A Cookstown company is making giant strides on the export front with its world-first Wifi Gate Intercom that can be controlled by smartphone.
AES, which is based in Kilcronagh Business Park, employs 15 staff and already exports to 20 countries around the world.
We have already rolled out production here and are shipping orders now across Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA - Paul Creighton
But with the help of Invest Northern Ireland, the five-year-old company hopes to reach even more markets with “the largest range of wireless intercom systems in the world”.
And their latest development “will be useful in the CCTV industry for smart phone monitoring of premises” according to Managing Director Paul Creighton.
Speaking about the new technology, he said: “It seemed the most natural thing in the world to evolve and develop this technology into an intercom system which connects to your home router via wifi, and rings your smartphone rather like a skype video call.
“The home owner or user can then see who is at their gate using their smartphone.
“As long as the phone or tablet has a Wifi or 3G/4G connection, they can even grant access to their visitor from anywhere in the world.”
The new technology has already attracted advance orders worth £100,000 a month before its launch.
“We have already rolled out production here and are shipping orders now across Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA,” he added.
“This latest product is simply building upon the success of a comprehensive range of wireless intercoms which we already manufacture here in Cookstown. We are now widely known in the access control industry, and manufacture the world’s biggest range of wireless intercom systems.”
With a number of staff on previous Invest NI Job Fund offers, Mr Creighton said the agency’s support has been central to their success - and with continued help they intend to build on their international strategy.
“During the next 24 months we aim to research opportunities across South Africa, Canada, Germany, France and Italy and further develop our brand awareness among customers in the US and Southern American markets.”