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NW Systems Group cooperation

Amsterdam, May 22, 2013

NW Systems Group has been selected by Netherlands-based Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) to be its launching partner for the UK online sales. From June 3, services will be available for purchase from NW Security, the UK-based group’s integration arm, will also offer to install any Panasonic or Axis cameras that are required by Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) which will be targeted with the monthly subscription-based CCTV service., which was purchased by Dutch telecoms group Detron Corporation in 2007, is serving over 50,000 camera connections. The firm says that it’s active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Brazil, Latvia, Russia and Turkey. The cloud-based CCTV is the firms say designed for SMBs such as shops or restaurants which do not want to pay to support and maintain video storage hardware such as DVRs or dedicated PCs holding several gigabytes of surveillance video images. Instead, takers manage IP cameras fully in the cloud. Users view, store and analyse up to 60 days of recording, saving only video sequences which require further investigation.

The VSaaS service makes it possible to set up motion alerts which automatically push text messages to users’ mobile devices when movement is detected; all for a monthly subscription fee.

The service uses multiple and redundant Gbps Ethernet connections to the European fibre network, Secured Cloud Connection, automatic load balancing, use of CloudBank STAC self-healing VM Failover, and redundant database clustering.

Rishi Lodhia, founder and managing director of said: “NW Systems has the same understanding as we do that the proliferation of high quality broadband connections and maturing of cloud-based computing together present some unique opportunities for IP video. NW Systems is the only UK company offering a highly rated online store for IP video products and already running its own internet and cloud-based video services like RemoteManager and Streamdays. They understand the market and have the vital online channel to market. It will be a great partnership for us.”

Frank Crouwel, managing director, NW Systems Group, pictured, said: “We believe that the time is right to enter the UK market with a highly robust, easy to set up and use VSaaS service. We have the largest UK online store for IP cameras in the shape of and we know we can reach a good percentage of the market for this service online.”

Aaron Dale, market analyst, Security & Fire, IHS, said: “We have forecast compound annual growth rates of 33.4 per cent in terms of revenues throughout 2011-2016 so that the UK and Eire market for VSaaS will reach £15m ($24m) by 2016. The presence of start-up VSaaS services across Europe and the continued infrastructure investment by large telecoms players like Telefonica, as well the involvement of VMS players including Genetec, make this market a very exciting one to watch over the next few years.” (Aaron Dale is the author of a report, the World Market for Video Surveillance as a Service – 2013 Edition – due out on August 31.)