Kastle / Cernium CheckVideo Acquisition

By John Honovich, Published May 04, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

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 [link no longer available] (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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Comments (3)

Where were Check Video"s analytics supposed to run? At the edge or on video feeding back to the monitoring station.

Luis, Check Video analytics ran at the edge either in IP cameras or encoders/recorder. They were then integrated with monitoring stations. It's essentially Archerfish + a central monitoring connection.

This is why the current product fundamentally fits what Kastle does.

Thanks, I was curious about how they were doing it. I didn't think it would be video analytics on the hosted side.

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