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Safariland Acquires VIEVU, a Leader in Body Worn Video Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers
For Immediate Release June 29, 2015 Safariland Acquires VIEVU, a Leader in Body Worn Video Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers Highly Complementary Addition to Safariland’s Suite of World-Class Safety and Survivability Product Brands ONTARIO, California – June 29, 2015 – The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability...
The Wall Street Journal Covers The Safariland Group’s Acquisition of VIEVU
The following article appeared on www.wsj.com on June 28, 2015:
Vievu LLC, a maker of police body cameras, has been acquired by Safariland LLC, which is bulking up its portfolio of security products ahead of a planned initial public offering next year. The deal is expected to be announced as soon as Monday. Seattle-based Vievu is engaged in a fierce competition with Taser International Inc. and other companies to sell cameras and data-management services to law enforcement agencies. Industry executives estimate the market has grown to around $1 billion a year following a series of high-profile shooting incidents involving police over the past nine months...
VIEVU® designs, develops, manufactures and markets wearable video cameras and software for both law enforcement and private professionals worldwide. VIEVU partnered with Microsoft® to develop the VIEVU Solution™ hosted cloud platform on Microsoft® Azure Government, the first enterprise cloud designed specifically for United States government customers that directly supports CJIS. The VIEVU Solution allows government customers to store their data in the Cloud without concern over CJIS compliance. VIEVU has distributed its products throughout the United States as well as in 16 international countries. VIEVU markets its products using a sales network of inside and outside sales staff, domestic dealers and international distributors. VIEVU LLC was founded in 2007 and is based in Seattle, WA USA.