CriticalArc has made a series of key sales and technical appointments as it expands to meet growing demand for the SafeZone personal protection and emergency response system. Head of marketing and public relations Gerard Laurain joins the company as Global Marketing Director, taking responsibility for marketing, public relations and business development initiatives worldwide. With over 20 years’ B2B marketing experience Gerard has previously led product marketing and communications for early stage tech companies that disrupted traditional business models and grew from pre-IPO to publicly traded. It is now being used across multi-site and dispersed facilities in a wide range of vertical markets including higher education and healthcare He takes charge of marketing at a time when SafeZone is being adopted by major organisations worldwide. Deployed as a critical command and control tool, it is fundamentally transforming the way users manage security, safety and emergency operations. It is now being used across multi-site and dispersed facilities in a wide range of vertical markets including higher education and healthcare. Other key appointments Also joining the senior management team, Dominic Barnsley is the new Director of Product Development, based in Sydney, Australia. With more than 20 years’ experience in corporate technology, Dominic is heading up software development, product delivery and management of the CriticalArc technical teams. In the UK, Daniel Malone has been appointed as Technical Operations Manager (EMEA); Carl Martin joins the EMEA team as Sales Manager (Public Sector) and Christopher Whitting takes on the role of Sales Manager (Enterprise). Between them they have a wealth of experience in security and B2B technology sectors. Christopher has almost 20 years’ experience working with leading security tech brands, Carl has an extensive military and private security background and Daniel is a specialist in systems design and software, with a successful track record of over ten years. SafeZone has also been deployed at one of the UK’s largest corporate enterprises as well as across FCC Group’s international facilities Worldwide implementation of SafeZone “We are delighted to welcome Dominic, Gerard, Daniel, Carl and Christopher to the team at a time when demand for SafeZone is growing significantly,” said Glenn Farrant, CriticalArc, Chief Executive Officer. “By making strategic investments in our people, we’re confident we will continue to deliver the highest level of customer service as we expand into new markets.” Initially focused on the higher education market, SafeZone has been implemented in dozens of universities and higher education institutes across Australasia, Europe and North America. SafeZone has also been deployed at one of the UK’s largest corporate enterprises as well as across FCC Group’s international facilities that provide environmental services, water management and infrastructure works. Other applications include rollouts across gated communities and corporate enterprises in the Middle East and healthcare institutes in North America.
SSM Enterprise is designed to maximise the efficiency of WiseNet IP network cameras, recording devices and servers Christopher Whitting has been appointed by Hanwha Techwin Europe as Business Development Manager for its Smart Security Manager (SSM) Enterprise software platform. Video management expert Christopher has had a highly successful sales career within the electronic security sector spanning 20 years, during which he has been a founding partner of CNL, the UK Sales Manager at Bosch, Business Development Manager for Sony and most recently, the Country Manager UK and Ireland for Milestone. “SSM Enterprise fulfils Hanwha Techwin’s ambition to become an end-to-end video surveillance solutions provider and I am very much looking forward to putting my knowledge of IP network platforms and integrated solutions to good use, in order to raise market awareness of the capabilities of this powerful and versatile video management software platform,” said Christopher. “I will be working closely with colleagues throughout Europe to identify projects where SSM Enterprise can help end-users achieve maximum benefit from their security systems.” Facilitating integration SSM Enterprise is designed to maximise the efficiency of WiseNet IP network cameras, recording devices and servers, whilst facilitating integration with third party systems such as Access Control and intruder alarms. In addition to providing a powerful tool to deter and detect criminal activity, it supports specialist analytics Applications running on WiseNet open platform cameras. In retail environments, for example, it can enable the simultaneous display of people counting, heat mapping and EPOS data. Key appointment Commenting on Christopher’s appointment, Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director, Hanwha Techwin Europe said: “Christopher’s skill set makes him the ideal person to champion SSM Enterprise. This is a significant appointment as SSM Enterprise is key to our ability to deliver on our commitment to be a trusted brand that can offer a one-stop-shop for video surveillance. We are confident that it will play a major role in ensuring that we achieve A Bright and Secure Future for our company and our customers.”