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IDIS, PHOENIXTRESCRAY partner

The video security manufacturer IDIS reports a partnership with PHOENIXTRESCRAY. Corporate and multi-purpose projects, using end-to-end IDIS video and access control products, are in the pipeline and will be delivered by PHOENIXTRESCRAY as a core element of its integrated security and building management solutions, the firms say.

PHOENIXTRESCRAY has a track record in delivering structured cabling and communications – including IP networking, audio visual, Wi-Fi and DAS. Ceri Richards, Managing Director at PHOENIXTRESCRAY, said: “There is particular demand for powerful yet affordable integrated security offering to reduce upfront costs and improve value. We understand our clients also have more appetite for system flexibility and adaptability across longer lifecycles which is not being met by established players in the sector.”

The companies say that also shaping the market are the influence of the United States National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) which is becoming an factor in purchasing decisions, particularly for new multi-tenanted facilities and medium-to-large enterprises with operations or trading links in the US. Adrian Arnold, Security Projects Director, PHOENIXTRESCRAY says: “IDIS video technology is feature rich and cost effective to install and maintain, and thanks to off-the-shelf integration with leading access control technologies – including Gallagher – we can now present a compelling business case for the major projects we are being asked to deliver.”

The sectors being targeted by the two companies include commercial premises, mixed use developments, campuses, data centres and high-end residential. PHOENIXTRESCRAY and its parent company Phoenix ME, which specialises in mechanical and electrical, are also focusing on compliant COVID-secure workspaces for safe back-to-work moves. They are already helping customers to adapt to safe working practices, but ones that are also looking to improve workspace management to cater for an increasingly mobile workforce, the ability to adapt to new ways of operating.

Ceri Richards says: “In the medium and longer term, organisations will need the right tools to give them the intelligence to underpin decision-making around building use and operational efficiency. As staff return to work, especially in larger facilities, security and FM managers will be focusing on employee engagement and wellbeing, and on the visitor experience and customer confidence. Traditional surveillance and access control gather much of the information already needed for this – now, with advances in processing power and the accuracy of intelligent analytics, we can offer complete turnkey solutions backed by actionable intelligence.”

And Jamie Barnfield, Senior Sales Director, IDIS Europe says: “The AI video solutions that organisations are now deploying to help with COVID-safe operating will also prove valuable going forward, because they will provide them with granular data on the way premises are being used, right down to department level. By integrating our IDIS deep-learning powered video analytics with access control, users can correlate transactional data to deliver actional intelligence about what’s happening on site, both in real-time and over time, resulting in more benefits and long-term value.”


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