Company Profile

Serving Law Enforcement with the Most Compelling, Quality Video Products

The Industry Leader

WatchGuard Video is the leading provider of mobile video solutions for law enforcement, having supplied in-car video systems and body-worn cameras along with evidence management software to approximately one-third of all law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada. WatchGuard has been recognized as the worldwide market share leader in mobile video in the bi-annual market research reports published by IHS Markit in 2012, 2014 and again in 2016*. The company is a seven-time winner of the Dallas 100 award honoring the fastest-growing, privately held businesses in the Dallas area. In addition, WatchGuard was included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private American companies in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Engineering Powerhouse

WatchGuard reinvests a substantial percentage of its revenues back into research and development of new, innovative products that deliver the most compelling video evidence for law enforcement.

WatchGuard staffs 6 different types of engineering disciplines:
• Electrical Engineers
• Mechanical Engineers
• Embedded Software Engineers
• FPGA Designers
• Test Engineers
• Software Developers

Innovative Designs

WatchGuard’s innovations have advanced the industry, and have resulted in 29 issued U.S. patents plus 5 additional pending patents.
• The pioneer of Record-After-the-Fact®
• The first high definition in-car cameras
• The first completely integrated and synchronized in-car and body-worn camera system
• The first Ultra-Wide Dynamic Range cameras
• The first high-fidelity law enforcement microphones
• The only multiple resolution recording system
• The only software secured removable media
• The only HD panoramic strip camera

Manufactured in the USA

The company manufactures its products in-house from its 140,000-square-foot, two-story world headquarters in Allen, Texas. The facility accommodates 500 employees and all departmental work areas, including a 43,000-square-foot sophisticated manufacturing facility where all of WatchGuard’s products are assembled.

The Brent G. Robertson Engineering Wing with its attached state-of-the-art Engineering laboratory is where WatchGuard’s in-car and body-worn camera systems are designed. The laboratory features a number of specialty rooms including a temperature chamber room, 3D print room, anechoic chamber room, camera dark room, and a prototype shop for a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router.

Dedicated to Serving

WatchGuard is a company founded on Christian principles and our leadership team views their role as one to serve our fellow employees, our vendors, our customers, and to serve those in need outside of our organization.

Some of WatchGuard’s employees and equity holders are using a percentage of their equity and distributions to fund a national water well program in Burundi, Africa (one of the poorest countries in the world). The WatchGuard Water Project, managed by Think East Africa, has the goal of providing clean and safe drinking water to every community in Burundi that lacks clean water by 2028.

Most WatchGuard employees view their work as much more significant than just providing money for their families. At WatchGuard, we enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that our systems help improve relations between communities and police, our products help protect the careers of the great police officers that protect us, and through our financial success we are providing life-sustaining clean water to the poorest of the poor.



Robert Vanman sells ownership stake in Stalker Radar and founds WatchGuard Video


WatchGuard introduces the DV1 – the first direct-to-DVD in-car system and the first system offering Record-After-the-Fact technology


WatchGuard supplies in-car video systems to 22 state highway patrols


WatchGuard introduces CopVu body camera


WatchGuard introduces first high definition in-car system, the 4RE


WatchGuard develops HiFi Wireless Microphone


WatchGuard launches VISTA, HD Body Camera with pre-event and Record-After-the-Fact technology


WatchGuard introduces 4REm Motorcycle Video System


WatchGuard releases CLOUD-SHARE for evidence sharing from the Cloud


WatchGuard Introduces the industry’s first HD Panoramic Strip camera


WatchGuard launches the first fully integrated and synchronized video in-car and body-worn camera system, 4RE & VISTA WiFi


WatchGuard launches Smart Connect, VISTA software for the iOS


WatchGuard introduces the VISTA XLT two-piece wearable camera


WatchGuard launches, fully cloud hosted evidence management


New world headquarters building opens


New 4RE programming supports cellular/LTE/FirstNet uploading

* Information based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, Mobile Video Surveillance & Body Worn Cameras Reports, 2017, 2015, and 2013. Information is not an endorsement of WatchGuard Video. Any reliance on these results is at the third party’s own risk. Visit for more details.