Deal signed at The Security Event to give users complete security and site management solutions encompassing best-in-class brands and technologies
Specialist audio, video and security distributor CIE Group will deliver a new generation of powerful, silo-free security and site management solutions – including best-in-class video and access control from Axis Communications – following a partnership deal with Quanika, formalised at The Security Event (Birmingham NEC, April 5, 2022).
CIE, which has built a reputation for high level design-and-build access control solutions, will extend its offering via Quanika to include a range of leading brand integrations in security, life safety, building controls and broader corporate systems – all operated from a unified management platform.
The distribution agreement covering the UK will focus on sectors including retail, leisure and hospitality, offices and commercial property, healthcare, light industrial and the education sector.
With a rapidly growing user-base globally, Quanika technology is enabling a new generation of security and site management solutions that leverage the power of enterprise identity services – including Microsoft’s Active Directory – helping customers to operate their sites more efficiently in increasingly competitive landscapes.
“Quanika fully integrates with 2N’s leading IP access control & door intercom range, where CIE has built a market leading reputation, and allows us to seamlessly link other third-party access devices, video monitoring and online payment brands including 2N, Assa Abloy, Akuvox and HDI,” says Steve Collin, CIE Group Sales Director. “Our customers will also benefit from the full range of Axis Communication’s video technology and Quanika’s unrivalled ability to adapt and customise solutions and rapidly develop new features, function and integrations whenever they are needed.”
Quanika’s integration model combines out-of-the-box affordability with bespoke tailoring whenever required. Its core software offerings, Quanika Enterprise and VisitorPoint, give customers more practical, affordable migration routes away from outdated, siloed systems and technology stacks which are less efficient and less secure. They are also transforming the way organisations control access to their premises, facilities, and networks, and manage a growing number of functions – including time and attendance, and payroll – by automatically exchanging data between access control and visitor management databases and popular enterprise identity service such as Active Directory.
Quanika Enterprise combines advanced access control functionality with the ability to manage video surveillance and wider building management systems to give organisations multi-site management and control from a single user interface. VisitorPoint synched with Active Directory gives organisations complete identity and access management to manage their staff, contractors, and visitors under one single umbrella giving them the flexibly to adapt to the latest security, safety, and operational requirements.
“Greater user convenience, more positive visitor experiences, and advances in overall efficiency are now vital for organisations looking to adapt to economic stresses by improving working conditions and staff retention,” says Quanika Sales Director, Phil Campbell.
“Customers in almost every sector looking toward a ‘single pane of glass’ to streamline their operations, improve efficiency and care for their people with frictionless access and a smooth experience every time they arrive at a site,” adds Phil. “We are delighted to be working with CIE to deliver on these priorities with complete security and safety solutions and the ability to quickly integrate new systems and devices to meet site-specific challenges.”