Vancouver, Canada – December 12, 2011 – Avigilon, a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced its expansion into the growing surveillance market in Southern Africa with the appointment of a security industry expert in the region, Ryno Van der Vyver, as the company’s Regional Sales Manager for Southern Africa.
A 2010 Frost & Sullivan report entitled "The South African Markets for CCTV" found that the South African surveillance market was worth US$537.7 million in 2008 and estimated that the market would grow to $869.3 million by 2015—a compound annual grow rate (CGAR) of 7.1 percent.
"An increasing number of South African companies, retailers, financial institutions, and public institutions are transitioning to high-definition surveillance technologies to better protect their employees, customers, and critical assets," said Alexander Fernandes, President and CEO of Avigilon. "Avigilon’s high-definition surveillance solution, which combines high-definition network video management software with the industry’s broadest range of megapixel cameras, delivers the image clarity, performance, and cost-effectiveness that the South African market demands."
A long-time security sales veteran, Van Der Vyver will be responsible for managing Avigilon’s existing business and creating new sales growth in South Africa. Van der Vyver joins Avigilon from UTC Fire & Security (Formerly GE Security) where he served as Territory Sales Manager for Southern Africa. Prior to UTC, Van der Vyver enjoyed success within the security industry with SESCO where he was one of the company’s top performing sales managers.