NW Systems’ new IP Video Technology Suite opened by Minister for Employment Esther McVey MP

Esther McVey MP and Frank Crouwel, managing director at NW Systems

Esther McVey MP and Frank Crouwel, managing director at NW Systems

On Friday 6 March, security integrator NW Systems played host to local MP and Minister for Employment, Esther McVey, who formally opened the company’s new IP Video Technology Suite and talked with managing director Frank Crouwel about the latest IP video technology trends. 

The MP for Wirral West, McVey viewed demonstrations of some of the latest multi-megapixel High Definition network cameras, specifically witnessing demonstrations of thermal imaging, intelligent video analytics, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and 360 degree camera displays in action. The new technical facility will be used to demonstrate modern CCTV capabilities to the company’s customers.

NW Systems attributes more than a decade of unbroken growth and business success to its early adoption of new IP video technology and the championing of higher standards for security systems installation.

To this end, the IP video specialist is currently lobbying for the use of pixel density measurement to guarantee identification of individuals captured on digital surveillance systems.

Frank Crouwel is actively promoting the idea of creating a Wirral Technology Hub to build a community of technology firms, thereby providing a stronger base of IT-skilled individuals living in the region. It’s an idea that’s supported by Esther McVey.

“I was delighted to visit NW Systems,” said the MP. “The company has evolved and grown rapidly having found a niche for itself in the IT world. As a cutting-edge business with a pool of highly-skilled people, I hope the company continues to lead the way and can create a technology business hub in this area.”

NW Systems Group is an IP video and security solutions provider. NW Systems is the group’s installation and systems integration arm with a strong presence in the manufacturing, industrial and logistics sectors as well as in the education, retail and leisure verticals.   

Crouwel responded to Esther McVey’s comments by stating: “We’re very grateful for the visit from Esther to open our new IP Video Technology Suite. It’s great to be recognised by our MP who’s closely engaged with the local business community and supports plans to bring more tech investment and jobs to the Wirral.”                                                                                                                  

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.

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