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NW presents EU GDPR input at ASIS International security seminar

Nigel Peers, Senior Consultant and Data Protection Practitioner presenting to ASIS InternationalOn 2nd November 2017, Nigel Peers – Senior Consultant and Data Protection Practitioner at NW Systems Group, presented an overview and discussion of the impending EU GDPR to an audience of security professionals and members of ASIS International.

ASIS International, a leading organisation for security professionals worldwide, normally hold their UK-based events in London, but on this occasion, Axis Communications hosted the seminar at its new head office in Luton.

The Security of Security

The seminar’s theme was “The Security of Security” and focused on the challenges of security in the digital age; highlighting supply chain security and how procurement decisions can impact business as the regulatory landscape shifts ahead of the biggest changes in data protection legislation that the UK and Europe have faced in twenty years.

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Why NW Systems made Cyber Essentials Plus a priority in 2017

Cyber Essentials Plus logoIn June 2014 the UK government launched a scheme that was to encourage businesses to adhere to best-practice in IT security. Called Cyber Essentials, it started as a requirement for all suppliers to central UK government and had one simple aim: to protect information and data from online threats.

Three years on and more than 6,000 Cyber Essentials certificates have been awarded to businesses, demonstrating their proficiencies in boundary firewalls and internet gateways; secure configuration; access control; malware protection and patch management. At NW Systems, we’re incredibly proud to announce we’ve gone one step further, and are currently the only systems integrator to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus certification. But why?

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Celebrating Wirral Business Success

Frank Crouwel presenting the award for Business of the Year (50+ employees)This year’s annual Wirral Business Awards were held at Thornton Manor on Friday 22nd September 2017 and attended by over 500 of the region’s leading figures in business. The gala dinner is held by the Wirral Chamber of Commerce and year-on-year, the event has continued to grow – it is now established as a regional showcase for successful businesses.

For the last 3 years, NW Systems has sponsored an award category and this year we sponsored the category Business of the Year (50+ employees) – congratulations to CPL Training Group for their win!

A great night was had by all at the awards ceremony – well done to all of the finalists.

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CCTV & Security Technology keynote event, 3rd November 2016 at FACT, Liverpool

CCTV & Security Technology Keynote Event 2016NW Systems and Axis Communications are hosting a CCTV & Security Technology keynote event at FACT in Liverpool on Thursday, 3rd November.

The event is aimed at IT and Security Managers, technicians and security technology decision makers.

If you’d like to learn about the latest trends in connected CCTV & security, this event will be of great interest – you’ll come away not only knowing about the full benefits of an IP-based system but also, how to get the most out of your investment.

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NW Systems Group wins Axis Enterprise Project of the Year award for IP CCTV upgrade at Chester Zoo

NW Systems Group Managing Director Frank Crouwel accepts Axis Award NW Systems picked up the highly-coveted Enterprise Project of the Year Award UK & Ireland in this year’s Axis Communications’ VIP Northern Europe Partner Event, held in Liverpool on the 21st September.

The event which was attended by more than 40 of Axis’ top-performing Gold partners from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the UK & Ireland, saw NW Systems being recognised for its work in upgrading Chester Zoo’s CCTV systems to a state-of-the-art IP video system which now provides surveillance, animal welfare and crowd management benefits to this world-class zoo.

The award was received by Frank Crouwel, Managing Director at NW Systems from Ray Mauritsson, CEO at Axis and Dave Needam, Axis UK and Ireland Sales Manager.

The two-year project, which continues to see expansion, has involved migrating from 150 ageing analogue-based CCTV cameras to almost 300 Axis network cameras – all being managed via Milestone XProtect Expert video management platform.

We will give you more on this project in a more detailed case study later this year.

NW Systems wins People Development prize at Wirral Business Awards

Award accepted by Frank Crouwel, Managing Director at NW Systems Group NW Systems was given the award for People Development at the Wirral Business Awards held last Friday at Thornton Manor, Wirral.

Frank Crouwel, Managing Director at NW Systems Group, received the award from Sue Higginson, Principal & Chief Executive of Wirral Metropolitan College, on the night.

Over 500 people celebrated Wirral’s business achievements on an evening that showed huge progress in innovation, the diversity of the local economy and the reach of Wirral businesses internationally. A total of 13 prizes were handed out to the most forward-thinking and successful businesses.

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NW Systems nominated for People Development Award

Wirral Business Awards 2016 - People Development Award finalistWirral Chamber of Commerce will hold this year’s Wirral Business Awards at Thornton Manor this Friday. We’re excited to be involved in this key regional business event and this year we’re a finalist too! NW Systems has been nominated as one of the four finalists in the “People Development Award” category.

We’ve long believed that it’s the people in our teams that are the key to reaching each successful milestone in our growth over the years, so it’s very satisfying to have our commitment to supporting staff recognised.

Fingers crossed for the night and if last year’s ceremony is anything to go by, it’s set to be a great evening all round.

NW Systems sponsors 2016 Wirral business awards

Wirral Business Awards 2016This year’s Wirral Business Awards are set to be another huge success with a variety of Wirral businesses being recognised by the Wirral Chamber of Commerce for their achievements, dedication and good old fashioned entrepreneurial spirit. The awards event consists of a glittering gala dinner and last year over 600 key business leaders attended, making the ceremony one of the largest business events in the North West.

As a Wirral-based technology company and members of the Wirral Chamber, NW Systems are proud to be an active member of the business community and we will be supporting the 2016 Awards by sponsoring the category “Business of the Year (50+ employees)”.

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Press release: Innovative transport-on-demand service provider Cabfind deploys NW Systems IP access control and surveillance security system

Wirral-based IP video specialist NW Systems has installed one of the UK’s first fully integrated IP video and access control systems to help fast-growing transport-on-demand service provider Cabfind, secure its new headquarters in Birkenhead in Wirral.

Cabfind.com's head office

NW Systems recently installed a pure IP-based, fully integrated access control and video surveillance system to cover both the inside and outside of Cabfind’s new headquarters in Birkenhead, Wirral.

The new system combines Axis IP cameras and door controllers with Imron access control software and Milestone front-end video management software (VMS), to ensure entries via all key doors are covered and video recordings collected for viewing on authorised desktops and smart devices.

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NW Systems provides live view of Principal Tower development in the City of London

Principal Tower and IP cameras used for RemoteManagerProperty development firm W1 Developments, together with Brookfield and Concord Pacific, is building Principal Tower in the City of London. The tower forms the centrepiece of Principal Place and is considered by many to be the most iconic new high-rise residential development in the city.

When building began, W1 Developments were looking for a way of visually monitoring progress of the three-year construction and were also looking to explore the marketing value of delivering live views and time-lapse video recordings of the construction process.

W1 Developments approached NW Systems, asking for an IP-based video solution that could deliver high quality images from a construction site setting where network connectivity was unavailable.

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