Heeding The Call For Better Technology, Dollars Flow Into 911 Communications

Once a very sleepy business, 911 centers are seeing a surge of investment lately.

“A lot of VC money is coming into the market,” says Robert Chefitz, managing partner of security-focused private equity firm Egis Capital.

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SecurityInfoWatch Interviews Egis Capital Robert Chefitz

 

SecurityInfoWatch.com interviewed Robert Chefitz, Managing Partner at Egis Capital, to get his thoughts on what security industry technologies and services are trending up and what characteristics his firm looks for when it comes to investing in companies in the market.

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Egis Portfolio Company ACRE to Acquire RS2 Technologies

ACRE, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RS2 Technologies in Munster, Ind. This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio.

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Egis Capital Partners Teams with ClearObject

ClearObject designs, develops, deploys and manages connected solutions and data-driven digital products. The acquisition is consistent with Egis’ strategy to invest in technology-enabled businesses that utilize security infrastructure to drive operational efficiency. The partnership will provide the financial and strategic resources to facilitate this transformative opportunity in the data-driven economy.

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Egis Portfolio Company ACRE to Acquire Texas-based Open Options

This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio, particularly in North America.

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Stealth Monitoring Completes Rebrand

Today, Stealth is a market leader in the video surveillance market, with three redundant, state-of-the-art monitoring centers. As part of their ongoing effort to always provide the very best to their customers, they’ve relaunched Stealthmonitoring.com to better reflect their prominent position as the leader in live monitoring solutions.

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Egis Portfolio Company Mission Critical Partners Announces Acquisition of Athena Advanced Networks

The acquisition deepens MCP’s information technology (IT) and managed services offering and reinforces its position as the industry leader in providing independent services for public safety infrastructure and operations.

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Egis Capital Exits Acuant

Acuant Inc., a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, Lightview Capital and Egis Capital Partners, was recently acquired by Audax Private Equity.

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iJET International Relaunches as WorldAware

The change comes after a year in which iJET acquired several companies. The rebrand allows the company to move forward as a singular brand focused on one mission: to help clients and partners around the world to secure the safety and well-being of their people, facilities and business.

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Acuant Named an IDC Innovator

Acuant, Socure, BioCatch, and IdentityMind Global are considered key emerging vendors in the identity proofing solutions market by International Data Corporation in their IDC Innovators report.

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