New appointment for Maxxess Middle East

New appointment for Maxxess Middle East

To meet growing demand in the Middle East for its award-winning integrated security, access control and operations monitoring solutions, US-based global corporation Maxxess has appointed Mr Majid Shaikh to join the company’s regional head office in Dubai.

In his role as professional technical support and pre-sales manager, Shaikh will provide design and technical expertise for the firm’s flagship eFusion solution. With highly versatile open technology software, eFusion supports more than 60 off-the-shelf integrations. This enables customers to integrate surveillance, access control, fire and intruder systems from top security vendors with back office processes, with less cost and complexity than conventional physical security information management solutions.

Shaikh will work closely with customers to design fully customised eFusion solutions that maximise protection from new and emerging threats, reduce the risk of business disruption, optimise process efficiency, improve return on investment and build competitive advantage from real-time information. Alongside support for eFusion, he will also provide support for ambit, a patented, private, two-way, managed messaging service that enables organisations to communicate directly with their mobile workforces via their mobile devices to provide a more effective solution for safety, security and emergency management.

Shaikh brings more than 12 years of in-depth technical and business development experience in the electronic security industry. He has particular expertise in ID technologies and access control across a wide range of vertical sectors, notably hospitality, education, government and commercial property. Since 2009,  Shaikh had worked at Salto Systems as area manager for UAE, Qatar, Oman and India. He has graduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of Mumbai and International University of Louisiana.

Lee Copland, Maxxess managing director, EMEA, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Majid on board. The Middle East is a strategic region with a large installed base that is looking to upgrade and bring new technologies on line. End users want a smarter, more cost-effective approach to enhancing security and streamlining operations. eFusion meets this need by enabling customised solutions and mobile capabilities that integrate security and operational processes with real-time information to drive value, efficiency and traceability of people, products and assets. Majid will be instrumental in educating the market on how eFusion leverages existing investments and provides freedom of product choice without locking customers into recurring annual fees and tying them to complex and expensive systems integration services.”

Shaikh added: “It’s a fantastic time to join Maxxess while we’re experiencing tangible growth in the Middle East security market. eFusion is bringing to the region a highly exciting proposition which offers an industry leading number of integrations, a powerful access control engine with a hardware takeover capability that enables an affordable, simple and pragmatic approach to integrating disparate systems. Our end user customers benefit from a lower cost of ownership plus a faster, more accurate response to threats and incidents through one unified platform. eFusion offers the type of seamless integration that until recently was only attainable for the largest public sector and corporate enterprises.”