Company exceeds 25,000 IP-based systems and edge devices across 125 brands
PITTSBURGH, November 17, 2015 – Demand for IP-based systems continues to grow with the improved availability and cost effectiveness of bandwidth and storage. Technology advancements have made it possible for multi-site businesses to get better image and audio quality, accessibility, reliability, scalability and sophisticated consumer-driven applications at a lower cost of ownership.
Underscoring this movement, Vector Security announces it has reached a major milestone in the management and deployment of more than 25,000 IP-based systems and edge devices for national multi-site customers via Internet and secure wide area network (WAN) connections. In addition, Vector Security supports thousands more systems and devices deployed on customer private networks. The company does this across more than 125 brands, meeting the unique needs and challenges of this varied customer base.
Vector Security is a leading provider of retail-centric broadband-based applications and services, and a top 10 integrator for electronic security and IP security-related applications to homes and businesses. In August 2013, the company announced the acquisition of Industry Retail Group (IRG), to become the first security company to provide an integrated and unified network solution to multi-site businesses across North America.
“As today’s businesses migrate to IP, many are looking for a single-source provider to address their network and application needs.” said John Taggart, Senior Director and General Manager, Vector Intelligent Solutions. “Adding or improving managed customer Wi-Fi, secondary networks, proactive broadband monitoring and device monitoring and management, for instance, are investments our customers are demanding in addition to application deployment across those networks.”
“Today’s retailers are focused on bringing their loss prevention and IT teams together.” said Mike Grady, Executive Vice President, Vector Security. “These teams are turning to us for, not only intrusion and fire systems, but for a multitude of edge devices and applications. This coupled with our managed network services and network management solutions create a single source provider approach that supports our customers’ online and in-store omnichannel objectives.”
Vector Security has been promoting these network and network-related services under the banner of Vector Intelligent Solutions. Under the banner of Vector Intelligent Solutions (www.vectorintelligentsolutions.com), Vector Security and IRG come together as a single-source provider to meet the unique managed services needs of retail and multi-site businesses. From managed broadband infrastructure and services the company deploys a full suite of customer-defined applications from a single point of contact.
About Industry Retail Group
Industry Retail Group, Inc. (IRG), a Vector Security company, (http://www.industryretail.com) is a Gartner-recognized, and VISA PCI DSS validated, provider of customized managed network services, offering a comprehensive portfolio of broadband and broadband-centric services targeted to retailers and other multi-site companies. IRG is single-source purveyor of managed IP communication, application and turnkey professional services; plug-in IRG applications such as Hotspot and Enterprise Wi-Fi solutions, Mobility, Hosted VoIP, and IP-based Video Surveillance to further leverage customers’ broadband investments. IRG’s client base includes Fortune 1000 retailers, quick-serve restaurants and convenience store chains. IRG was acquired by Vector Security in August 2013.
For nearly 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. (www.vectorsecurity.com) has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security and automation solutions to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.