Motorola Acquires Watchguard, Adds to Vigilant And Avigilon

By John Honovich, Published on Jul 15, 2019

Two years ago, Motorola had no position nor relevancy to video surveillance. Now, they own major video surveillance, LPR and body camera providers with revenue over $700 million combined with their acquisition of WatchGuard Video.

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Plus, they have created a new Video Security Solutions business. And this acquisition comes just days after Avigilon's President sudden departure.

Inside this note, based on feedback from Motorola to IPVM, and our analysis of Watchguard, we examine the future of Motorola with these 3 videos players now on-board, including:

  • WatchGuard Video's aborted IPO
  • Christian principles of WatchGuard Video
  • New HQ and manufacturing plant just 16 minutes from Avigilon's
  • Potential benefits
  • Challenges in transition

Public ****** ******* ***** *** ********

**** *********** ******* **** within ********'* ********** ****** 'public ******' ***** ** Motorola ********* ** ****:

*** *********** ************************’ *******-******** *********, ****** to *** ***** ******** solutions ******** **** ******** fixed ******* *** ******** analytics **** ******** *** license ***** *********** (***) cameras *** ******** **** Vigilant *********. ** **** of *** *********, **********’* integrated, ****** ****** ***** solutions *** ******* ****** and ********** *** ****** safety *****.

**** ******** *** ********** now ****** **** *** newly ****** '***** ******** Solutions' ******** ****, *** by**** ********************* ********'* ********* ***** Henderson. ******** ******* **** Motorola's ******** ********** *****, the ******* ********* ** IPVM.

**** *********** ** ************* to ********'* ******* ***** to ** **** '****** safety' *******, ** ************ ** ***** ** 2019 ******** ****:

******** *** * ********** enterprise ***** *******, ***** was ***** *** ****’** done * ***** ***. But ****** *** **** a **** **** *** of *********** **********, ****** sales ******** *** ***** and *** ******* ******* to ******** ** ** be **** ****** ******

Overview **********

********** *** ******** ******** growing ******* *********** $*** million (*** ******* *** ********* $**.* *******), ****** from $** ******* ** 2015. ***** **** *** a *********** ****** ** mobile / **** *** market, **** *** ***** much ******* **** ***** who******** $***+ ******* ******* in ****.

***** ****-**** ****** ******** has **** ******* **** faster **** ***** **-*** ones, ** ********* ** ****** *****:

**** ****** *** ********* by ***** ** *,*** in-car ***** ******* *** 6,389 ****-**** ******* ** 2015 *** **,*** **-*** video ******* *** **,*** body-worn ******* ** ****, representing ****-****-**** ****** ** 15.5% *** **-*** ***** systems *** **.*% *** body-worn *******.

*** *******, ******* ** 2002, **** *** ******** strong *** *******:

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***** *** ************ *** * $** million *** ** ****, **** '******' ** in **** ******* ****** Busines ******* ****:

“** ***** **** ** go ******, *** ***** now ****’* ** ****," he ****. “** ***’* want ** **** *** right ***** *** *** and **** *** ******.”

*** ******* ** *** to “******” ***** $*** million ** ******* **** year, ** ****, ****** that *** ****** ******* of **** **** **** in ****** **** ********.

*******, *** *** ************ ** ******* ****.

** *** ******* *** this ********. *********, ***** a ******* ** ****** traded ******* *** ** difficult, ***** *** ********* and ********** ************. ********, when ********* ****** *** to ***, **** ***** subsequently ****** ** ** acquired (*.*.,********* **** **** ****).

New ** *** **********

** ****,********** ******** ******** * new ********* ** ****** *****. This ***** ** ********* overviews *** ******* *** the ***,******* *******:

*** ********** ******* ** that ********** *****'* ** is **** ** ******* away **** ********'* *** manufacturing ******** *** **** fairly ***** ** ********'* US ** ** ******:

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** **** ********* **** communication ******. ******* ** not, ** **** *****, Motorola ***** ********* ** consolidating ********** ** ****** space ******* ** ** seen.

Christian ********** ** **********

*** ** *** **** celebrated ******** ** ********** will ** *** **** will ** * ****** in * **********. *** example, ** ******* **** *** *******'* founder *** ********* ******, ** ****:

********** ***** ** * company **** *** ******* onChristian ********** and we encourage our management staff to utilize servant-based leadership philosophies....

