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Buy Arecont: Top Bid $10 Million Cash

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Last year, Arecont had a deal for a purchase price of $170 million (see Failed Arecont China Acquisition). This year, Arecont has a deal for a purchase price of $10 million cash. But there is just over a month to beat that. Good deal or not? I...

By John Honovich - 5 days ago

Stealth / UCIT - Remote Video Monitoring Provider Profile

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Can 2 remote video monitoring companies, Stealth Monitoring from the US and UCIT from Canada combine to impact the market and compete in a changing landscape that just saw a mega-merger of 4 video monitoring companies? Inside this note, based on ...

By Sean Patton - 9 days ago

Worst Manufacturer Technical Support 2018

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5 manufacturers stood out as providing the worst technical support to 190+ integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: In the past year, what manufacturer has provided you the worst technical support? Why?  Across these ma...

By IPVM Team - 11 days ago

March Networks Targets Cannabis Market

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Will the next March Networks customer appreciation event be held a steakhouse or at a Taco Bell at 2 am? Can March sell the types of systems to the cannabis industry it has for years to banking and retail? In this report, we will examine the cha...

By Sean Patton - 17 days ago

Canon Acquires Briefcam, Now Owns Briefcam, Milestone and Axis

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Canon already owns two of the biggest names in video surveillance, Axis (acquired in 2015) and Milestone (acquired in 2014). Now, Canon has acquired Briefcam, the most well-known specialist in video search. In this note, we examine: Briefca...

By John Honovich - 18 days ago

Integrators Divided On Website Importance to Business (Statistics)

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Are websites important? Still quite a number of integrators have no websites.  New IPVM statistics show that nearly half of all integrators find a website to be not very important in terms of sales and generating business. But nearly a third of i...

By John Honovich - 23 days ago

Correcting Hikvision USA's False Accusations

Hikvision USA has falsely accused IPVM's DeepInMind test. The truth, which Hikvision USA knows, despite their statements to the contrary, is that: IPVM bought Hikvision's DeepInMind unit via ADI, from a non-Hikvision partner. DeepInMind has...

By John Honovich - 26 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

Worst Access Control Manufacturer 2018

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Three access control providers stood out as providing the most problems for integrators. In this report, we analyze the answers to: "In the past year, what is the worst access control management software/system you have dealt with? Why?" ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Eocortex / Macroscop VMS Company Profile

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Eocortex is the international brand of Russian VMS manufacturer Macroscop. Macroscop was founded in 2008, and the Eocortex name created in 2013. We spoke to them about their open-platform VMS which focuses on their in-house developed video analyti...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Top 4 Biggest Problems Selling Access Control 2018

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We received 150+ responses from integrators when we asked them "What is the biggest problem you face when selling electronic access control? Why?". In order, these were the top problems cited: Too expensive Too little customer knowledge Too c...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Security Robot Sales Struggle

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2 year ago, PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman called security robots one of “the biggest game changers” in decades for security integrators. Just over a year ago, Knightscope was projecting hockey stick growth: And Knightscope excelled at fundrais...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Free Manufacturer Trip To China - CCTV.Net / Univew

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Pack your bags? 'Closer than you think'? Well, a non-stop flight from NYC to Shanghai is 15 hours plus another 100 miles to Hangzhou (Dahua/Hikvision/Uniview HQ), if that is closer than what you thought. A new joint promotion by US distributor...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Panasonic Selling Off Security Camera Factory

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Panasonic is OEMing cameras from Dahua, as IPVM testing confirmed in 2017. Now, Panasonic is selling their security camera factory, according to Nikkei. In this note, we examine the move, and the problems Panasonic has had in the security indu...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2018

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A number of major moves in integrator's favorite camera rankings for 2018: Two manufacturers make major moves up One major manufacturer moves down Two of the three mega Chinese manufacturers did not make the favorites This is the companion...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Hanwha Techwin Spins Out Security Business

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In an era of security acquisitions and mergers, with most recently Avigilon being acquired by Motorola and Bosch merging its security businesses, Hanwha is going against that trend, spinning out its security business to provide greater independe...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

ADT: "Hate That Company" Loses Billion On Amazon Ring Deal

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It has not been a good 2018 for ADT. And this week has been even worse. In the aftermath of Amazon acquiring Ring for a billion plus, ADT's market valuation dropped a billion, as investors fear Amazon beating ADT. Indeed, on CNBC, investor Jaso...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Avigilon Admits Contacting 70 Bidders

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A new Avigilon financial disclosure shows that Avigilon, via its banker, had contacted 70 bidders in a formal 'sales process' conducted in late 2016 and early 2017, confirming IPVM's report of Avigilon acquisition negotiations during that time. ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Favorite Integrator Sales Quote Software (Statistics)

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What application do integrators use the most to issue sales quotes? Nothing? Spreadsheet? MS Project? Online software? Of the many offerings out there, which one has the interest of security companies?   150+ integrators told IPVM what they softw...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Aruba Networks Profile

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Aruba Networks' presence in the video surveillance market has historically been limited. With a company focus on Wi-Fi first and switching practically an afterthought, security integrators would have little reason to take a second look at  their o...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Arlo, Bigger Than Avigilon, More Valuable Than Axis

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Arlo, the wireless IP camera offering that Netgear bought ~5 years ago for a few tens of millions is now doing more revenue than Avigilon and likely will get a higher market valuation than Axis' $3+ billion USD. Sounds crazy to those in the pro...

By John Honovich - 4 months 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 - 4 months ago

Dahua Acquires Lorex From FLIR

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Would you buy your own customer? Well, Dahua has just done that. FLIR has sold its Lorex / home / SMB business to Dahua, just over 5 years after FLIR bought Lorex for $59 million. In this note, we examine the deal, why it happened, and how it ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Barron's: If Trump Bans Hikvision

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What happens if Trump bans Hikvision from US government entities? This is being considered in a new profile by financial magazine Barron's: China’s Hikvision Rises as Surveillance Gets Hot. Barron emphasizes Hikvision's Chinese government owne...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

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