by John Adams | Security Electronics & Networks | Feb 13, 2020, 10.50am AEDT
C. R. Kennedy has taken on distribution of Dahua’s full range of electronic security products and will expand distribution into intrusion, intercom, access control, automation, as well as strengthening its CCTV offering.
According to Douglas Kennedy, CRK made the decision to distribute Dahua based on the breadth and depth of its product range.
“Dahua’s range is unbeatable,” Kennedy said. “From analogue solutions for historical sites through to video intercoms, cameras, access control, alarms and more, with new AI features constantly being rolled out. After seeing Dahua’s latest products while attending the CPSE show, we knew we needed to partner with them.
“Dahua products allow us to support our customers going after major projects, and with great pricing and online ordering we can support their run-rate business. We will supply Dahua’s full range and with an office in every major city with sales and support staff we will offer the best service. That’s our goal – to have the best service and support for Dahua in Australia – and we won’t be beaten on price.”
At the heart of the evolution of the CRK business is an expansion not only within CCTV but into alarms, access control, intercoms, automation and more.
“These days customers expect complete solutions to their security challenges,” Kennedy said. “That means intrusion, access control, CCTV and home automation. For a supplier to remain relevant they must offer and support all these market segments.”
As part of the move, CRK has beefed up the team to expand experience inside and outside video surveillance.
“Darren Banks has joined us to head up our Sydney team, and we have new staff joining across the country right now, so we are definitely in an expansion phase now,” Kennedy said.
According to Kennedy, the CRK team is seeing strong growth.
“We’ve had great success with large projects, including casinos, airports and more,” he said. “But we are hungry – we want to become the go-to supplier for major projects. Financing support, special pricing as well as project management experience, these are the things we can offer to clients with large project tenders. We also offer free express shipping with tracking and online ordering is available.”