** *Christian, * **** **** ** ***** *** ** *** ******** by working with all of my heart and strength, by being fair and honest in all of our dealings, by serving *** ******** ******, *** ** being * ***** ******* ** *** ********* *’** **** *****. I also promise to abide by the philosophies outlined in this letter. [emphasis added]

**** ** ******** *** contemporary ********* *******, *************** ******* ****** *** company*** **, *.*.:

* **** *** ********* atmosphere *** *** ****** are ***** ** **** with

+********* ****** *** ******** to *** ******* *******, but ****** ****** ** down **** ******

**'* ***** ** **** for * ******* **** isn't ****** ** **** Christian ***** ****** *** truly ******** ** ******* Based **********. *** ****** here *** ******* ** family

** *** **** ****, there ** ******* ***** the ***, *** *** the ***********, **** ****** things, *.*.:

**** **** ** ** a ***** ***** ** work. ****** ******** ********* company **** ******* ******** with ******* *** *******. All **** ******* ***** 9 ****** *** *** things **** **** ***** down **** ****. [***** 2018]

***** *** ** ********** the **** ********* ****** feel ** **** *******. [October ****]

*** **** *** ******** announcement ** *** *********** from *** ** ***** customers:

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***** ***** *** ****** concerns ************* ** ************, the **** **** ********** historical ******* *** ** atypical *** **** ******** does **** * ******** to ********* ***** ************ does ***** ******** ***** how ********* **** ******* will **.

WatchGuard ***** ******** ********

***** **** **** *** cover **** ******* *********, we ********* *** **** ********** in ********* ** ******* **** WatchGuard *** * *** booth, *** **** **** as ****, ****** **** well ******** **** ***** larger *****:

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********************** ***** **-*** *** body **** ****** *******. Their ********* ******* ** 480 *** **** ****** options **** * ******* mounted *** *** **-** access *****. *** *** offloads ******* * **-** connection ** ***** *********** Evidence ******* ******* ***** are ***** ** *** police **********. *** *** 2018 ** * ***** hosted **** *****, ***** utilized ** ******** *********** to ******* ***** ******** to ***** *******. **** sell ****** ** *** enforcement ** *** **. A ****** ******* *** with ******, ***, **-******* monitor ***** *** $*,*** without ************. ***** **** body **** ******* **** for $****.

**-*** ****** ****** **** 180 ****** ******* **** manually ************** ******:

Benefits *** **********

*** ********, ***** ********* are **** ********. ***** Motorola *** **** **** a ***** ****** ** audio **************, **** *** more ** ****** ****** is ***** *****. ****, by ******, ***** ** a ******* ** ****** WatchGuard *****'* ********. ***** is **** *** *********** of ********* ********'* *** and ********* **** ********** Video's *******.

*** **** ******* ********* is **** ***** ************ have **** ********* *******. While **** **** ******* video *******, ************, *** management, *** ******* ****** of '*****' ***** ************ who ***** ******** ******** are ********* ********* **** those *** *** **** cameras. *** **** '*******' or *****-******* ** ***** products ******** *** **** will ** *********** ** see. ********, *** **** this ***** ******** *** traditional ******* ** **** company ** ********* ** watch.

Comments (4)

** **** ** **** interesting ** *** ** Motorola ***** * ****** move ** **** * bundled ******** ** *** users...their ***** ******** ** this ***...* ***** *** this ***** ****** *********.  Will **** **** ***** channel ***** ** ***** for ********/******** *****?  ** do **** ***** ******** these ********* *** ******** services?  *** **** **** both??  *** ***** **** one **** ** * pitch ***** ***** * smart **** **** **** line **** ** * Motorola/Video ***** ************...********** **** the ******** ** * body *** **** *** that *** *** **** assume ** ******* ********** to ***, ** **** will **...

** ***** **** ** that... ***** *** ******* of *** **** **** who ***’* ******* * radio ******** (** ***** our ***** **** *** tech’s) ******** *** ******* is ***** ********... **** **** into **-******* *** **** worn ******* ******* ** as ******* *** ************* as *** ***’* *** Moto ********* ******* ****** a ***** **** ** fleet ******* ***** **** on *** ****** ****** vertical.

** ***** ** **** Man #* *** **#*...

********** *** ****** *** entire **-***/**** *** ******** is **** ****** ** the **...**** **** ****** than ******** **** *** to ****'* ***** ********.  ACC *** ***** ** able ** ** ********** into *** **-*** **** cam *** ******* ** the **** ****** ** protection *** ***** ** custody ****** **** ******* with **** **** ** video.  *** **** **** the ********** ****-****** ******** have ** ***** ***** but **** ********* ****** many ********* ***** ** documents *** ****** ***** pieces ** ******** ****** in * ********* ********* cellphone ***** **** ****** anywhere.

* **** **** **** to * ********** ** Watchguard *** *** ********** of *** ******** *** far ****** **** ** typically *** ** *** surveillance *****...*** ** **** broke ********** ******* ** that **** **********.

**** ** ****** ** flashbacks ** ********* ********, Tyco, ******** ********, *****, and *** ** *** other ********* ********** ******* of ********* ********* *** cultures. 

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