Motorola Plans to Consolidate Security Brands and Platforms

By Sean Patton, Published Nov 15, 2022, 09:12am EST (Info+)

Motorola Solutions has acquired multiple competing companies over the last four years; however, they recently told IPVM they plan on consolidating them.

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Background

Motorola Solutions has acquired 10 physical security/video surveillance companies at an unprecedented rate.

However, Motorola has been questioned and criticized about overlapping and conflicting acquisitions, now having, e.g., numerous VMS offerings.

For background, see IPVM's coverage on each of the ten acquisitions:

In this report, IPVM examines the potential for consolidation based on a conversation with Motorola's Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Security, and Access Control, John Kedzierski. We conclude with comparisons to Canon, JCI/Tyco, and Qognify, rivals with multiple competing products.

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**** ***** **** ***** **** ************* with ******** ****** **** *** ** the ********* ****** ***** * ** confident ** ******** *********.

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******** ************ ** *** ***** **** as * *******, ** *** ***** seeing ********* **** *** **** ***** loosing ***** *** *** ****** ********* of *** ******* **** ***** ****. On *** *****, **** ******* **** two **** ** ********* ********* **** the ******* ***** ***** *** ********. We *** **** *** ********** ******** of **** **** ** ************* ************* in **** ******** ***** *** ***. Starting **** *** **** ********* **** GE ** *********, ****** ** *** Schneiders, *****, **** *** ******, *** going ** *** ******. ******** ** not *** ******** *** *** ********** trend *** *******, *** *** ***** are ***** ** ****** ** **** proprietary ********** **** ***** **** ** not ** *** ****** ** * years.

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