Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Surveillance Company Grows Fast in New Innovation Centre

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Surveillance Company Grows Fast in New Innovation Centre

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One of the first tenants to move into UK Steel Enterprise's Innovation Centre in Hartlepool is already looking to expand into a larger unit to meet the growing demand for its IT, surveillance and monitoring services. was set up by Dave Brown and Roger Clark in September 2005 and moved into Hartlepool's new business centre when it opened ahead of schedule just before Christmas.

Since then, the partners have been delighted with the progress that the company is making in a highly competitive market, providing high quality PC-based digital surveillance systems as well as technical support, training and direct IT services.

The young company has already won two major contracts, including one for SCA Packaging that involves the installation of 36 cameras and three computers at one of its largest sites in the UK. It is also working with Lafarge Quarries and with electrical contractors needing 'portable' surveillance systems for building sites.

"We have also installed PC-based digital surveillance systems in children's nurseries, garages, restaurants and post offices," says Dave Brown. "CCTV is a growing area and computer controlled systems allow you to do so much. Our customers can use the Internet to access their security systems from a desktop pc or a laptop anywhere in the world and can even control the cameras as well.

" We currently have an office and a workshop at the Centre but business is going so well that we are already looking at a larger workshop. One of the good things about UK Steel Enterprise is that they offer easy in easy out terms and do everything possible to find you additional space quickly if you need it."

The partners were looking out for premises when they heard about UKSE's latest Centre on Hartlepool's Queens Meadow Business Park.

"We went along to see UKSE's existing Innovation Centre at Redcar and, once we had seen that, we were really keen to move in," said Dave. "It is an ideal place for us as we have more space at a lower cost than our previous premises and it has first class facilities. …

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