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PID Systems Videoguard360 – The Latest Technology In Automated Site-Guarding And Monitoring

PID Systems has recently expanded its operations in Ireland and is about to introduce a range of next-generation site-security systems onto the Irish market.

PID Systems is an innovative security-service provider whose product range includes the VideoGuard360. This battery-powered, wireless, visually-verified intrusion detection system communicates via mobile networks with a built-in battery life of up to four years. The system is ideal for protecting construction/civil engineering sites, machinery, retail units, vacant properties, scaffolding, remote areas and greenfield sites amongst others. One of the significant advantages of the system is that it does not require a generator, saving clients associated running costs, which makes it ideal for off-grid construction/civil engineering sites.

How The Videoguard360 Works

VideoGuard360 units are monitored remotely and are triggered by any intruder. When an activation occurs, PID’s monitoring team, who are primarily ex-police, receive an instant alarm and video clip. They evaluate the incident and contact the appropriate personnel or the company’s mobile patrol service. If the verified threat level is high, local policing services will be notified. After every incident, detailed reports, including incident video clips, are sent to all parties. Latest modifications include prolonged battery life, remote updates, solar power, anti-tamper software, mobile network 5G capability and the use of LED lighting within the product.

Service Sectors

PID Systems operates in the construction, utilities, civils, retail and home-building sectors. Its armoured remote wireless security detection system offers a solution, where the company supplies an out-of-the-box, ready-to-go system with its own power source that requires no pre-wiring. This makes it ideal for vacant properties, derelict sites, or remote locations, such as windfarms or sub-stations. The system is also used to monitor compounds located within a plant, facility, factory or airport.

Short-Term Contracts

PID offers a minimum of a one-week rental, which ensures that clients do not get tied into a long-term contract for a short-term requirement. PID site surveyors and engineers evaluate every situation and devise customised monitoring solutions and site quotations for clients. All enquiries are treated individually with every site given a full security analysis.


Currently, PID is operating on over 1,600 live sites across the UK and Ireland. VideoGuard systems are most frequently used where remote or off-grid compound work is taking place, saving clients significant costs associated with man-guarding. VideoGuards are also often used as a solution, where there is a gap in permanent security and clients are waiting for continual measures to be put in place. PID has an extensive list of key and repeat clients. These include Roadbridge, Balfour Beatty, Murphy, Gilbert-Ash, Edinburgh City Council, ABM, JSD Contracting, Ward and Burke, and Shannon Valley Plant Hire, to name a few.

PID Systems History

PID Systems was established in 2007 by George Haye and Gordon McIntyre. Using common technologies to secure sites, they evolved an innovative manner of working to protect clients’ assets and property within the construction, civils and utility sectors. The company experienced 50% year-on-year growth up to 2019 when it was acquired by SmartWater Technology Ltd, an international crime-fighting and crime-prevention company. The Smartwater acquisition has enabled PID Systems to introduce a range of new-generation security products to the market, including thermo-imaging units with facial recognition software, and a new asset-tagging system. PID Systems recently expanded its services in Ireland, appointing John Fahey, to oversee its growing client base in the country.

For more details, contact John Fahey, Tel: 01 506 0697/087 122 7307. Email: [email protected]

What Clients Say About PIDSystems

“PID Systems have an outstanding ‘can do’ attitude” – Project Manager, Roadbridge

“We have worked with PID for over four years. Their customer service is second to none. Their solution is innovative and effective and has transformed how we deliver site-specific jobs” — Hub Manager, Balfour Beatty

“We were looking for an innovative, cost-effective solution to provide site security on our rail jobs in the west of England and Wales and were very impressed with the simplicity and versatility of the systems developed by PID, which are standalone and do not require any rerouting of wiring or moving as a project progresses” — Project Manager, BAM Nuttall