You may have seen the interview with our very own Hugh Barker, Managing Director of icomply, in the Financial Times earlier this week (if not, take a look!)  icomply’s global expansion with non-EU countries ensures the company does not fall victim to the UK recession and Euro crisis.  Hugh’s advice in the article is to find a local partner, and we now work with partners in Australia, South Africa and India.

We’d like to share our global success story in South Africa, where we carried out an integration project with Vox Orion in Centurion, South Africa.  The independent telecommunications operator carries out remote offsite monitoring with Guardian Eye, a command centre designed to monitor businesses premises via CCTV.

The open software integration platform, V-TAS Pro, integrates surveillance, intruder detection and identification recognition into one Guardian Eye command centre.  When an alarm is generated, V-TAS Pro receives the alert and initiates a connection to surveillance devices located in the area.  The software provides a user-friendly, efficient front end for the many different devices coming in to the command centre.  Our incident reporting function creates detailed, manageable reports that are automatically emailed out to customers.

Guardian Eye solves security related problems in businesses, such as the high cost of on-site guards and ineffective patrolling.  Vox Orion currently has about 7,000 customers in the medium to large corporate sector, and the Vox Telecom group in its Data Pro division has a further 16,000 customers.  They are striving to place at least 50 new customer sites with an average of 8 cameras per site on its remote monitoring platform per month.

Vic Hugo, Guardian Eye Divisional Manager, commented “The icomply V-TAS system has given Guardian Eye the opportunity to deliver a top class monitoring and reporting service to its clients, with the peace of mind that the system is stable, robust and that it will not let us down.”

Having recently attended IFSEC South Africa 2012, icomply are looking forward to new opportunities in South Africa and beyond.