Metropolitan Police Service case study
In 2015, the London (UK) Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) tendered for 22,000 body-worn video (BWV) cameras and supporting infrastructure for the MPS. MOPAC began with plans for hosting this infrastructure on MPS servers. Axon was awarded the tender in November 2015 on the basis that Evidence.com would be hosted on MPS servers. Discussions on implementing this project led to concerns within MPS and Axon about delivery and scalability. Following subsequent discussions, a decision was made to switch hosting to Microsoft’s Azure cloud data storage centre in London. This was agreed upon mid-2016 and officially launched in December 2016.