Comelit’s Gold Partner, Smart R Distribution, has recently launched its new CCTV division to meet the growing demand for smart, integrated IP network video surveillance solutions. The specialist security distributor, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will be providing support to installers and system integrators who wish to source Comelit’s new range of cameras and video recorders. Dedicated door entry solutions Comelit’s advanced CCTV SMART and ADVANCE series present Smart R’s customers with simple to install and connect solutions that are equipped with a number of advanced functions and high-performance features. They can be conveniently accessed from the same mobile app as Comelit’s dedicated door entry solutions. “We have achieved considerable success over the last 10 years as a specialist supplier of Access Control and door entry solutions which has expert knowledge of card and reader technology,” said Simon Shawley, Business Development Manager for Smart R Distribution. “The quality and reliability of Comelit’s video access solutions has helped contribute to this success, and so we are delighted to be able to add its new CCTV products to our portfolio.” Increasing customer demand for CCTV Comelit has always enjoyed a great working relationship with Smart R Distribution" Smart R is a Gold Partner to Comelit, building on a significant long-term business relationship with respect to the distribution of access control and video door entry solutions. And with increasing customer demands for access control and CCTV to be specified for the same projects, the expectation is to deliver a seamless security experience, especially when it comes to home automation and surveillance, but also for business access. High-resolution images Francesca Boeris, Comelit UK Managing Director added, “Comelit has always enjoyed a great working relationship with Smart R Distribution, really operating as a true partnership. As with all our Gold Partners, our aim is to grow with them and embrace the smart advances occurring, becoming the first port of call for quality products and expert advice.” “CCTV is, and has been over the last few years, a market experiencing constant growth. We are delighted Smart R has introduced Comelit’s CCTV SMART and ADVANCE systems into its new division, as simple-to-install systems that still provide clear, detailed and well-defined high-resolution images. Added with our door entry and access control offering and it maintains our joint ability to achieve expectations for more discerning customers’ preference for integrated, mobile-friendly, fast-operating visual security.”
Smart R Distribution has announced it will be exhibiting at The Security Event which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 28-30 April 2020. Simon Shawley, who recently joined Smart R Distribution in a business development role, says the exhibition will provide an ideal opportunity for the company to formally launch its new CCTV division. “Many of the visitors to The Security Event will know of Smart R Distribution as a specialist distributor of Access Control, with specialist knowledge in cards and reader technology, but we have in fact been supporting CCTV products for some time.” “However, with both product sets now almost routinely being specified for the same projects, we believe the time is right for us to significantly increase our CCTV activities and work with installers and system integrators to generate new sales opportunities.” Value-added distributor We are looking forward to presenting many of these products to existing and potential new customers" Smart R Distribution is confident that by combining the industry knowledge of founding directors, Derek Clenshaw and Neill Williams with Simon’s extensive CCTV expertise, it will establish clear blue water between itself and other distributors by adding real value to the supply chain. The company takes pride in having built an enormously talented and highly trained pre and post sales team who are just one phone call away when installers and system integrators are looking for objective, professional advice on how to ‘put the right pieces together’ in terms of integrating Access Control and CCTV. Hanwha Wisenet L camera range In addition to distributing and offering first line technical support for an extensive range of door entry and access control solutions from many of the electronic security industry’s manufacturers, Smart R Distribution is a distributor of Vivotek CCTV products. It is also one of just two UK distributors who are able to supply the keenly priced Wisenet L camera range manufactured by Hanwha Techwin. “We are looking forward to presenting many of these products to existing and potential new customers who visit stand G70,” said Simon. “We will also take the opportunity to raise awareness of the new range of CCTV products from Comelit.”
Reiss has worked within the electronic security industry for over 10 years and immediately prior to joining Wavestore, was a Senior Sales Executive for SECOM Plc. Reporting to Wavestore’s Sales Director, Simon Shawley, Reiss will be working closely with Wavestore’s distribution and system integrator partners to assist them in capitalizing on the increased demand for the company’s open-platform Linux-based VMS. Cameras and integrated technologies "Professional security has become a lot more technologically advanced in recent years with so much choice available across so many brands," said Reiss. "What attracted me to Wavestore is that our customers are able to take advantage of a completely open-platform, allowing them to use cameras and integrated technologies, including a broad range of video analytics, which satisfies their specific requirements." He further added, "What’s more, as technology continues to develop, it can be seamlessly integrated into Wavestore’s platform to protect investment, make the best use of available budget cycles and keep end-user clients’ systems fully up-to-date. I am looking forward to working with existing Wavestore Partners, as well as developing new relationships and demonstrating how system integrators can win more business with Wavestore."
