Alarm.com Acquires Shooter Detection Systems

By John Honovich, Published Dec 15, 2020, 02:20pm EST

While Alarm.com is best known for its residential business, the company has just completed its 4th commercial acquisition, adding Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) to OpenEye, ObjectVideo, and Secure-i.

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Inside this note, we share feedback from Alarm.com, examine the fit of SDS with Alarm.com's other commercial entities, the rationale for expanding into commercial, and how this compares to Canon and Motorola, other outsiders with multiple recent acquisitions.

Revenue *** ********* *** *********

*****.***'* *********** *************** *** ******** *** acquisition ***** *** ******* for***. *******, ***** ***'* relatively ***** ****, ** estimate ****** ******* ** be ***** $** ******* with *** ********* *** a ******* ********* ***** the *******'* ***** *** long ***** ****** ** it.

** ** **** *****.*** releases ********** ** *** (e.g., * ****** ******** filing), ** **** ****** accordingly.

Alarm.com ********* *******

*****.***'* ******* ****** * half ******* ******* ** 2019, ** ****** **** ******** *********** *****:

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*** *******'* ******* *** historic **** ***** *** been ***********, ********* *.* million *********** (****** ****'* a *** ** *********** and **********). *** ** their ***** ********* / partners *** **** ***, though***'* ****** ****** ************** ****** ******** *** Alarm.com ********* * ********* stock ***** ****, ****** Alarm.com *** ***** ********* and *** ***** **** ********* ***** with ***.

*****.***'* ****** ************** ** ~$4 *******, ~** *** 2019 *****:

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*** ******* *** ******** ~$50 ******* *********** **** flow ******** **** *** past *** ***** ** they **** ********* *** cash ** ******* **********.

Residential ********* ** **********

*****.***'* ******* ** **** significantly ****** *********** ** increasingly **********, ****** ** expansion ** ********** **** attractive. *** ******* ******* reports ****** * *********** 6.8 ******* *** ** an ********* ** ******* homes **** ************** ********* security. ****, *** *********** market ** ****** ******* from ******/****, ******, *** Simplisafe, ** **** * few.

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*** ** *****.***'* *** acquisition ** **********, ****** to:

  • ****:******-*, * ***** ******* like ***, ******-* *** known ** ** **** cloud ***** *******. *****.*** offers ***** ***** ** its ******** **** ******** base.
  • ****:***********, **** * **** company, *****.*** ******** **** remained ** ** ***** OV ****** ** ****** trolling,******* *** ******* ** Avigilon. *****.*** ******** ********** and *** *********** **** local ** *****.***'* **. These ********* ** ** developed ***** ********* *** now ********** **** *****.***'* offering.
  • ****:*******, * ***-**** ******** / ***** *******, ******** at * $** ******* valuation. ******* ********* ** work ** * ********** of *****.***, **** * new ********** ***** **, staff ********* ** ~**% and ******** ************ **** Alarm.com ** *** **** year.

SDS ********** *** ****

*** *** ********** * part ** ******** ******** gunshot ********* ******* *** military ************ ***, ** the **** ******, *** spun *** *** *** expanded ** ********** ************. The *** ******* ******** 500+ ******** ***** **** Alarm.com ******* ****:

*** *** ******** **** over *** ********** ********* including ********* *** ********** offices, ****** *********, ****** infrastructure *****, ***** ****** and *-** *******.

*** ******* ********* ** ********.

Fit ** *** **** *****.*** ********** *** *******

*** ** **** ***** for ********** ************, ****** Alarm.com **** **** **** they ** *** *** gunshot ********* ** * niche, *** ** ** emerging ******, **** ********* for *********** **** ******* and *****.***, ******:

** ***** ** *** current *****, *** *** not ********. *** *** been ******** ** ****** enterprises. ** ** **** some *********** **** ****** SDS *** **** **** with *****.***, *** *** integrates **** ******* ***** management ******* ** ***********, making *** ******** **** for ********* ******* ********* with ***, *** ** our **** **** *******. Our ****** ** **** gunshot ********* ** *** so **** * ***** offering *** ****** ** emerging ** ******* ***, that **** ** **** expand *** ****** **** widely ********. ** *** potential ***** ** *********** Alarm.com ********, ************ ******* and *****.*** ****** *******, with *** *** ****** companies ** **** ** bringing *** ** * wider ******** ** ************* it **** ** *****.*** for ******** ********.

