Bosch Security Systems Inc. has signed an agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. to make its products available to the distributor’s channel partners in the United States, giving customers of Ingram Micro’s Physical Security business access to a broad portfolio of products and systems for communication, video, intrusion detection and access control.
“The rapid adoption of IP-based systems is driving new opportunities for IT resellers and systems integrators to expand their offerings to include physical security and communications solutions for their customers,” said Jeremy Hockham, Bosch’s president of sales — Americas. “As a result of this agreement, more businesses will benefit from the unique features and reliable performance that our systems deliver; and, our channel partners will gain access to Ingram Micro’s robust training resources and vast knowledge and experience in IP technology, integration and data storage.”
Ingram Micro’s Physical Security business unit helps IT resellers and traditional security dealers transition to IP security technology, and to sell and service complete, customized video surveillance, communication, intrusion detection and access control systems. The distributor offers solutions for a number of markets, including small- and medium-sized businesses, retail, education, government, and more. Training programs include hands-on physical security workshops, boot camps and solution summits.
“Physical security is a high-growth category for Ingram Micro and our channel partners that spans across many vertical market and scales from SMB to enterprise,” says Tom Burns, director of Ingram Micro’s Physical Security Business Unit, North America. “We’re thrilled to bring Bosch’s broad portfolio of products and systems for communications, video surveillance, intrusion detection and access control to our channel partners in the United States and look forward to expanding Bosch reach within the IT channel.”