Motorola has acquired video surveillance company Avigilon in an all-cash deal. The company says the acquisition will enhance its communications portfolio.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Avigilon designs, develops and manufactures advanced security surveillance solutions, including video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions.
Avigilon products are used by a range of commercial and government customers including critical infrastructure, airports, government facilities, public venues, healthcare centers and retail. The company holds more than 750 U.S. and international patents.
As more cameras feed into public safety workflows, video surveillance and analytics will enable more public-private partnerships between local communities and law enforcement. In a statement, Motorola said that the ability to do video monitoring in real time along with archival footage capabilities is significant for critical communications.
The deal will add to Motorola’s public safety business and allow the company to expand its reach into oil and gas, transportation, utilities, manufacturing and higher education. “Advanced video analytics can proactively alert officials to a perimeter breach or quickly find a person who left behind an object of interest,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions.