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Avigilon Corporation
FounderAlexander Fernandes
HeadquartersVancouver, British Columbia
ProductsVideo surveillance software and equipment
ParentMotorola Solutions
Avigilon security camera

Avigilon is an American subsidiary of Motorola Solutions, specialising in the design, development and manufacture of advanced AI, video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control products.

Avigilon products are made in North America in manufacturing facilities located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and Plano, Texas, USA. They are installed in over 120 countries worldwide with the help of 1,500 resellers and are used in many locations globally including schools, stadiums, retail environments, casinos, critical infrastructure, transportation stations and more.


Avigilon Corporation was founded in 2004 by Alexander Fernandes in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Avigilon publicly announced the first high-definition surveillance system built from the ground up in 2006 and began selling its products in December 2007. The system included an 11 MP camera and high-definition network video recording software. Since then, Avigilon has expanded its offerings to include a broad range of high-definition cameras, from 1 MP to 30 MP (7K) in resolution, and a variety of camera formats, including dome, bullet and fixed. The company has become well-known for its advanced video analytics, including Avigilon Appearance Search™ and Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) technologies, and solutions[buzzword] that are designed to integrate legacy equipment into new high-definition video surveillance systems, including its analog encoders and the Avigilon Artificial Intelligence (AI) Appliance. The company also released Avigilon Blue™, its first cloud platform for security and surveillance, in 2018.

Avigilon went public on November 8, 2011 on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).[1][2]

It was announced in February 2018 that Motorola Solutions has agreed to acquire Avigilon in a deal worth C$1.2 billion.[3][4] The acquisition was completed in March 2018.[5]


  1. ^ Jameson Berkow, The National Post. "Vancouver’s Avigilon goes public on the TSX." Nov. 8, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Jameson Berkow, Financial Post. "Going Public not for weak." November 14, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Editorial, Reuters (February 2, 2018). "Motorola to buy Canadian security camera maker Avigilon for C$1.2..." Reuters. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Motorola Moves Into Video Surveillance With $1 Billion Avigilon Deal". Bloomberg.com. February 2, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Motorola Solutions closes deal with Avigilon video-solution provider". IWCE's Urgent Communications. March 30, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2018.