20/01/19

Craigavon-based security tech firm Envision Intelligent Solutions has embarked on a major export offensive following a recent trade mission to the US organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Set-up in 2010 by local entrepreneur Philip Murdock, the company provides bespoke technology-led security solutions including remote monitoring services to a growing client base across the UK and Ireland, with established offices in London and Newcastle, England.

More recently, in 2017, it created a presence in the US market when it established an operational base in Boston to explore new export opportunities and service a small but significant private-sector client base.

However, the company had not previously tendered for government contracts until the trade mission when it was given access to security specialists and senior personnel within various departments of the State of Pennsylvania and the United Nations at its headquarters in New York.

Showcasing its work on the landmark High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project supplying innovative drone technology and aerial assets to support the construction progress sparked significant interest in its innovative security solutions.

The company, which has grown its staff from 5 to 60 in less than a decade, said its renewed focus on the US market had given it fresh ground for optimism as discussions advance with export potential for a new swathe of high-profile clients.

With a high-tech specialism in drones, wireless border camera systems, security vehicles and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) aircraft, the globally ambitious company said it is poised to secure significant US business and is now more confident in its success.