Real-time remote security monitoring provider Netwatch has announced plans to open a second office in the US, which will not only create jobs in New York, but will also open up new positions in the firm’s communications hub in Carlow.
Netwatch provides protection services to businesses and private residences, incorporating GPS tracking, audio-visual detection, personal protector equipment and wireless perimeter security cordons. Established in 2003, the company currently employs 130 staff in Carlow who monitor more than 25,000 security cameras across Europe, South Africa and the US.
Having invested more than €5m in the US market since opening its first office in Boston 18 months ago, Netwatch is now ready to open a second office in New York, creating 10 jobs there. “Over the last few months we have gained a number of large clients in the New York and New Jersey area, including Pinnacle Environmental and Nikon Metrology,” said David Walsh, group CEO of Netwatch.
The new office could house up to 30 staff in the long-term, though, and the plan is to fill it over the next 18 months.
This US expansion will have a positive effect on the firm’s Carlow operations. “Growth in the US also means growth for our Irish operations, as all monitoring will be undertaken by intervention specialists based in our Carlow Communications Hub,” Walsh added. “For every 50 contracts we win in the US, we create 10 new jobs in Carlow.”
The company has already revealed that 20 new roles will be created at the Carlow Communications Hub alongside the opening of the New York office.