or AFID system) was created. This enables the weapon to disperse confetti with serial numbers when it is fired and links the specific weapon to the scene where it was used.
In 1998, the company began marketing the weapon heavily to law enforcement agencies and police departments. Three years later, TASER International began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol TASR, signaling another step in the company's growth.
Axon began developing and manufacturing wearable video technology in the new millennium, designed to record audio and video evidence from an officer’s perspective. They also launched Evidence.com, a cloud-based, digital evidence management solution that allows police agencies to store, manage, and share audio/video data.
In June 2015, Rick Smith announced that the Axon brand, originally launched in 2009, would be expanding to encompass the company's new product developments, including body-worn cameras, digital evidence management, and "future products and services". Since that time, several more additions to their portfolio of solutions for law enforcement were released, including interview room cameras, an in-car video system, and a new body-worn camera.
In 2017, TASER International officially became Axon, including an adjustment to their stock ticker to the current AAXN symbol. SafeLogic is proud to provide FIPS 140 validated strong encryption for Axon's world-class suite of products.