Two northern innovators have entered into a strategic partnership as they look to roll-out internet-based surveillance to businesses across the UK.
Cheshire-based NetVu, renowned as an innovator in the security and surveillance market, has welcomed Yorkshire-based Connectus into its installer network, providing access to a portfolio that provides access to its multi-sensory service of data, alarms and video.
The internet and connectivity is at the heart of the Connectus business model, providing access for a host of services suited to modern-day organisations"With its own full fibre network, Connectus works with businesses to deliver products that are carried over the internet including voice, cloud storage and now surveillance. In addition, the business is an expert in helping business manage technology, security and risk through cyber and information governance.
Growth of IoT and shift towards VSaaS
The partnership between the two businesses demonstrates traditional services becoming increasingly internet-based, further highlighting the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the shift towards Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) – an approach that moves once bulky video surveillance off-site and into the cloud.
Roy Shelton, Managing Director of Connectus, said: “The internet and connectivity is at the heart of the Connectus business model, providing access for a host of services suited to modern-day organisations and their business challenges. Many businesses have a requirement for surveillance services and we’ve been listening to our customers and the wider market place.
“The prospect of utilising connectivity and the internet to deliver CCTV technology and working with a global pioneer like NetVu and integrating their cyber secure Closed IP solution into our extended portfolio was an opportunity we wanted to embrace.”
Strength in cyber security and network protection
With Connectus' existing strength in cyber security and network protection, the evolving NetVu IP product set had clear synergies with the business"Pauline Norstrom, Managing Director of NetVu, said: “In a modern business world, a combination of super-fast connectivity and cloud-based technologies have influenced how NetVu’s products are developed and now the businesses we partner with to take them to a wider market.
“Connectus is a business with connectivity at its core, and with its existing strength in cyber security and network protection, the evolving NetVu IP product set had clear synergies with the business.
“This opportunity, as well as broadening our installer network, marks an historic moment as we specify our next generation Closed IPTV 3 cyber secure Uniplex IP NVR systems – with embedded, virtualised or fully internet-based options – for the first time in the UK.”