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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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

OnSSI Co-Founders Are Out

OnSSI's co-founders, Gadi Piran [link no longer available] and Mulli Diamant [link no longer available], 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...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

DirectView Aims To Be A Video Surveillance Power Like Tyco

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[link no longer available]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 [link no...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Arecont Vision President Resigns, Ex-Pelco CTO Takes Over

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Arecont Vision's President and long-term executive Raul Calderon [link no longer available] is exiting the company being replaced by ex-Pelco CTO Shane Compton [link no longer available]. In this note, based on an interview with the two of them...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years 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? [link no longer available] Qognify CEO Steve Shine [link no longe...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 [link no longer available] it ...

By Dan Gelinas - almost 2 years ago

Stanley Security Acquires 3xLogic, Kushner Becomes Product President

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Stanley Security acquired 3xLogic a few months ago. However, the company has still not officially publicly announced it, leading many to wonder what happened. [link no longer available] Now, 3xLogic CEO and new Stanley Security Products &...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 years ago

Arecont Acquisition By Costar

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Arecont Vision acquisition by Costar [link no longer available] Technologies has been approved by the court, concluding the bankruptcy process triggered by Arecont's founders $80 million loan default, and winning the auction vs Turnspire. But w...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Eastern and SavvyTech Merge, Form ENS, Targets ADI

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ADI, ENS is coming for you. Or, at least, they hope. Two US distributors, NY based EasternCCTV and California based SavvyTech [link no longer available] have merged, to form ENS. The company tells IPVM they aim to increase their branch count by...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

New Top Bidder, Arecont Goes To Auction

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$10 million cash will not be enough to buy Arecont. Though Arecont signed a purchase agreement with a turnaround specialist, a rival video surveillance manufacturer has entered a higher bid. Now, Arecont will be auctioned between those two bidder...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Simplisafe Acquired At $1 Billion Valuation

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Simplisafe, the competitor alarm monitoring companies historically most love to hate, has been acquired by a mega private equity firm for a $1 billion valuation. Inside this note, we examine: Why this will make Simplisafe an even tougher com...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Allegion Acquires Isonas

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Isonas failed to 'revolutionize' access control as they regularly claimed. Now, nearly 20 years after their founding, they are being acquired by mega access control provider Allegion. Why did Isonas fail to 'revolutionize' access control? Wher...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Pelco Is For Sale

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Pelco is for sale, being shopped by an investment bank, IPVM has confirmed from multiple sources. The company, acquired by Schneider Electric in 2007 for $1.5 billion USD, has been mismanaged by Schneider in a decade of decline. In this note, ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Buy Arecont: Top Bid $10 Million Cash

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Last year, Arecont had a deal for a purchase price of $170 million (see Failed Arecont China Acquisition). This year, Arecont has a deal for a purchase price of $10 million cash. But there is just over a month to beat that. Good deal or not? I...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Canon Acquires Briefcam, Now Owns Briefcam, Milestone and Axis

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Canon already owns two of the biggest names in video surveillance, Axis (acquired in 2015) and Milestone (acquired in 2014). Now, Canon has acquired Briefcam, the most well-known specialist in video search. In this note, we examine: Briefca...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

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