Eagle Eye Networks, the global leader in smart cloud video security, has appointed David Barr as enterprise sales manager for Europe in order to build the enterprise market segment throughout the region.
Barr has 30 years of experience in the security industry, joining Eagle Eye Networks after 17 years with Xtralis ADPRO, which in recent times was acquired by Honeywell.
In his new role, Barr will work with Eagle Eye Networks’ global and EMEA end users and partners to develop their strategy as the security market transitions from an on-premise recorder market to a true cloud market for video surveillance.
“This change isn’t happening overnight, but the great thing about Eagle Eye Networks is the possibility to start with a hybrid on-premise and cloud solution where clients can immediately see the benefits of the cloud without investing in new hardware,” explained Barr.
“Eagle Eye Networks works with more than 3,500 existing analogue or IP cameras. Even DVRs can now be directly connected to the cloud. This is a game-changer for those companies wishing to upgrade their video surveillance, migrate to the cloud for additional cyber security and better manage their operations in a multi-site environment.”
Rishi Lodhia, managing director for the EMEA region, added: “The creation of this new role and the experience David brings to Eagle Eye Networks illustrates the company’s continued growth and commitment to support enterprise customers within the region. Enterprise customers are transitioning rapidly to the cloud due to easy API integrations and open platform capabilities.”
This appointment follows the recent announcement of an investment in Eagle Eye Networks of $40 million from Accel such that the business can further develop its cloud solution and Artificial Intelligence capabilities globally.