A long-term strategy of innovation and investment in technology has paid dividends for Lisburn-based Mercury Security Management in the form a record-breaking year for the security firm.
The country’s biggest independent security company today revealed that 2016 sales increased by 32 per cent year on year across all divisions of business.
This success also saw the company create 120 permanent jobs during the year through new and expanded contracts.
Mercury, which also has offices in Dublin, Limerick and London, has established a strong reputation across the industry as a pioneer in the area of integrated security solutions – combining physical manpower with cutting edge technology to service an ever-growing client base all over Ireland and the UK.
In the past 10 years, Mercury has invested no less than £5 million, with little or no financial assistance from government, in the latest technology and training to provide innovative security solutions to a range of clients from lone workers to multi-national companies such as the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Lifestyle Sports, HMV and Smyths Toys.
Almost £2 million alone has been invested in the company’s NSI Gold-accredited ARC/RVRC monitoring centre from where Mercury controllers can monitor premises across the world, which combined with the introduction of the Mercury Eye, a security camera with intruder detection that operates wirelessly without the need for electricity or broadband, has revolutionised the security capabilities for a wide range of companies and even households.
Mercury Security CEO Frank Cullen claims that this combination of investment, forward thinking and, importantly, patience now sees the company well positioned to expand its operations further in 2017.
“From the outset, we have had a long-term vision of where we want Mercury Security to be and that is at the forefront of the security industry, providing innovative integrated solutions to our clients,” said Mr Cullen.
“To get to this point has required significant investment of millions of pounds, virtually all of which has been privately funded, in the latest technology which has enabled us to expand our area of business far beyond Northern Ireland.
“We are thrilled that our commitment to investing heavily in our business, in what has been a very challenging economic environment, is now paying off.
“Our patience and long term strategy has been rewarded with a record year and we are now perfectly positioned to take this to the next level and grow our business further in 2017,” concluded Frank.
This year is already off to a good start with Mercury picking up the alarm monitoring contract for over 100 Staples stores throughout the UK.
Founded in 2001, Mercury Security Management Ltd provides bespoke stand alone and integrated security solutions to clients across a number of sectors including retail, finance, government, residential, transport, public sector, hotels & Leisure, construction etc.
Accredited services provided by Mercury include; Manned Static and Retail Guarding, Concierge Services, Event Security Planning and Management, Systems Maintenance, Burglar Alarm & Fire Monitoring, Key holding and Alarm Response, Satellite Tracked Mobile Patrols, Staff and Vehicle Escort Services, Lone Worker Protection and Monitoring, Vehicle and Asset Tracking and Approved and Accredited Training courses.