Smart home security specialist, Boundary, has strengthened its expert team with key hires as it prepares to take the home security market by storm with its innovative smart alarm system.

Founder of My Funding Lab, Ross Findlay joins Boundary as Operations Manager, where he will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the firm in core areas, such as finance. With a long career in the banking sector, including three years with the Commonwealth Bank in Australia, Ross will bring his experience in financial consulting to his new role.

To focus on the development of its ground-breaking software, Boundary have appointed Carolyn Barbour as Senior Xamarin Engineer. Coming from Connect-Auto, a retail specialist for the world’s largest vehicle brands, Carolyn will be responsible for developing Boundary’s innovative cross-platform app that will become the control interface for its customers.

Robin Knox, co-founder of Boundary, said: “We are incredibly lucky to have Ross and Carolyn come on board. Their knowledge and experience will be extremely valuable in helping us to achieve our goal of creating a leading smart home security alarm that is affordable, accessible and most importantly, makes our homes safer.”

Boundary will welcome its team into its new state-of-the-art offices at the ultra-modern ‘Spaces’ at One Lochrin Square – purpose built offices designed to house ambitious start-ups like Boundary.

Paul Walton, co-founder of Boundary, said: “We are settling in well to our new offices, which offer fantastic links to the city centre and Haymarket station, and are ideally positioned in the centre of Edinburgh’s tech scene. Its funky, modern design is synonymous with working in a tech start-up.”

The company plans to recruit for a further four positions before the year’s end, along with a back-end engineer and digital marketing guru in early 2019. These hires will coincide with the launch of the company’s Kickstarter campaign, which aims to sell 500-1,000 units and raise between £50,000 to £100,000 in investment. In addition to these funds Knox and Walton will be drawing on their previous fund raising experience to generate a further £2 million in investment via Angel Investors.

Robin continued: “It’s been an extremely busy and exciting few weeks. Recruitment is a key focus for us and what we are looking for is people who want to come on board for the journey and to see the results of their hard work turn into a really successful business.” Knox and Walton, have a successful track record with start-ups, having successfully exited their previous business, Intelligent Point of Sale, which sold to iZettle, which was then subsequently acquired by PayPal in 2018 for $2.2 billion.