Comelit Group UK, a manufacturer of access control and door entry solutions, has announced its acquisition of PAC GDX. Under the newly formed and re-branded Comelit-Pac company, the acquisition of PAC GDX by the Italian owned security and fire safety specialist will enable the company to offer total integrated solutions, inclusive of networked access control systems together with door entry, CCTV, home automation, intruder alarm, and fire detection systems. Networked access control Led in the UK by Managing Director, Francesca Boeris, Comelit-PAC will benefit from the best technologies, technical development, and economies of scale to focus on product development, manufacturing, and specification for the residential, education, and commercial sectors. Says Francesca, “This is an exciting time for Comelit together with PAC GDX. Combined, we want to provide our installers and commercial partners with a complete solution for everything related to the low voltage package. From video door entry systems to CCTV to fire detection systems, from anti-intrusion to home automation, and now networked access control. Moreover, everything can be integrated.” Security and fire safety A new modern 12,500 sqft Manchester office, which will be the new home for the PAC GDX division" “PAC GDX is known for its impressive market presence and a very experienced team. Together we are stronger and current partners in the market will benefit from our heavy investment in areas such as research and development, an enhanced service offering, and increased support in delivering innovative new products. The plan for us is to continue its great work and support and further develop existing routes to market as well as discover new opportunities for security and fire safety.” Further investment into a new modern 12,500 sqft Manchester office, which will be the new home for the PAC GDX division, complementing Comelit-Pac’s office, state-of-the-art training facilities, and warehousing in Luton. Integrated security system Steve Riley, Comelit-PAC’s newly appointed Business Division Director added, “We know how strong Comelit’s current offering is and we’re excited about the synergies of combining forces. Comelit-PAC presents an all-encompassing solution, enabling our team to work with customers’ rights from initial design and specification through to project completion, utilizing a complete smart product portfolio. We are looking forward to the opportunities for our customers, new and existing, and the market as a whole with our new proposition.” Justin Hawkesford, Operations Director adds “Anyone who turns to Comelit-PAC can speak to a product specialist and create their own standalone or integrated system in security and fire safety, with confidence in our already established focus on reliability, scalability, future-proof technology, and design.”
Steve Riley has been appointed as the new Vice President of Sales for Europe region for PAC GDX and 3xLOGIC brands. Business intelligence expert Formerly with Risco for over 7 years, industry stalwart, Steve has joined the organization with an ambition to grow market share across all brands, by adding value to security solutions in the form of business intelligence. “It’s a very exciting time to be joining this organization because we have several exciting product launches planned, and I see so much potential in the integration of our brands and the resulting ability to offer solutions that very few companies can provide”, said Steve Riley. Harnessing secure data Steve will also be re-shaping and re-energizing the organization’s channel engagement Steve adds, “By harnessing the secure data which is on board many security systems already out in the field, we can provide valuable insights for end users, such as tracking how, when and where people move around buildings, information that can really assist with everything from Covid-19 procedures, to energy savings.” Steve will also be re-shaping and re-energizing the organization’s channel engagement, developing new distribution partnerships and relationships with system integrators in the UK and across Europe. Enterprise security Steve further stated, “Some of our brands have been associated with certain market sectors to date, and they have dominated those sectors, but interoperability across our brands and calibrating the right products to suit the application means that our security installers and system integrators can target any kind of business, from SMEs all the way up to enterprise-level PLCs.” Welcoming Steve to the fold, Bill Hobbs, the Global Sales Leader for PAC GDX and 3xLOGIC brands stated, “Steve has joined us on the brink of huge growth potential for the company and his energy and management skills are a welcome addition at this exciting time.”
RISCO Smart Home offers a streamlined lifestyle that delivers modern convenience and peace of mind RISCO Group, the global manufacturer of end-to-end solutions for the professional security market, announces the launch of RISCO Smart Home – its first complete connected home security solution. RISCO Smart Home aims to provide end-users with a professional security system that boasts intelligent home automation; combining video monitoring, energy management, smart access and easy control of lighting. Streamlined Lifestyle Managed from the intuitive iRISCO smartphone app, RISCO Smart Home offers a streamlined lifestyle that delivers modern convenience and peace of mind. RISCO Smart Home can be integrated as an add-on to all RISCO systems via the Microsoft Azure powered RISCO Cloud, with no additional training necessary and can be installed with any choice of panel, allowing installers to provide seamless upgrades for new and existing customers. Forefront Of IoT Movement Steve Riley, Commercial Director at RISCO UK comments: “With the penetration of smart home systems set to reach 3% of global households by 2018 and 7% by 2025, now is the ideal time for installers to make sure they are offering the best smart home system to their customers.” “RISCO has long been at the forefront of the IoT movement within the security market, and we’re confident that the launch of RISCO Smart Home offers huge revenue generating potential for installers across the UK.” All-inclusive professional connected home solution The launch follows research conducted by RISCO which identified that more than 1 in 2 homeowners with an alarm were interested in installing an alarm system that could control other household systems. Steve Riley concludes: “The RISCO Smart Home is the ultimate opportunity for installers looking to boost their business potential with a cutting edge and conveniently all-inclusive professional connected home solution.” Installers will be able to take a look at RISCO Smart Home at the company’s forthcoming RISCO Roadshow 2017, which starts Wednesday 5th April in Lymm, Cheshire, and tours the UK until 11th May.
