Acquisition (105)

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The Hot RMR Company - Electric Guard Dog

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The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and the model they are pursuing drew significant attention. And this company is looking for dealer par...

By Brian Karas - 4 days ago

$18.7M PSIM Acquisition Examined (IDV / Everbridge)

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This may be the biggest deal for a PSIM developer ever. In a segment that has disappointed for more than a decade, a recent IPOed company has bought a PSIM provider. IDV Solutions, the PSIM behind Microsoft's Domain Awareness System, has been acq...

By Brian Karas - 21 days ago

Veracity Acquires PSIM Manufacturer

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Most well-known for their Ethernet extenders, with their own video surveillance storage offering, Veracity has now acquired a PSIM. UK-based Veracity has a plan that brings these components together into a solution offering. CEO Alastair McL...

By Brian Karas - 23 days ago

Exacq 3 Co-Founders Exit

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Exacq co-founders David Underwood and Daniel Rittman have exited the company. UPDATE: And a 3rd co-founder is now also leaving. In this note, we look at changes across Exacq's management team, Exacq's progress over the past few years since the...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

5th Acquisition for ACRE, Adds ComNet

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Mercury, Siemens Security, Vanderbilt, ACT and now ComNet. While other companies are trying to get out of security, emerging conglomerate ACRE continues to expand. In this report, we examine their acquisition of ComNet, how that fits into their ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Milestone Favorability Results

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In our second installment of manufacturer favorability results (first was Pelco), we turn to Milestone. 100+ integrators rated and explained what they thought of Milestone. Milestone's favorability results reveal the key benefits integrators see ...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

FLIR Acquires Drone Manufacturer For $134M

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FLIR has acquired Prox Dynamics, a Norwegian maker of small military-grade drones, for $134M.  FLIR president Andy Teich provided additional details to IPVM on this acquisition, and what it might mean for FLIR's security division.

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

FLIR Buys Point Grey For $253M

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FLIR's acquisition streak continues, announcing an acquisition of Point Grey Research for $253M in cash. Other notable FLIR deals include: FLIR Buys Camera Manufacturer ISD from DW FLIR Acquires DVTel FLIR Acquires Lorex However, this dea...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Hiring Spree At Aimetis 6 Months After Being Acquired

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Aimetis was acquired in April 2016, and is now expanding almost all of their departments, hiring employees from Axis and other industry companies. Aimetis CEO, Marc Holtenhoff, provided us with insights on his intentions post-acquisition, and how...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

1 New Acquisition Per Year Planned for Qognify (Former Nice Security)

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Want to be acquired? Qognify, the former Nice Security Group, has big money behind it and the plans for multiple acquisitions. In this note, we examine Qognify and their investor's background, what companies might make sense as targets and how t...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

VMS Developer Lensec Acquired

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Independent VMS companies have been popular acquisition targets in the security industry the past few years (with Tyco acquiring Exacq, Canon acquiring Milestone, Panasonic acquiring Video Insight, OnSSi acquring Seetec, etc., etc.) Now, Houston-...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

The Chinese / Ingram Micro Deal Has A Significant Chance of Being Killed

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A Chinese airline / shipping company buying a Western IT distributor? Sounds like a bad deal. Nonetheless, earlier this year, Ingram negotiated a $6 billion all cash deal from the Chinese. But now it is is trouble and, according to a China econo...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

FLIR Buys Camera Manufacturer ISD from DW

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FLIR has made yet another acquisition, following up on last year's DVTel deal, FLIR has acquired ISD from Digital Watchdog. In this report, based on an interview with FLIR, we look at the fit between ISD and FLIR, the potential for a FLIR / Areco...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

Axis Acquires Retail Analytics Developer

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Two acquisitions in a week and the third in three months for Axis. At this point, it is pretty clear - Axis is on a buying spree. On the other hand, they are buying pretty small companies. In this note, we examine Axis acquisition of retail anal...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Axis Acquires Intercom Manufacturer 2N

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Axis has now made its second acquisition in the past 3 months. And it is another company most industry people know little about. In this note, we examine Axis' acquisition of Czech intercom specialist 2N, their financials and how 2N's IP intercom...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

Hikvision First Western Acquisition - Alarm Manufacturer Pyronix

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Hikvision has $1.5 billion, at least, to spend internationally. Now, they have done their first Western acquisition, acquiring UK alarm manufacturer Pyronix. In this note, we review Pyronix's financials, their market position and the potential i...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Integrators: Convergint Wants To Acquire You

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Convergint announced their acquisition of Total Recall, their fourth integrator acquisition in 2016. We spoke with Convergint's Executive Chairman and Co-Founder about their acquisition strategy, how they determine when and where to make acquisit...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

Vivint Gets $100M from Peter Thiel And Mitt Romney

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One of the most prominent Silicon Valley investors and a former presidential candidate are backing Vivint with a $100 million investment.  In this note, we look at the details of this new investment, and the high valuations for consumer-focused s...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

ISC West 2016 Best and Worst

ISC West 2016 had very strong attendance and moderately strong new products, following a year of unprecedented acquisitions. Traffic was almost too heavy on the first day. Here it is 10 minutes after the opening:   Booth Video Overviews...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Aimetis Acquired by Magal S3 / Senstar

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Aimetis, a VMS company based out of Waterloo, Canada has been acquired by a division of Israeli company Magal S3. We look at the low acquisition price and impact of this deal.

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

Mobotix Sold to Japanese Manufacturer Konica Minolta

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Smart, smart move Mobotix. Taking a page out of the Axis / Milestone playbook, Mobotix has found themselves a Japanese sucker company to pay them top dollar in a commoditizing market. In this note, we examine Konica Minolta's agreement to buy a ...

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

3xLogic Company Profile

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In business for 20 years but only recently doing any significant marketing, 3xLogic has moved from a VMS developer to an end-to-end solution provider. The company has made acquisitions, attracted an industry veteran as CEO, and is raising money f...

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

Pivot3 Moves From Video to Hyperconvergance

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A decade ago, Intransa and Pivot3 both hit the video surveillance market hard with big money and big claims for advanced storage offerings. Intransa died a few years ago and Pivot3 has gone back and forth with their focus.  Now, Pivot3, with a si...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

Crazy Chinese Company To Buy Ingram Micro For $6 Billion ALL Cash

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We take it back; All the things about Ingram Micro being a bunch of fools. They have totally redeemed themselves. Faced with an increasingly damaged domestic economy, Chinese companies are loading up on debt and buying Western businesses in a wil...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Favorite VMS Manufacturers 2016

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With the Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2016 and Worst Camera Manufacturers 2016 identified, we now turn to the VMS manufacturers. 150 integrators from 20 countries answered the following open ended question: 4 manufacturer stood out. Since ...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

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