Vigilant Solutions – an AI and data analytics company that develops tools for law enforcement, announced its entry in the body worn camera market by acquiring Edesix Ltd, a global provider of wearable security hardware and software, and the United Kingdom’s number one manufacturer of body worn cameras. With this acquisition, Vigilant will strengthen its position as a market leader in image capture solutions. The company will now be able to add body worn camera images via hardware and software and in-car camera technology to its existing suite of automated license plate recognition (ALPR), facial recognition, ballistics analysis and gun crime mapping hardware and software solutions.
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Shawn Smith, Founder and President of Vigilant Solutions said his company is delighted to be part of the body worn and in-car camera markets. “This acquisition puts Vigilant in the position to offer public safety a full suite of image capture solutions – both in the U.S. and internationally – including the ability to integrate our suite of technologies with in-car cameras. Edesix has a strong global footprint, which includes more than 20,000 body camera deployments across several industries and five continents. This acquisition allows us to continue to build Vigilant’s global brand. In addition, Edesix also enhances Vigilant’s hardware and software engineering capabilities,” he said.
The acquisition will also allow Vigilant to expand its presence beyond its traditional public safety customer base and will serve a broad range of commercial industries.
Body worn camera and in-car camera footage obtained via Vigilant’s hardware, is stored in VideoManager™, a robust video evidence management system. VideoManager is a component of Vigilant’s cloud-based investigative platform, which includes image capture data and analytics for ALPR, facial recognition, ballistics and gun crime mapping.
Edesix CEO Richie McBride also expressed his excitement at this acquisition of Vigilant Solutions, which he described as the company that has been at the forefront of machine vision and machine learning technology innovation in the public safety community for years. “The combination of Vigilant’s image analytics solutions and our body worn and in-car camera products is truly exciting. When you consider that our solutions seamlessly integrate into Vigilant’s investigative platform, the global public safety community has some incredibly powerful tools to keep them and their communities safe,” he said.
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About Vigilant Solutions
A leader in machine vision and data analytics for the public safety market internationally, Vigilant Solutions’ technology helps law enforcement solve crimes faster to keep officers and communities safe. Vigilant Solutions provides license plate recognition (LPR), facial recognition, ballistic analysis, firearm mapping and body worn camera technology to deliver intelligence to agencies across the globe.