Who are Bi3?
At Bi3 we are passionate about innovation, we do not believe in standing still and accepting the status quo. We are constantly searching for innovative products that we can use to help our customers meet their needs, however we do not compromise on quality and we thoroughly assess every product before we bring it to market.
We supply both security and customer intelligence systems based on best in class technology, ensuring that the information gathered by these systems is both accurate and reliable. We back these products up with fully trained, UK based technical and sales support to ensure that you always have the information you need to complete your project, from specification through to commissioning.
We utilise the latest proven technology to provide you with the intelligence you need to achieve your goal. Whether you are in security or retail our solutions offer faster, more accurate ways to gather the intelligence you need to make informed and responsive decisions.
The Business Insight 3 Team
Glen Higson, - Managing Director
Glen is the founder and Managing Director of Bi3. He has over 25 years of experience in CCTV and has worked for some of the biggest names in the security industry. When not thinking of new ways to improve Bi3 (some of which work!) Glen likes cycling, football and spending time with friends and family.
Ed Kohut - Technical Director
Ed has over 25 years’ experience in the security industry, and as technical director his knowledge and expertise of innovative and emerging technologies means that he is always searching for new solutions to the challenges that face the industry. Ed enjoys taking his Harley Davidson V-ROD out on sunny days, and can often be found at race days around the country (spectating, not racing!).
Richard Eaves - Operations Manager
Richard Eaves joined the business in 2014 with a ten year background in electronic security systems, remote monitoring and product integration.
Richard operates within the sales department developing commercial strategy, supporting external sales and managing internal accounts. He works closely with all teams throughout the business to deliver operational excellence and first class customer service.
Outside of work Richard enjoys country pursuits including shooting and the associated socialising, he regularly shares the fruits of his labour with the team, the occasional pheasant is not to be missed!
Chris Eccles - Account Manager
Chris is the account manager at Bi3, and has a degree in Business and Marketing. He has developed a wealth of expertise and knowledge about the solutions that we supply to the extent that now, many of his customers trust him to specify the best products for the scenario that they are working on. Before joining Bi3 Chris studied in New York State on a football scholarship, and can often be found playing football after work.
Nick Jurd - Account Manager (South)
Nick has over 25 years’ experience in the security industry both in the UK and Asia beginning as a technician leading to sales, consultancy and management roles, he has worked for ADT & Chubb as well as smaller niche companies performing risk assessments and TSCM (Technical Surveillance Counter Measures) to provide risk mitigation solutions on a variety of sites. Nick has a very diverse experience of companies, products, people, environments and situations. He utilises his security qualifications, including a Diploma in Security & Risk Management, to ensure his clients always receive the correct systems & service.
Daniel Arrowsmith - Technical Team Leader
Daniel has been with Bi3 for over 5 years, and has developed a wealth of in depth technical expertise on the solutions that we provide. He has recently been promoted to technical team leader, ensuring that our high standards for products and technical support are met. Daniel enjoys working on his fitness at the gym, socialising, and good food.
Carl Harding - Technical Team
Carl has over 8 years of experience in CCTV, and having worked with some of the major players in the industry, Carl provides first class technical support for many of the major DVR brands, including AVer, Win4Net and Dowshu. Carl is an integral part of the repairs team at Bi3, and his experience with both analogue and IP security systems means that he is well equipped to diagnose and fix almost any DVR that he encounters.
If you ever decide to challenge Bi3 to an impromptu 5 aside football match, you should be aware that Carl is a very determined and competitive person, and enjoys playing 5 aside football in his spare time, so is someone to watch!
Adam Kohut - Technical Team
Adam has been with Bi3 for over 3 years, he has a great deal of technical knowledge about our products and can often be found on the phone helping customers with technical questions, or in our state of the art workshop building products. Adam enjoys working out in the Gym after work, and has an avid interest in cars.
Duncan Wood - Technical Team
Duncan joined Bi3 in 2015, and has 35 years’ experience in Electronics with 13 years in CCTV. He is a technician within the repairs service, working on the repair of DVR’s, Cameras and associated equipment. Duncan is interested in cycling, golf, football and spending time with family and friends.
Joe Bolton - Software Developer
Joe joined Bi3 in 2014 in partnership with Edge Hill University. Joe is a part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership run by innovate UK, and is developing a new version of our Insight Management Reporting Product. Joe also works on internal projects within the company, and has helped redevelop several systems to improve the way that they work. Joe enjoys cooking and baking, and often brings the fruits of his kitchen into the office for the team to enjoy.
