Netwatch was founded in 2003 in Ireland by Niall Kelly and David Walsh with a mission to “create a fearless environment” – using technology to help people feel safe and secure in their business or home environment.
In 2002, a friend of both men was viciously attacked after responding to yet another intruder alarm call in the middle of the night at his place of business. The friend figured it was just another false alarm set-off by an insect or animal, like previous times before and went in to turn it off. However, this time there really were intruders and he was badly beaten.
The guys decided there must be a better way to keep sites secure, and ensure that an individuals would never again have to walk blindly into a real-life crime scenario. The shortcomings of traditional security systems and set about finding a better solution — and the Netwatch system was born.
The Netwatch system is live across four continents — Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and the US. It has disrupted over 65,000 crimes worldwide and monitors in excess of 300,000 security cameras.
The Netwatch technology is unique. The Netwatch System proactively protects sites using video cameras and live audio warnings to ward off intruders. Netwatch developed their own software, Cratos, to filter out false alarms from actual suspicious activity. The software interprets activity and sends the live feed of suspicious activity to a highly-trained Intervention Specialist in our Monitoring centers.