01 Nov BCD expands into Africa
BCD has hired computer industry veteran Adel Mrabet, as it continues its expansion into new global markets. Mrabet will serve as Regional Sales Manager – Surveillance and IoT for North and West Africa on the MERAT team from his Tunisia base.
Mrabet’s 20-year career has included a spell at Dell Technologies, where he worked across multiple verticals using video surveillance, Smart Cities and IoT. He has also held positions at NetApp, IBM Corporation and SITA.
Mrabet commented: “Video surveillance and Safe Cities are two hot subjects in Africa, a continent where the growth of diverse sectors necessitates the use of cutting-edge video surveillance technology for security and non-security purposes.
“It encompasses several of the critical sectors, including safe cities, border control, airports, hospitality/tourism, real estate and construction, mining, utilities, dam surveillance, and ports. All of this infrastructure must be extremely well-protected to foster a more favourable investment and tourism climate.”
Mrabet has developed strong relationships across the continent with major CCTV & IoT system integrators and distributors, along with major camera, VMS, PSIM, access control, SCADA, video analytics, IoT platform and sensor vendors.
He continued: “The African market witnessed a slight delay in deploying modern IoT and IP surveillance solutions. The need for ready, validated, and certified systems will support the continent in catching up with this delay.
“I am excited to harness all of BCD’s knowledge and breadth of solutions to address these difficulties and give the best solutions possible to the emerging continent.”
BCD is the most trusted source for purpose-built and performance-driven IP video data infrastructure solutions. It is adept at spotting problems and challenges in the security industry and addressing them with performance-driven solutions, backed by lifetime technical support. Currently, the company’s global footprint encompasses more than 170,000 systems recording over 3.5million cameras in 91 countries.