by Brianna Crandall — January 8, 2019 — Qognify, a technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management, just announced that it has completed the acquisition of the internet protocol (IP) video management software (VMS) company On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI), including the pioneer of IP video technology, SeeTec. Qognify is backed by global investment firm Battery Ventures. Both Qognify and OnSSI are headquartered in Pearl River, New York.
In bringing these award-winning technology solution portfolios together under one roof — including Qognify VisionHub, OnSSI Ocularis and SeeTec Cayuga — the combined company reportedly becomes one of the largest video management systems (VMS), video analytics, physical security information management (PSIM) and critical incident management companies in the world, serving mid-market and enterprise organizations.
Steve Shine, CEO and president of Qognify, stated:
Today, through our combined portfolio of award-winning and market-leading technologies, infrastructure and expertise, we expand our global presence, creating an entity capable of meeting the exacting requirements of mid-market and enterprise organizations anywhere in the world.
With a portfolio of physical security and enterprise incident management solutions, Qognify works as a trusted partner to hundreds of customers around the globe, ensuring security, safety and business operations continuity. Qognify’s VisionHub, NiceVision, FAST, Situator and other video management, video and data analytics, and PSIM / situation management solutions are deployed in financial institutions, transportation agencies, airports, seaports, utility companies, city centers, and to secure many of the world’s highest-profile public events.
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) was founded in 2002 with the goal of developing comprehensive and intelligent IP video surveillance management software, and now has representation in over 100 countries. OnSSI’s Ocularis IP security and surveillance VMS platform is designed to increase security, reduce operational costs, and help organizations move closer to prevention. Ocularis delivers open architecture, flexibility, and scalability along with robust cybersecurity protections for a range of applications including education, gaming, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, public safety, transportation and utilities. OnSSI acquired Germany-based VMS company SeeTec in 2015.
Founded in 1996 as a pioneer in IP-based video security, SeeTec is one of the leading VMS vendors in Europe. In addition to security applications, SeeTec offers customizable video solutions to support business processes in various sectors such as logistics, transportation, manufacturing, critical infrastructure and cities, banking and retail. SeeTec is headquartered in Bruchsal, Germany, with sales and support offices in France, United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Turkey and the Netherlands.