RISCO will demonstrate how intruder alarm control panels have potential to act as hub of the smart home RISCO Group, the leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions for the professional security market, is a headline sponsor of the NSI Summit. Four industry experts have been asked to speak at the popular event including Steve Riley, Commercial Director for RISCO UK&I. Steve will offer insight into Electronic Security within the Internet of Things (IoT) and representatives from RISCO will take the opportunity to explain to delegates how growing demand for networked security products is having a significant impact upon installers as the scope of the IoT widens. According to Intel, the IoT is predicted to grow from two billion objects in 2006 to 200 billion by 2020, when there will be around 26 smart objects for every human being on Earth. Consumer giants such as Apple, Samsung and Google have recognized the potential of the IoT based smart home, and this simultaneously presents opportunities and threats to the security industry. RISCO will explain why installers must look beyond their traditional range of activities and services and adopt a positive strategic response to adapt to meet the demands of the modern consumer. Harnessing Advantages Of Internet of Things RISCO will demonstrate how intruder alarm control panels have the potential to act as the hub of the smart home, by facilitating the interconnection of all other devices. Pointing out the opportunities this presents, visitors will also see how the ability to remotely monitor, configure and maintain an intruder alarm system from any desktop or mobile device is particularly useful, and why the IoT requires installers to focus on a real value proposition that promotes the advantages of these multi-dimensional solutions. “The IoT is one of the most exciting developments to affect the security industry and is expanding its influence at a rapid rate,” commented Steve Riley, Commercial Director, UK&I at RISCO. “I’m looking forward to speaking to delegates at the NSI Installer Summit about how they can use IoT to their advantage by integrating elements such as smoke, heat, flood and carbon monoxide detection, home automation and video verification and into an intruder alarm solution that allows users to monitor the status of their home’s infrastructure in real time through their smartphone and web browser. It all adds up to the type of revenue generating potential that shouldn't be ignored.”
RISCO will also present its new ProSYS Plus grade 3 hybrid security system for commercial sector at the event RISCO Group, the global integrated security solutions provider, will be presenting a host of exciting new products at IFSEC 2015, stand G1100. SmartHome An extension of RISCO Group’s award-winning Agility 3 and LightSYS 2 intruder alarms, using the advanced iRISCO smartphone app, new ‘SmartHome’ offers homeowners total control of their security, safety and home appliances. RISCO’s powerful video-enabled security solutions combined with their new connected home devices now enables householders to increase their energy efficiency, save money and enjoy control of their home devices and security - using just a single interface. ProSYS Plus - NEW G3 Panel With 512 Zones With the new ProSYS™ Plus grade 3 hybrid security system designed for the commercial sector, RISCO is setting the bar in the security industry. The powerful state-of-the-art solution offers a unique array of benefits, featuring a revolutionary single hardware platform with a unique licensing mechanism - allowing virtually unlimited scalability for any size of installation up to 512 zones. Encompassing the complete spectrum of advanced RISCO technology, the ProSYS™ Plus professional security solution provides: Advanced scalable control panel suitable for any commercial installation, up to 512 zones ‘Super Hybrid’ architecture offering wired, 2-way wireless and RISCO Bus for optimized installation Revolutionary cost-effective licensing model reducing project TCO Cloud-based smartphone app and web interface, enabling remote monitoring anytime, anywhere Full range of professional commercial and industrial detectors, utilizing RISCO’s advanced detection technologies Integrated IP cameras for live HD video verification and remote ‘look in’ via the cloud Fully supported by RISCO’s open architecture command & control PSIM software Beyond™ - NEW Wired And Wireless External Detector A winning combination of dual technology and integrated camera, Beyond™ provides crystal clear visual verification via the monitoring station, iRISCO smartphone app, or web interface A winning combination of dual technology and integrated camera, Beyond™ provides crystal clear visual verification via the monitoring station, iRISCO smartphone app, or web interface. Offering both flexibility and ease of installation, the IP65 rated wireless device features a chargeable auxiliary solar battery for extended battery