Barrett aims to achieve significant growth and market share for Y3K’s group subsidiaries, IQCCTV and Smart-i, within the UK Y3K, the UK's leading manufacturer and distributor of HD CCTV, Smart Home Security and Access Control solutions, has appointed Mike Barrett as National Sales Manager. Barrett’s remit will be to achieve significant growth and gain market share for Y3K’s group subsidiaries, IQCCTV and Smart-i, within the UK region. Specialist electronic security knowledge Barrett has been involved in the security industry for the past 30 years, spending over 16 years at CBC Europe. Most recently he was Regional Sales Manager at transmission specialists, Comnet Communication Networks. His specialist electronic security knowledge covers all aspects of CCTV and video transmission solutions, including fibre optic, Ethernet and wireless. “Over the past year our IQCCTV division has grown significantly, added to this the quick success of the Smart-i division has created a need for an experienced pair of hands to take them to the next stage of their growth,” said Y3K’s Group CEO, Paul Singh. “We’re very fortunate to have hired Mike, who is very well known in the industry. Mike’s years of experience and knowledge will prove vital in growing both parts of the business. The Plug and Play 1080p CCTV and the Smart Home Security sectors will present the greatest market opportunities for us over the next few years, so Mike joining us is perfect timing. And Mike won’t be the last of the appointments we have planned for this year, as we have a few more announcements to make shortly.” Barrett’s position is the first of more than 5 new appointments Y3K will be announcing this month as the company prepares for continued rapid growth during 2016.
Two new ranges ofXvision IP cameras were also launched: Xvision Pro HD and Xvision ELITE After a busy three days, leading HD CCTV and specialist security distributor, Y3K, has reported a significant increase in visitor numbers compared with shows in previous years. Y3K showcased its own latest HD CCTV technologies, as well as vehicle CCTV solutions from sister company, SmartWitness, and new access control and time attendance products from leading global manufacturer, Anviz. The show also marked a significant chapter in Y3K’s history as a new strategic distribution partnership with electrical wholesalers, WF Senate, was signed on the opening day, making them a distribution channel partner for Y3K’s full range of HD CCTV and security products. The event, which made its debut at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands, gave new and existing customers the opportunity to learn more about the latest HD CCTV and access-control products on the market. On display was Y3K’s new range of affordable HD CCTV surveillance cameras and complete end-to-end solutions using the very latest 960H CCTV technology. For the more professional installations, two new ranges of Xvision IP cameras were also launched: Xvision Pro HD, which offers installers 1080p resolution images in a simple-to-install format, and Xvision ELITE, which caters for those looking for enterprise-level IP CCTV, including powerful video content analytics and ANPR. Y3K showcased its own latest HD CCTV technologies, as well as vehicle CCTV solutions from sister company, SmartWitness, and new access control and time attendance products from leading global manufacturer, Anviz New to Y3K’s expanding portfolio of products was an exciting range of Anviz biometric access control products. Fingerprint Recognition, Facial Recognition, Time Attendance and RFID Access-Control products – all fully supported by Y3K’s UK-based technical support team – created a high level of interest from visitors looking for the latest cutting-edge biometric access control solutions. The event also allowed the Y3K and WF Senate teams to meet with customers and explain more about the new partnership and what it means to them from a day-to-day perspective. Now that the partnership agreement has been signed, and after a successful trial, Y3K’s products are now available from 104 WF Senate branches across the UK, where customers receive expert advice and product support, competitive pricing, a system design service and, most importantly, same-day delivery/collection. Paul Singh, CEO for the Y3K Group commented: “Moving the show to London put IFSEC to the test – one we are happy to say it has passed with flying colours. We have had a busy, yet effective exhibition, with many new and existing clients visiting our booth to try out all the products we had on display. Speaking with them also highlighted how the UK was missing a local source for Installers to try, purchase and receive after sales support for all their CCTV and access-control needs. Our partnership with WF Senate gives us the largest UK footprint of CCTV trade counters in the UK, it’s a unique opportunity, for us, for WF Senate and most importantly our customers.”
WF Senate will become the main distribution channel for Y3K and its full range of HD CCTV and security products Croydon-based manufacturer and distributor of HD CCTV and security systems, Y3K, has recently announced a strategic distribution partnership with WF Senate, part of the Rexel Group, a global leader in the distribution of electrical supplies and services. Under the terms of the new deal and following a successful trial, WF Senate will become the main distribution channel for Y3K and its full range of HD CCTV and security products, effective 1st July 2014. With this new strategic partnership in place, Y3K is now unique in being able to offer high-quality products at competitive prices, backed by expert product support, from over 100 locations across the UK. Leading the way through exports Y3K’s overseas presence has also been bolstered following a massive increase in export sales since the beginning of 2014. In addition, Y3K has reported a noticeable uplift in IP CCTV sales, which now account for over half of the company’s global turnover. Commenting on the new agreement, Paul Singh, Y3K’s Group CEO, said, “We’re delighted to be working with WF Senate, as this means we will be able to offer local support, advice and products to both our existing network of customers and new ones – all of whom will see the obvious benefits of working with such a far-reaching distribution partner.” "We firmly believe that our innovative approach has laid the foundation for Y3K to achieve great things for the security industry in the years ahead" Exceptional in every way Y3K is now in its 14th year of trading and from small beginnings, has developed into a significant global distributor, both in the UK and abroad. Total sales to date are currently in excess of £50 million and growing fast. What sets Y3K apart from many of its competitors is its ability to provide outstanding quality, pricing and service right across its product ranges. “Y3K has set itself the goal of delivering excellence as standard in everything it does,” says Singh. “We firmly believe that our innovative approach has laid the foundation for Y3K to achieve great things for the security industry in the years ahead.”