ME electronic surveillance market to grow over 100pc
Dubai, December 14, 2010
Researchers have indicated that the electronic surveillance market in the Middle East is projected to grow over 100 per cent for the next ten years, according to a leading distributor of surveillance systems in the region.
There is a growing end-user awareness of the return on investment (ROI) that security systems offer, particularly Video Surveillance, said WestconME, the region’s leading value add distributor (VAD) of convergence, infrastructure, mobility and security systems.
The Middle East market continues to see investments in verticals such as airports, education, hospitality, retail, healthcare, logistics, government, oil and gas, transport, seaports and renewable energy projects.
Video surveillance is undergoing a transformation from analog to digital as IP based Security products offer reliability, scalability, interoperability and real time accessibility from just about anywhere. IT managers are increasingly getting involved with the security managers in making and influencing the decision to buy IP-based security products as these products often use existing network infrastructure.
Keeping in view the paradigm shift in the Electronic Security industry, WestconME has broadened its portfolio of technology offerings to the channel for the Electronic Surveillance industry by tying up with a leading IP video and security systems manufacturer Pelco (by Schneider Electric).
Respected as a major product innovator and premier manufacturer in the market, Pelco also manufactures a large number of special equipment items, including explosion-proof and pressurised camera enclosures, high-security housings and thermal imaging pan-tilt-zoom positioning systems. Pelco produces the industry-acclaimed Spectra, Sarix, Esprit, Camclosure, Endura and DigitalSentry product lines.
Pelco products will be accessible to the channel through WestonME’s Network Infrastructure Business Unit (NIBU) which offers comprehensive solutions for end-to-end structured cabling, data center offerings of power management, cooling, enclosures, environmental monitoring, and remote management & control.
“We see a tremendous opportunity to augment our Channel Partner’s revenue and grow their business into adjacent technologies and markets through these IP based Video Surveillance & Access technology. Our recent agreement with Pelco, an acknowledged market leader in IP Cameras for Video Security systems address myriad solutions and vertical industries through a wide portfolio of solutions,” said Venu Menon sales & marketing director at WestconME.
“WestconME brings to us their acknowledged leadership in Value Add Distribution , leading affinity vendor relations and a tremendous breadth of Enterprise Partners across Middle East with skill sets in Convergence, Networking, Internet Security and Infrastructure,” added Anant Berde, regional manager at Pelco Middle East.-TradeArabia News Service