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January 2017 Crime Statistics

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7th February 2017 With many businesses returning to regular working hours after the Christmas break, we have thankfully seen a significant decrease in the number of incidents. As many businesses are reviewing their yearly budgets, it may be time to consider … Continue reading

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Threat Index Report – Part 2

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24th January 2017 Netwatch Threat Index Reveals: Over a third (35%) of Irish businesses fear they are likely to fall victim to crime. This is despite 91% of respondents feeling that their business is secure, implying a disconnect between security and … Continue reading

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December 2016 Crime Statistics

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12th January 2017   With many businesses left vacant for a considerable time, December is often viewed as primetime for opportunistic criminals. Netwatch staff were kept busy over the Christmas season ensuring the safety and security of our clients premises. … Continue reading

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Tips to protect your business this Christmas

Crime on Christmas day

Over the 2015 Christmas period there was as surge of  attempted intrusions on Netwatch client’s sites, showing an increase of 15% on the previous year. 23% of incidents were recorded on Christmas Day itself, making it the busiest day of … Continue reading

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November 2016 Crime Statistics

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7th December 2016         After a busy October and Halloween, we have thankfully seen a significant decrease in the number of incidents in November. While this is always good news, we would still urge businesses not to let … Continue reading

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October 2016 Crime Statistics

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7th November 2016   The run up to Halloween is one of the most intensive times for our Communications Hubs. Anything and everything that isn’t physically secured is seen as a target for criminals.  In particular, objects such as pallets … Continue reading

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Tips for Business to reduce crime around Halloween

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24th October 2016 The spike in crime in the run up to Halloween Last year Netwatch recorded a 46% increase in criminal activity on business’s during Halloween week and expect that figure to rise this year. David Walsh, Group CEO of … Continue reading

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September 2016 Crime Statistics

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12th October 2016       September has come and gone. Schools are back, Summer holidays have come to an end and everyone is getting back to normal. With the dark evenings closing in business owners and managers need to be … Continue reading

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An Taoiseach announces 85 new jobs at Netwatch

Carlow company Netwatch, Irelands leading high tech security specialists, have announced plans to create 85 jobs within the business over the next 12 months. This is part of a 20 million euro investment by the company. 
Netwatch will seek to recruit talent in areas such as Software and Hardware engineering, marketing and digital marketing and sales engineering solutions. Sixty of these new positions will be based in their Irish headquarters in Carlow, while the remaining 25 will be in Netwatch’s offices in the US & UK. This will see Netwatch grow to over 250 employees.
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 6th October 2016 Carlow company Netwatch, Ireland’s leading high tech security specialists, have announced plans to create 85 jobs within the business over the next 12 months. This is part of a €20 million investment by the company. Netwatch will … Continue reading

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Threat Index Report – Part 1

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19th September 2016 Netwatch Threat Index Reveals: On average, businesses in Ireland have lost €166,500 in assets over the last three years as a result of criminal activities Nearly one quarter of businesses (23.5%) have lost more than 50 working … Continue reading

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August 2016 Crime Statistics

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12th September 2016 Following a spike in the number of incidents occurring in July, August is the only Summer month to see a decrease in crime on Netwatch client sites. Here’s an overview of August from Netwatch: Intruders in Dublin were … Continue reading

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The Cornerstone of Netwatch Culture

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24th August 2016 The Netwatch Culture At Netwatch we value our company’s culture of teamwork, accountability and respect for one another. We strive to maintain these values, not only to find and keep the best employees, but because we know … Continue reading

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July 2016 Crime Statistics

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5th August 2016 Summertime crime in July has continued in a similar trend to June*, as reported by Netwatch Intervention Specialists. Our remote visual monitoring experts have cited the long evenings and good weather as a possible catalyst for this … Continue reading

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June 2016 Crime Statistics

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20th July 2016   Summertime Provides a Criminal Opportunity Summer time as always has proved a popular time for criminal activity. While businesses may worry, it comes as no surprise to Netwatch Intervention Specialists, remote visual monitoring experts, who recorded … Continue reading

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Thefts and intrusions on construction sites

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“Netwatch has seen a significant rise in recent months of attempted thefts and intrusions on construction sites, which are particularly vulnerable due to their openness. With Netwatch, these thefts are prevented, but for many unprotected sites it can have a … Continue reading

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Netwatch Monitoring for the Supernatural at Loftus Hall

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As Loftus Hall opens its doors for a limited number of Paranormal Investigations in its 666th Anniversary Year. Netwatch will monitor for the unusual or the spooky for the full “Lockdown” experience. Six members of the public will be led … Continue reading

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CCTV and Data Protection

CCTV and Data Protection

The use of CCTV cameras has greatly increased in recent years. What was once a specialist engineering discipline, and a somewhat technical system design, has now become a simple web purchase. The most sophisticated technology which captures, processes, records and … Continue reading

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The Connected Kitchen

  If data and analytics and information and behaviour and patterns are the new commercial gold coins for many businesses, one industry that is sitting on a mother lode has to be anyone involved in traditional electronic security systems. It … Continue reading

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Netwatch establishes Launch Space in Boston

 Rent free office accommodation to be made available for up to three Irish companies targeting US market Mentoring to be provided by Netwatch CEO, David Walsh With a population of over 320 million people, and close historical and cultural ties … Continue reading

