Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wren Marks 25 Years in Business

BUSINESS WIRE--Twenty-five years ago, Clifford Tippy Wren founded Wren while working in the plastics manufacturing industry. As he shares in a new podcast about Wrens company history, the fast-growing retailer Wal-Mart® asked him to provide an aesthetically pleasing protective cover to go over security cameras mounted into the ceiling. Today, Wren is marking its 25th year in business as a provider of comprehensive video surveillance solutions not only to retailers, but many other industries including government and education.

Still a privately-held, family-owned business with manufacturing operations in Jefferson City, MO and an office in Atlanta, GA, Wren has witnessed vast changes in the security industry. It has grown from a fragmented cottage industry to the booming security industry of today, which is increasingly moving toward IP (network) solutions and integration of physical and IT security technologies. Never one to miss out on opportunities to serve its customers in a dynamic market, Wren adapted right along with the changing security market, evolving its product line to meet the needs of todays marketplace.

We are proud to continue to serve our original customer, Wal-Mart, along with many other top-100 retailers, said Wren President Andrew Wren. Over 25 years, we have witnessed many changes in how surveillance technology is used across multiple industries; no longer just a security tool, video is seen as an invaluable piece of the information chain to help improve operations, risk reduction, compliance, employee training and much more. As a customer-driven organization, we will continue to innovate new technologies to enable each customer segment to leverage video technology to meet their unique requirements.

Over the last 25 years, the company has expanded its offerings, today providing turnkey video surveillance solutions including IP and analog camera solutions, video management software, Encapsulon retail software that corroborates video with data from the POS and other systems, as well as installation services and training for customers.

Wren continues to innovate with the introduction of new technologies and services to help businesses make the most of their video surveillance for security and operations. Most recently, the company announced the offering of turnkey services, which allow customers to access complete installation and support services, or to select services to ensure successful deployment when working with multiple parties such as in-house staff, integrators, and other third parties.

For more information about Wren and to hear founder Tippy Wren and President Andrew Wren discuss their insights for building a successful company in a podcast, visit Or visit Wren at Booth #435 at the NRF-Loss Prevention Show, coming up in Orlando, June 23 - 25.

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