Avigilon Acquires RedCloud Access Control

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 30, 2013

Avigilon has acquired RedCloud, an access control manufacturer, for $17 million in cash. This post will fill in with details over the next day.

[Update: See our analysis of Lenel vs Avigilon for the potentially biggest impact of this deal.]

RedCloud ********** **********

*********** ******* ** **** ***********. ** ****, *** **************** ** ********. ** *** ****** ********** ****** ******* ******, ******** ** one ** *** '******' ********.

******/******** ********* * ***** ** ~$* ******* ** ******* ** SEC ******* (**** **********,**** **********). ***** *** ******* *** **** ** ******** *** * years ***** ** ***** ***********, ********* **** ****** ***** *******. Given ***** ********** ***** ***** (***** ** ** ** ****** even ***), ** ******* **** ********** *** ****** ****** *** that ***** *** **** ******* ***** ** ** *** ~$** million *****.

*** **** *** ********** ***** $* ** $* ******* ** revenue, ***** ** ******* ** ***** **** *** ** *****.

[******: ** **** ****************'* ******* *** **** *******:

*** *** ***** **** ** ****, ********'* ******* *** **** under $* *******, ******* **** ** * $* ******* ****** pace. ***** *** $** ******* ***** ****, ****'* ** ********* high *+ ***** *******.

**** *** **********, *** ***** ******, ** **** ******** *** losing * ****** *********** ****** ** *****. ******** **** ******* double ******* ******* ** * ******** **% *** ****. ******* being * ***** ***, ******** *** ****** ************* ****** ** acquisition ** *** ******* *****. ***** ***** ********, ******** *** very **** **** **** ****.

****'* *** ******* **** *** ********* ****** ******** ********:

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**** ********'* ***********, ***** ***** ********** *** ***** ** *** acquisition *****, ** ** ****** * ***** ******* ****** *** a *********** ****** *** ***** *********.

**** ********'* ***********, **** ****** **** ~** ********'* **** *******, which *** *** ******** ******** ** ****** **** (**** ****** is ** ** **). *******, ***** ********'* ***** ** ***** ratio ** ** *** **** ***** ** **** **** **** for ********, ** ** *** **** *** ***** *** *********.

Avigilon **** ******

** ** *** **** ***********, *** $** ******* ********** ***** 1/3rd ** ********'* **** ** ** ***** **, ****. ****** this ** ****** ***********, ***** ***** ******* ***** ****** *****, it ***** ** ****** **** *** **** ** ***** **** cash ** ********** *****.

Avigilon **********

******** ******* ******** ** ****** ***** *** ** *** ***** offering **** ****** ******* *******. *** ******** ********* ** ********* enterprise ********* *** ***** ***** ****** / ***** ***********.

*******, **** * ******* ********** **********, ****** ***** ** ******** appliances *** ******** ** **** * ***** **********. ******** ** already ** * $*** ******* ****** ******* ****, ** **** if **** ***** ********* ****** ********'* *****, ** ***** ***** only ** * ******** ** ***** ***** *****.

********, **** ********** ****** ******* ********* *** ****** ****** **** existing ******* (*.*., *****, ******** *****, *********, ***.). ** ******* them ** ****** **** *** ** ****, ********** ***** ********* with *********** ****** (**** **** *** **** **** ********).

** *** ***** ****, ******** ***** ** ********** ** ********* RedCloud ** ********** ****** ** ******** **** ***** ********* ** swap *** ***** ******** ****** ******* ******** ** * **** Avigilon ********.

************, ***** *** *** **** '** *** ******' ****** ******* manufacturers. **** *** ** *** ************* *** **** **** **** their *** ***** **** ******* (***** ******** ***** *** ****) plus **** *** ****** ** **** **** * ****** ***** to ****. ******** ** ****** *** **** ********** **** **** access ********* *********.

RedCloud ********

**** ********* ***** ***** * ***** ******** ** ********'* *****:

******** ******** ********** ****** *****-***** ********** ** '*******' ******* ** **** **** end ********** ********. *** **** *** ** ********* ** *** ethernet, *** **** ************* ****** *** ********** ************* ** ************ using * ***/***. ***** ******** ** ******* *** *******, ******* from * *** "*******" *******, ** *** *****-**** "**********" *** "Virtual" ********:

**** *****, *** '**********' ******** **** ***********, *******, *** ***** are ************ ** ******. ********** ** *** ********** ******** **** end *******, *** ****** ** ********** **** *** **** (******** only) ***** ** *** ** ******* ***** **** ***********. **** of *** ************ ******* ******** ********* ********** ******** ** **** exclusively **** *** ******** **** ***, *** **** **** ** done **** ***** ********** ********** ********* **** *** ******.

Key ***********

***** **** ****** ******* ******* *** ********** ** ** ****** by *** *********** ******** ********, ******** ***** * ******* ** Services **** ** ********* *** ********** *** ********. ******* ** focusing ** '***********' ******** ******** ******* **** ********** ****** *** door ******** *****, ********'* ********* ****** *** **** ********* ** management ******* **** "********" ******* *** "****-********" ********** ********.