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Netwatch establishes first operations hub in Northern Ireland

• Up to 50 new jobs to be created in Newry hub which will support customers across the globe 18th February 2015: Netwatch Ireland has announced a major investment which will see the company establish operations in Newry. Netwatch is … Continue reading

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Netwatch Releases Commercial Crime Statistics for 2014

Highlights Overall: • Dublin, Galway, Cork, Waterford and Limerick remain commercial crime hotspots – 53% of all activity recorded was in these five counties • Figures for Dublin alone did however show a drop of 3.5% compared to 2013 • … Continue reading

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Partnership Deal Announcement with Carlow GAA for ‘Netwatch Cullen Park’

Netwatch and Carlow GAA are delighted to announce that the exclusive naming rights to the Carlow Country Grounds and the Training Centre in Fenagh have been agreed. In what is another tremendously exciting development for Carlow GAA, County Board Chairman … Continue reading

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Increasing Problem of Scrap Metal Theft

The theft of scrap metal has become an ever-increasing problem throughout the country in recent times. The record high prices for scrap metal has led to a huge increase in thefts and has brought about a trend for criminals to … Continue reading

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Netwatch Warns Against Valentine’s Jewellery Theft

Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching and once again jewellery is expected to be one of the top gifts this year with many forking out their hard earned cash to mark this special occasion with some form of precious metals and … Continue reading

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Famous Crimes Solved By CCTV

CCTV is an extremely important element of our day to day business here at Netwatch and allows us to see in real time if security is breached and visually verify any intruders who are about to commit a crime. CCTV … Continue reading

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Back to School Security Tips

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As the new school year is upon us, schools and their staff are preparing for the influx of students at the beginning of September. Recently, one of the most important aspects of preparing for the school year has become security. … Continue reading

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Netwatch Annual Summer BBQ

Due to the fast paced nature of the environment we work in here at Netwatch, it is little surprise that our annual Summer Staff BBQ comes as a welcome treat to all Netwatch employees. The BBQ was held last Friday … Continue reading

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Funny Burglar Fails

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“It’s Coming From Inside The House” A man in Oregon, USA decided to take a shower after robbing a house. When the owners of the house came home, the criminal got scared. He called the police afraid that the owners … Continue reading

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14% increase in recorded incidents in the first half of 2013

Here at Netwatch we have recorded over 2,500 incidents of criminal activity at business sites throughout Ireland during the period January – June 2013. The Netwatch Commercial Crime Report shows a 14% year on year increase in criminal activity which illustrates … Continue reading

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Fuel Theft Crime Wave

Oil tank theft has risen approximately 153% since 2011, with more than 1,200 thefts in heating oil nationwide. As the black market for oil increases, the rewards for offenders do also. The incidents have not been confined to residential oil … Continue reading

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Netwatch Open Our Second Office in North America

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We are delighted to announce we are expanding our operations in the US market with the opening of a second office. The new office in New York will result in the creation of 10 new jobs in the US as well as … Continue reading

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Alternative Movie Endings with Netwatch

Scarface: Things are not going well for Cuban refugee gangster Tony Montana towards the end of the movie. His sister and best friend eloped and his deal with drug-lord Sosa has gone up in smoke. However his fortunes would have … Continue reading

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Netwatch Supports Crimestoppers Campaign on Metal Theft

Thursday last, Netwatch teamed up with Crimestoppers Ireland to launch a campaign to increase public awareness of metal theft, which is costing businesses and homes across the country. This campaign is extremely important to Netwatch who have seen first-hand the … Continue reading

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Netwatch’s FAQ: Common Queries from Our Potential Customers

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While Netwatch cater to a wide range of customers; both commercial businesses and private residents, we often find that their questions centre around some common issues. We’ve collected a few of the more frequently asked questions, along with their solutions, … Continue reading

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Cycle4Haiti 2013

“A good soldier never leaves a man behind.”                                                                 … Continue reading

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  We are delighted to announce that we have won a very prestigious award in the U.S., winning a Gold Award in the product category of the Best in Biz Awards 2012. After launching our ground-breaking Veritas detection system onto … Continue reading

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Burglar Alarm Survey

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Burglar alarm survey – How do you react? A recent Netwatch survey produced a startling statistic that showed that 87% of people ignore burglar alarms when they are going off. | How do you react? A recent Netwatch survey produced … Continue reading

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Christmas Jumper Day 2012

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This year, One4All have teamed up with the ISPCC in promoting a Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for charity. Netwatch are delighted to be taking part in this initiative and hope it’s just as successful as our GOAL Jersey Day held earlier in the y… Continue reading

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Drastic Security from History

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Here at Netwatch, we do a lot of research, innovation, product and system development … Generally a lot of thinking. Our new ‘Drastic Security Measures’ billboard campaign and #JustGetNetwatch competition have got us thinking in overdrive. Throughout history, a lot … Continue reading

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Netwatch Named National Champions For Customer Focus

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It has been a fantastic week here at Netwatch. Building on our recent success in winning gold in the product category of the Best in Biz Awards 2012 we have this week been recognised by the prestigious European Business Awards.
We are delighted to ann… Continue reading

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