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Why Ecl-ips?

Ecl-ips is an independent company that specialises in environmental and security threat management.

IP is at the centre of all of our solutions and we have extensive knowledge and expertise to ensure that your communication rooms, datacentres and premises are monitored and controlled at all levels.

Our customers include many blue-chip organisations, educational and government establishments throughout the UK. We have an eye for detail and take great pride in the quality of our workmanship – providing you with the most appropriate, well designed and installed system is always our highest priority. Needless to say that recommendation is our biggest selling tool!

Should you require any of our services with a lower initial investment we can offer fully hosted systems that include:

  • Server Room, Data Centre and Communication Room Monitoring Services
  • Power Monitoring and Management Systems

Our office is based in the Midlands and includes a full demonstration facility of the products and services that we can provide.

We partner with a number of leading manufacturers and constantly review the latest technologies and products on offer to ensure that we provide the best solutions to our customers. Find out more about us in this interview with Black Country Radio.

“I just wanted to say what an excellent job your engineer has done so far at the college. He’s a pleasure to work with and fully deserves our thanks.”

Neil Thurston, Assistant Facilities Manager
Bournville College, Birmingham

“We have found their staff to be both extremely highly skilled and responsive to any issues that may have arisen.”

Andy Sharpe, IT
Leicester City Council

“The engineering and support skills that Ecl-ips provide have been key in providing IP monitoring services within our buildings and comms rooms.”

Simon Holmes, Network Operations Manager
Service Birmingham

“Thanks to Aaron and the team at Ecl-ips for sorting out our customers CCTV problem, where others tried and failed!!! You are now our first port of call for all our CCTV and security.”

Gerard Duffy
MD Enterprise Electrical Services Ltd

“After the initial success with the first Halo Vape Sensor we had installed, the pupils have moved location which was always going to be the case. We would now like another one installed in one of the female toilets. The system is working well, we are really pleased.”

IT Manager
College in the South-West

Read our reviews and feedback from independent review site SayHola.

"We are very happy with how the project has gone"David Smith
"Arrived when said that they would and dealt with problem quickly and efficiently"
"Ecl-ips installed a NetBotz Environmental Management System in our office Server Room to ensure that our critical kit was kept..."
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Aaron Kernaghan

Managing Director

Aaron usually focuses on solving customers’ challenges. He enjoys seeing his team develop and working with customers to provide important business support tools.

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Darren Roe

Operations Director

Darren and his team help customers achieve their requirements on time and provide continuous off-site and on-site support when and where necessary.

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Stephen Gilbert

Technical Manager

Technical-minded Steve enjoys tinkering with gadgets and finding out how stuff works. He uses this enthusiasm to develop the best solutions for our customers.

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David Harris

Project Engineering Manager

David has an extensive background in IT and AV.  David ensures that the customer is at the heart of all his decisions.

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Angela Price

Business Operations Manager

Providing business operations support to ensure we deliver service excellence to our customers, Angela always strives to exceed customer expectations.

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Nicky Ayers

Sales and Marketing Manager

Nicky feels lucky to be part of the Ecl-ips team, helping  people find the right security solutions to suit them. Nicky also helps keep our clients updated with Ecl-ips news.

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Peter Coughlin

Business Development Manager

Peter is an experienced business development professional with a wealth of knowledge and a can-do attitude.

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Joe Newey

Project Engineer

Joe arrived at Ecl-ips with five years industry experience and having achieved qualifications in fire and security too.

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Sebastion Beddis

Project Engineer

Friendly and approachable, Seb enjoys helping people and has a keen eye for puzzles and problem solving.

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Matteo Wright-Jarrard

Trainee Project Engineer

Matteo has a passion for everything technological, giving him an advantage in problem-solving, testing, and refining solutions.

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Tom Clark

Trainee Project Engineer

Tom is keen to learn new skills to establish himself as a fully qualified security engineer and be a key member of the operations team.

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Leanne Gough

Business Administrator

Leanne is an experienced customer services and finance professional who has completed a range of accounting and business administration qualifications.

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Claire Harbun

Accounts Assistant

Claire is a dedicated professional with a journey from office junior to finance expert. Her diverse experience makes her a key addition to our team.

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Karen Uppal

Digital Marketing Executive

Karen is helping to develop the website and promote Ecl-ips so more businesses choose us for their security and real-time monitoring needs.

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Natalie Hallwood

Telemarketing Executive

Natalie is using her extensive customer-service experience to talk to perspective clients about how we can help them with our safety and protection solutions.