***** ******* ******* ** * ******** ****** *******:

  • *** *****:*** ******* ********** ** ** ******** *** *******, *** ********** a ***** ****** ** *** ********* ** ****** *** ******. However, ** ********* *** ****** ************ ** *********, *** *** connected *********** *** ***** **** **** **** *** ****** ** be ******** ** *** ******.
  • **** ********: *** ***** ** ***********, *** **** *** ******** ******** is ************* **** *** ****** ******** ******* ** ** ****. Rather, **** ****** '****' ******* ******** ** *** (**** ***) controllers *** ** ****. *********** ** ****** *********** ** ***** systems ****** ****** ** ***** ** * ******** ******.
  • ********* ******: ******* *** **-******* ****** *******, ******** ***** *** ********* based ****** ** ** *********, ****** *** **** *** *******-**** use ** * ***-******* **** ***. **** ******* **** *** web *************, * ******** ****** **** '*****' *** ******* ********* and *** ******* ******** ************ ** *******.
  • ****** *********: *** ** ************* ************* ** ******* ********, ******** ******* from ******* ********* *** ******** * '******* ******' **** *******.

RedCloud **********

******** ** * ********** *** ****** ** *** *** ******. In * ****** ******* ***** ********* ******* **** *** *******, and ***** ******* ****** ****** ******* *********** ******/****** ******** **** Lenel, *************, *** '*****' ** ******* **** ** ** *****, RedCloud's ********** *** **** *******.

******* ** *** '********* *************' *** *** ********* ***** ************, RedCloud ** **** ****** *** *** *** *******. ****** ***** institutions **** **** ******** ********** *************, * ***** ******* ****** will **** ** ******* ** ******** ****** ****** ** **********. In **** ***, ******** ** ****** ** **** *** ******** success ***** **** ** * ********* ******** ******* * ******* IT ****** ** ******* *************.

************, ******** ******** ********** **** ****** *********-***** ****** ******* ***** ******* *** *** controllers. *******, ****** ****, ******** **** *** **** * ******* integrated ***** ********** ** ***** ********* ***** **** *** *********.

Avigilon ***'* *********

******'* ******** **** ******* *********** ********'* *** (********). *** ****** ****:

  • ********* ******* **** ************ ***** **** *** ****** ******* *** most ******** ******* **** ******* ****** *******
  • ******** ***** ** ** * ******* ** *********** ****** *** video **** *** *******
  • ****** ******** ** * *** **** **** *** ******** ***** brand *********** ** **** **** ********

*** ** ***** *** ********** *** ******** ******** ****** **** Avigilon *********** ******* ********* ****** *** ***** **** *** *******. It ***** ******* ***** **** ******** **** ** ****, ****** that **** **** ** ** *********.

******: *** *** ****** ********* **** ********'* ***. ** **** *** *** *** *** ********* ******* *** it ********* *** ********** ** ***** ********* **** ********* **** (though ** **** ********* *** ***** ** ******* *********** *** integration).

The $* ******* ******

******** ** *********** **** ****** ******* ** (** **** ******) a $* ******* ******. **** ** ********** ** ******** ******. First, ******** **** ***** ****** ******** / ********** *** **** not ***** *******, ******, ***********, ***. **** ********** *** **** of ****** ******* *******. ****, *** ********* *** **** ****** for ********** ** $*.* *********** * ****** ****** ****** ****. ***** ** ***** ****** of ****** *** ********* ****** ******* *****, *** *** *****-******* numbers *** ********'* ******* ****** *** **********.

Comments (18)

*****(** * **** *** * *****)! * ******* *** **** it ***** ** ********* ******** ****** * **** ** ********, given ***** ****** ********* ***********.

***, ********'********* ***** ************ ******** ************, ********* *** ******. ** **** ** *********** ** *** how ******** **** ********, *.*., ** **** ****** ******* **** their ************ ****** ** ** **** **** ** ***** ** for ***** *** ************ ********.

*** ***** ****'* **** **** **** *********** ** *** *** buy ** *** ** ******* ******** *** ********** *******? ****** like **** ****** **** ** ** ****** ******* ******* *******. I ***'* ***** **** ********* ** **** *** ** **** unless **** **** ** ******** ***** ***** ****** ******* ************ partners **** *****.

* ***** ******** ***** **** ** **** ***** (** ******** House) ***********. ***** *** *** ** *** **** ***** ********. However, **** ***** ** ******** ***** ** ********* ** ***** Avigilon ***?

** *** ***** ***** ***** *** ** ******* ***********:

***** ******* ****'* ********** ** *** ****** * **** ** a ****-***** *******, ** * ****** ** ********** ****** ******* companies *** ***/******* ********** ********, ******* ****.

*******'* **** ** ******** ********* *******: ***********, ****, *****, *** both **** *** **.

* ***** **** ** ***'* * *** **** ** ***** of *** ******* ******, *** * **** ***'* *** *** reliance ** *** ** ******* *** ******** ** ** ********.

* ******* ****'* ******** ******* **** ***** ******** (*****, *****, etc.), *** ** ******'* ******** ** ** **** ******* ***** additional *********** ** *** ************.

