Security Mergers and Acquisitions

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The security industry is going through a period of consolidation, with some of the biggest manufacturers being bought out by other vendors.

Here are some of the largest M&A deals in the security since 2013:


Three quarters of tenants would not follow ‘stay put’ advice during a fire

Present fire safety guidance states that if your flat is not affected by fire or smoke then ‘staying put’ cuts the risk of being overcome by smoke in a corridor as well as keeping access routes clear for firefighters. Read More

SMARTair® is improving student life across Europe – and this is just the start

Students at a prestigious Madrid university now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards, while Escutcheons monitor and ease access without expensive wired door locks. "Generation Z students expect convenience, not a mechanical solution used in Ancient Egypt,” said Felix Moran of ASSA ABLOY. Read More

How security tech vendors grow and diversify through acquisition

There are ways to grow a business other than investing in existing assets and finding new customers. The physical security […] Read More

Hanwha Techwin Europe enters European marketing and training tie-up with ADI

Hanwha Techwin is working with ADI Global Distribution to create a pan-European marketing campaign to promote its Wisenet cameras and video management software to installers and system integrators. Read More

Motorola Solutions to acquire Avigilon

Motorola Solutions is set to acquire Canadian network camera developer Avigilon in a deal worth US$1bn. Read More

CSL acquires IQIP as it eyes European expansion

CSL has announced the acquisition of IQIP, a Netherlands-based provider of IP-based security and telecommunication services. Read More

Veracity acquires command and control specialist iComply

CCTV storage specialist Veracity has acquired iComply (I-Comply Ltd), the Leeds-based provider of integrated command and control security software. Read More

Our most read security articles and downloads of 2016

Among the 12 to make the list last year was Canon’s takeover of Axis, a guide to ONVIF and 10 tips for choosing the right video surveillance system. Find out which stories, how-to guides and opinion pieces topped the charts month by month this time round. Read More

FLIR Systems acquires developer behind world’s smallest drone: Prox Dynamics

FLIR, a world leader in the development of thermal imaging infrared cameras, has paid around $134 million in cash for the Norway-based company. Read More

Security big beasts, low-cost Chinese brands and end-to-end solutions the winners in market snapshot

A series of major acquisitions is further concentrating market share among the biggest companies in the physical security market, an IHS Markit report has revealed. Read More