D-Link Joins Forces with Tri-Ed Northern Video to Offer IP Surveillance Solutions
D-Link, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, recently announced a partnership with Tri-Ed / Northern Video, North American independent security distributor. Security integrators will have access to D-Link's end-to-end portfolio of business class surveillance solutions and Professional Services through Tri-Ed / Northern Video's extensive network of security system integrators, with stock hitting the shelves later this month.
Through this partnership, D-Link joins Tri-Ed / Northern Video's group of industry leading manufacturers offering IP, CCTV, access control, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cable and home automation products. Tri-Ed / Northern Video offers greater value and convenience for its customers and suppliers, with 46 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
"Tri-Ed / Northern Video prides itself on providing security integrators with industry-leading solutions from leading manufacturers, and D-Link is no exception," said James Rothstein, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Tri-Ed / Northern Video. "Through its breadth of products, end-to-end solutions and ease-of-integration in what is a rapidly growing market, D-Link offers our customers a wide range of solutions to meet their needs."
"D-Link is committed to the physical security market, designing its IP surveillance solutions with the features that meet customer requirements, including industry leading camera technology and best-of-breed software compatibility for easy integration into existing security platforms," said Albert Ling associate vice president of North America Business Development, for D-Link. "We are excited to offer our IP surveillance solutions through Tri-Ed / Northern Video, expanding our reach into this market and providing existing D-Link reseller partners with additional value."
The IP surveillance market continues to grow, with IMS Research forecasting IP cameras to outsell analog beginning in 2014(1). However, industry experts also recognize some security integrators are hesitant to make the switch from CCTV because they do not have expertise in IP networking. D-Link's Professional Services program provides a wealth of high-value presale, installation and post-sale support services, including access to experts who are uniquely qualified to assess a customer's application requirements and assist with simple and complex installations, including multi-location IP surveillance installations. Security integrators can leverage Professional Services for added profitability as they develop their own IP practice.