In December, Hexagon announced plans to acquire Qognify, a leader in video and enterprise incident management solutions for the physical security market. The deal has now closed and Qognify is now the newest member of the Hexagon family, joining the Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division.
The acquisition is particularly exciting because Qognify’s solutions complement HxGN OnCall Dispatch in public safety and HxGN Connect in smart cities and other sectors, where there is increasing demand for comprehensive surveillance and intelligence from video and other security systems. Qognify’s world-class video management systems (VMS) and enterprise incident management (EIM) capabilities will extend Hexagon’s reach in other markets as well, including commercial, retail, financial and business services.
The combination of Qognify’s VMS and EIM solutions and Hexagon’s dispatch and operational collaboration technologies complement one another. Together, they provide a boost to organizational incident management at a time of public safety staffing shortages, rising insecurity and extreme weather events and natural disasters due to climate change. These capabilities can be further enhanced with the integration of Hexagon’s 3D surveillance solutions.
Beyond incident management, Qognify’s technologies can also aid enterprise operations. Enterprise asset management can be supported with video data, live equipment feeds, thermography cameras and more.
Best of all, customers can obtain all these technologies from one vendor: Hexagon. By linking organizational capabilities to detect, assess, respond to and collaborate around incidents, emergencies and even assets, the combination of Qognify and Hexagon offers a powerful solution for public safety, security and business operations.