In Elvey’s 70th year of bringing technology to life, the company embarked on its third annual nationwide Expo. Held in three of our country’s most vibrant cities; the Elvey Expo has proven to be a success. The 2016 Expos took place in Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium; followed by Cape Town at the Cape Town Stadium and ended in Midrand at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
The Expo format was similar to the previous year featuring some of the most prominent brands in the security industry under one roof. These brands included Risco, DSC, Optex, RDC, Siemens, NetworX, Impro, Suprema, Sherlotronics, Fermax, ET Systems, Dahua, Cathexis, HeiTel, Nemtek and FireClass. Visitors at the show were exposed to the latest in electronic security technology; interacted with highly qualified product specialists and were invited to enjoy good food and good company at the cocktail evening. Centred on Elvey’s Heritage pillar, the Expo also provided a platform for the company to share its rich history with attendees.
“Elvey prides itself on its long history based on teamwork, ethics, passion and caring,” says Jack Edery CEO of Elvey Security Technologies. “The Expo provided Elvey with one of the biggest platforms to showcase not only leading class solutions, but also these core values. An event of this magnitude would not be as successful without the team that put this together in an ethical and passion driven manner. All stakeholders in the Expo managed to pull together because of a shared feeling of care towards the industry and the customers it supplies.”
When asked how the show was for him, Patrick Mfueni, general director of ITM Secure Systems in the DRC had this to say: “Visiting the Elvey Expo was such a worthwhile experience. There is definitely room for growth in a country such as DRC to bring in technology such as that offered by Elvey.” Repeat exhibitor and supplier to Elvey, account manager Dene Alkema from Cathexis said that the Elvey Expo brings value to both Elvey and Cathexis. He stated that the Expo was a good platform to better educate people and provide a holistic offering for customers.
The 2016 Expo ran numerous competitions ranging from Elvey’s Land Rover Experience; the FireClass kit competition; Risco’s HandyApp/Stars Programme tablet giveaway; pop-a-balloon fun. Winners of each competition will be announced shortly.
Launched at the show
Risco launched its new intrusion solution called Home Automation. This is one of the brand’s latest developments geared towards the creation of a connected and smart home. Further, Risco launched its new and exciting rewards programme, the Risco Stars Partners Programme.
DSC launched its wireless outdoor PIR mirror detector with an integrated camera. This detector provides a solution for outdoor visual alarm verification and is available in 433 MHz and 868 MHz. The DSC PowerSeries Neo Go App proved popular at the Expo. This app allows for anytime anywhere access to your security system.
Optex showcased its SL-TNR Series. This series represents Optex’s new short range IR beams with versatile power options. The product’s cost effectiveness in terms of battery specs was well received.
Suprema launched its new BioStation A2 and BioStation L2. These are fingerprint terminals that provide comprehensive access control and time and attendance features based on Suprema’s next generation biometric technology and security platform.
ET Systems introduced its new wireless keypad, the E-Pad O2. The E-Pad O2 is a keyless access control solution with a compact and stylish design. It is fully compatible with all ET products.
VisionLine launched its new range of mini network IR PTZ camera. The camera’s compact design as well as its functionalities was a good selling point at the Expo.
Dahua had on show its mobile surveillance solution. The solution includes a full product portfolio ranging from mobile cameras to the fully functional control room environment. The fact that footage gained from incidents captured on this solution can serve as evidence if needed, proved to be a hit.
Cathexis Technologies showcased its CathexisVision IP Video Management Software. The demonstration included Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), Advanced Video Search, Adjacent Camera Mapping, and improved hardware efficiency.
Elvey would like to take this opportunity to thank its customers and everyone who contributed to not only making the Expo a success; but also to contributing to the company’s growth and success over the past seven decades.
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