Motorola Solutions has acquired PublicEngines, a privately held provider of cloud-based solutions, which deliver crime analysis, predictive policing and citizen engagement capabilities for law enforcement agencies, governments and other organisations.
“The acquisition of PublicEngines reinforces Motorola Solutions’ commitment to helping our customers implement intelligence-led strategies that deter crime and improve outcomes,” said Bob Schassler, executive vice president, Solutions and Services, Motorola Solutions.
“As agencies work with an increasing amount of data from videos, photos, social media, sensors and other sources, our Smart Public Safety Solutions help harness that data to gain key intelligence and integrate it seamlessly into their operations. This helps law enforcement anticipate and respond to incidents with the best information available.”
PublicEngines’ intelligence-led public safety and citizen engagement products include:
• CommandCentral Analytics, which provides public safety customers with the ability to make better decisions by visualising data in analytical dashboards or on maps and sharing information between jurisdictions
• CommandCentral Predictive, a predictive policing technology, which makes tactical recommendations about where to allocate resources, when to patrol and what to watch for to best prevent crime
• CrimeReports, the most popular online crime-mapping solution available, which makes it easy to share crime information and alerts with citizens through a customer-branded website or app
• TipSoft, the industry's most widely adopted tip management platform, which allows organisations to receive tips and respond to them while maintaining the source’s anonymity throughout the investigation.
Motorola said that the acquisition advances the company’s strategy to revolutionise public safety's use of available data to gain actionable intelligence to support its mission. The combination of CommandCentral with Motorola Solutions’ situational awareness offerings will establish an unmatched platform for delivery of intelligence-led public safety capabilities, it said.
Additionally, the citizen engagement products bolster the company’s ability to help agencies openly and transparently interact with citizens to create safer and better-informed communities.
“PublicEngines complements Motorola Solutions’ business, and we look forward to working together to leverage its strengths as a global industry leader in enhancing crime analysis and citizen engagement for public safety,” said William Kilmer, CEO of PublicEngines.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, PublicEngines serves more than 2,000 customers, primarily in North America. All PublicEngines capabilities are delivered as cloud-based applications, scalable to even the smallest public safety agencies. No additional hardware is required and setup typically is completed remotely in just a day.
This is Motorola Solutions’ second acquisition this year of software-based Smart Public Safety Solutions providers. In February, the company acquired Emergency CallWorks, a provider of web-based Next-Generation 9-1-1 call-taking software for public safety.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Public Engines now is a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Solutions.