Kastle / Cernium CheckVideo Acquisition

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 04, 2013

Another video analytics manufacturer is gone, though no one should be surprised. Kastle Systems, a DC based managed services provider, traditionally focused on access control, has acquired CheckVideo (aka Cernium). In this note, we dig into the downfall and what this means for the future of the new organization.

CheckVideo's Motivation

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