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Distribution agreement signed between Quanika and CIE UK

Audio, video and security distributor, CIE Group, has signed a partnership deal with Quanika to support the delivery of a range of silo-free security and site management solutions.

Quanika-CIE-22CIE will extend its offering via Quanika to include a range of 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.

Quanika technology is said to be 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 is described as a combination of “out-of-the-box affordability with bespoke tailoring whenever required”. Its core software offerings, Quanika Enterprise and VisitorPoint, are designed to deliver more practical, affordable migration routes away from siloed systems and technology stacks which may be less efficient and less secure. The vendor is also able to automatically exchange data between access control and visitor management databases and popular enterprise identity services such as Active Directory.

Quanika Enterprise combines 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, is designed to give organisations identity and access management to manage their staff, contractors, and visitors under one umbrella.

“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.”

 

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