Motorola Solutions teams with Wynyard Group for crime analytics

The partnership aims to enhance the big data capabilities of Motorola's PublicEngines software, acquired earlier this year.

Motorola Solutions is doubling down on its April acquisition of PublicEngines, inking a partnership with Wynyard Group for enhanced big data analytics.

Bob Schassler

Motorola Solutions is looking to Wynyard to help its law enforcement agency clients quickly connect data sources including criminal history, social media, property records, field notes, and even video evidence and turn that data into actionable intelligence.

Motorola Solutions acquired Utah-based PublicEngines in April for an undisclosed sum. PublicEngines' products included CommandCentral Analytics for data visualization and information sharing, CommandCentralPredictive for tactical recommendations, CrimeReports for crime mapping, and the TipSoft tip management system.

Wynyard Group's software will enhance CommandCentral by connecting multiple databases and evidence libraries to help investigators quickly prevent and solve crime, the companies said on Thursday.

"Motorola Solutions' Smart Public Safety Solutions and Wynyard Group's analytics software will help public safety quickly gain actionable intelligence from an increasing volume of available data," said Bob Schassler, executive vice president, Motorola Solutions.

On Wednesday, New Zealand-based Wynyard completed a NZ$40 million capital raising to expand its global sales, increase its big data investment, and fund project with large clients.

"The partnership with Motorola Solutions creates new capabilities to help law enforcement identify persons, relationships, and events of interest and provide a single view of the criminal environment to help stop criminals and protect victims," Wynyard's chief executive Craig Richardson said.