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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 - over 4 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 - over 4 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 - almost 5 years ago

Startup: Blink Sells A Million of New Security Camera Tech

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A semiconductor company has launched its own security camera offering, selling over $1 million from a crowdfunding campaign that it bills as "the first ultra-affordable, totally wire-free smart HD home monitoring and alert system." Despite the hy...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Simplisafe Tested

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$57 million. That's the big bet by one of Silicon Valley's top VCs that a Massachussets based startup, Simplisafe, can knock off behemoths like ADT. And in typical Valley style, they are not shy about what they think of incumbents, declaring: "M...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

This Intrusion Startup Raised $57 Million

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One of the top VCs in the world has invested a staggering $57 million in a DIY Intrusion monitoring company, Simplisafe. But who is Simplisafe? Why did they get $57 million? And how do they compare to traditional offerings like ADT? In this note...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Milestone Acquires Training / Consulting Company

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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 - almost 6 years ago

3VR Stays Alive - Small [Debt] Funding Round

A few months after significant layoffs, 3VR has raised $3.57 million USD from 14 investors, according to an SEC filing [link no longer available], extending the company's runway for the near future. [Update Nov 2013: an amended filing increased th...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Billion Dollar COPS Technology Grant Program Dies

Grants seem to power almost every public surveillance system deployed in the past decade. Need a hundred thousand? No problem. Get a government grant. But now one of the most well-known programs is over. We talked to the U.S. Department of Justice...

By IPVM Team - about 6 years ago

BRS Labs Financials and Future Examined 2013

BRS Labs is one of the most ambitious companies in the surveillance market. While the company has aggressively touted its achievements, IPVM's review of BRS Labs financial documents demonstrates that actual performance lags that significantly. How...

By Ben Wood - 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

Cisco Exec to Lead Firetide

Firetide had been the most visible and vocal proponent of wireless mesh surveillance but, in the past few years, the company has gone relatively quiet. Now, the company has announced a new CEO [link no longer available], tapping Cisco veteran John...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Philadelphia SafeCam Pays You To Install Cameras

In a time of declining government funding, one U.S. city is bucking the trend. Believe it or not, they are going to pay up to half the cost of installing new cameras. What's the catch and what's in it for them? We talked to the city and reviewed i...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

BRS Big Fund Raising: $27 Million + More To Come

Last year we obtained an email BRS Labs sent to investors asking for one last drive. The company said if investors increased their positions by two or three percent, it would be able to stop raising money and “not go on the road.” But since then, ...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

SIA Says: Buy Our Stuff, Stop School Shootings!

The US Security Industry Association is proudly speaking for all of us in a letter to President Obama, imploring more spending for SIA manufacturer's products and services. SIA is seeking "reasonable public policy solutions that may help to avert...

By John Honovich - over 6 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

Top 5 City Surveillance Concerns

City surveillance projects are hard, one of the hardest in all of surveillance. They need lots of outdoor cameras, generally distributed over large urban areas, connected by complex networking systems that hopefully will reduce crime. Because of t...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Considerations for Neighborhood Surveillance Systems

With many US cities reducing police forces, neighborhoods are left to fill in the gaps. As surveillance technology advances, and with increased pressures, more neighborhoods are looking at deploying their own surveillance systems. However, this ca...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Lifespan of Video Surveillance Systems

How long it takes for a surveillance system to be replaced has a huge impact on adopting new products or technologies. Like cars, security users do not buy a new surveillance system every month or even every year. Indeed, systems are clearly only ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Dropcam 2012 Funding

Not even a year after getting the biggest funding ever for the VSaaS market, Dropcam has now received a funding round that is twice the size of its last one. In this note, we examine what this means for Dropcam, where the company is today and what...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Milestone Unannounced Funding and Profitability

Last year, Milestone boldly proclaimed plans to dominate the global VMS market. To better understand how well they are executing this plan, we obtained a copy of their original Danish Financial report, analyzed it and spoke with Milestone manageme...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Crowdsourced Funding for Security Startups

"I have a great idea, but no money to do anything with it!" This circumstance has to be one of the most frustrating sentiments shared by tinkerers, tweakers, and freestyle designers today. The security industry seems dominated by huge conglomerate...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Funding Surveillance Maintenance

Too often, users forget to fund surveillance maintenance costs, resulting in systems that break down and become essentially worthless. While most understandably focus on the initial installation and getting a system up and running, surveillance sy...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Pivot3 Raises $23 million / Refocuses

Last year, we raised concerns that Pivot3 was pivoting away from the surveillance business. Now, Pivot3 has raised a major fundraising round of $23 million lead by Samsung. In this note, we examine how this impacts Pivot3's positioning and why Piv...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Avigilon's Projected Market Cap and IPO Plans

In September 2011, Avigilon announced plans to IPO. At that time, we analyzed the prospectus looking at their massive growth and comparatively weak profit margins. Now, Avigilon has ammended their prospectus filling to detail how much they are goi...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

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