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AUSTIN, Texas—Three months after helping LG Electronics relaunch its security products in the United States, Observint Technologies on Nov. 7 announced that it has acquired access control provider infinias.

Observint acquires Infinias

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Three months after helping LG Electronics relaunch its security products in the U.S., Observint Technologies announced today that it’s acquired access control provider Infinias.

Owned by The Carlyle Group, Observint Technologies was formed in 2006 with the goal of acquiring security-focused companies. Observint acquired Supercircuits in 2006. It subsequently bought Security Cameras Direct, DIGIOP and SC Technologies.

I spoke with Observint's George Farley in July about the LG buy and he said at the time that Observint may be expanding beyond video. I have a call into Observint and will hopefully talk to Farley about the Infinias deal.

In a prepared statement, Infinias' president and CTO Wayne Jared said the company will "benefit from access to Observint's vast resources" and that it will expand into more vertical markets. It's products will be "integrate with Observint's ... video and audio surveillance solutions," according to the statement.

Infinias will continue to do product development, sales and support from its Indianapolis headquarters, while Observint will take over marketing and finance duties at its Austin, Texas headquarters.

Infinias' manufactures IP-based access control systems for the commercial security market. Its Intelli-M product line includes "Ethernet-enabled integrated door controller, one of the first PoE door controllers introduced to the security market, and the Intelli-M Access browser-based management application."