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AWARDS: Manufacturer/Distributor Training Award

by Andy Clutton

(L-R): PSI Editor Andy Clutton presents the award to Michael Lawrence, Marketing Director for Dahua UK & Ireland

WINNER: Dahua Virtual Innovation Centre

The winner of the dedicated training award in this year’s PSI Premier Awards was an innovation that allowed installers to view Dahua’s latest technology in a virtual environment 

Designed to make up for the absence of face-to-face meetings and events during the pandemic, Dahua Technology launched its Virtual Innovation Centre in 2021. The system takes visitors on a virtual walkthrough around a large showroom to see Dahua’s latest product and technology innovations and gives them the opportunity to interact with various displays and download further information.

Visitors can select an automatic tour of the entire showroom to get an overview on what is on offer, with the option of stopping at particular exhibits to drill down to the level of detail they require. Alternatively, visitors can navigate at their own pace, stopping off wherever they like.

The centre supports installers in designing the latest security systems for their customers, giving them a single destination to gather all the knowledge and resources they’ll need. Users can visit the site either by web address or by scanning a QR code whenever suits them, and there is no limit to the number of times it can be accessed.

“We are thrilled that our Virtual Innovation Centre, which has been carefully planned and designed to give users the optimum experience from the comfort and safety of their own homes or offices, has been chosen as the winner of a PSI Premier Award this year” said Michael Lawrence, Marketing Director for Dahua UK & Ireland. “It is the closest thing visitors could get to a live physical exhibition during the lockdown or when travel is limited, with the addition of a wealth of multimedia and online content I’m so pleased that installers have taken a tour of the centre and found it so useful that it is worthy of recognition.”

Technology displays cover many facets of Dahua’s diverse portfolio including multi-sensor and panoramic cameras, AI and scenario defined camera as well as pandemic related innovations such as wrist temperature monitoring, face mask detection and people flow control.  In addition to exhibition areas that cover technology partnerships there are also sector specific displays related to residential, retail, smart energy, transportation and banking with plenty of video and information showing what benefits the technology offers in these verticals.

“We would like to thank all of the readers of PSI magazine for voting for our Virtual Innovation Centre and for making the exhibition such a success,” concluded Michael. “It is fantastic to see that our hard work in putting together such a wide-ranging interactive experience and information resource is so valued by our customers and partners.  If you’ve not had a chance to visit head over today.”

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