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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 7 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 7 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 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 - almost 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 - about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 years ago

Biggest VSaaS Funding Yet: Dropcam's New Round Examined

While dozens of companies are launching VSaaS services, to date, all of these new companies have relatively small amounts of funding - typically less than a million dollars. Now, Dropcam has announced a new Series A funding round of nearly $6 Mill...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2011

Now that the dust has settled from the new announcements of the last month, we can better understand the impact on the overall video surveillance market.Activity was fairly low and unimpressive. This is, by far, the worst recent turnout (compare t...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Avigilon IPO Plan Analyzed

Megapixel surveillance manufacturer Avigilon announced plans to IPO [link no longer available]. This is a major and rare move for video surveillance companies, riding on the explosive revenue growth of Avigilon for the past few years. In this note...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

VideoIQ Funding, CEO Change and Progress Examined

In September 2011, VideoIQ had two major events: raising $7.5 Million USD [link no longer available] in new funding and hiring a new CEO [link no longer available] just a few months after announcing very high sales growth [link no longer available...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

3VR's Financial Results and Competitive Positioning Examined

3VR is one of the best funded companies in the history of video surveillance. With $50 Million plus total investment, 3VR has focused on deeply embedding video intelligence / analytics into video management appliances. In this note, we review the ...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

BVI Retail Video Analytics Examined

For years, retail video analytics have been cited as having great potential. Despite this, large scale applications have been relatively scarce. In the midst of general concerns and lawsuits about video analytics, a US based retail video analytics...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Poll Results and Webinar Recorded Video

On April 20th, nearly 100 IPVM Pro Members participated in a webinar discussing 'Winners and Losers Spring 2011'. Interest from members focused heavily on PSIM and analytics.We start with a brief overview and provide the full 1 hour recorded webin...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

ObjectVideo's Funding, Future and Challenges Examined

Much maligned video analytic vendor ObjectVideo received a massive investment earlier this year, raising questions about its positioning and future outlook. In this note, we share our findings from discussions with numerous ObjectVideo partners an...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Sensr.net's Funding and Silicon Valley VSaaS Examined

The funding of Sensr.net represents the first Silicon Valley style play into the emerging Video Surveillance as a Service Market. Until now, the market has been overwhelmingly filled with bootstrapped and angel funded entrants who focused on solvi...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Investments & Acquisitions Directory 2011

This directory provides a single source of information on funding and acquisitions in the video surveillance market. It is part of our Video Surveillance Financials section, where we analyze on-going investment trends and announcements within the ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Envysion's Funding and Financial Progress Examined

In this note, we examine managed video provider Envysion's recent fund raising and financial progress, including details from a conversation with Envysion. Of particular interest is Envysion's atypical fund raising pace and revenue/business model....

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

3VR Raises $17 Million

In one of the largest VC investments ever for a video recorder/analytics company, 3VR announced a $17 Million investment (see filed SEC Form D). This follows an August 2009 $12 Million investment bringing the total raised to approximately $60 Mill...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

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