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Brivo Bought Out by Drako for $50 Million

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One man is betting $50 million on hosted access control. Dean Drako, who has been investing millions into building a cloud video startup, Eagle Eye, is now doubling down his commitment to the physical security industry. In this note, we share de...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

The New $2 Billion Access Giant: dorma+kaba

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The plan to merge two second-tier door hardware and access control companies may give birth to a new giant. Europe-based Dorma and Kaba plan to join forces and instantly challenge the scope and depth of the biggest incumbents in the market. What ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Avigilon Loads Up With $200 Million More

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Evidently they are not done yet. In the past 18 months, Avigilon raised $169 million, then bought nearly $100 million in patents, VideoIQ for $32 million, and a building for $42 million. Now, Avigilon has secured another $200 million USD in fund...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

OnSSI Acquires VMS Company Seetec

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The dominoes continue to fall. One of the biggest VMS providers in North America, OnSSI, has bought one of the biggest VMS providers in Europe, Seetec. In this note, we break down the strengths and weaknesses of this combination, and how it matc...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Avigilon 2014 Financials Disappoint Investors

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Hikvision admits their equipment got hacked in a large government deployment - stock down just 7.5% Avigilon announces revenue up 42% - stock down 15% If you are an Avigilon investor, you just cannot win over the last year. In this note, we bre...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

ObjectVideo $18 Million Patent Licensing Revenue, Avigilon Reveals

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ObjectVideo is making millions on patents. And Avigilon will now look to build on that momentum. New financial disclosures as part of Avigilon's OV patent deal shows this. In this note, we break down the financials and examine what this means fo...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Canon Buy Axis, Owns Axis and Milestone

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This is the biggest deal in video surveillance ever. Just 8 months after buying Milestone, Canon is set to buy Axis. Canon has offered $2.8 billion USD for Axis, a ~50% premium over Axis stock price. Axis' 3 main shareholders, holding 39.5% of t...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Panasonic Buys VMS Manufacturer VideoInsight

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Another VMS is acquired. Another mega company buys a VMS. Following the 2013 Tyco acquisition of Exacq and the 2014 Canon acquisition of Milestone, now Panasonic has acquired VideoInsight. In this note, we provide feedback from VideoInsight's f...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Exacq Fires Rep Firms

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The Tyco-fication of Exacq is gaining stream. Exacq has fired multiple manufacturer representative firms. In addition, Tyco has implemented a number of cross-selling / favoritism tactics for American Dynamic cameras. In this note, we examine the...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Avigilon Acquires 96 MORE Patents

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Spending $80 million on patents last month was evidently just the start. Now, Avigilon has acquired 96 more patents from 4 different companies. In this note, we examine this high risk / high reward strategy and how it can impact rivals and the i...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Manufacturers Sound Off on Avigilon / OV Deal

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$80 million cash for no products, just patents - one of the most unusual deals in the history of the video surveillance industry. IPVM did a survey of more than 50 manufacturers - Avigilon's competitors - to see what their outlook on the deal was...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Avigilon Acquires All ObjectVideo Patents for $80 Million USD

Wow. You thought Object Video played hardball suing large manufacturers like Bosch, Samsung, Sony, Pelco, etc. Now, Avigilon has acquired all of OV's patents for $80.3 million, and all of their licensing agreements with a who's who of surveillan...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Major Moves - Security Manufacturers 2014 / 2015

This guide summarizes the biggest moves of security manufacturers in 2014 and 2015, concentrating on acquisitions, fund raising, significant stock price shifts and major new product lines introduced. Test Yourself Members, test yourself with thi...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Samsung Surveillance Sold Off To Hanwha

As part of a major move involving numerous divisions, Samsung has sold off its stake in its video surveillance business. In this note, we examine the acquirer, Hanwha, their focus and financials, plus raise 3 critical risks that could impact Sams...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Infinova Acquires Swann

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3 years ago, a Chinese / US surveillance manufacturer, Infinova, raised $300 million cash in a billion dollar plus IPO. Later that year, they bought March Networks. Now, Infinova is dipping into its war chest to buy one of the biggest direct to e...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Big Money Coming Into Access (ACRE)

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A company with deep pockets is consolidating the access market, and has already showed they have the capital to pull off big buys. The recent announcement that Vanderbilt is buying parts of Siemens Security Products is just one more in a series o...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Anixter Buys Tri-Ed

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Anixter Security has been struggling in 2014, with revenue actually declining in the most recent quarter. In particular, Anixter has emphasized that they are doing poorly in the low end of the market. And who better at the low end than Tri-Ed? (b...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Manufacturers Sound Off On Milestone's Acquisition

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The consensus of manufacturers is that Milestone will be weakened in the aftermath of their sell off to Canon. VMS rivals are especially excited about this turn of events while camera manufacturers are dismayed. Over 100 manufacturers responded t...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Google Acquires Dropcam For $555 Million

Google, via its Nest Labs subsidiary, has acquired home security specialist Dropcam for $555 million USD. Revenue IPVM estimates Dropcam's 2014 revenue to be on pace for $30 to $60 million USD. Industry sources cite a few hundred thousand came...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Winner and Losers of the Milestone Deal

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An industry changing event. Canon's acquisition of Milestone will impact the industry for years to come. But who fared the best and worst from the deal? Here are our picks: Winners Canon Milestone's Share Holders Milestone's VMS Competito...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Home Security Deal: iControl Acquires Piper

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Almost every month, a new security / surveillance company launches a crowdsourcing campaign. In 2013, one notable startup was Black Sumac's Piper, that raised $300,000 on IndieGoGo for an all-in-one HD fisheye camera, alarm siren, temperature / hu...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Fail / Fail: The IQinVision - Vicon Merger

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One was a leader 20 years ago. The other a decade. Both have fallen far in recent years. The solution? Merge. Former analog mainstay Vicon and early MP champion IQinvision are planning to merge. In this note, we break down their financials, va...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Avigilon to Raise $100 Million, Who Will They Acquire?

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In 2013, Avigilon raised $69 million and acquired two companies - RedCloud and VideoIQ. Now, Avigilon is raising $100 million more. In this note, we review their financial reports and examine the strategic impact of this move.

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

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