Netwatch to secure stg£7.7m London Data Exchange

27 Jun 2012

Carlow-based remote digital security player Netwatch has won a prestigious contract to provide security for the new purpose-built North London Data Centre, LDeX1.

LDeX1 is the new 22,000 sq-foot data centre facility of the London Data Exchange (LDeX), which provides co-location services to organisations looking to outsource their server and telecommunications equipment.

It is worth a reported £7.7m.

Netwatch will provide LDeX1 with round-the-clock high-tech, extensive CCTV systems which include virtual perimeter tripwires that link directly to the police when necessary.

The high-tech security specialist has developed a bespoke security solution for LDeX1 which can deliver all the advantages of intensive manned security solutions at an extremely low cost.

“Response security measures are needed for a building such as LDeX1 – for us, we believe it is far better to detect and prevent a crime from happening rather than trying to solve it afterwards,” David McCarthy, director of sales at Netwatch, explained.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years