Tyler Technologies Acquires SceneDoc, Bolsters Law Enforcement Solutions

The Plano-based company says the acquisition helps it address the evolving needs of law enforcement agencies, from small municipalities to large counties.

Tyler Technologies

Plano-based Tyler Technologies, a provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments, announced today that it acquired Canada-based SceneDoc Inc., a provider of mobile-first, software-as-a-service field reporting for law enforcement agencies.

The deal is the latest acquisition for Tyler Technologies. The company acquired TradeMaster Inc. in October, and Radio 10-33 LLC in December 2017.

“Public safety continues to embrace new approaches and tools which keep officers engaged with their communities, and this aligns well with Tyler’s vision for empowering smarter, safer, and more vibrant communities.”
Lynn Moore

No financial terms of the SceneDoc acquisition were released.

“Public safety continues to embrace new approaches and tools which keep officers engaged with their communities, and this aligns well with Tyler’s vision for empowering smarter, safer, and more vibrant communities,” Lynn Moore, president and chief executive officer of Tyler Technologies, said in a statement. “We believe the addition of SceneDoc to our best-in-class product portfolio will address the evolving needs of the jurisdictions we serve, from small municipalities to large counties.”

Tyler Technologies said that smartphones, tablets, wearables, and task-specific apps are rapidly becoming the main tool for first responders to communicate in the field. SceneDoc enables field capture of data, electronic notes, and multimedia from these devices, with secure storage and access to and from the cloud.

What makes SceneDoc different from other solutions, according to Tyler, is:

  • Mobile-first design and optimization for smartphones, tablets, and wearables
  • Voice-to-text capabilities, which allow easy capture of notes and helps keep the officer’s eyes on their surroundings
  • Simple navigation and a responsive design
  • Flexible capture and sharing of assets such as pictures, audio, video, and text
  • Capability to upload information to the cloud in real-time, allowing dispatchers, commanders, and other officers to respond to information accordingly

“Our vision for technology in this particular market, combined with our company culture, aligns well with Tyler’s, and we look forward to leveraging our new resources to serve even more law enforcement agencies and their communities,” said Alex Kottoor, co-founder and CEO of SceneDoc, in a statement.

The acquisition reinforces Tyler as a market leader in mobile-first public safety software, and the cloud-based deployment of SceneDoc also minimizes implementation costs and ensures that clients are using the latest product releases.

The acquisition will allow SceneDoc to expand its field reporting software to more law enforcement agencies across the U.S. by leveraging Tyler’s client base and sales organization.

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