WatchGuard Named to Inc. 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year; Law Enforcement In-Car and Body Camera Manufacturer Among Fastest-Growing Companies in America

August 22, 2018

WatchGuard Video, the leading provider of mobile video solutions for law enforcement has been listed among the fastest-growing private companies in America for the fourth consecutive year by Inc. Magazine.

“With over 6 million private companies fueling the United States economy every day, it’s certainly rewarding to be listed in the top 5000 by one of the most prestigious rankings of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies,” said Robert Vanman, founder and CEO of WatchGuard. “However, being ranked four years in a row is truly an extraordinary accomplishment.”

According to Inc., over the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, few have made the list more than once, with a mere one in six getting on the list four times.

The 2018 Inc. 5000 rankings were based on a three-year revenue growth rate. In 2017, WatchGuard posted net revenues of $94.1 million, and based on the Inc. 5000 methodology, had a three-year growth rate of 61.6%.

“A key driver to our growth continues to be our fully integrated and synchronized in-car and body-worn camera system,” explained Vanman. “We’re meeting lots of new customers who are willing to fund the replacement of their existing standalone in-car or body-worn camera system in favor of a WatchGuard integrated system because they understand the operational and evidentiary benefit of having the two systems tightly integrated.”

The integrated system enables the WatchGuard 4RE® HD Panoramic in-car system and one or more VISTA® WiFi body-worn cameras to work together seamlessly as a single system, capturing synchronized video of an incident from multiple vantage points. When any camera in the integrated system initiates a recording, the other cameras automatically sense a change in status and begin recording based on a pre-set evaluation criterion. In-car and body camera recordings can be viewed simultaneously during playback, hearing audio from the body camera while viewing the overall third-person perspective from the in-car camera.