Video surveillance provider Dahua Technology has appointed Hills limited (ASX:HIL) as its new distributor across Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ).
With the new agreement, Hills expects to strengthen its position as a "complete solution provider" in the security sector.
The Australian distributor will offer Dahua's range of integrated security technology solutions.
Headquartered in China, Dahua Technology was established in 2001 and claims to be the world's second largest global provider of video surveillance products and services.
Dahua's product line of cameras, NVRs and HD over coax is present in 180 countries across banking and finance, government, transport and retail sectors.
Hills CEO and managing director David Lenz said signing Dahua would round out the company’s security offering and give Hills the opportunity to compete across all markets, from low cost to enterprise level solutions.
“Hills continues to build and invest in our security business, attracting global technology leaders with products that reinvigorate our portfolio and create opportunities for sales and growth,” Lenz said.
“As one of the largest value-added building technologies distributor in the A/NZ region, we have a deep understanding of the industry and what end-users want. We see the Dahua product fitting seamlessly alongside our existing brands and integrating with other vendor solutions like Genetec.”
Hills has renewed its distribution agreement with Canadian IP security vendor Genetec as announced on 15 May.
In February, Lenz said that Hills has seen strong growth from its exclusive distribution arrangement with Genetec.
According to Lenz, Dahua offers one of the" widest product ranges in the industry", with technologies that can interface and integrate into existing analogue and future IT-based infrastructures.
“Dahua is pleased to partner with Hills," Dahua Oceania managing director Lyn Cheng said. "They are a visionary distributor with solid support infrastructure across the ANZ region and demonstrate a deep understanding of security and video surveillance. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”