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Made-in-Taiwan smart home story

Do you know? The world famous Nest thermostat, Dropcam and among several other connected-home products are actually the fruits of cooperation between Taiwan's original makers and those leading brands. Thanks to our prominent IT and networking background backed by years of experience, the island is marching in full gear towards the smart home arena, shining under the spotlight.... Full story

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VC firm Blackstone to acquire HA service provider Vivint for $2.0B

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Vivint and Blackstone announced a definitive agreement under which a fund managed by Blackstone on behalf of its private equity investors, Blackstone Capital Partner VI, L.P. (collectively with its affiliates, “Blackstone”), will acquire Vivint from its existing shareholders, including Goldman Sachs, Peterson Partners, Jupiter Partners and other minority shareholders for in excess of $2.0 billion.

Reshaping residential intrusion prevention business model

Business Talk

Securewatch 24 (SW24) is entering into the US residential intrusion market with a twist to conventional wisdom — no long-term monitoring contract, a move that will add convenience and portability for its customers. Customers will not be asked to sign a long-term contract; instead, the company said customers can select from several lifestyle intrusion packages, own their wireless equipment outright

Channel positive energy into ASEAN

Business Talk

Compared to the other markets in the Southeast Asian region, Thailand's channel structure is rather mature. One can easily find capable master distributors/integrators that have a nationwide network of consultants, dealers and installers, serving respective cities or regions with different solutions tailored to specific project requirements. As the prospects of an integrated economic community eme

Thai market spiced up

Business Talk

Talk to any business professional in Thailand, and the term AEC — ASEAN Economic Community — is bound to come up, as the entire country prepares itself to be the center of (and driving force behind) this thriving economic entity by year 2015 when zero tariffs on almost all goods and free flow of human resources are legally and officially permitted. It is estimated, according to US Commercial Servi

From guarding with eyes, to guarding with systems

Channel Players

Security services, and providers of such, in Thailand have come a long way. Back in the 1980s, there were only foreign companies (such as Chubb and Secom) operating locally. We started as a guarding services company with less than 100 people, and have grown to be a force of more than 15,000 (thanks to assistance and support from our friends at Certis Cisco in Singapore), encompassing guards, pe

IT background helps in physical, electronic security

Channel Players

Here is another success story from a Thai value-added distributor and system integrator.

When Advance Integrated Technology (AIT) was established in 1993, the company started as an IT system integrator, providing customized hardware, software, solutions and services. In 1997 as the Asian financial crisis hit, we shifted our focus to digital surveillance, working with Korean and Taiwane

Who You Know, What You Know

Channel Players

In Thai security, the business culture is such that relationships between local partners and local governments or users are valued most. Other than the three southern provinces that are experiencing social unrest and are directly monitored (via thousands of cameras) by the central government, solution providers or distributors are advised to foster and build rapport with individual provincial g

Change or Perish

Channel Players

We started in the 1970s, selling office automation products (hence the company name). About 15 years ago, we began to dabble in physical security, with Samsung Techwin cameras. It was not easy selling the security surveillance concept and breaking into new market segments, so we approached hotels and condominiums with existing, old equipment (mostly European, American and Japanese brands) and

Multitier Approach Helps Seal the Deal

Channel Players

We have been around for more than 10 years, and currently partner with more than 150 dealers nationwide. We also work with system integrators on financial, highway and military projects, and with three types of retail outlets (Fortune Town, Digital Gateway and CCTV Outlet) for direct sales. Multiple brands (for example, AVTech, Hikvision and Honeywell) and multiple channel partner types ensure

Springboard to AEC

Channel Players

ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is a huge and hot topic right now, and Thailand is preparing itself to be the center and propeller of it by 2015. Two thirds of our revenue comes from system integration work (the rest being distribution) within the region, especially in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. It definitely helps having long-standing, cross-border relationships. For example, Gallagh

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