Arlo And Verisure Announce The Closure Of Verisure’s Acquisition Of Arlo Europe’s Commercial Operations.
SAN JOSE, Calif. and GENEVA, Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ARLO), the #1 internet connected camera brand1, and Verisure Sàrl, the leading provider of monitored security solutions in Europe, announced today that they have successfully closed the previously announced definitive agreements to create a strategic partnership to create the first European multi-channel go-to-market strategy for consumer security and surveillance services by adding Arlo’s retail and e-commerce channels to Verisure’s existing direct sales channels. This transaction involves the acquisition by Verisure of Arlo’s European commercial operations, which will enable Verisure to accelerate adoption of security and surveillance services across Europe, as well as bolster Arlo’s position as the industry leader in smart home security solutions. It also includes a supply partnership for Arlo cameras with intelligent cloud services.
With a common vision and commitment to delivering peace of mind for customers through a wide range of connected security and surveillance products and services, the partnership will leverage both companies’ deep expertise and demonstrated success to protect and serve millions of customers.
As part of the transaction Verisure now assumes full ownership of Arlo’s European commercial operations, including sales, marketing and customer care. Arlo users will continue to enjoy the same user experience through the Arlo app and services such as Arlo Smart, and all backend services including cloud recordings will continue to be managed and operated by Arlo Technologies.
About Arlo Technologies, Inc.
Arlo is the award-winning, industry leader that is transforming the way people experience the connected lifestyle. Arlo’s deep expertise in product design, wireless connectivity, cloud infrastructure and cutting-edge AI capabilities focuses on delivering a seamless, smart home experience for Arlo users that is easy to setup and interact with every day. The company’s cloud- based platform provides users with visibility, insight and a powerful means to help protect and connect in real-time with the people and things that matter most, from any location with a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. To date, Arlo has launched several categories of award-winning smart connected devices, including wire-free smart Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled cameras, audio and video doorbells, advanced baby monitors and smart security lights.
About Verisure Sàrl
Verisure is the leading European provider of professionally monitored security systems with 24/7 response services. It protects more than 3 million customers in 16 countries. The Company’s mission is to bring peace of mind to families and small business owners by providing them with the best security solutions and services. Verisure is known for category-creating marketing, sales excellence, innovative products and services and customer-centricity. Verisure protects a highly satisfied and loyal customer base, with some of the strongest growth rates and best retention rates globally in consumer-facing services, demonstrating its exceptional service levels and strong value proposition to its customers.
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1 The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Security Cameras, Security Camera Systems. Type: excludes not remote viewing ready, based on Dollars, Jan 2018-June 2019
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