Published on 22 June, 2009
|RISCO Group is reinforcing its presence in the North American market with a number of strategic initiatives|
, a leading provider of integrated security systems, is reinforcing its presence in the North American market with a number of strategic initiatives. Highlights of the plan include the launch of RISCO Group USA, headed by Len Friedman as President and CEO; new corporate headquarters in Melville, NY; the appointment of Robert Barry as Vice President of Integration Sales and Support; and a carefully crafted product portfolio designed to expand business opportunities.
"RISCO Group is a rapidly growing organisation and the formation of RISCO Group USA will help to strengthen our brand name and our position as a leader in advanced security solutions," said Mr. Friedman. "Launching the U.S. office is a milestone in the company's roadmap and provides the opportunity to realise RISCO's vision of delivering the most flexible, end-to-end security systems solutions backed by superior customer support services to the North American market."
The company's parent company, RISCO Group, Ltd., has been manufacturing quality security products for 30 years with a presence in the U.S. market that spans over 20 years as Rokonet Industries. Under Mr. Friedman's direction, RISCO Group USA will focus on expanding the company's product offerings to focus on integrated system solutions that will be developed organically and through select acquisitions.
Mr. Friedman was formerly with Bosch Security Systems, where he held several management positions including Vice President of Marketing for the Americas. His industry experience also includes management positions with Ademco/Honeywell where he was one of the founding fathers of First Alert Professional Security Systems.
An additional component of RISCO Group USA's strategy moving forward is a strong commitment to environmental issues
Recently promoted to Vice President of Integration Sales and Support, Robert Barry will be responsible for establishing critical measurements for determining Sales Projections in addition to Inventory, Technical Support, Training Programs and oversight of the RISCO Engineered Services (RES). Bringing 25 years of Industry field experience to this position, Bob has an integral role in supporting RISCO's Commercial Intrusion, Access, Video and Integration platforms in the United States and Canada. A professor at Farmingdale State College in New York where students can receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Security Systems, Bob teaches Physical Security in the Criminal Justice Department.
Advanced product solutions available from RISCO Group USA include SynopSYS™, one of RISCO Group's premier Global solutions. A sophisticated software platform, SynopSYS™ enables simplified and completely integrated site management and control via intuitive, drag and drop-based, synoptic maps. SynopSYS™ is ideal for commercial and public buildings, complexes and distributed organizations. Additional initial product offerings also presently include ProSYS™, an IP based Integrated Security System offering unique Bus detectors and wireless expansion; Agility™, a new Flexible Wireless Solution providing security, safety and home automation that combines stylish design with unrivalled simplicity, and the award winning WatchOut™ Reliable Outdoor Detector with unique detection technologies. WatchOut provides selective event recognition utilizing Sway Recognition™ Technology that recognizes and excludes objects such as bushes and tree lim bs, and Digital Correlation™ Technology for eliminating false alarms from pets and rapid temperature changes.
RISCO Group USA will focus on integrated system solutions that will be developed organically and through select acquisitions
Additionally, RISCO Group's AGM™ Universal Communication module can be used as a primary or backup GSM communicator connected to any control panel, or as a standalone mini control-panel with integral GSM communication.
An additional component of RISCO Group USA's strategy moving forward is a strong commitment to environmental issues, in manufacturing and beyond. As an important first step in this process, RISCO Group's factory is now certified as RoHS compliant, as is their full line of environmentally friendly detectors.