“NW Systems Group Limited” has formally changed name to “NW Security Group Limited” – it’s just one word that’s different, but our business has evolved significantly in recent years and the change reflects our comprehensive range of security-related services.
Co-founder and Managing Director, Frank Crouwel, reflects on the evolution from technology company to specialist security provider:
“Back when the company was founded in 2004, IP video was just starting to take off and IP cameras were often referred to as “Network Webcams” – it’s the reason our supply service and online IP Camera store is called Network Webcams and it’s also the origin of “NW” in the group name.
The adoption of IP-based security technology has grown rapidly thanks to improvements in IP camera design by innovative manufacturers such as Axis Communications and advances in Video Management Systems (VMS) software by market-leaders such as Milestone Systems. All of this has of course been propelled by the internet revolution and now we see the Internet-Of-Things fuelling rapid growth in the use of more and more connected devices.
We have been at the forefront of integrating IP video into security solutions for over a decade. With roots in IT, camera hardware and IP video, we’ve been able to offer a rare mix of expertise in networking and security installation since the outset.
I’m proud of achievements such as the project at Cabfind.com where we installed a pure IP-based, fully integrated access control and video surveillance system – one of the first systems of its kind in the UK, and the ongoing work at Chester Zoo which involves complex security systems integration on a huge scale. These projects and others across a variety of sectors demonstrate our expertise as a technology company, but we’ve become much more than that. The addition of security consultancy and training services now mean we’re able to take a more holistic approach to security provision.
As security systems integrators that have been working closely with security and IT teams for many years, it’s clear that the convergence between physical security and cyber security means that the modern-day integrator must be able to provide more than just the technology.”
NW Security Group offers services to supply, install, commission and maintain security systems, as well as a wide range of security consultancy and training services. It’s all about protecting your key business enablers – assets, people and data.
Note, it’s just our company name that’s changed. The business address, company registration number and VAT number all remain the same. Our other company brand names also remain the same: Network Webcams, Streamdays and RemoteManager.