Are you interested in working at Ecl-ips? View our current opportunities here

Our Partners

We work very closely with carefully chosen partners to provide not just complementary solutions but resilient and long term solutions.

Why you can trust us

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National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold Accreditation

Providing a high standard of customer service has always been a priority for Ecl-ips and to demonstrate this commitment we have achieved NSI Gold status. This means that we comply with industry specific standards and are subject to independent regular audit by the NSI to monitor our continuing compliance with those standards. The NSI said this is as demanding as any approval in the security and fire sectors in which it operates, and is recognised by industry, the police, fire and rescue services, insurers, and other stakeholders.

ISO 9001 Standard

To achieve the NSI Gold acreditation we have to operate a Quality Management System (QMS) which is compliant with the BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Standard. The British Standards Institution (BSI) believes the ISO 9001 quality management system helps companies to continually monitor and manage quality across their businesses so we can identify areas for improvement. The NSI Gold Approval, means our QMS is tuned to the specific needs of the security sector in which we operate.

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CCTV Logbook

We offer CCTV Logbook to all of our customers providing data input and full training as required. CCTV Logbook is a cloud-based solution providing CCTV asset management, document storage and CCTV maintenance review scheduling. Additionally, the compliance package provides a step-by-step guide to fulfilling the requirements of the 12 Guiding Principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice and helps our customers meet their legal obligations in respect of data protection.

Safecontractor Approved since 2015

Being SafeContractor accredited means we are on an approved list of contractors who are Health & Safety accredited, reducing the risks to our customers. The accreditation demonstrates that our health and safety documentation is up to date and meets recognised industry standards. This seal of approval from SafeContractor, which is run by the Alcumus Group, means we join 35,000 other contractors that are part of the accreditation scheme. Businesses who want to use our services are able to find us as part of their membership of its Contractor Management System.

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Constructionline Approved

We are Constructionline Approved meaning we appear on its lists of vetted suppliers for construction buyers. Through our membership we gain access to a wide range of procurement contracts and projects while potential buyers gain access to a validated pool of high quality suppliers. Constructionline encourages the use of PAS 91, a standardised prequalification questionnaire which is designed to reduce the need for suppliers to complete a variety of different documents for different clients, simplifying the process for suppliers. Developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the question set has been commissioned by Government and is a recommended common minimum standard for construction procurement.

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Our engineers have received the the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site meeting the standards of the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) which is the sole ID and competence card scheme for electrotechnical operatives in the UK and is recognised and endorsed by the industry. Their ECS cards prove their qualification status, main electrical occupation, identity, health and safety awareness, as well as any additional disciplines in which they are skilled to work.

The ECS is a partner of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and covers not just core electrotechnical occupations, but specialised industries such as building controls, data communications, highway electrical and fire & security.

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CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) Accredited

To demonstrate its commitment to high health and safety standards Ecl-ips holds the respected CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) accreditation. Our certification proves that we have demonstrated compliance with the CHAS standards which are in line with UK Health and Safety regulations and the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) core criteria. The CHAS accreditation also shows that Ecl-ips has complied with the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015, which are governed by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE). If you want to search for high quality suppliers like us you can join CHAS for free.

IASME Governance Standard Certified

The IASME Governance Standard was developed over several years during a government-funded project to create a cyber security standard which would be an affordable and achievable alternative to the international standard, ISO 27001. It allows small businesses, like Ecl-ips, to demonstrate their level of cyber security and shows they are taking good steps to properly protect their customers’ information and thus are meeting the latest data protection rules as required by the GDPR. We completed the Standard via a self-assessment process completed by our Senior Engineer, Stephen Gilbert.

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Cyber Essentials Certified

By gaining the IASME Governance Standard,  we also passed the Cyber Essentials assessment. Cyber Essentials is a government -approved business certification scheme specifically aimed at helping businesses become more secure against internet born threats.

Member of the TISK Report

The TISK Report is the World’s largest Open Data platform committed to ending corruption, supply chain labour abuses and modern slavery, joining up Transparency In Supply Chains (TISC) reporting globally. As an open data initiative, it meets the compliance requirements of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Ecl-ips Anti-Slavery Policy and our TISK Report membership page

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Gate Safe Supporter

Ecl-ips provides access control systems for automated gates. However, we are aware that automated gates can become a safety hazard which is why we support the work of GateSafe. This charity was set up in 2010 following the tragic deaths of two children crushed by automated gates in separate accidents. As a GateSafe supporter we would always recommend that you choose an accredited installer for supply and installation and that once installed you ensure continuing good maintenance of your gates.

