Record year for security firm

Liam Cullen, Frank Cullen, Eoin OBrien and Francis Cullen of Mercury Security Management celebrate a record year for the company.
Liam Cullen, Frank Cullen, Eoin OBrien and Francis Cullen of Mercury Security Management celebrate a record year for the company.

A long-term strategy of innovation and investment in technology has paid dividends for Lisburn-based Mercury Security Management.

The country’s biggest independent security company has revealed that its 2016 sales increased by 32 per cent year-on-year across all divisions of the 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 £5 million 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 state-of-the-art Mercury Eye security camera, has revolutionised the security capabilities for a wide range of companies and even households.

Mercury Security CEO Frank Cullen says this combination of investment and forward thinking sees the firm well positioned to expand its operations further in 2017.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

This year is already off to a good start, with Mercury picking up the alarm monitoring contract for more than 100 Staples stores across the UK.