About Us & Our History

ClearView was formed in 1996 and was initially set up to provide bespoke equipment to the police market. Since then, the company has branched into supplying fire security products to various market sectors. We also look after multiple sites, from residential houses to primary schools, to large multi-site corporations.

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From a garden shed to a 2,000m² premises!

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    How did the story begin?

    In the beginning, ClearView focused on manufacturing, installing and servicing specialist systems for the police to decode their CCTV footage.

    At this point, all manufacturing was carried out by Chris from a garden shed. Paul spent his time on the road – pitching ClearView’s products to police constabularies.

    1996 – The year of the garden shed upgrade!

    ClearView upgraded the shed to commercial premises, where they began to expand their products and increase their customer base. ClearView was becoming a recognised security name. Their specialist security products provided the police with a much-needed solution to their CCTV decoding issues.

    2001 – The year of the ClearView premises makeover

    In 2001, ClearView purchased their new premises – a short trek up the road to a 2,000m² premises located on the Widford Industrial Estate, Chelmsford, which was previously occupied by the mechanical engineering company Horner & Wells.

    Turning the premises from a mechanical engineering workshop into a two-story bustling office took a lot of dedication, elbow grease (and quite a lot of money!).

    2002 – The Grand Opening!

    In 2002, ClearView & its staff moved a short .5 mile to their current premises. To celebrate the grand opening, Chelmsford Member of Parliament, Simon Burns, attended and spoke a few words about the business.

    Present Day

    ClearView has now been in the current premises for over 25 years.

    We continue to provide complete fire & security solutions to several different market sectors, including commercial premises, local authorities, schools & of course, the police.

    A great big thank you to all of our customers!