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Dahua cameras now easier to get in North America

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

China-based camera manufacturer Dahua this week took a major step to expand its presence in North America: ADI Global Distribution will now carry Dahua products in its 103 store locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Dahua has plans to grow its presence in North America in a big way, Tim Shen, Dahua Technology marketing director, told me at ISC West.

The China-based camera manufacturer established its North American office in Irvine, Calif. in 2014. At ISC West this year, Dahua invested in one of the biggest booths at the show. It was 3,600 square feet, double the size of its 2015 ISC West booth.
 
I requested an interview with Shen or another Dahua executive to discuss the announcement. None were immediately available, but Raleigh Gerber, Dahua's newly hired communications manager, sent me some background information. She said that in addtiion to making the product more readily available to North American integrators, working with ADI "gives Dahua an opportunity to listen and learn more about the fast-moving video surveillance market, to gain insights about systems integrators’ needs and better help them."

She added that the partnership with ADI "supports Dahua’s open platform solutions, allowing us to provide seamless and flexible integration with our software and hardware partners, and system integrators."

 Dahua's products include its 1.3-4MP IP cameras, 8 and 16 channel POE NVRS, 1080p HDCVI cameras and tri-brid HCVRs.
 

ADI opens new branch in Charleston, S.C.

The company’s second Express Store
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02/20/2015

MELVILLE, N.Y.—ADI in February opened its second express store in Charleston, S.C.

ADI opens branches in Mississippi and Alabama

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12/11/2014

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Global wholesale distributor ADI announced Dec. 9 it will open new branch locations in Jackson, Miss. and Mobile, Ala.

ADI launches mobile web site

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05/29/2014

MELVILLE, N.Y.—ADI announced May 27 it has launched a mobile web site to enable its dealers to shop and order from ADI anytime from mobile devices.

ADI expands with smaller concept branches

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

National distribution company ADI’s newest branch office in Omaha, Nebraska features a much smaller layout and a new concept.  Assuming the “ADI Express” concept works well in Omaha, ADI will be opening up a lot of new branches in secondary markets, Michael Flink, ADI president told me.

The Omaha branch is ADI's 100th branch. “ADI has 99 regular-size branches in 65 major markets,” Flink said. Typically, ADI branches are about 8,500 square feet and have six or seven employees. The new ADI Express office is about “half the size, half the number of employees,” Flink said.

Every couple of years, ADI does real estate research. Recent findings led the distribution company to explore the idea of a smaller store in smaller markets. “Initially we thought the smaller stores would also have half the inventory as well, “ Flink said, but good design enabled ADI to carry “almost as much merchandise [in the smaller ADI branch as in the larger branches].”

“One thing we did not want to do is lose value in the what ADI offers,” he said. So, while most of the merchandise is moved behind the counter, the ADI Express still has a small training room, a 7/24 pick up room for dealers and a small show room. “Dealers like to come in and see, feel and touch the products,” he said.

In smaller markets a dealer’s staff may not get to travel to trade shows, but a local ADI Express showroom is a good place to see a variety of new products and technology, Flink said.
“It’s like bringing a mini version of a trade show into the branches,” Flink said. “We carry a lot of products.”

ADI currently offers 1,800 training classes. The smaller branches will enable ADI to bring more training to secondary markets. “We can get the manufacturers to come to the smaller markets for training, [because] we can fill up a class if they come.”

ADI plans to open up one more ADI Express branch in Q3. It will then take about six months to evaluate and tweak the smaller branch concept. Flink predicts ADI Express “will dramatically increase the number of markets we can open in,” he said.

Dealers are invited to attend the grand opening at the Omaha branch tomorrow, May 1.  The event will include training events, sales specials, and free giveaways. The ADI Omaha Express Store is at 12112 Centennial Road, Suite 7, in La Vista, Nebraska

Kwikset teams up with ADI

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05/30/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset, a manufacturer of access control solutions, is offering its suite of SmartCode locks with Home Connect technology for both Z-Wave and ZigBee wireless protocols at ADI branches in North America, according to a company statement.

ADI dealer wins pair of Chevy Camaros

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05/20/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.— Troy Leach, of Carmel, Ind.-based Triphase Technologies, reeled in two brand new Chevrolet Camaros as part of an ADI customer appreciation sweepstakes, according to a press release.

Mace Security hires industry veteran

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03/08/2013

SOLON, Ohio—Mace Security International has hired Troy Bruce as director of sales, the company announced March 14.

ADI appoints Michael Flink as GM/VP, North America

SSN Staff  - 
11/15/2010

MELVILLE, N.Y.—ADI on Nov. 15 announced the appointment of Michael Flink to general manager and vice president, ADI North America. In this position, Flink will be responsible for driving business initiatives across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. He will oversee all operations including sales, marketing, customer service, inventory and logistics.