1 Jul 2019

Quarterly Recap: New Webshop, new Value-Adds & more Award Nominations

The second quarter of 2019 delivered an exciting few months for Vanderbilt with many developments across the company.

Check out some of our main reflections from April to June this year.

New Webshop:

The webshop represents thousands of products and is a practical solution that seamlessly connects existing customers with the ability to browse and purchase content on a moment’s notice. Mobile responsive and integrating with the company’s main website, users can now enjoy all of Vanderbilt’s products, news, and resources in a “one-stop-shop” system.

Designed with every aspect of the customer in mind, the new webshop has faster load times and a new streamlined services section for registered customers. Vanderbilt’s overall vision is supporting customers through every step of their journey, an idea which the webshop will play a significant role in through value-added resources, clear communication, and on-time delivery.

New Value-Adds:

We pride ourselves in supporting clients through every step of their journey. This means as well as delivering top quality products; we provide high-quality value-added resources. A breakdown of our value-added resources includes warehousing and distribution channels, in-country engineering, Technical and Sales Support teams, both online & offline orders, returns and repairs, plus training support on-site or at one of Vanderbilt’s many global locations. Our company includes a fully functional, pan-European Technical Support team to support customers across the globe. This means local support in core languages, which allows geographical hubs to operate more effectively. This means faster Technical Support that is delivered more efficiently, ensuring quicker resolutions. Our Learning Management System (LMS) is designed to allow customers remote access to training courses and advanced learning options from anywhere, at any time. The platform includes quick-to-complete modules, quizzes and assessments, and downloadable notes, all equipped to allow customers instant access to resources about principal products in an instant.

GIT Security Awards:

Vanderbilt's ACT Enterprise was nominated as a finalist in the GIT Security Awards 2019. The access control solution has been nominated in Category D - Access Control, Intruder Alarm, Perimeter Protection. Additionally, Vanderbilt’s sister-company ComNet has also had a product nominated for an award. ComNet CNGE4+2 has been nominated in Category E - Safety and Security Management, Services, Solutions. Voting to select a winning product begins on 1 June and will run until 23 August. Once voting is open, you can register your vote here: www.security-award.com

Benchmark Nomination:

Vanderbilt's ACT Enterprise has been nominated as a finalist in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2019. The access control solution has been nominated in the Access Control Software category. Benchmark believe that the future of the electronic security sector lies in the creation of innovative and smart solutions. The Benchmark Innovation Awards recognize that it is vital that manufacturers deliver innovation that both enhances the technological capabilities of their products, and allow those developments to be implemented realistically. Thus, the Awards seek to reward such solutions. Benchmark is the industry's only publication for installers and integrators which is dedicated to technological innovation and the design and implementation of smarter solutions. 

Praise for our Products:

SPC is a very stable alarm system with a long history. The system's best feature is its stability and easy programming combined with today's actual technologies. The main benefits we have found using SPC is that it has a nice market position between middle to big systems. Overall, I would summarize SPC by simply saying that it is easy-to-use.
Ondřej Maňas, Sales , SCANLOCK CZ
When you do my job and you have to manage Vanderbilt products, it's like loving cars and sitting in a Porsche! You take your time and appreciate every second of your installation!
Sebastien Gaillard, Senior Manager, SoPro Elec

Gold Partner Event in Dublin:

Vanderbilt hosted their Northern Europe and Rest of World VIP Gold Partner conference. The conference was jointly hosted with Vanderbilt’s sister-company, ComNet and took place in Dublin, Ireland between May 8th and 10th 2019. Amongst the highlights of the three-day conference was keynote speeches, product roadmaps, and third-party integration awards.

An exclusive roadmap update was delivered by Pauline O’Riordan, Head of Product Management, while Andrew Fulton, Director of Business Development, and Thomas Risager, Country Manager for Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland, delivered a keynote speech on the future of Access Control. Other highlights were keynote speeches by Alexander Holmstrom, Director of Sales for Northern Europe and the Rest of World, and Cornel Reiser, International Region Manager. Leisure time activities provided included a VIP tour of the famous Guinness factory at St James’ Gate, Dublin.

The conference was part of Vanderbilt’s Aspire Partner program and was exclusive to Gold Partners of the program. The Aspire partner program is designed to give installers and distributors the tools, support, and opportunities to better perform and meet today’s market demands.

The Evolution of ACT Enterprise:

ACT Enterprise is Vanderbilt’s access control software solution. Looking back in time, the origins of this product was first called ACT5000. This was launched in 1996 and ran on Microsoft Dos. Today, ACT Enterprise continues to grow, evolve and solve problems for its system users. The latest additions, released in the autumn of 2018, include a smartphone app, a rules mapping engine, integration with Vanderbilt’s award-winning SPC intrusion detection system, and integration with wireless locks.