**** **** *** ***** the ******* ********* ****** as ******* ** ** do ***** *** ******. Our ********** ** **** it ** * ***** but ********* *** **** a ******* ****** ** suppliers, ********* ** *** video ******* ********* ****.

*** ******* ** *** value ** ***** ******* as **** **** ****** practical *** ******* ** the ************* **** **** event ** ** ****** shooting. ** *** ***** hand, ***** ****, ****** shootings *** ********* ***** deadly.

More ************ *** ******

*****.*** ***** **** **** they "******** ** ****** in *** ********** ********* and **** ** ****** in **** ****."

***** *****.***'* ********** *** further ****** *** ********** within ***********, ********** ********* certainly *** *********.

Comparison ** ***** *** ******** ************

***** *****.***, *****, *** Motorola *** **** **** multiple ********** ******** ************ in *** **** *** years, *****.***'* **** **** been **** *******. *********, that ******** **** *****.*** is ************* ******* **** those *****-******* ****** *********.

*****.*** **** **** ***, like *******, **** ** a **********, "******** ** be *** ** *** existing ********** ****." ** will ** *********** ** see **** ***** ************ Alarm.com ***** *** *** they **** ** ******** these **********.

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Comments (12)

* ***** ** **** as * ********** ** some ** *****.***'* ***** business, ** **** **** in **** ** *** read *** **** ** this.

* ***** '*** ****' but **** *** **** the *****.*** ***********. * think **'* * ***** deal *** ***. **** for ****! **** **** have **** ******* ** commercial *** * ***** they *** ***** ** struggle *****. ** **** want ** ***** ** commercial **** ****** ******* someone *** ** ********** (like **** *** **** OpenEye) *** *** ***** niche *******.

***** *****'* ********* **** I ***'* ***, *** from ** *********** ** looks **** * ****** to ******* *** *** Island ** ****** ****.

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*********** ****, **'** *** how ** ***** ***. They ***** *** ***** people ** ******* **** though, *** *** ***** products. * **** ** use *** *** ********* system ** *** **** box, ***** ****** **.

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** ******** **** ********* or ** **** ** OEM **** ********?

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*** **** **** *** connection **, *****, *** I *** *** **** names ** * ****** NDA * ****** **** them.

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**** ***** ****** *** gun **** ********* ** wide ***** *** *** neighborhoods, **** *** * market **** * *** challengers. ******* ******* ********* inside ********** *** ********** buildings **** ********** ******* with ****** *********.

**** ****** ** ***********. Now ** **** ****** Verkada......

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***** **** * **** sensible ****, ** *** they ****** *** ********** gunfire ********* ********* *** indoor, ***** **** **** to *** ******* **** Amberbox.

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** *** **** ****** was ********** ******* ********* offerings *** ******

**** ****** * **** point. * ***'* **** if *****.*** ******* ******* detection *** * ******* they ****** ** ***** and **** **** ********** to *** * ****** or ******* ** *** more *************.

*** ******** ** ** odd *** *** **** Alarm.com **, *.*., ***********, SMB, *** **********. ** still **** ** * good **** *** **** but **'* *** ** obvious *********** **** ***** existing **********.

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**** ****** ** ***********. Now ** **** ****** Verkada......

** ********, ******* ****** they *** ***** **** than *****.***... * ** kidding *** *** ** much.

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*****.***, ******** * ******** compared ** *******.

** **********, ***** ** now ****** **** ***** 500 *******, ********* *** combined ****** ** **, Ford, ****, ***, *****, Hyundai, ******, *****, ***** Martin, ******, ********** *** Daimler.....combined (********* ** ********.***).

* ***** ** ***** be ****.

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**'* ******* **** ******** in *** **** ***** of **** **** ******** in **** ******** *** Verkada ** * "********"

******* ****** ***** ***** though...

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* *** ** *** that ************ **** ***** that ****** ****** *** valuation **.

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************ **** *****

*******: ** *****,******* ********* ******* ********* a "********* ******** **** X.Labs ** ********** ***** Detection ******".

*** *****.*** ************ **** no ******* ** *.**** nor *****.

* ****** #* ** joking ***, **** ** case, ****** ***** ******* about *** ************.

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