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Inc. magazine recently revealed that Security Camera Warehouse is No. 1376 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

The SCW Story

We do things really differently here at SCW, and we hope our story can provide some explanation as to why we've grown so quickly.


Origins: Do The Right Thing

SCW was officially started in 2010, but SCW only really started moving in 2014. The reason for this slow start and the reason why SCW exists are intertwined.

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We call this core belief in doing what benefits our clients: Love the Customer.

Values: "Living Well Wages" Benefit The Employee and The Customer

Here at SCW, we're known for our customer service and technical support. We even like to say internally that our core product isn't security cameras, it's support!

memorable service

"On every single box, we have this phrase: Great, memorable service brings people back and gets them to spread the word. Great service doesn't come from nowhere, it has to be intentionally cultivated. A lot of companies say that finding great talent is really challenging in 2018. We recently hired for 3 open positions and got over 400 applicants, so this is not a problem we have. I've had the opportunity to speak a lot lately about why we're able to attract great talent in this economy, from Forbes magazine to Huffington Post to local interviews.” said Matthew Nederlanden, founder and CEO of SCW. "Good middle class jobs are becoming a rarity in America; it shouldn't be that way. Although many companies say 'invest in people' this often doesn't mean anything more than a platitude. So, allow me to get really specific:

How Jobs Worth Having Defines SCW’s Purpose and Improves Our Community, Country, and Customer Service

SCW's 2018 Asheville Cost of Living and our "Living Well Wage"

Debt Free: A matching program towards paying off employee debt

There's nothing more central to the SCW story than the idea that Happy Employees Provide Better Service, which is what our Love the Team value is all about.

Future: Longevity, Innovation, and Purpose

We're unique in our approach to company profit and company goals.

SCW Future

One of the most unique things about SCW is the way that we think about the future and how we allocate our profits. We are free to change and adapt, because SCW wasn't built on investment capital - it was made by a lot of hard-working people. We're self-funded and we have ruled out an exit strategy (a fancy business term for "the company is not for sale, and won't be - ever").

Not being beholden to investors means that we can focus on our mission and don't have to worry about shareholder distributions.

We call this freedom to focus on our company growth and employee well-being: Capitalism 2.0.

Here's what your support has already allowed us to do:

Donations: Supporting our Community and Building a Better World

Here's what your support has allowed us to build towards:

SCW's Future: What we're currently investing in

Long term strategies and moral stances rather than quarterly earning reports dictate our company direction, which is why we're going to Be Here in 200 Years!

P.S. These bolded items in the blue-grey boxes are our company values, feel free to read more about our Values, specifically how we ask our employees think about the work, the customer, the future, and each other.