Leading distributor, Ingram Micro, has established a new Physical Security division specialising in physical security solutions such as IP monitoring and surveillance.
Coinciding with the establishment of the new division, Ingram Micro also announced Axis Communications, a leading manufacturer of IP-security video solutions worldwide, has appointed Ingram Micro as its Australian distribution partner.
“We are very fortunate to be working with Axis Communications,” business manager for Ingram Micro’s new Physical Security Division, David Charlton, said. “They are the market-leaders in IP-video solutions for security.”
Axis Communications A/NZ and Oceania Country Manager, Wai King Wong, said Axis is very pleased to be working with Ingram Micro to distribute its products into the Australian market.
“We work with Ingram Micro in several other countries around the world, so we’re really pleased to be working together in Australia too. Ingram Micro has a deep and sophisticated understanding of our business and of the local market,"he said.
"As the primary vendor involved in Ingram Micro’s new physical security business in Australia, we see it as a great opportunity to drive the growth of surveillance solutions in the market and to work more closely with Ingram Micro on joint opportunities.”
The establishment of the new Physical Security division is in-line with Ingram's global expansion into the physical security market.
Charlton said the video monitoring and surveillance market is changing quickly as solutions move from traditional analogue equipment to IP-based security.
“Video security used to be a specialist AV function, with installations carried out by specialist CCT and AV installers,” he said. “But as companies move to digital and IP-based security, security is progressively becoming a function of the IT department, with IT managers responsible for putting security solutions in place, and managing the storage and archiving of video footage.”
Charlton said modern IP-security solutions are more capable and more complex than their analogue-based pre-cursors.