Tonicha Hussain – Business Administration Apprentice
Tonicha is one of our Business Administration Apprentices, who will be providing business support to both the team and our customers. Tonicha previously attended Lostock Hall Academy where she studied Business Communications, and took the opportunity to project manage many charity enterprise days. Tonicha enjoys baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jack MacDonald– Business Administration Apprentice
Jack is one of our Business Administration Apprentices, who will be providing business support to both the team and our customers. Jack previously attended Holy Cross Catholic High School in Chorley where he studied ICT amongst his GCSE’s. Jack is also a self-taught graphic designer, and likes to watch Football in his spare time, supporting Manchester United.
At business Insight3 we have since our inception worked to develop long term partnerships with some of the leading advanced technology providers in the world. As a result of these partnerships Bi3 can now offsupply our customers and excellent range of products and services that will caters to and exceed their needs. Bi3 ensures that they work with only the very best technology manufacturers in the areas of video analytics, MLI Technology, Biometrics, DVR's and Megapixel cameras. Below is further information about the Business Insight 3 Supplier Partnerships.
Davantis are the Bi3 video analytics partners. Bi3 and Davantis have had a very strong partnership with each other since the companys inception. Davantis is one of the main European manufacturers of video analytic systems and a leader in video solutions for alarm reception centers. In 2009 Davantis Video Analytics software received Primary Monitor classification from HOSDB, and became a recommended solution for government installations in the UK.
i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications.
Bi3 have recently become the exclusive UK partners of IEE a world leading hardware manufacturer based in Luxembourg. IEE who have been in operation for over 22 years, have partnered with Bi3 to supply us with their highly innovative sensing solutions in the form of MLI Technology. Bi3 will now supply Anti-Tailgating software, Volumetric detection, People Counting systems and Queue Management to be used in both security and customer intelligence.
Herta Security are an innovative end-user oriantated biometrics software developer. Herta were developed by biometrics specialists and PhD professionals from the University of Catalunya. Herta are hihly creative and offer over 25 years experience in reseach, development and commercialisation of biometrics.
AVerMedia are a major global provider of among many other things security surveillance solutions. Bi3 have developed a partnership with AVerMedia. The efficient easy-to-use technologically advanced solutions provided by AVerMedia are partnered excellently with Bi3's technical expertise and service ensuring that our customers receive only the highest standard of security DVR's.
At business Insight3 we have since our inception worked to develop long term partnerships with some of the leading advanced technology providers in the world. In order to improve our offering to our customers Bi3 have developed a number of technology partners. Please see these below:
Davantis are a European leader in the development of video analytics software systems, and transmission solutions for video receiving centres. In 2009 Davantis Video Analytics software received Primary Monitor Classification from HOSDB, and has received status as an i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications. Davantis have been a partner of Bi3 since our inception, and we have a very strong relationship with the company, working on many joint developments and enabling us to provide an unparalleled level of support for their products in the UK.
IEE manufacture highly innovative sensing solutions including Anti-Tailgating, Volumetric Object Surveillance, and People Counting Systems. These systems make use of IEE’s MLI technology which offers extremely high accuracy and reliability, which are essential factors in both the security and retail intelligence applications for their products. Through our partnership with IEE, our team have been fully trained on IEE’s products and are able to offer assistance on all stages of a project, from design, through to installation support.
AVer are a major global provider of security surveillance solutions, among many other provisions. The efficient and easy to use systems that AVer manufacture are partnered excellently with Bi3’s technical expertise and excellent service, ensuring that our customers’ needs are always met with the best possible products and service.
FLIR Systems, Inc. Manufacture cutting edge thermal security devices that compliment and complete your network of CCTV security by turning night into day and giving you the power to see threats that are invisible to the naked eye. Through our partnership with FLIR we are able to specify, supply assist with installation of the right thermal security systems to meet your requirements. Our team have received extensive training from FLIR on the use, installation and maintenance of FLIR devices, so we are ideally positioned to support your project.
Countwise are a global technology company who provide people - traffic monitoring systems to both the public and private sectors. Countwise offer cost effective people counting solutions that enable our customers to accurately determine footfall through various locations. As a partner of Countwise we are able to offer full support through the design and implementation of your people counting system, backed up with the high levels of support our customers expect.
Traditionally known for the exceptional display technologies, NEC also develop systems that Bi3 leverage in both the security and retail markets, including their industry leading facial recognition product, NeoFace Watch, and the cost effective anonymous facial demographic software Field Analyst. These products are built with the quality you would expect from NEC, and backed up with the support and knowledge of the Bi3 team.
RoadPixel are a specialist ANPR software supplier and hardware manufacturer. In partnership with RoadPixel we are able to offer a complete service from full integrated ANPR systems to component system parts depending on your needs. Bi3 are able to advise from design through to install and fully support with trained specialists to ensure the result meets the needs of its users.