Ecl-ips at 20: Aaron Kernaghan

Building a successful security and monitoring business

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On the eve of our 20th birthday our Managing Director, Aaron Kernaghan, received professional recognition of his own journey into designing and specifying a range of bespoke security solutions. This came when he was accepted as an associate member of the Association of Security Consultants.

Aaron said: “It is nice for the company that I have been accepted as a member and it will in turn provide a better experience for our clients.”

Aaron joined the company to form Educonnect Ltd IP Services (Ecl-ips) in September 2005 and enjoyed it so much he bought the company in 2007, and this is when Ecl-ips became the trading name of the business.

Aaron has been involved in sales roles throughout his career, moving from Lloyds Bank head office to estate agents, international and national distribution and finally into computer networking and IT. It was his expertise with Cisco networks and Netbotz data centre monitoring appliances which helped Ecl-ips to win some important early clients including several Blue-Chip organisations as well as others in the public and education sectors.

The requirements of the Ecl-ips customers and the development of more advanced IP solutions for CCTV, video management software, electronic access control and, more recently, intruder alarms has meant Aaron and the Ecl-ips team has kept true to the IP monitoring and control brief for a complete client experience.

Aaron has embedded a belief in high quality solutions into Ecl-ips and emphasised the importance of meeting our customers’ needs and solving their challenges, rather than just selling a product. Feedback from our customers illustrate how much they appreciate that approach.

For example, Nick Pinfield, Managing Partner at accountancy firm Pinfields, a CCTV and access control customer, said he felt Aaron was “more like a partner than a salesman” and he has subsequently recommended Ecl-ips to a number of his clients.

When we installed an Orisec intruder alarm system into a new premises for virtual reality company Atmos VR, Aaron had to work with their insurers Aviva to ensure that the system met all their requirements.

Atmos VR subsequently stated that: “Aaron did a great job of surveying the site and advising us on what was required.”

Outside of work, Aaron enjoys keeping fit, walking his dogs, goes mountain biking, cleans his motorbikes, follows Bristol City as a season ticket holder and occasionally darkens the fairways on the golf course. He recently talked about himself to Steve Parker at Black Country Radio.