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Press release from CNW Group

Avigilon Expands Presence in Growing South African Surveillance Market with Hiring of Regional Sales Manager

Monday, December 12, 2011

Avigilon Expands Presence in Growing South African Surveillance Market with Hiring of Regional Sales Manager09:00 EST Monday, December 12, 2011Leader in high-definition surveillance appoints Ryno Van der Vyver, Regional Sales Manager for Southern Africa VANCOUVER, Dec. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - 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."Ryno Van der Vyver, Regional Sales Manager for Southern Africa, Avigilon 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 joinsAvigilon 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.About AvigilonAvigilon is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of high-definition, network-based video surveillance systems and equipment for the global security market. The Avigilon surveillance system has been designed to provide high quality video capture, transmission, recording, and playback. The components of the Avigilon system include cameras, recording hardware, and software which may be sold separately or in combination to provide customers with a customizable end-to-end video surveillance solution.For further information: Sunny McKechnie, Edelman      Julie Galla, Avigilon P: (604) 623-3007, ext. 247      P: (604) 738-0595 Sunny.McKechnie@edelman.com     julie.galla@avigilon.com