About Observint Technologies
Observint Technologies is a vertically-integrated provider of a broad range of video surveillance, audio surveillance and access control technologies. Through the investment in and continued development of industry-leading technologies, and through strategic relationships with other world-class technology providers, Observint offers a comprehensive portfolio of deeply integrated security and surveillance solutions for a wide variety of commercial, government, law enforcement and residential applications.
Observint provides comprehensive support for all of the products in the company's technology portfolio, including product design and development, manufacturing, supply chain management, marketing, sales, financing, fulfillment, technical support, and reverse logistics. Observint products and technologies are available through a broad network of national, regional, and vertically-focused distribution partners.
Since the company's formation in 2006, Observint has assembled a highly experienced board of directors, an accomplished leadership team, and a strong bench of professional talent to provide these business-critical services for its portfolio technologies and companies. Meet the Observint leadership team ›
While open to all investment opportunities that would effectively leverage the company's core expertise, Observint has targeted high-growth potential companies in the security industry that offer technology differentiation, unique go-to-market strategies, or distinct customer sets.
Observint currently owns and operates several independent security-focused companies, including:
- DIGIOP (acquired in 2011)
- Supercircuits (acquired in 2006)
- Security Cameras Direct (acquired in 2009)
The company's primary investor is The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager.
About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is one of the world's largest and most diversified multi-product global alternative asset management firms with approximately $148 billion in assets under management across 89 funds and 52 fund of fund vehicles as of September 30, 2011. Carlyle invests in Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Fund of Funds Solutions worldwide – focusing on aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation opportunities.
The Carlyle Group combines global vision with local insight, relying on a top-flight team of 500+ investment professionals operating out of 33 offices to uncover superior opportunities. Carlyle's edge is its ability to leverage the local insight of its investment professionals, collaborating across the firm's investment disciplines. The result: a broader view of potential investment opportunities and deeper level of expertise, creating value for Carlyle portfolio companies. Since its founding in 1987, the firm has invested $48 billion in 414 Corporate Private Equity transactions.