CSL Group acquires platform and software services provider WebWayOne

CSL, the provider of connectivity for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has announced its acquisition of WebWayOne Ltd, the provider of platform and software services. The acquisition will enhance CSL’s existing offer by dint of the addition of new software capabilities and underpins the company’s international growth ambitions.

According to a statement issued by CSL, the transaction will enable the two businesses to “develop new and innovative solutions” that they otherwise would not be able to do.

WebWayOne began life back in 1999 and has developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative, secure and reliable solutions to the market. The Newbury-based business is a regular contributor to the European Working Groups which create, maintain and refine the standards directly associated with alarm transmission.

WebWayOne is an active member of the British Security Industry Association and the Irish Security Industry Association (via its Suppliers Network program) as well as serving as a Board member of CertAlarm, the register of manufacturers who have submitted their products to be inspected by accredited test houses.

The Alarm Transmission System offered by WebWayOne is the only platform to have completed testing to all intruder and fire transmission standards (EN 50136-1, EN 50136-2, EN 50136-3, EN 50131-10, EN 54-21 and the Construction Products Regulation).

Additional software capabilities

Speaking about the deal, Ed Heale (CSL’s CEO) commented: “It’s great news. Our aim is to always provide the best possible solution for our customers. WebWayOne has software capabilities that we don’t, and we very much look forward to being able to offer these to our customers.”

Chris Carter Brennan, managing director of WebWayOne, informed Risk Xtra: “This is a great alliance and better for our customers. We’re delighted to be able to offer our Conxtd platform to the broader customer base to which CSL has direct access.”

CSL was founded in the UK in 1996. Today, the CSL Group is the market leader in providing secure connectivity solutions to the security, fire and telecare sectors globally. The company’s solutions, platform and partnerships with mobile network operators worldwide allow the organisation to provide complete end-to-end connectivity services for mission-critical M2M/IoT applications. Whether it’s SIM only, satellite, DSL or multi-path, CSL determines to deliver the best combination for each end user’s connectivity requirements.

At present, CSL provides connectivity for upwards of 500,000 M2M/IoT devices. Its platform handles over four billion events each month and securely collates data ready to push to portals which provide real-time visibility on the status of a connected device. This is all backed-up by 24/7 managed support services to ensure maximum availability and reliability and first class customer service at all times.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

Related Posts