Vigilant Solutions offers body cameras with facial recognition after Edesix acquisition
Public safety technology company Vigilant Solutions has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence-powered investigative platform to provide access to its facial recognition and other image and data analysis technology, and that it has entered the body camera market with the acquisition of Edesix Ltd.
Body camera hardware from Vigilant will run VideoManager software to store footage and apply technology including facial recognition, automated license plate recognition, ballistics, and gun crime mapping. The Vigilant Investigative Center (VIC) platform includes those same capabilities, and also serves as a platform for nation-wide data sharing.
“Vigilant Solutions is excited to enter the body worn and in-car camera markets,” says 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, Vigilant says it will expand its applications beyond its traditional public safety market.
VIC provides law enforcement users with Vigilant’s FaceSearch, PlateSearch, BallisticSearch, GunOps, and VideoManager capabilities.
“Today, law enforcement has a great deal of data at their fingertips, but data alone solves nothing; it is the computational analysis that reveals criminal patterns and trends, and criminal associations,” Smith comments. “The Vigilant Investigative Center was designed by retired law enforcement to provide law enforcement with actionable intelligence derived from analyzing multiple evidentiary data sources. We intend for VIC to be a partner in any investigation, providing the tools an investigator needs to do almost everything, short of conducting interviews and investigations.”