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Alarm.com Acquires Shooter Detection Systems

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While Alarm.com is best known for its residential business, the company has just completed its 4th commercial acquisition, adding Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) to OpenEye, ObjectVideo, and Secure-i. Inside this note, we share feedback from ...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Allied Universal Acquiring G4S to Become $18 Billion Company

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Allied Universal, the largest security services company in North America, is planning to acquire G4S, a larger British competitor, to create an $18 billion goliath. In this report, IPVM examines the deal, including: G4S and Allied Universa...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 month ago

Assa Abloy Acquires Access Management Platform Averics

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Assa Abloy is access control's largest hardware company with vast numbers of access software partners and resellers. Now the company has bought its own access management company, Averics. While Averics is not well known, we have been tracking...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Vidsys Being Acquired, Employees Laid Off

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One of the last remaining PSIM players from the market's heyday of a decade ago, Vidsys, is being acquired and employees are being laid off. Inside this note, we look at the prospective acquirer, what potential they have for Vidsys, and what ...

By John Honovich and Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Multilaser / Giga Security Brazil Company Profile

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As part of our expanded Latin America coverage, IPVM is profiling regional industry players. While Multilaser is not well known globally, they are a notable Brazil-based security provider. In July, we profiled Brazil’s biggest CCTV camera man...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 4 months ago

Costar Technologies / Arecont H1 2020 Financials Examined

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Costar's financial results have been hit by the coronavirus with the company telling IPVM they are focused on "turning around" Arecont and plans for 2021. Costar made a splash acquiring Arecont in 2018, formerly one of the largest megapixel c...

By Isabella Cheng and Joey Walter - 4 months ago

The Guide To The NDAA Video Surveillance Ban / Blacklists

This 25-page guide provides a reference to the NDAA ban and blacklist. The US government has implemented wide-ranging prohibitions on using, buying, and selling video surveillance products including Dahua, Hikvision, and Huawei (Hisilicon) based p...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

Hikvision Buys Baltics' Largest Distributor (BK Group)

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While Hikvision faces global scrutiny over its connections to the PRC government, the world's largest security camera manufacturer bought the Baltic region's largest distributor, BK Group. Inside this note, we examine the details of the Hikvi...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 5 months ago

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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 10 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 - 10 months ago

Motorola Acquires IndigoVision

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Motorola owns Avigilon, an end-to-end video surveillance solution. Now, Motorola has acquired 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 - 10 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 - 12 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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. H...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

Motorola Acquires Watchguard, Adds to Vigilant And Avigilon

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Two 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 ...

By John Honovich - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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