The company also announced that it will change its name from TASER International to Axon.
The body-camera division, based in downtown Seattle, will give access to its Evidence.com data-storage software and Axon Body 2 camera along with mounts and docks to officers from police departments that take it up on its offer. A recent Pew Research Center study painted a stark portrait of 21st-century policing.
Body cameras are a growing business for Taser, which also makes stun guns.
Axon's CEO Rick Smith said in a release he wants to "empower police officers to more safely and effectively do their jobs", adding that the cameras could reduce "the need for endless paperwork".
The cameras have the "potential to change police work as we know it", according to Axon, as well as protect officers and their communities, through collection of unbiased records.
Dyer said TASER had a virtual monopoly on electric weapons and had already sold body cameras to most of the big police departments that have made a decision on the technology.
Axon is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
According to the latest research by the National Institute of Justice, based on 2013 data, only about a quarter of local police department now use body cameras. As soon as you get a community on there, it's valuable.
Axon is embroiled in a heated battle with rival Seattle company Vievu to provide body cameras to law-enforcement agencies around the country. Axon is the brand that reflects the network of devices, applications, and people that is transforming public safety. "We think one hundred percent of that can be automated with sensors and artificial intelligence". That's an enormous hassle and clearly Axon is trying to get departments to sign up for more expensive, multi-year contracts.
The company's new ticker symbol "AAXN" will become effective upon the opening of the Nasdaq market on April 6, 2017. The call will also be available via live audio webcast on Axon's investor relations website at http://investor.axon.com. For more information, visit www.axon.com/legal.
Axon defines itself as "the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies". Police officers can not independently obtain the cameras; it must be an official request from a department.