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Netwatch / NMC Mega Deal Targets Global Remote Video Monitoring

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Big money has entered the remote video monitoring market. While remote video monitoring has been done for more than a decade, the market has remained niche. Now, a private equity firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management plus Sa...

By IPVM Team - 25 days ago

Rare Video Surveillance Fundraising - Verkada $15 Million

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Fundraising in video surveillance (and the broader physical security market) has been poor recently. Highlights are few and far in between including Knightscope raising $20 million from mom n' pop investors and Dahua's car manufacturer raising $63...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

3VR Firesale to Identiv

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A decade ago, 3VR raised more than $60 million to deliver facial surveillance and video analytics in a '3rd generation' video recorder. Now, 3VR has been sold to Identiv for ~90% less than what 3VR raised. What went wrong? What can go right fo...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Dahua's Car Manufacturer Raises $63 Million

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Not only has Dahua's car manufacturer raised $63 million USD, one of the best VCs in the world led the round. Is Dahua's car manufacturer ready to roll with this funding? In this note, we examine the funding and how this could impact Dahua's ove...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

The 2018 Surveillance Industry Guide

The 300 page, 2018 Video Surveillance Industry Guide, covering the key events and the future of the video surveillance market, is now available, group members can request a PDF copy be emailed to them, all personal members can access all reports l...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Honeywell Crowdfunding Bombs

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100,000+ employees and $40,000,000,000 in annual revenue. That's Honeywell. ~200 backers and ~$67,000 in funding in a week. That's Honeywell crowdfunding campaign for its 'smart home security system.' It is a dealer-angering dud. But we see som...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Assa Abloy Acquires August

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The mega access control manufacturer, Assa Abbloy, has acquired one of the most well funded access control startups, smart lock manufacturer August. This comes just months after August raised $25 million from VC firms. Inside, we analyze the acq...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Verkada, Silicon Valley VSaaS Startup, Targets Enterprise

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Verkada says they are building an enterprise-class VSaaS offering, calling it "The new platform for video security". This is a departure from the consumer/SMB focus of many recent startups and companies like Nest, Canary, Ring, etc. Enterprise cu...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Knightscope Rockets To $20 Million Funding

Knightscope is celebrating. 15 months after running over a child and 3 months after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope is having the last laugh, maxing out their $20 million fund raising. That is a lot of money for this space, especially r...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

Knightscope Raises $10 Million With $3,320 Average Per Investor

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Congrats to Knightscope. And condolences to their legion of little investors. Knightscope has disclosed they have raised $10+ million from their SeedInvest fundraising, from 3,000+ investors. Here is the current tally: That works out to an av...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Briefcam New Outsider CEO Promises Exponential Growth

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Briefcam is now nearly a decade old, having raised over $20 million, to improve investigations and review of video. The company has remained a niche player. Now, the company has a new CEO, Trevor Matz, from outside the security industry, who ha...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

$28M Drone Detection Startup Examined (Dedrone)

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Dedrone has received ~$28M in funding to build what they call an "automatic anti-drone solution", a system to detect drones, and then automatically neutralize them. In this report we analyze Dedrone's funding and technology, including key limitat...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

OnSSI Gets $16 Million Funding

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OnSSI has had a rollercoaster past few years. Between acquiring VMS company Seetec, breaking up with former OEM partner Milestone and a rocky migration between the two, OnSSI has had its challenges. Now, OnSSI has secured $16 million in funding. ...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

Resolver Raises $20M For Acquisitions

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Resolver has closed a $20M funding round, and has several acquisition targets lined up already. Industry people might better now Resolver from PPM 2000, who Resolver acquired in 2016 (see our Resolver / PPM 2000 Profile). Executives from the com...

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

Milestone / Canon Launch Cloud Startup Arcus Global, Now Arcules

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Milestone has spun off a business, Arcus Global, funded by their parent company Canon. The new company aims to transform the VSaaS market with an enterprise-class offering. IPVM spoke with Milestone about the new business. Inside this report, we ...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Anomaly Analytics Developer iCetana Raises $6M For US/Europe Expansion

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Australian-based iCetana says their GPU-based anomaly detection analytics are proven and ready to expand globally. To do that, they have raised $6M to build sales teams in the US and Europe. CEO Chris Farquhar, and lead investor Matthew Macfarlan...

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

ShotSpotter IPOs, Facing Low Revenue and Losses

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A rare event for North American security manufacturers has happened. ShotSpotter has IPOed on the NASDAQ, raising $30.8 million. US IPOs, overall, have become much tougher since the dot com boom, with revenue and growth demands typically quite h...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

Mobotix Owner Ups Investment In Knightscope

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Knightscope is asking for investments from literally anyone, with a public "mini-IPO". Recently the company secured some additional funding from Mobotix owner Konica Minolta, who initially invested in Knightscope's $3.8M Series A round in 2014. I...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

Jeff Bezos-Funded Deep Sentinel Security Startup

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Deep Learning is a rising trend in many commercial security products, and now one entrepreneur wants to bring deep learning to residential security. CEO/Founder Dave Selinger's company, Deep Sentinel has raised $7.4M from a number of investors, i...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

$38+ Million Funding Powers VMS Challenger IronYun

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VMS and video analytics have received little funding this decade. However, one Taiwan startup, IronYun, has bucked this trend, with a relatively massive amount of funding for an offering that combines deep learning analytics, multi-tier storage, ...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

The Dumbest Investment Campaign - Knightscope

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IPVM has seen many strange investments over the years. Who can forget how BRS Labs burned ~$100 million of mom and pop investments in their pursuit of whatever they thought they were doing. And that was horrible. Now a new investment campaign, f...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Hikvision $6 Billion: Doubles Chinese Government Funding

Hikvision has announced a new $3+ billion line of credit, in addition to the previous $3+ billion one from December 2015. This new one is from the Export-Import Bank of China (Exim). In this note, we examine Exim's central role within the Chinese...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

You Can Invest In The Silicon Valley Robot Mini-IPO

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Do you want own a part of the robot future? Now, you can. After gaining international fame with their robot runs over child debacle, Knightscope is seeking new funding through what they are calling a "mini IPO to test the waters". We spoke with...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

Silicon Valley Startup Density Launches People Counting As A Service

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A Silicon Valley startup says their people counting sensor is so accurate it's free, just pay for the data. They recently raised $4M from a top VC and want to take on established companies in the space. We interviewed Density CEO Andrew Farrah to...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

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