With the acquisition of Incident Response Technologies, Inc., the public-safety management company adds a new module to its suite for law enforcement and several hundred new customers.
According to public statements from executives of both companies in a news release this week, the deal was about combining their products and customer base, both of which overlap somewhat.
Omnigo’s platform includes suites of customizable applications for law enforcement, campus security, casino security and workplace safety, and the acquisition of IRT has meant an expansion of its law enforcement suite. Specifically, a new module on Omnigo’s platform is IRT’s Rhodium Incident Management Suite, which helps police agencies to assign officers, pre-plan for events and automate incident command system (ICS) forms afterward.
The news release said Omnigo had 2,400 customers prior to the acquisition, sharing some with IRT in law enforcement, emergency management, higher education, gaming, health-care and corporate enterprises.
“With the addition of IRT’s loyal customer base, Omnigo now serves more than 2,700 organizations in more than 20 countries, who in turn serve multiple jurisdictions in the U.S., Canada and abroad,” said Omnigo CEO Richard DeFrancisco in the statement. “Current and future customers can expect significant benefits as a result of this transaction.”
IRT CEO Jarret Winkelman, who will serve as Omnigo’s director of products, said the two companies share a “philosophy and vision for the future of public safety and security.”
Acquisitions and overlap — of function, of customers, of vision for the industry — have become common in the market for law enforcement technology, as major vendors seeking to become one-stop shops keep tapping companies with niche expertise. IRT is Omnigo’s second addition in less than a year, the first being QueTel, which made software for evidence management, in April 2020. According to Crunchbase, Omnigo previously acquired the online safety training platform 360° Stay Safe in 2018, and the security management company iView Systems in 2017.
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