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40 new jobs for Kildare at private security company

By Business & Finance
16 September 2015
Manguard Plus
Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality and Bill Brown, managing director, Manguard Plus pictured in Naas today

Private security company Manguard Plus has announced the opening of a brand new €1m Command and Control Centre at the company’s head office in Tougher Business Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.

The opening of Manguard Plus’ Command and Control Centre is the first in Ireland to comply with the new EN Standard Licensing introduced by the Private Security Authority in December 2014. The state-of-the-art facility will create 40 jobs in Co. Kildare.

Manguard Plus, which will celebrate 20 years in business next year, operates a software platform that consolidates its clients’ CCTV systems from a wide range of security products into one operator interface. This provides clients with alternative solutions to secure their business and offers cost reductions through the application of remote monitoring and response services.

Bill Brown, managing director, Manguard Plus, says: “At Manguard Plus, we are at the forefront of security innovation, safeguarding our client’s business, staff and assets to the highest of certified standards. Following months of planning, we are very proud to officially open our brand new Command and Control Centre. As the first of its kind in Ireland, we strived to build to the highest EN-standard and certified centre possible, from bricks and light bulbs to security doors, ventilation systems and integrated IT systems, setting a new standard for security in Ireland.”

Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality, adds: “Today’s announcement of 40 new jobs, as part of a €1m investment by Manguard Plus, is a welcomed boost for the security industry in Ireland. A real Irish success story both locally in Kildare, and nationally, Manguard Plus has positioned themselves at the forefront of private security services in Ireland today. With the company’s innovation and first to market approach following the opening of Ireland’s only monitoring centre built to new European and PSA-approved standards, Manguard Plus are further safeguarding information and assuring continuity of service for clients.”