Global proactive video monitoring company Netwatch, established in Carlow in 2003, has announced that it will create 50 new jobs over the next year.

The news jobs include roles in Research and Development, HR, Monitoring Hub, Sales and Technical. Most will be based from the company's facility in Carlow, while others will be remote.

Netwatch currently employs over 150 people in Ireland and over 250 in the US. The US team is also growing with some hires in the sales and marketing teams there.

Kurt Takahashi, Netwatch Global CEO, said the increase in jobs emphasises the central role that Netwatch Ireland plays in the global expansion of the group.

"This level of expansion is being made to meet the needs of our current development and Netwatch Ireland will be the hub for this growth," Mr Takahashi said on his recent visit to the Carlow site.

"The Netwatch platform developed in Carlow has been so successful that we are building our business in the US around it," Mr Takahashi said.

Headquartered in Carlow, Netwatch is part of the Netwatch Group, which was formed in 2018 after the merger of monitoring companies including NMC and CalAtlantic in the US and Netwatch in Ireland and the UK.

The Netwatch Group protects over 300,000 sites in a wide variety of segments including government, critical infrastructure, manufacturing, education, retail and residential.