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$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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

Hikvision $6 Billion: Doubles Chinese Government Funding

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This is seriously bad news for the rest of the industry. 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 th...

By John Honovich - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 9 months ago

Vivint Gets $100M from Peter Thiel And Mitt Romney

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One of the most prominent Silicon Valley investors and a former presidential candidate are backing Vivint with a $100 million investment.  In this note, we look at the details of this new investment, and the high valuations for consumer-focused s...

By Brian Karas - 9 months ago

BRS Labs Is Gone; Giant Gray Is Here

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BRS Labs is no more.  After raising over $100M and years of outrageous claims, the company is effectively starting over. In the report, we examine the reincarnated BRS Labs and what to expect under their new CEO, based on an interview with the ne...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

Camera Doorbell Startup Ring Now With ~$100 Million Funding

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Smart doorbell startup Ring has raised an additional USD$61M in funding. Ring has also announced a "Pro" doorbell, which is an enhanced product offering vs. a reseller-oriented product. We take a look at ring's financials and the details on Ring...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

Pivot3 Moves From Video to Hyperconvergance

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A decade ago, Intransa and Pivot3 both hit the video surveillance market hard with big money and big claims for advanced storage offerings. Intransa died a few years ago and Pivot3 has gone back and forth with their focus.  Now, Pivot3, with a si...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

$28 Million Funding for Doorbell Cam Startup

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Yep. Would you spend $200 to see who it at your door on your phone? Well, investors, including Richard Branson, just spent $28 million to get a piece of the company, Ring. In this note, we look at the failure of the traditional surveillance ind...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

The Next Failure in Wireless Video Surveillance: $18 Million Funding

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Wireless video surveillance is one of the most difficult niches in the industry. Tens of millions have been wasted trying to build a wireless video surveillance winner. The most famous, of course, was Firetide, who failed, despite more than $50 m...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Hospital Video Surveillance Guide

This 16-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Hospital Surveillance market.   A global group of 50 integrators and consultants with hospital project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implemen...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Police Station Video Surveillance Guide

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This 18-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Police Station Surveillance market.   A global group of 50 integrators and consultants with police project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, impl...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Airport Video Surveillance Guide

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This 20-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Airport Surveillance market. A global group of 40 integrators and consultants with airport project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implementin...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

City Video Surveillance Guide

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This 31-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the City Surveillance market. A global group of 60 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining metropolitan video surveillance ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

School Video Surveillance Guide

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This 13-page in-depth guide explains the key uses, drivers, factors and players in K-12 school video surveillance systems. A global group of 80 integrators experienced in selling and implementing education surveillance systems answered these qu...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Facewatch Fundraise for UK Anti-Crime Platform

A foolish dream or the future of crime fighting? A UK businessman has spent millions of his own money and now has raised nearly a million more from investors to fund a UK anti-crime platform that promises to drive down crime through sharing crimi...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

BRS Labs Raises $18 Million

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Let the money flow. After a few years of relative quiet, BRS Labs is back fund raising in a big way, with ~$18 million coming in. We break down the raise and the impact in this note.

By John Honovich - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 years ago

3VR Stays Alive With $8 Million Financing

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Now 13 years old, 3VR is the last of a generation of the hyped video analytic startups to find an exit. And with a new $8 million financing, 3VR has gained a little more runway. In this note, we examine the financing, 3VR's growth, internal and ...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Surveillance End User Spending Outlook 2015

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IPVM surveyed 75 end user members asking about their plans for spending on surveillance systems in 2015. The open ended question asked was: "In 2015, how will your budget / resources / funding for video surveillance changed compared to 2014? More...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

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