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New EVIM partner appointed by Ideco

As part of its future growth strategy and due to increased demand for the EVIM visitor management solution, the company has appointed Stallion Security as a value added reseller.
Marius Coetzee
Marius Coetzee

EVIM is an innovative mobile scanning solution that reinforces gate security as a digital visitor register and is compliant with South Africa's newly promulgated Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. The device captures visitor data and automatically verifies vehicle and person ID data.

Ideco Biometric Solutions designed and piloted the EVIM solution in anticipation of the POPI act, before officially launching the solution to end users and industry service providers earlier this year. As part of its future growth strategy and due to increased demand for the EVIM visitor management solution, the company has appointed Stallion Security as a value added reseller.

Ideco MD Marius Coetzee says, "We are impressed by the intuitive way in which Stallion recognised EVIM as a whole new solution vertical, taking it to market as a new value-added supply chain opportunity."

Stallion Security group technical director Alvin Flaum says the EVIM system is a natural fit for the company's offering and is also a great value-add to its existing guarding security services and systems portfolio. "The group embraces the amalgamation of conventional guarding with electronic protection and detection solutions."

Technology adds to guarding process

He believes that by introducing EVIM as their visitor management offering will ensure they remain firmly ahead as one of the leading providers of guarding solutions. "Many guarding companies kick against the latest technology and are not keen to embrace it, as they believe that their manpower revenue base will be impacted.

"Instead of viewing the advent of technology as a threat to our business, we actively adopt the latest technology wherever possible, which helps ensure our clients' sites remain safe and protected."

Ideco Business Solutions executive Mark Paynter says Stallions' national footprint, along with its large and mature guarding client portfolio, made it a superb fit for the EVIM solution. "We were impressed by their eagerness to adopt the product and to gain access to the solution on a national basis.

"They instantly recognised the new industry opportunity and decided that they wanted to be part of this industry transformation. When the EVIM solution was officially launched, their directorate showed a keen interest in understanding and adopting EVIM. This proved to us that once their product adoption cycle is completed, we won't need to allocate unreasonable support and sales resources to babysitting them."

Stallion has committed to a binding partnership, which obliges it to upskill support and sales staff in terms of the EVIM solution to ensure that they answer all first line end user enquiries and support requests.

"We are aware of the implications that the POPI act will soon have on the traditional visitor management process and we believe that we are now correctly positioned to offer our clients a solution which takes care of their POPI compliancy within their visitor screening process flow," continues Flaum.

"We already have the system successfully implemented at a number of key national clients and we are confident that as we upskill our support and solutions staff the solution will gain substantial traction until it eventually becomes a standard offering to all our clients," he concludes.

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