About Northwood

Security is all about feeling safe and being free from worry — a priceless gift in the modern world. Since 2003, Northwood has been the name to count on for making you feel protected. We have become a trusted name in the Irish security industry by listening to clients’ needs and driving technological innovation. We thrive on your peace of mind.

With two branches in Dublin and Cork, Northwood Technology Ltd is Ireland’s most progressive distributor of CCTV Systems, IP systems, number plate recognition, remote monitoring and video analytics, thermal imaging, access control, gate automation, intruder alarms and fire alarms. Whether you need one product or a whole security system, we’re ready to offer you a tailored solution — in the commercial, residential, government, aviation, retail and traffic sectors.


We have a vast range of products at our Dublin warehouse, and we keep our clients up-to-date with the latest technological developments at our in-house demonstration room and trade counter. We also believe that knowledge should be passed on — we run regular free courses from our training suite in Glasnevin. Together we can all make Ireland a more secure place.

Meet the Team

Padraic D Cafferty
Padraic D Cafferty
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
A co-founder of Northwood, Padraic has been at the forefront of management in the security Industry in Ireland since 1970.
Paul Hennessy
Paul Hennessy
MANAGING DIRECTOR
After gaining qualifications in Management and Electronics, Northwood co-founder Paul has established a reputable career in the security systems distribution business over the past 18 years.
Colm Hayden
Colm Hayden
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Colm has 25 years’ experience in the security industry, specialising in innovative project design for cutting-edge security systems.
Gary Hennessy
Gary Hennessy
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Gary has over 30 years of industry knowledge, with particular expertise in intrusion, access control and fire; focusing on technical sales and business development to promote at source support and collaboration for sustainable growth.
VJ Ringel
VJ Ringel
AUTOMATION SPECIALIST
Anne Whitehead
Anne Whitehead
ACCOUNTS MANAGER
Anne looks after our customer accounts needs, and she has developed many lasting professional relationships with our valued clients and customers, through her personal touch and knack for offering support.
Wendy Stunt
Wendy Stunt
MARKETING CONSULTANT
Wendy joined the team at Northwood Technology in July 2020 as our Marketing Consultant. She enjoys giving companies an edge online by boosting their digital strategies and social media marketing campaigns.
Ciara Masterson
Ciara Masterson
SALES SUPPORT
Ciara joined Northwood Technology in 2018. She really enjoys getting to know Northwood clients and welcoming new customers on board.
Mark Coughlan
Mark Coughlan
INTERNAL SALES & KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER
Mark has 15 years’ experience in the electrical and security industry — and he’s also the owner of way too many gadgets.
Ray Farrell
Ray Farrell
INTERNAL SALES & KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER
Ray joined the Northwood team in 2019 as Account Manager. Besides being an expert with figures, his interests include motorsports and listening to Prince.
Ross O'Connell
Ross O’Connell
INTERNAL SALES & KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER
Ross has 11 years of experience in retail customer service, and now over four years in the security industry. Ross looks forward to helping you find a security solution.
Theo Smith
Theo Smith
TRADE COUNTER MANAGER
Theo has over 12 years’ experience in the security industry, and looks forward to welcoming you at the trade counter.
Keith McCarthy
Keith McCarthy
WAREHOUSE MANAGER
Keith has 18 years’ experience in the security and Electrical industry and is looking forward to providing you with excellent service with all your logistical needs.
Alan Lynch
Alan Lynch
WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR
Alan is a Self-motivated, Reliable, Responsible and Hard Working Person.
Brian Larkin
Brian Larkin
WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE
Brian is our skilled warehouse operative. His job involves safely unloading items, packing them carefully into boxes, and collecting specific orders to be sent out to customers.
Kevin Lynch
Kevin Lynch
PURCHASING MANAGER
With over 10 years’ experience in security and safety, Kevin is a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual who is driven by results.
Svetlana Zahharova
Svetlana Zahharova
Accounts Assistant
Svetlana provides excellent administrative support to our accountants and bakes the best cinnamon swirls!
Andrew Plant
Andrew Plant
Technical Support
Andrew has been working at Northwood since 2014 and leads the technical department. He brings broad knowledge on a variety of security systems including Avigilion, Dahua and Zerowire among others.
Sean McSweeney
Sean McSweeney
Trade Counter Sales.
Sean joined the team in 2019 from a background in Electronic Security Installation with over 25 years experience.

Sean enjoys the hustle and bustle of the Cork branch.
Paudie Corkery
Paudie Corkery
Cork Branch Manager
Paudie has over 15 years’ experience. in the Security Distribution industry.

Paudie has managed the Northwood Cork Branch since its opening in 2016.