Hikvision Announces Strategic Tie-up With Security Shells Infotech
• Offers Unified Access Control Across Different Verticals
• Synergy to Create Tremendous Impact in Marketplace
• Scalable iProtect System Ensures Operations from Anywhere
• Will Immensely Benefit SI Partners
Hikvision, the world's largest supplier of video surveillance products and solutions has announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Pune based Security Shell Infotech to market Access Control System far and wide. The objective of the tie-up is to integrate 'iProtect' (A Web based Access Control & Time Attendance) application software platform with Hikvision's state -of -the-art Access Control hardware portfolio.
Disclosing this partnership, Mr. Ashish Dhakan, Manging Director & CEO, Prama hikvision (India) Private Limited said, "Access Control is our speciality and strength and we are proud to partner with Security Shells Infotech. It will leverage both of our existing presence and help enlarge our footprints into newer geographies in India. It will offer a unified Access Control Solutions across different verticals hitherto unprecedented."
Echoing the sentiments of Mr. Dhakan Mr. Mahesh Gavhane, Director, Security Shells Infotech Pvt. Ltd. remarked, "This Partnership will help to increase HIKVISION & Security Shells Infotech Access Control business in India and provide ample opportunities for both of us to offer appropriate security solutions in Identity & Access Management domain. This Partnership will also bring an impactful shift in the addressable market segment"
It may be recalled that HIKVISION who is a market leader in CCTV segment had launched Access Controller portfolio including Access Controllers, Biometric & Card based readers at Secutech India Exhibition in Mumbai in April 2016.
With this partnership, security solutions like Access Control, Time Attendance, Visitor Management, Cafeteria Management and Physical and Logical Access Convergence will be available on HIKVISION Access Control Portfolio Platform to all our Partners to deploy the solution to their End Users.
The System Integration Partners (SIPs) will be able to reap lot of advantages arising from seamless integration of Access Control & CCTV Solution there by giving control to the Partners to provide Unified Solutions to their Customers.
iProtect is a high-end Security Management System (SMS) with fully integrated Advance Access Control Management, Online Attendance Management System including Shift Management, Leave Management, ESS (Employee Self Service), etc. Vehicle Access Control, Visitor Management System, Cafeteria Management, etc. A modular system, it can be constructed according to customer requirements using a variety of the above modules and accompanying licenses for integrated systems. The iProtect system is a web-based security application in which all screens are presented as web pages (HTML). Local installation of user software is not required.
Plug-ins and the like are also not used. Furthermore, the iProtect system is scalable and, thanks to the use of web technologies, independent of location. The system can be managed from any location, worldwide.
Hikvision along with Security Shells Infotech will provide prompt technical support at all the existing Hikvision Support Centers by having trained technical engineers and service staff. Joint Certification Training Programs will also be planned for the Distributors and the SIPS to facilitate them to provide adequate support to their customers.
As the identity is the core issue and all the developed applications / solutions are revolving around securing that 'identity', this partnership create a tremendous impact on the marketplace by the combination of strengths of both SSI HIKVISION and Security Shells Infotech to have unified solutions to Channels & End Users in Identity & Access Management Space. Consequently, this amalgamated enriched strength will help to grow the organization together and increase the market reach and share in India.