Hikvision’s Miami office co-sponsored an event in partnership with nonprofit Mission 500 and other security industry pioneers to support local students who attend the Title 1 Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Florida. Participants built and donated 700 backpacks filled with school supplies and other essential items. On Friday, Aug. 9, Hikvision Miami logistics and facility manager, Anthony Martinez, and Florida & Puerto Rico sales director, Shane Nikov, convened at Crosspointe with Mission 500 representatives and other security industry members. Volunteers filled backpacks with various items including pens, pencils, binders, markers and notebooks, and distributed the backpacks to students at the school. Serving needs of children Hikvision Miami employees who couldn’t attend the event wrote messages of encouragement for the students. “It was truly a special event. We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community by investing in our youth, providing them with important items for school, and delivering a message of hope,” said Hikvision’s Martinez. Mission 500 is a non-profit organization that works with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis. Hikvision North America team members have participated in several Mission 500 events, including the November 2018 Puerto Rico service trip where they helped victims of Hurricane Maria rebuild their homes; a December 2018 kit building event for Title 1 school children in East Hartford, Conn.; the February 2019 Hockey Classic in Toronto; and the April 2019 Security 5/2K race held during ISC West.
The awards recognize phenomenal accomplishments of distributors, system integrators and partners across the nation VIVOTEK USA recently announced the winners of its prestigious Distributor and System Integrator Awards for 2014. The awards recognize phenomenal accomplishments of distributors, system integrators and partners across the nation. This year marks the first year VIVOTEK USA presented awards for exceptional sales, product knowledge, encouragement for future research and development, commitment to VIVOTEK's products and their ability to improve security. "It is of immense importance we honor and give credit when due. Allowing our partners to stand behind our company, delivering reliable products in a very competitive industry, we must recognize their achievements and contributions to our growth and success," said VIVOTEK USA President David Liu. Each year, VIVOTEK USA will acknowledge vendors based on outstanding sales, revenue, growth, support and feedback from regional sales managers. Winners were honored in seven categories: The 2014 Distributor and System Integrator Award Recipients are: Distributor of the Year: WYNIT Outstanding Growth Distributor: SMC National Dealer/Partner of the Year - AISG, New York Regional Dealer/Partner of the Year: West - Utah Yamas Controls - Mike Evans, Salt Lake City, UT, Central - Duke Communications, Houston, TX, East - Complete Security, Marlboro, NJ Technology Partner of the Year: Exacq Manufacturer's Rep Firm of the Year: LRG Manufacturer's Rep Firm Sales Person of the Year: Matt Bryant of Security Solutions VIVOTEK Distribution Sales Manager Michael Schmitz said the notable winner of Distributor of the Year belongs to WYNIT. "We commend them for their efforts to support sales and their willingness to do whatever we need regarding MAP pricing." VIVOTEK National Sales Manager, Central division, Rob Salsman is assured Outstanding growth distributor honoree "SMC has provided growth over 200% from 2013 to 2014 with much more in the pipeline." "All of our cameras are integrated and their support team has been quick to respond to several integration issues. VIVOTEK definitely has more projects going on with Exacq in comparison to other partners," said VIVOTEK USA Sales Engineer Archimedes Mandap of Technology Partner of the Year favorite. "It is of immense importance we honor and give credit when due. Allowing our partners to stand behind our company, delivering reliable products in a very competitive industry" Regional Sales Manager David Taylor mentioned Manufacture's Rep Firm of the Year, "LRG has been key in the central region's growth and understands what being a brand partner is about. Comprehensively, LRG provides VIVOTEK a level of support that is unmatched and has a team of people directed by Chris Lanier, whom are all key resources to us." Southeast Regional Sales Manager Shane Nikov celebrated Manufacturer's Rep Firm Sales Person of the Year, Matt Bryant of Security Solutions. "Matt is by far the biggest asset that VIVOTEK has on the rep side of the business. He is constantly working beyond the 9-5 schedule and makes things happen. He has provided us with multiple opportunities with new and large dealers. On top of his commitment to VIVOTEK, Matt is always available and his Southeast region is continuously increasing year after year. He is a great partner and proponent of VIVOTEK USA." Winners will receive awards and be recognized for their achievements by mail. VIVOTEK USA congratulates all recipients of our 2014 Distributor and Integrator Awards. We are proud to be backed by such supportive, dedicated and successful individuals and partners who believe in our various solutions serving the IP surveillance industry.