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Motorola Acquires Video Security Company

Motorola Solutions has announced it has acquired mobile video solutions company WatchGuard in a bid to add new capabilities to its video security solutions portfolio.

Exact terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

WatchGuard design and manufactures in-car video systems, body-worm cameras, evidence management systems and software.

Its solutions enable law enforcement users to capture, manage, store and share high-quality video evidence.

“An integrated, secure mobile video solution can enhance safety and efficiency for public safety users,” said John Kedzierski, senior vice-president, Video Security Solutions, Motorola Solutions.

“WatchGuard provides industry-leading capabilities – from capturing an incident from more than a dozen vantage points to technology that enables users to recover and upload video from events hours or days after they happened.”

The acquisition expands Motorola Solutions’ mission-critical ecosystem, adding to its video security solutions platform that includes fixed cameras and advanced analytics from Avigilon and licence plate recognition (LPR) cameras and software from Vigilant Solutions.

“We are excited to join the Motorola Solutions’ team,” said Robert Vanman, founder, chief executive officer and chairman, WatchGuard.

“This acquisition enables us to continue providing market-leading mobile video solutions to existing customers, while also leveraging Motorola Solutions’ global footprint and growing video security portfolio.”

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