Pelco Incorporated is an American-based security and surveillance technologies company, founded in 1957 and headquartered in Fresno, California.[4] Pelco is a provider of security cameras, recording and management systems, software, and services. Pelco products can be found in cities, hospitals, airports, seaports, gaming facilities, retail and office environments, schools, and universities.

IndustryVideo surveillance, video management systems, and cloud technologies
HeadquartersFresno, California, U.S.
Number of locations
Key people
Kurt Takahashi
(CEO[1])/ Brian McClain
ProductsSecurity cameras, video management systems, hybrid cloud services
Number of employees
400+ (2019)
ParentMotorola Solutions[3]
A CCTV camera housing made by Pelco.


Pelco Sales was founded in 1957 in by E.L. Heinrich in Hawthorne, California. Heinrich created Pelco Sales as a side project to his already successful mechanical aviation business. Pelco Sales first product line consisted of pan-tilt devices and joysticks designed to remotely control the position of television cameras. The demand for Pelco Sales' products grew rapidly resulting in Heinrich's decision to abandon aviation and focus on camera technologies.

The company was moved to Gardena, California, and then again to Fresno, California, to provide adequate work space for product production. In June 1987 Rod Heinrich sold Pelco Sales to local investor David McDonald shortly after approving plans for an 80,000 square foot facility in Clovis, California. McDonald truncated the name to Pelco, commonly referred to as the beginning of the "new" Pelco. The company continued to expand reaching distribution in more than 130 countries.

In 2007, the French electrical equipment manufacturer Schneider Electric purchased Pelco for US$1.22 billion in an effort to enhance their building automation business. Schneider Electric's ownership of Pelco came to an end when Pelco was acquired by Transom Capital Group, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, in 2019.[5] In August 2020, Motorola Solutions announced that they have acquired Pelco for $110m in cash.[6]

Pelco's security and surveillance systems most notably protect Buckingham Palace, The Statue of Liberty, and China's Presidential Palace. Pelco claims >1 Million Pelco installations worldwide[citation needed]


Pelco produces security and surveillance products.[7]


  • Commercial
  • Retail
  • Industry and Technology
  • Government and Military
  • City and Traffic
  • Healthcare
  • Gaming
  • Airports and Seaports
  • Education


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  4. ^ "Pelco Security Cameras and Surveillance Systems". Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  5. ^ "Pelco acquired by Transom Capital Group | Security Systems News". Retrieved 2019-06-03.
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  7. ^ "Pelco Security Cameras & CCTV Systems by Schneider Electric". Retrieved 6 November 2014.