WITH ongoing Dahua growth across the Oceania region John Vrdoljak has joined the team as the business development manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
Vrdoljak joins Dahua after previous sales and technical roles at Assa Abloy, NEC and Panasonic. In his role at ASSA ABLOY Vrdoljak was working with consultants and end users to create opportunities to feed back to distributors.
“John joins us after 8 years at Assa Abloy and has a great reputation and strong network of contacts that we are sure he will be able to use to expand Dahua’s reach into the Australian market” said Tony Lagan, Oceania business development manager at Dahua.
“John brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to our team and we are very excited to have him join us as we continue to expand.” ♦
Bosch Security Systems has a new recruit with William Hasna joining the team as the video systems product manager.
With a solid security sales background from his lengthy tenure at Hills, and most recently with Pelco, coupled with product management experience honed at Rittal, William comes to Bosch with the right mix of knowledge and capability to promote and grow the Video Systems business.
“I am excited to join an organisation that has a strong product portfolio and is focused on delivering customer service excellence,” Hasna said. “With new, innovative video technology coming this year, we anticipate delivering the quality, reliability and performance that is synonymous with the Bosch brand.
“I am really looking forward to working with the Bosch team to develop and nurture the video business within our region.”
SECTECH Roadshow Camera Shootout commissioning took place in Sydney yesterday, with 13 manufacturers enrolling bullet cameras, low light cameras and big PTZ domes. It was a long day but the Genetec 5.6 VA is now locked and loaded, and ready to go, starting off with SecTech Sydney at Randwick Racecourse (Register here!).
SecTech Camera Shootout will see all the biggest CCTV brands going head to head including Mobotix, Axis, Hikvision, Dahua, Honeywell, Uniview and Sony, Bosch, Panasonic, Pelco, Vivotek and Samsung. The PTZ demo will be a highlight in Sydney – PTZ demos are hard to do and getting competitors of this calibre at a venue with huge depth of field as we have at Randwick Racecourse is a fabulous opportunity for installers and end users who need to compare PTZ performance. Check out the commissioning images below!
MICAH Hines has joined the BGWT Queensland team in a sales engineering role.
“Micah’s appointment completes the recruitment drive for quality people into our QLD team” said Alan Whitehead, BGWT Qld state manager.
Micah joins BGWT with experience in technical, support and sales roles within the security industry. Micah has a strong and broad technical base across all electronic security segments including intercoms alarms, access control and CCTV.
Micah has held various roles including as a technician for a systems integrator, technical support roles, as well as sales engineering roles with Pacific Communications and DAS/Hills.
“We are delighted to have Micah join our QLD team”, said Robert Meachem, GM for BGW Technologies, “Micah’s key roles will be to help drive sales in the QLD/NT territory and to provide technical expertise for the branch and our customers.”
SEN’s John Adams at Randwick Racecourse – definitely our best venue ever
SECTECH Roadshow is at Royal Randwick Racecourse on May 4 (register here!) and after a recent tour of the facilities, organisers say they are easily the best ever.
The SecTech Expo space, Camera Shootout demo room and seminar presentation room are located together, with multiple breakout spaces offering stunning views of Sydney City to the north, ideal for a planned live demo of Dallmeier Panomera.
SecTech Camera Shootout includes a big PTZ demo in Sydney and the views across the racecourse are tailor-made to test the prowess of powerful PTZs from the best manufacturers in the world. All SecTech’s rooms look across the racecourse and the facilities for exhibitors and visitors are simply outstanding, with plenty of free parking, easy loading, a beautiful environment and excellent support staff.
Atlas Gentech’s Simply Leasing finance business, which provides all sorts of office equipment, including security solutions, will be launched into the Australian market after enjoying great success over the ditch.
Simply Leasing is a finance business which started out leasing NZ-based security and electronic equipment distributor Atlas Gentech equipment but now provides financing to Atlas Gentech clients. A re-launch is planned for coming weeks and Atlas Gentech MD, Steve Varney, said the company is considering expanding into Australia this year.
Varney told Heather Wright of Channel Life that leasing isn’t about customers not having the up-front cash anymore – he said there are real benefits for resellers to offer leasing as an option early in the sales conversation.
VIDEO surveillance coverage is vast and growing – not just in terms of scale but in terms of quality. Despite the improvement, many CCTV systems are static beasts – they record at fixed frame rates with fixed fields of view and the footage they generate is stored for investigation.
But there’s a growing trend in which sees end users and integrators squeezing more out of CCTV systems using IVA – some of these lateral applications are not security or safety related but increasingly, many are. It’s not surprising at one level. The underlying technology that generates stock reports for marketing teams is just as capable of delivering reports to security managers informing them in real time of large crowds or heavy vehicles driving where they should not be.
Z-WAVE Alliance and chipmaker Sigma Designs have announced that all IOT devices must now conform to strict and uniform adoption of a new security protocol for all Z-Wave devices receiving certification.
The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework, calling it “the most advanced security for smart home devices and controllers, gateways and hubs in the market today.”
The move makes key exchange Z-Wave wireless comms standards far higher than anything we see in the electronic security industry, where basic 433MHz is the baseline between many wireless devices and controllers.
Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking submissions from suitably qualified and experienced companies for the provision of installations, servicing and repair of security and equipment.
According to MBRC, the works required include installation of security solutions, servicing of existing security solutions and reactive repairs of security solutions, which include its huge video surveillance system. MRBC’s video surveillance solution incorporates more than 800 fixed and PTZ CCTV cameras, and a dedicated 24-hour security control room.
HILLS is bolstering its security business across the nation with the recruitment of Aaron Lane as business development manager in Western Australia, and Leonie Cox as business development manager - residential, based in Sydney.
Lane joins Hills after 8 years at Downer Security and Network Services, and comes to the business with a strong background in access control and CCTV, and a deep understanding of the security landscape.
Cox returns to Hills after pursuing overseas interests and, having worked in the security sector for over 20 years, brings with her a wealth of industry experience and a vast catalogue of contacts in the building industry. She is tasked with developing business in the residential and multi-dwelling building sector with products such as Bticino, Reliance and Tecom.