Timeline of Educonnect Ltd, trading as Ecl-ips



September: Company set up by Nigel Smith as Educonnect Ltd, a data cabling company focusing on the education sector



September: Aaron Kernaghan joined the company to set up a new part of the business, Educonnect Ltd IP Services (Ecl-ips) focusing on using IP networks for alternative purposes other than PCs and phones



Started working with Mobotix to supply CCTV due to customer demand for us to provide external CCTV

Won and deployed Network Rail project: Netbotz installation and support

June: Darren Roe joined to work for Aaron as a project engineer



Moved into first offices and store room in Bromsgrove

Split of business: emergence of Ecl-ips as the company name (officially we are still Educonnect Ltd trading as Ecl-ips). Aaron buys out Nigel Smith to become Managing Director. Nigel Smith continues to operate a data cabling company, Educonnect (South) Ltd

Added Electronic Access Control to our product mix – again connected to the IP network



Won and deployed National Blood and Transplant Service: Netbotz installation and support in Bristol and then, additionally, in London.

June: Stephen Gilbert joins the company as a project engineer.

November: Became an APC Select Partner

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Moved into Waterside House, Harris Business Park, Stoke Prior.



Won insurance and employee benefits company, Aon,: Netbotz installation and support: nationwide contract

Worked towards and achieved National Security Inspectorate accreditation (Silver-approved installer)

Won Harrow School: CCTV installation, subsequently added access control



Started working with Avigilon, a CCTV supplier – one of our defining milestones, as it has produced more partnerships following its acquisition by Motorola Solutions.

Became a Paxton Access installer

September: Recognised as an APC Premier Partner



Darren Roe becomes Operations Director at Ecl-ips

Won insurance and benefits consultants, JLT, (acquired by Marsh McLennan in 2019) project to upgrade and centralise both power protection and environmental monitoring on 20 sites. Remote monitoring continues for many of these sites.

June: Recognised as an APC Elite Partner



Won Bromsgrove School: CCTV maintenance and support

Business Sustainability Award winner presented by business coaching company Arrivista

November: Nicky Ayers joined as Sales & Marketing Executive


Exciting project for Oleo International installing cameras within an elevator buffer testing facility

December: Darren Roe wins the ‘1 to 1 Client Award’ from business coaching company Arrivista



Installed Avigilon CCTV system at Gtech’s new headquarters in WorcesterCsp81 Full Team



August: Angela Price joined as Business Support Co-Ordinator



Recognised as a high-level direct partner for Avigilon

January: Karen Uppal appointed as Digital Marketing Executive

June: Won a competition, organised by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) and North Worcestershire Business Leaders (NWBL) to feature in a calendar promoting businesses across North Worcestershire

August: Became an NSI Gold Installer and achieved the ISO 9001 quality standard

November: David Harris joins as Project Engineer



Added body-worn cameras to our product range

February: Featured flipping pancakes in the 2020 calendar, produced by NWedR and NWBL,  promoting businesses across North Worcestershire

July: Takeover of Bristol-based Security Group, signals a move into intruder alarms and one of our biggest milestones.



Installed an Orisec Grade 3 intruder alarm system for Atmos VR in Birmingham, one of our first intruder alarm projects as Ecl-ips

Added Density Fog Generators and the Halo Smart Sensor to our product mix



February: Peter Coughlin joins as business development manager, predominantly covering the south-west of England and South Wales working for Security Group and Ecl-ips

June: Stephen Gilbert promoted to the role of Technical Manager; Aaron becomes Associate member of the Association of Security ConsultantsPlatinumpartner Tierbadge En

August: Successful renewal of our NSI Gold Accreditation

November: Recognised as an Avigilon Premier Partner


March: Matteo Wright-Jarrard joins as Trainee Project Engineer

July: Recognised as a Paxton Platinum Partner

Creation of a management team under Darren and Aaron consisting of  Peter Coughlin, Business Development Manager, Stephen Gilbert Technical Manager, and other team members that received promotions:

October: Claire Harbun: Accounts Assistant and Natalie Hallwood Telemarketing Executive appointed.

November: Sebastian Beddis joins as Project Engineer for Security Group and Ecl-ips


March:  Three recruits added to the team: Leanne Gough – Business Administrator; Joe Newey – Project Engineer and Tom Clark – Trainee Project Engineer