Wearable security hardware firm acquired by US company

Richie McBride
Richie McBride

Edesix Ltd, the Edinburgh-based provider of wearable security hardware and software has been acquired by Vigilant Solutions, an AI and data analytics company that provides technology to public safety.

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“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.”

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