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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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 - almost 6 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 - almost 6 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 - almost 6 years ago

Home Security Deal: iControl Acquires Piper

Almost every month, a new security / surveillance company launches a crowdsourcing campaign. In 2013, one notable startup was Black Sumac's Piper [link no longer available], that raised $300,000 on IndieGoGo for an all-in-one HD fisheye camera, al...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Fail / Fail: The IQinVision - Vicon Merger

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 - about 6 years ago

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

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 - about 6 years ago

Avigilon Acquires VideoIQ

Avigilon has acquired video analytics developer VideoIQ, just like we predicted. At the end of 2013, Avigilon raised $69 million 'for potential strategic acquisitions.' At that time, we observed: "Analytics is the most sensible target [for acqui...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Federal Offical Gets Away With Fraud

You are a government official who goes out drinking and golfing with your neighbor. Your neighbor also happens to sell surveillance equipment. You let him write the statement of work and he wins a $250,000+ USD deal. Anyone see any problems with...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Avigilon Raises $69 Million for Potential Acquisitions

Hot off doubling revenue, Avigilon has raised $69 million earmarked for 'general corporate purposes and potential strategic acquisitions.' Do they need the cash? Who should they acquire? We explore inside. [Update: Avigilon raised $100 million mo...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Milestone Acquires Training / Consulting Company

Milestone has acquired [link no longer available] Connex, prompting many to wonder: "Who is that?" And the few who did know them to puzzle "Didn't they already own them?" Hopefully, this is the end of a puzzling conflict of interest 'partnership' ...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Avigilon Strong Growth Continues Q2 2013

Continuing to buck the trends of the broader surveillance market, Avigilon's revenue was up 61% year over year for Q2 2013. Here is the full financial report. [Bonus - at the end, we break down the revenue of Avigilon's recent acquisition of RedCl...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Panasonic Acquires VSaaS Company (CameraManager)

The first deal in the VSaaS market has occurred with Panasonic acquiring Netherlands based CameraManager. We spoke with CameraManager on the details of their business and the deal to get a better sense of the impact and future of this move. Backg...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

3VR Significant Layoffs

3VR has laid off 15 employees, five of which are from its sales team, IPVM has learned. This leaves the company with a skeleton crew of three sales reps to cover the entire United States, according to a source with knowledge of the layoffs.  On T...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 7 years ago

Tyco Acquires Exacq

Tyco is spending $150 million in cash to acquire VMS/NVR manufacturer Exacq, who generated $54.6 million in 2012. This is one of the most expensive and significant deals in the video surveillance industry (see our directory of 25 acquisitions). E...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Avigilon Acquires RedCloud Access Control

Avigilon has acquired RedCloud, an access control manufacturer, for $17 million in cash. This post will fill in with details over the next day. [Update: See our analysis of Lenel vs Avigilon for the potentially biggest impact of this deal.] RedC...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Kastle / Cernium CheckVideo Acquisition

Another video analytics manufacturer is gone, though no one should be surprised. Kastle Systems, a DC based managed services provider, traditionally focused on access control, has acquired CheckVideo [link no longer available] (aka Cernium). In th...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

ADT Customer Acquisition Cost Economics

Signing up new alarm monitoring customers requires spending a lot more up front than the customer pays. But just how much? In this note, we review ADT's financial documents for specific answers and a breakdown of the costs incurred and the time ne...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Security Conglomerates are Dying

If you want to pretend to be a financial expert in security, just pontificate about the impending wave of acquisitions and nod knowingly about the wave of consolidations poised to sweep the industry. Repeat this year after year to build your credi...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

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