Vigilant Solutions has announced that it has entered the body worn camera market by acquiring UK manufacturer Edesix. The acquisition adds body worn camera images via hardware and software and in-car camera technology to Vigilant’s existing suite of automated license plate recognition (ALPR), facial recognition, ballistics analysis and gun crime mapping hardware and software solutions.
“Vigilant Solutions is excited to enter the body worn and in-car camera markets,” said Shawn Smith, Founder and President of Vigilant Solutions. “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.”
Richie McBride, CEO of Edesix said: “The Edesix team is thrilled with the acquisition by Vigilant Solutions, which 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.”