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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 Dan Gelinas and John Honovich - about 1 month 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 Dan Gelinas - about 2 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 Dan Gelinas - about 2 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 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months ago

Exacq Favorability Results 2019

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Exacq favorability amongst integrators has declined sharply, in new IPVM statistics, compared to 2017 IPVM statistics for Exacq. Now, over 5 since Tyco acquired Exacq, 2 years since Exacq co-founders exited and just months after the ex-Exacq foun...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Avigilon Favorability Results 2019

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Since IPVM's 2017 Avigilon favorability results, the company was acquired by Motorola and has shifted from being an aggressive startup to a more mature subsidiary of a large corporation. So far, integrators have responded positively with Avigilon...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Motorola Acquires VaaS / Vigilant LPR

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Less than a year after Motorola Solutions spent a billion to acquire Avigilon, the company has made another major acquisition spending nearly a half billion on VaaS. The company name 'VaaS' is poorly known in the space, and should not be confus...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

CyberExtruder Face Recognition Profile

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CyberExtruder offers 3D modeling face recognition software that they say provides quicker and more accurate matches than other 2D face recognition solutions. We spoke with CyberExtruder to better understand their approach and how their offerings...

By Sean Patton - 7 months ago

OnSSI Co-Founders Are Out

OnSSI's co-founders, Gadi Piran and Mulli Diamant, are out of the company just a week after they were acquired by Qognify. This breaks the common pattern of founders being incentivized to stay on, smooth the transition and maximize performance fo...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

DirectView Aims To Be A Video Surveillance Power Like Tyco

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DirectView is a publicly traded US company that tells IPVM that it has ambitions to be the next ADI, Anixter, or even Tyco. In this note, we share feedback from our interview with DirectView's CEO Roger Ralston about their plans and our analysis ...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Arecont Vision President Resigns, Ex-Pelco CTO Takes Over

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Arecont Vision's President and long-term executive Raul Calderon is exiting the company being replaced by ex-Pelco CTO Shane Compton. In this note, based on an interview with the two of them, IPVM shares their input and examines the move as Are...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Qognify Acquires OnSSI, CEO Pitches Exciting Future

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Qognify is a VMS / PSIM company, with a tumultuous 2018, that has just acquired a VMS company (OnSSI) who itself acquired a VMS company in 2015 (Seetec). How will it all work? Qognify CEO Steve Shine (who joined this April 2018) spoke to IPV...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Open Options Acquired By ACRE

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ACRE is doing deals again. A year after they sold Mercury, they are buying another access control company - Open Options. In this note, we examine the acquisition, Open Option's revenue, and valuation as well as how it will likely fit with ACRE...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

AAA Enters Security Industry With Acquisition

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AAA is a multi-billion dollar organization with 50+ million members and, in the US, most known for being a "towing service." However, the company has recently acquired a security company. How much of an impact will AAA have in the industry and ag...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

ADT Acquires Red Hawk, Becomes Billion Dollar Commercial Business

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With its ~7th commercial acquisition in the past year, ADT is transforming itself from a residential provider to a commercial player with now more than a billion dollars of annual commercial sales. ADT has announced it will acquire Red Hawk Fire ...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

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