Updated: Jul 26, 2021
Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Mobility and Consumer Electronics Solution, Europe at Tech Data
Tech Data has unveiled a pan-European agreement to offer Yale smart security solutions. Partners in the region will be able to access Yale’s range of smart locks, indoor and outdoor cameras and smart home alarms all of which offer integration with leading smart home systems and voice assistant platforms such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and HomeKit.
According to recent research, the global smart home market size is expected to grow from €64 billion in 2020 to €110 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 11.6%. In order to support its partners in addressing this rapid growth in market demand, Tech Data has invested in dedicated smart home teams and has built a portfolio of solutions covering all aspects of the smart home ecosystem, which partners can access through the distributor’s eCommerce platform, InTouch.
“Yale’s innovative connected domestic security solutions are a great addition to our growing portfolio of smart home solutions. They combine the trusted hardware at the core of Yale’s long heritage with cutting-edge software and mobile-enabled connectivity to help make domestic environments more secure”, said Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Mobility and Consumer Electronics Solution, Europe at Tech Data. “We are looking forward to rapidly scaling Yale’s presence in the fast-growing connected security market by leveraging our expertise, digital capabilities and strong relationships in the European retail channel.”
Thomas Moser, vice president, Yale & Smart Residential, EMEA, said: ‘’we’re delighted to join forces with Tech Data, one of the world’s leading distributors of technology solutions, to expand our Yale smart security proposition and bring smart lock, alarms and surveillance integrations to the international arena. Our homes are our most valuable possessions, and with Yale’s ecosystem of smart security products, our consumers can experience true peace of mind, knowing that the things and people they love most are always protected.’’
This agreement covers Tech Data’s European footprint and is an extension to the existing agreements for Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Yale products are thus also available in Austria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.