Funding (103)

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Dahua Hard-Coded Credentials Vulnerability

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A newly discovered Dahua backdoor is described by the researcher discovering it as: not the result of an accidental logic error or poor programming practice, but rather an intentional backdoor placed into the product by the vendor This comes...

By Brian Karas - 24 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 months ago

Knightscope Rockets To $20 Million Funding

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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 - 2 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 months ago

Milestone / Canon Launch Cloud Startup Arcus Global

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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 - 6 months ago

ESX 2017 Final Show Report

The ESX (Electronic Security Expo) day 3 / Thursday is done and the exhibits are over. IPVM was in Nashville covering it in-depth. Below covers days 1, 2, and 3. Inside this report: "It's riskier to be in the alarm industry today" Very str...

By Ari Erenthal - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - about 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 - about 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

Anti-Terrorism Video Surveillance Bad at Fighting Crime

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So much of city video surveillance has been deployed and funded with the intention of stopping, or at least mitigating, terrorist attacks. But these systems are often bad at fighting crime, completely removed from the most troubled areas of the c...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Vidsys Hangs On, Gets $11M New Funding

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The founder of Vidsys claims to have invented the term "PSIM" in 2005, and for some time, many thought that PSIM was going to be the new VMS. Over the next decade, several competitive PSIM companies arose, and then faded, got acquired for low val...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Mark Cuban Funded Analytics Company Shifts Away From Security

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In early 2015 Mark Cuban has funded a video analytics company, Netra, after the founder cold-emailed him. Now the company has shifted away from security. We look at the reason for this shift in this updated report.  

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

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