Observint Technologies moves into access control

Observint Technologies, a provider of video surveillance equipment, recently entered the access control market with its acquisition of hardware and software solutions provider Infinias.

According to a statement, the acquisition will complement the firm’s current portfolio of video and audio surveillance systems products, which are marketed under the LG, Digiop and 3S brands.

"Infinias will immediately benefit from access to Observint’s vast resources and expertise while further accelerating our growth in the professional security and IP markets, as well as numerous vertical markets," said Wayne Jared, president of Infinias and CTO for Observint Technologies. "Our entire team is energized as we look to take the Infinias brand to new levels of performance, interoperability and prominence in the marketplace."

Infinias will retain product development, technical resources and customer facing functions such as sales and support in Indianapolis – with marketing, finance and operations functions managed from Observint’s global headquarters in Austin, Texas.  

Observint said that it, along with its parent company, the Carlyle Group, will provide an "infusion of resources" to accelerate Infinias’ development of access control solutions that integrate with the company’s current offerings.

"Infinias is a perfect fit for Observint’s solutions portfolio and dynamic business model," said Brian Wood, president and CEO of Observint Technologies. "Unlike other companies that look to restructure acquisitions to mirror their corporate culture, we will not be making significant changes to Infinias’ operations. Infinias will focus on product innovation for both stand-alone implementation and integration with Observint’s expansive technology offering. The addition of Infinias better positions Observint to deliver best in class system solutions that deliver an outstanding performance and value proposition."

Infinias' IP-based access control solutions have been installed on more than 40,000 doors in schools, hospitals, municipalities and industrial facilities throughout the world.