WINNERS of the Hills and Pelco by Schneider Electric ‘Win a trip to Las Vegas’ competition, including Intelligent Surveillance from Cairns, Mick Martin Electronic Security from Tamworth, and Red Wolf Security Group from Wellington New Zealand – enjoyed a memorable week in the USA, touring the Pelco global headquarters in Clovis, California before travelling to Las Vegas to attend the largest security industry trade show in the US – ISC West.

The tour of the Pelco factory was a highlight for the installers, and a great opportunity to meet the people behind the Pelco product. The group previewed the latest Pelco products including VideoXpert 2.0, the all new VideoXpert Professional mid-tier VMS as well as the new Pelco Sarix Enhanced camera range.

They were also able to observe the manufacturing process for products including Spectra, Esprit, Exsite and Endura – following the productions lines from raw materials to metal fabrication and powder coating, PCB manufacturing, final assembly and QA testing. The group also visited the Factory Acceptance Testing Laboratory, where Pelco simulate 3500+ cameras on an IP network and pre-configure large scale CCTV systems. 

In Las Vegas, the winners mixed business with pleasure, enjoying the sights and sounds of the city while getting ahead of the curve on the latest security innovations on show at ISC West. Head of sales for security, surveillance & IT at Hills, Bill Sakellariou, said the opportunity to tour Pelco Global Headquarters and attend ISC West was the trip of a life time for the lucky winners.

“Hills was pleased to host our customers on this unique trip, which was a wonderful opportunity to meet the Pelco team and preview new technology,” Sakellariou said.

Pelco’s general manager sales for Australia/New Zealand, Craig Cobbin, hosted the lucky winners for this memorable trip.

“Combining the Pelco factory tour with one of the world’s largest security exhibitions in Las Vegas is what memories are made of,” Cobbin said. “The guests could experience firsthand the Pelco difference: our people
and culture, our value adds, plus our latest product innovations direct from the factory.” ♦