life. Enhancing Beyond’s performance, false alarms in outdoor environments are drastically reduced via RISCOs’ unique Sway Recognition™ and Digital Correlation™ detection technologies. With Beyond™ you get: Cutting edge wireless DT outdoor detector with an integral high-resolution color camera Crystal clear images for visual alarm verification, day and night Unique solar powered solution enabling close to unlimited battery life Visual Alarm verification via the iRISCO mobile app Minimal false alarm rate due to high detection performance technologies and visual verification capability BWare™ – NEW Wireless Model Added To The State-Of-The-Art Commercial Detector Range In addition to its advanced technology and reliability, BWare™, RISCO Group’s state-of-the-art wired and wireless detector series for professional installations, scores high points for its smart and modern design. Utilizing RISCO’s industry-leading detection technologies, such as Anti-Cloak™ and K-band microwave for improved catch performance, and a unique wireless DT detector with active IR anti mask, the BWare™ series offers a comprehensive array of wired, wireless and Bus detectors. Saving installation time and cost, the BWare™ BUS models can be remotely diagnosed and serviced using the RISCO Bus. The BWare™ series is ideal for a wide range of commercial and high security applications; with Grade 2 and Grade 3 versions. The BWare™ smart detector family provides the flexibility to utilize professional detectors within any installation - wired, wireless or hybrid, while maintaining a uniform look across the site. Now supplied with the CSL DualCom WorldSIM® as standard, visitors to the RISCO stand can view the full range of award-winning panels, and HandyApp, on the ‘Innovation Trail’. In addition, visitors to the show can see Steve Riley presenting VUpoint, as part of the Benchmark Innovation Awards, at 11:30am on Tuesday 16th June in the Benchmark arena.
Ian will be responsible for the team of RISCO Regional Sales Managers and Sales Engineers Global integrated security solutions provider, RISCO Group, has appointed Ian Stones to the role of Head of Regional Sales. With over twenty years of security industry experience, Ian’s previous appointments have included Sales Manager at ADT, and various Business Development and General Management roles at leading security manufacturers and providers. Building on a highly successful 2014 for RISCO, as Head of Regional Sales, Ian will be responsible for the team of RISCO Regional Sales Managers and Sales Engineers. Commenting on his new role, Ian enthused: “Winning the PSI Premier Award for Intruder Alarm Product of the Year and being a finalist in IFSEC’s Security Excellence Awards in 2014 marked an incredible year for RISCO. This success was a contributing factor in attracting me to the company, a global brand that is at the leading edge of product development in the security industry.” “In particular, I’m looking forward to expanding the success of RISCO’s revolutionary new live video verification solution, VUpoint, to ensure that even more end-users can benefit from an ever expanding array of intruder alarm and lifestyle enhancing applications.” Steve Riley, Commercial Director for RISCO Group says: “A very welcome asset, Ian will be helping us to build further on our 2014 successes, leveraging the many benefits of our forthcoming brand new and innovative products throughout 2015, and beyond.”
Award-winning professional security system LightSYS™2 just got even better as global integrated security solutions provider RISCO Group, release a 50-zone version. Suitable for both wired and wireless applications, this upgraded version of LightSYS™2 is ideal for large and multi-site applications, and includes 50 wired relay zones, 50 wireless zones and up to 32 RISCO Bus detector zones. With 32 programmable outputs and four partitions, the new system is the ideal solution for installers looking for one flexible panel to suit a variety of needs. As with the original, the new 50- zone version still benefits from an innovative self-monitoring smartphone App (also available via web browser), which allows end-users to connect and control their alarm systems remotely. Connections can be made using RISCO Bus, EOL or wireless detectors making it simple to install and support as well as significantly reducing the engineering hours required per application. Remote service capability also means most issues can be resolved without the need for an engineer to attend site. “Designed with ease of installation in mind, LightSYS™2 has always offered enhanced performance and flexibility, with advanced IP and GSM/GPRS or STU adaptor communication,” says Steve Riley, Commercial Director of RISCO Group UK & Ireland. “The upgrade to 50 zones means that LightSYS™2 can now be used for almost every installation. It will help installers win more business in a tough market while improving margins and increasing recurring revenue.”