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Azione Finds Security In New Distributor Deal

Azione Unlimited, the education and buying group for custom integrators, has added leading security products distributor Tri-Ed to its vendor member ranks.

The move, explained Azione president Richard Glikes, will give the group access to an increasingly critical product category.

“Integrators have diversified, as our clients are demanding more than just audio and video,” he said. “Our dealers are selling security and tons of cameras. To partner with the largest independent security distributor in North America is huge.”

 Tri-Ed, founded in 1982, has over 60 branches across the U.S. and Canada carrying a full line of CCTV, IP video, access control, fire alarms, intruder alerts, sound, communications, structured cabling, and home-automation products from leading manufacturers.

Said Bill Donahue, Tri-Ed’s national and strategic accounts VP, “We believe this affiliation will create a symbiotic relationship with Azione dealers and provide product diversity, especially in the security system market, which has shown substantial growth throughout the CE industry and is becoming a more significant portion of an integrator’s business.”