Tech Data announces pan-European deal with Resideo

Tech Data has announced a pan-European distribution agreement with Resideo to carry the company’s full line of Honeywell Home smart security products.

Designed to “harness the power of connectivity to create homes that are more comfortable, secure and energy efficient”, the range includes smart thermostats, home awareness cameras and security systems, as well as water leak and freeze detectors.

The products integrate easily with the most widely used home automation systems including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home and Samsung SmartThings.

Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Mobility and Smart Home Solutions, Europe, at Tech Data, said: “With our geographic reach and established relationships with leading consumer electronics retailers across the region, we are focused on accelerating the emerging smart home market, creating new sales channels and bringing more efficiency in the supply chain.

“Tech Data is strategically committed to bringing the best next generation technology products to our customers and Resideo’s offering complements this approach perfectly with an innovative and proven range of smart home solutions.”

Jennifer Bonuso, vice president and general manager, Consumer Products, at Resideo, added: “Resideo products are already in 150 million homes, and we have more than 100 years of heritage in meeting the comfort, security and home awareness needs of homeowners. This agreement with Tech Data will strengthen our position in the European consumer electronics retail channel as it gives us access to a wider population of consumers who prefer to purchase their products at leading retailers.”

In other Tech Data news, the distributor has joined the Android Enterprise Recommended program. The Google-led program aims to give partners more confidence in deploying Android to their customers while ensuring those enterprise mobility deployments are as consistent and current as possible.

Under the program, Tech Data will bring the latest best practices from Google to help partners simplify their mobility programs, allowing for “agile and efficient growth” using Android.

As an Android Enterprise Recommended Partner, Tech Data will provide its customers with:

– Technical expertise and leadership with Tech Data personnel trained by Google on implementing and supporting Android
– Experience with Android Enterprise Recommended enterprise mobility management systems
– A close working relationship with Google for planning and escalation issues
– A commitment to staying current on the latest Android product features and training requirements

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