Motorola Solutions has opened an innovation hub in Edinburgh, Scotland, expanding its mobile video, video security and access control businesses while creating new employment and commercial opportunities for Scotland.
Motorola Solutions’ Edinburgh R&D teams will focus on cloud-based evidence management software, video security solutions and body-worn cameras.
“The opening of Motorola Solutions’ new Edinburgh facility is a real vote of confidence and again highlights the attractiveness of investing in Scotland,” said Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture. “Innovation is key to ensuring that Scotland is able to develop smart digital solutions to meet the needs of the future. The Motorola Solutions Innovation Hub will contribute to this work by creating video security and evidence management solutions for emergency services, not just in Scotland but internationally as well.
The company has invested significantly in video security capabilities over the past four years including the acquisitions of U.K. companies Edesix, IndigoVision, Ava Security and Calipsa. The acquired solutions are integrated into Motorola Solutions’ technology ecosystem, which unites voice, video, software and AI to help public safety agencies and enterprises better detect and analyse events, seamlessly communicate and respond appropriately in any situation.
“Video security and access control are playing a more powerful role in helping our customers understand and respond to rapidly evolving safety and security challenges now more than ever,” said Jack Molloy, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “This is the fastest growing part of our business, and our Edinburgh team will be instrumental in continuing to design advanced technologies that enhance safety, security and operational efficiency, reaffirming our leadership in this space.”
The Edinburgh office is located at Caledonian Exchange, 1st Floor, 19a Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG.