Acquisition (185)

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Proxy Acquires Ring Maker Motiv

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Fresh off of raising $42 million, access startup Proxy has acquired Motiv. Motiv, itself, had raised tens of millions of dollars to develop a wearable ring over the past 7 years. But why would Proxy acquire Motiv now and what do they intend ...

By Brian Rhodes - 30 days ago

Convergint Outlook Turns Negative

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Convergint's outlook has turned negative, according to bond rater Moody's, released shortly after IPVM's report about Convergint's billion dollars in junk debt. Numerous Convergint employees were outraged by IPVM's report, even claiming that ju...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Cisco Acquiring Fluidmesh

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Cisco announced it is acquiring niche wireless manufacturer Fluidmesh. Both Cisco and Fluidmesh have been offering video surveillance solutions for more than a decade but neither has become a major mainstream player in this market. In this not...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Junk Debt Laden Convergint Facing Coronavirus Crisis

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Convergint has $1+ billion in junk debt putting significant pressure on the company. While the rapid debt buildup enabled the company to go on an unprecedented acquisition spree, the company is now facing a coronavirus crisis. Inside this note,...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Motorola Acquiring IndigoVision

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Motorola owns Avigilon, an end-to-end video surveillance solution. Now, Motorola is acquiring IndigoVision, another end-to-end video surveillance solution. So Motorola will now own 2 competing end-to-end video surveillance solutions. But why? ...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

White House Proposes Blacklist of Dahua, Hikvision Users

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The White House is proposing to blacklist Hikvision and Dahua users from federally-funded contracts, even if their use of this equipment is unrelated. The new proposal, subject to public comment until March 22, uses the strongest language so fa...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Wesco Wins Anixter

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Despite Anixter earlier arguing that Wesco's bid was inferior to CD&R's by nearly 10%, Anixter confirmed that they are taking Wesco's 3.1% nominal share price higher offer. In this note, we examine the merger acquisition financial details, ...

By John Honovich and Sean Patton - 5 months ago

ADT Acquires Much Maligned "Defenders"

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"The Defenders" has the dubious distinction of being ADT's largest partner and a long history of customer and employee complaints and lawsuits. Now, ADT has acquired "The Defenders". What does this mean for ADT? Is it a good deal? And what doe...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Acquisitions - Winners and Losers

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Most major manufacturers have been acquired over the last decade. But which have been good deals or not? In this report, we analyze the results. Here is a list of acquisitions in the past 2 years, in reverse chronological order: Alarm.com Ac...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

100+ Companies Profile Directory

While IPVM covers the largest companies in the industry regularly (like Axis, Dahua, Hikvision, etc.), IPVM strives to do a profile post on each manufacturer to provide fundamental information and analysis. We have 100+ so far, shown below. Her...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Alarm.com Acquires OpenEye

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Alarm.com is targeting commercial expansion and now they have a commercial cloud VMS with the acquisition of OpenEye. In this note, based on speaking with executives at both companies, we examine the pros and cons of the acquisition, how it imp...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Dahua, Hikvision, Huawei US Ban Rules Released

The US government has released rules on how the 2018 NDAA ban of Dahua, Hikvision, and Huawei will be implemented when it takes effect in 5 days. While the release of the rule itself has been widely reported, the actual details within the rules...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 10 months ago

Motorola Acquires Watchguard, Adds to Vigilant And Avigilon

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2 years ago, Motorola had no position nor relevancy to video surveillance. Now, they own major video surveillance, LPR and body camera providers with revenue over $700 million combined with their acquisition of WatchGuard Video. Plus, they hav...

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

ADT Eliminating Acquired Brands, Unifying Under 'Commercial' Brand

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ADT is eliminating the brands of the many integrators it has acquired over the past few years, including Red Hawk, Aronson Security Group (ASG), Advanced Cabling, and Access Systems Integration as it moves to a unified 'ADT Commercial'. In this...

By John Honovich - 12 months ago

OpenALPR Doubles Prices

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There is no 'race to the bottom' in cloud / AI video surveillance. In May, Verkada increased their prices. Now, OpenALPR is doing the same with a drastic doubling in price for its CloudAPI service. Further, the price hike is accompanied by a cu...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

"New" Arecont Fixes Failures "Without A Fight"

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The "old" Arecont was infamous not only for its camera failures but for making their "partners" fight to get them fixed. IPVM drew the ire of Arecont especially for our 'worst' camera manufacturer rankings where beleaguered partners would vent abo...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Panasonic Sells Off / Spins Out Security Business

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Panasonic has sold off its security systems business to a private equity firm, after suffering years of challenges. The new company, which will retain the Panasonic brand, tells IPVM that they will increase investment into R&D and the busin...

By John Honovich - 12 months ago

Pelco Sold Off, Now Independent

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Pelco has been sold off by Schneider Electric, completing Schneider's terrible tenure, but giving Pelco a chance at life. IPVM spoke with Pelco's CEO Jean-Marc Theolier about the future of the now independent Pelco. 

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

ACRE Acquires RS2, Explains Acquisition Strategy

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ACRE continues to buy, now acquiring RS2, just 5 months after buying Open Options. One is a small access control manufacturer from Texas, the other is a small access control manufacturer from Indiana. And ACRE already owns access control man...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

ISC West 2019 Report

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The IPVM team has finished at the Sands looking at what companies are offering and how they are changing their positioning. See below for 50+ manufacturer booth videos: Coverage includes: Top Trends In and Out of the Show Biggest Develop...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Failed Integrator Rollup, Securadyne Sells to Guard Giant Allied

One of the most ambitious integrator rollups of the decade has reached its conclusion—selling to a mega guard company. Allied Universal has announced it has acquired Securadyne. Inside this note, we track the challenges that Securadyne faced ac...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Panasonic Favorability Results 2019

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Panasonic favorability declined, as the company struggled to find its way amidst a changing market and its ill-timed decision to become a Dahua OEM. With 200+ integrator responses, the main themes shared were: Dated / dead / behind the times O...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Lenel Favorability Results 2019

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The positive news for Lenel is that integrators do not dislike them as much as they used to.  The negative news for Lenel is that integrators overall still do not like them, as 2019 IPVM favorability results show: This comes at a pivotal time ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

OpenALPR Acquired By Mysterious Novume

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Startup OpenALPR has been acquired by Novume, a company virtually unknown in the industry. While there are many LPR providers (see our directory), OpenALPR is best known for its open source option + cloud LPR service. In this note, based on ou...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

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