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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 - over 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 [link no longer available], that raised $300,000 on IndieGoGo for an all-in-one HD fisheye camera, al...

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

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 - almost 6 years ago

Federal Offical Gets Away With Fraud

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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 - almost 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 - about 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 - about 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 - over 6 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 - over 6 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 - over 6 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 - over 6 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 - over 6 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 - over 6 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 - almost 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 - almost 7 years ago

Ingersoll Rand Spins Off Security - Allegion

Multinational conglomerate Ingersoll Rand [link no longer available] stunningly announced plans to spin off its multi billion dollar security business [link no longer available], including its flagship security brand Schlage. In this note, we exam...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 7 years ago

Dorma Acquires Rutherford Controls

Billion dollar plus German door hardware manufacturer Dorma is acquiring one of the most well regarded US access manufacturers, Rutherford Controls. However, the companies have historically focued on opposing sides of the market, and are stronger ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 7 years ago

Vivint & 2GIG Acquired for Over $2 Billion

Legendary door to door alarm sales company Vivint is being acquired for over $2 Billion by the Blackstone Group - a huge amount. Here is the official press release on the acquisition. Interestingly, Vivint is being acquired along with alarm equip...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Sony Acquires Pixim

Sony, one of the world's largest manufacturers of image sensors and cameras, including surveillance, has acquired Pixim [link no longer available], one of the most well known brands in surveillance imaging. In this note, we examine the acquisition...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

IR Sells Off Bright Blue

Once the hottest new access control product, Bright Blue has sunk into relative obscurity in a market teeming with competitive offerings. Despite falling by the wayside, IR has now sold off Bright Blue and a new ownership group thinks they can tur...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

IndigoVision Takeover Battle

Less than a month ago, IndigoVision's CEO 'resigned'. Since then, the situation has devolved into a very public takeover battle with the CEO saying he was forced out and now leading a new effort to take back his former company. In this note, we ex...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

March Acquired by Infinova

Long time DVR leader March Networks has been acquired by Infinova [link no longer available] a US/Chinese video surveillance manufacturer. Over the past year, signs and speculation increased that March Networks was up for sale. However, to be acqu...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Surveillance Manufacturer Revenue Directory 2011

In this report, we organize and share annual revenue of 25 leading video surveillance companies. Revenue numbers are often useful for businesspeople and investors to better understand size and relative power of players in a market. That noted, thi...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Tyco / ADT Split Examined

On September 19, 2011 Tyco announced that they would be splitting themselves into 3 publicly traded, independent companies. This is important news for the security industry as 2 of those new companies would be security focused organizations. In th...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

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