Company Expands Global Footprint and Image Analytics Portfolio with Its Acquisition of Edesix Ltd, a Leading Manufacturer of Body Worn Cameras in the United Kingdom
LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 4, 2018 – Vigilant Solutions – an AI and data analytics company that provides technology to public safety – today announced it has entered 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. The acquisition strengthens Vigilant’s position as a market leader in image capture solutions by adding 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.
“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. This acquisition allows us to continue to build Vigilant’s global brand. In addition, Edesix also enhances Vigilant’s hardware and software engineering capabilities.”
With the acquisition of Edesix, Vigilant is not only entering the body worn and in-car camera markets but is also expanding 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.
“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,” said Richie McBride, CEO of Edesix. “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.”