Axis Communications recently named San Jose, Calif.-based RFI Communications & Security as its 2013 Gold Partner of the Year, which the company presents each year to recognize the success and loyalty of one of its partners, as well as their commitment to driving the analog-to-IP shift in video surveillance.

RFI is a Gold Partner in Axis’ Channel Partner Program, which is intended to help partners leverage the company’s technology to take advantage of the growing market for network video surveillance.

In presenting the honor, Axis recognized RFI’s continued growth and commitment to surveillance technology.

“RFI Communications & Security Systems has always been a solid partner with a dedicated staff that is willing to work closely with us to provide the best solution for their customers,” said Larry Newman, director of sales for Axis. “Their openness and willingness to learn reflect our own values as a company, which has only strengthened our partnership.”

RFI’s mission is to using high-quality products, applying innovation, using best practices and demonstrating notable accomplishments in the systems integration industry, according to Brad Wilson, the company’s president and chief operating officer.

 “Quality is a key driver for RFI, which protects our reputation, brand, and most of all our clients’ assets.  To this end, the partnership with Axis is critical to quality on all fronts.  The other elements are commitment to innovation and total cost of ownership which also aligns tightly with our mission,” Wilson said.