*'* **** ******* **** **** ** ***** ** **** **** on *** ****** ****. * ***** ******* ****'* **** ****** functions **** ***, *** *** **** *** ***** **** *** RedCloud ******. * ****** ***** ******** ***** *** ***** ** want ** *** * *** ***** ********* **** ** *** access/video ********.

********'* *** ** **** *** ***** ** *** *** *********** platform ****** ******** ********. ******* **** ****, ***** *** ** especially ***** ***** ** ******** **** (*.*., **********) *** **** ****** ******** ** ***** ***** ******** (*.*.,******** ********) *** **** *** ********* ********* ******* *** ****** '***********'.

**'** **** ********** ** ***** *** **** **** * ***** and **** ** *** **** ** **** *** *** ******** (which ** ***** **'* ****** ****). *******, *** ** ********** appliance **** ******** *** ******* *** ********* ********* *** ****** to *********, **** ******* ** ** **** **** **** *** wants ** ****. ***** ****** **** *** **** *** ******** or *** **** ********** **** **** ******* ** **** ** .NET ****.

** *** *** ****, ****** ***** ******** ********** ****** ********* LANs ***** **** **** **** ********* ******* ***** *******. ** the *****, ** ***** ********** *** *** ** ****, **** could ** **** ******* ** ****** ***** ******. **'** ******* out ** ******** ** *** * ****** ** ******* ********* and **** ** *** **** ******** ** ****.

*** **** ******** **** ******** **** *** **** ** **** a *** ***** ***** ***** **** ***'* **** **** ** based *******... ***** *** ** **** *** *** "********* *** hard *** ** ****** ** ********" ***** **** **** ***** the ************ ******* **** ****... *** *** *** ***** *** servers ** **** **** *** *** *****... ***** ** ** just ** *** * ** ********** ** *** **** ******** as * *******... ********* ** ***** *** **** ******... *** concept ***'* *** *** *** ******** *** *** ********* ****** control ****... ********* ***** ***** ** ******* ********...

*****, ******** ** * ***** ***** *********, *** * ** based ****** ** * ** *** **** * ********** **** point ****?

**** ** ***** *** **** * *** (***)***** **** ********** "pc" ***** ******* ** "********* *** **** *** ** ****** to ********"... **** *** ** **** *** **** *** **** the ***** ****** **** ******* *** ********* *** **** *** IT ****** ** ********...

****** ********* * *** ******** ** * *** ****** ***** of *** **** **** ******** ** ******* ***** *** *********** (my *****) *********** ******* *** *** **** ******** ***** *********** servers... ** ***** *** ** ******** *** *** ** **** or ****** **** * ***** ** ********** ** ***** ***...

**. ****** ***'* **** **** ********* ********* ** **** ****...

*'* ** *** ** *** ****** ******* ******* ** *** (Stanley ***) ***** *** ** ******** *** ** *** ******** from ********* ****** *** *** *** ** ** *** **** end ********. ** ** **** *** **** ** **** **** own **** *********** ** ** *********** * ***** ****** ** the ****** ******* ******. ** ******** ******* *** **** ** buy *** *** ** ******* **** *********** ****** *** ******** channel **** ***** ***** *****'* *** ***, *'* ******** ***** like ** ***** ** *** ***** ** **** * ******** company **** *** ****** ** ********. ***** *** *** **** funtional ** ** ***** ****** ******* *** ***** *** ******** to ******* ************ **** ****

* ***'* ***** ***'** *** ***** *** ** ******* ******** from *********** **** ***** ******. ******* *** **'* *** ****** Control ******** *** ****** **** ********** *** ****'** ***** ************* with ***** ** ******* ***** ********. **** ********* ** *** industry **** ********* ***** *** ***** *********** **** **** *****, no *** ******* ** ***** ** **** ***% ** *** market ** ** *****'* **** ********** ***** ** *** ********* partnerships ****** ******* **** **** *********** ******* *****.

* ***** **** **** ******** **** ***** ******(**** *** *********) in *** ** ***** **** **** *** ***** ****. ** haven't **** * ****** *** ******** ** *********** **** *** clients *** **** ***** **** ** ******** *** ********** *** present ** ****** *******.

****, **** *********** ** ********* ***** ***** / ****** *************** ***, ** ****. *******, *** ****** *** ****** *****, the **** ****** ****** ******* *********** ** *******, ** *** required.

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(*** ** *** *** ***** ***'* * **** *******. * simply ***** ** ** *****.)

** ** ****, *** ***** **** *** ******** ** *** way *******. *** ****** ******* ******* ** *** ******** ** slowing ****** ******* *** ***** ***** ***** *** *** *** best/cheapest ******** *** *** *** (**** ** ** ******) **** connect ** ** *** ****/******** ******** *** *** *** (**** a ***).

*** ** ******* **** **** *** ******** **** ** **** have **** ***** **** **** *** *** ***** * ***** now. ****** ** ******* *** **** *** **** *****, *** bigger ******* **** ***** *** ********* *** ******* ******** *** with ****** ******** *********** ******* **** **.

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