Security Mergers and Acquisitions



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:


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

Do you install or commission fire alarms? Here are 7 reasons to attend FIM Expo

FIM Expo is just around the corner, taking place on Wednesday 12 October, at RAF Museum, Cosford. Read More

Top 50 Most Influential People in Security and Fire 2016: Results Announced

Last year Avigilon CTO Dr Mahesh Saptharishi topped IFSEC Global’s top 50 influencers. Who is our most influential person in security and fire this time around? Read More

Benchmark Innovation Finalists 2016: Video Surveillance Hardware

The 2016 finalists include some real heavyweights, such as Axis Communications, Pelco, IDIS and Dahua. Read More

Hikvision to Acquire Pyronix

The deal, which Hikvision has just announced, is the latest in a number major acquisitions in the video surveillance market in recent years. Read More

ONVIF on Profile T, H.265 and IoT Interoperability Beyond Security

An interview with Greg Alcorn, vice chairman of Communication Committee, who looks at the achievements of 2015 and reveals the organisation’s current priorities. Read More

Breaking News: Konica Minolta to Snap Up Mobotix

Mobotix is the latest brand to succumb to a consolidation trend in the video surveillance market with Konica Minolta announcing the acquisition of the German firm. Read More