DRS Property Services

DRS Property Services

Harmonising man and machine to provide 24/7 security to Ireland’s business parks

IP CCTV System, Central Monitoring Station

About Our Client

DRS Property Services, led by Dermot Sheerin, specialises in property management for the common areas in business parks. They oversee thousands of sq ft of property across Ireland, including the Western Parkway Business Centre, The Westway Centre, and The Motor Centre. Their role is to ensure the efficient operation, upkeep, and security of these sites.

Our Client’s Challenge

Static guarding was proving a costly security solution at one of the business parks managed by DRS Property Services, while also leaving visibility gaps. To address this challenge, the company explored the potential of electronic security systems to provide a more reliable, low-cost solution while also providing 24/7 security coverage for the park’s 42 units. 

Project Impact

After conversations with several security providers, DRS Property Services decided on Sharp Group, persuaded by the company’s stellar reputation and unparalleled customer service. From there, the installation process was seamless; the business park was equipped with 35 CCTV cameras and later expanded to include 75. 

DRS Property Services also enlisted Sharp’s central monitoring station to remotely manage access and egress to the site using a digital telephone system. This system allows authorised users to access the park outside of regular hours using dedicated mobile numbers as a verification process.

Outcome for the Client

The transitions from man to machine resulted in significant improvements in security effectiveness and cost savings. Not only has DRS significantly reduced costs, but Sharp’s solutions provide a more comprehensive and reliable solution than traditional static guarding. As a result, since the initial installation, the partnership between Sharp Group and DRS has flourished, with Sharp providing electronic security systems across several of their parks for over 12 years.

Client Endorsement

“I highly recommend Sharp Group based on their brilliant service. The team has been attentive, proactive, and consistently reliable for over a decade – and it’s a testament to the company’s culture that many of their people have been there for years! Their expertise and technology have significantly enhanced the safety and security of the business park we manage. Our tenants feel safe and secure, and the cost savings have greatly benefited everyone involved. They have consistently provided an excellent service to us, and long may it continue.” – Dermot Sheerin, DRS Property Services