Motorola Acquires Mobile Video Solutions Provider WatchGuard

CHICAGO — Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has acquired WatchGuard, a U.S. leader in mobile video solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

WatchGuard designs and manufactures in-car video systems, body-worn cameras, evidence management systems and software. Its solutions enable law enforcement users to capture, manage, store and share high-quality video evidence, according to the company. The WatchGuard manufactures its products at its Allen, Texas-based headquarters.

“An integrated, secure mobile video solution can enhance safety and efficiency for public safety users,” says 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, which it acquired in February 2018, and license plate recognition (LPR) cameras and software from Vigilant Solutions, acquired this past January.

“We are excited to join the Motorola Solutions team,” says 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 solutions portfolio.”

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