2019-12-03

Motorola expands crime-fighting capabilities in South Africa

Source: IT News Africa

Whether a large or small crime, a vehicle accident or even a large-scale incident, it’s crucial for any law enforcement agency to see the full picture before, during and after an incident. With this in mind, on Monday, 2 December 2019, Motorola Solutions announced that it has now expanded its video security portfolio with new solutions that help police respond more efficiently in emergency situations. The new video solutions include a portfolio of body-worn cameras from Motorola Solutions’ recently acquired Scottish subsidiary, Edesix. Motorola Solutions has also released new Avigilon video control centre software, which uses Artificial Intelligence to simplify and streamline work for control room operators. Motorola Solutions’ expansion is in response to a growing demand for video security solutions in markets worldwide. According to the Body-Worn Cameras & Digital Evidence Management 2018 Report from IHS Markit, the global installed base for law enforcement and police body-worn cameras alone will increase by nearly 30 per cent in 2018, exceeding 1.5 million body-worn cameras in use worldwide. With general trends of rising crime rates and violence against public safety and security personnel, the demand for body-worn camera solutions is likely to increase in the future.

Phil Jefferson, vice president for the Middle East and Africa at Motorola Solutions, says, “Video is a natural and paramount extension of our mission-critical communications platform. By harnessing the combined power of video, advanced software and artificial intelligence, public safety agencies can make their operations substantially more efficient and increase security for citizens”. Motorola Solutions says it is confident that its newly expanded video security portfolio can help further promote security for countries like South Africa.