Motorola Solutions Acquires Specialized, Long-Range Camera Provider Silent Sentinel

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CHICAGOMotorola Solutions has acquired Silent Sentinel, a provider of specialized, long-range cameras based in Ware, United Kingdom.

Silent Sentinel’s thermal cameras “offer clear visibility in the complex and extreme environments associated with military, aviation, maritime and critical infrastructure,” according to the joint announcement.

The company’s cameras “can identify anomalies from up to 20 miles away (30 km) to extend the perimeter of security and support a faster, more informed response,” the announcement says.

“Long-range cameras enable advanced insights that can protect individuals and infrastructure,” said Mahesh Saptharishi, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Motorola, in the joint announcement. “With Silent Sentinel, we’re broadening our video security portfolio to help secure and support essential operations and industries around the world.”

Why Motorola Wanted Silent Sentinel

The acquisition “complements Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of fixed video cameras, expanding its footprint with government and critical infrastructure customers and strengthening its position as a global leader in end-to-end video security solutions,” according to the joint announcement.

“We’re excited to join Motorola Solutions,” says Paul Elsey, managing director of Silent Sentinel, in the announcement. “We look forward to building upon Motorola Solutions’ industry-leading portfolio, offering advanced video security solutions that support our customers in the most challenging environments.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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