Video Management Software (VMS) manufacturer, Wavestore, has further strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Neil Gardner as Regional Sales Manager for the North UK and Ireland. Reporting to Simon Shawley, Wavestore’s Sales Director, Neil will provide local support for distribution partners and system integrator partners by helping them to capitalise on the increased demand for the company’s open platform Linux based VMS. Increasing system integrator support Neil has worked within the electronic security industry since 2005 and was previously Regional Sales Manager for Avigilon. “The appointment of Neil reflects our commitment to provide professional, field-based sales support throughout North UK and Ireland,” said Simon Shawley. “Neil’s sales and technical expertise will certainly be put to good use as part of our efforts to provide system integrators with a competitive edge and help them win new projects whenever a future proof and easy to implement VMS solution is required.” Wavestore’s award winning VMS is able to bring together third-party devices and sub-systems such as cameras, intruder detection, access control and video analytics from the world’s leading brands onto an easy to operate, highly secure and robust platform. Free technical support for system integrators and the provision of flexible Upgrade Bundles, which eliminate reoccurring annual upgrade charges that are commonplace in the VMS market, are just some of the ways that Wavestore has developed a reputation for understanding the needs of the market.
Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS), has appointed Simon Shawley as its new Sales Director to oversee the company’s sales strategy and drive growth across EMEA. Simon, who joined on 1st February 2018, has over 25 years’ experience in the electronic security market having previously held senior sales and business development positions for companies including Hanwha Techwin and DVTel. Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS), has appointed Simon Shawley Electronic security “It’s great to join the Wavestore team at such an exciting juncture,” said Simon. “Organisations are increasingly utilising VMS to maximise their investment in electronic security and Wavestore’s ability to bring together third-party devices and sub-systems such as cameras, intruder detection, access control and video analytics from the world’s leading brands onto a common, future-proof and easy to operate platform, delivers clear benefits from both a technology and total cost of ownership standpoint.” Wavestore has recently launched v6.10 of it’s award winning VMS, delivering a highly secure, robust and reliable video management platform underpinned by free technical support for its partners and provision of flexible Upgrade Bundles, which eliminate reoccurring annual upgrade charges that are commonplace in the VMS market. Organisations are increasingly utilising VMS to maximise their investment in electronic security High standards of customer care James Smith, Managing Director of Wavestore Global Ltd said: “We are delighted to have Simon on board to drive our planned growth and to continue to deliver the high standards of customer care our partners have come to expect as the company expands its operations.”
Genie the British manufacturer of IP video, CCTV and Access Control solutions announces the appointment of Simon Shawley as its new Business Development Director. Previous experience Simon joins from Samsung, where he held the position of European Sales Director within their Hanwha division, transforming their business’ partnership programme. With over 25 years of security industry experience Simon is well equipped with the skillset and knowledge to increase Genie’s impact across the security sector. “We have some exciting projects on the Genie horizon. With the appointment of Simon and his expertise, I know that the business can further strengthen its focus on delivering the best products and security solutions. Myself and the rest of the team are delighted to welcome Simon to Genie, working together to continue business growth.” - Steve, CEO Simon’s appointment follows on from the appointment of Genie’s, new Southern and Northern Business Development Managers, Simon Chrabkowski and Linley McLean earlier this year.
Samsung Techwin's products were evaluated to ensure that they comply with Network Rail's safety standards Samsung Techwin cameras, domes, recorders and Ethernet switches within its IP network video surveillance range, have been approved for use within Network Rail infrastructure. The issuing of the PADS Certificate of Acceptance follows a process during which the Samsung Techwin video surveillance products were evaluated and comprehensively tested to ensure that they are reliable, fit for purpose and comply with Network Rail’s demanding standards in respect of safety. “This is a significant landmark for Samsung Techwin as PADS approval means that consultants, system designers and specifiers can include our products in their proposals and be confident that they will be acceptable to Network Rail’s project managers,” said Simon Shawley, Director, Northern Europe for the Security Solutions division of Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd. “The rail sector offers considerable new business opportunities for installers and systems integrators and we are therefore understandably very pleased that we can now offer high performance video surveillance solutions which, as well as being robust and reliable, will meet the safety requirements of security projects within the Network Rail infrastructure.” Among the products approved are Samsung Techwin’s ‘open platform’ WiseNetIII high definition megapixel cameras. These offer users the freedom to choose the perfect combination of edge based video analytics and video management software (VMS) which best matches the requirements of individual projects. The PADS Certificate of Acceptance issued by Network Rail also provides approval for a number of Samsung Techwin analogue cameras and DVRs. Click here to view a complete list of the products covered that have been PADS approved.