The Innovator: Motorola Solutions

Pedro Simoes, Corporate Vice President Sales Video Security & Access Control at Motorola Solutions presents AI as the next-gen security solution 

Pedro, could you introduce yourself and give us a little insight into the history and heritage of Motorola? 

First of all, thank you so much, Rebecca, for the opportunity to talk today. I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years, coming from organisations like Avigilon, and joined Motorola following an acquisition by them in 2021. Motorola has acquired a significant number of companies in the security and access control space in the last six years. We’ve integrated these leading brands to offer an end-to-end solution, recognised globally for its robust, scalable, and comprehensive AI platform. Recently, acquisitions have enhanced our capabilities, especially in cloud-based solutions, providing an end-to-end experience that delivers the latest technology while maintaining our reputation as an independent camera manufacturer. Our vision is to offer a full portfolio that meets customer needs, whether they use our cameras with a third-party VMS or want the full experience from our on-premises, hybrid or cloud solutions. 

Could you give us an overview of the current technology trends in video security that are actively influencing the market? 

In different regions of the world, the adoption rates and applications may vary, but the overarching trends are consistent globally. We continue to witness a significant shift towards advanced video analytics. This technology is increasingly being used not just from a security perspective but also as a tool to provide valuable insights and actionable outcomes beyond traditional uses. This is part of a broader trend where video security technologies are leveraged for a variety of applications, enhancing both security and operational efficiency. 

Another major trend is the rapid adoption of cloud technologies, which is transforming the industry faster than any previous technological shift, including the transition from analog to IP systems. This transformation is driven by the cloud’s ease of use, enhanced mobility, and serverless solutions, which appeal to a wide range of users. We anticipate that by 2030, about 50% of the market will have adopted cloud-based technologies. 

Mobile access and remote monitoring capabilities are also becoming increasingly crucial. Today’s users demand the flexibility to manage their video security systems from anywhere, using mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads. This trend towards mobile integration reflects the broader consumer preference for mobile solutions in technology, making systems more accessible and easier to manage on the go. 

These trends—advanced analytics, cloud adoption, and mobile access—are reshaping the video security landscape, making it more dynamic and integrated into broader IT and operational infrastructures. As these technologies evolve, they promise to deliver more sophisticated, scalable, and user-friendly video security solutions that meet the needs of a diverse range of users. 

From a manufacturing perspective, how does the shift towards AI and cloud technologies impact product development or customer demands? 

AI and cloud technologies are profoundly influencing both product development and customer demands across the board. We observe a marked trend where not only small and medium enterprises but also large organisations are increasingly embracing cloud solutions. This shift is exemplified by Motorola’s own adoption of Gmail for corporate communications over ten years ago, which allowed us to move away from the traditional on-premises servers. This significant change has freed up IT departments to concentrate on more strategic tasks rather than routine maintenance…

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