Sydney based start-up, Guardhouse, captures 20% of the Australian market and raises $850,000 in seed funding, as it ramps up its offering and launches into the UK market


Julian Cartwright, Jack Alpe, Andrew Longworth & Keith Longworth co-founded the company in 2018 with one vision in mind, to be an all in one solution for security companies across the world.

Guardhouse provides its clients with a security industry specific workforce management system, providing efficient workflow between scheduling, time & attendance, payroll and invoicing.

The system goes beyond basic rostering functionality and provides unique security industry features, like incident reports, welfare checks and soon to be released – a tour and patrols functionality. The system also ensures company compliance by working with each state licencing division and automating security licence checks.

The strong appeal for Guardhouse clients is the significant reduction in administration and time needed to manage their workforce and their business on a daily basis. With the ongoing rise of interest in specialised, niche SaaS platforms, investors are confident of positive outcomes.

“The way that security providers manage their workforce has been put under the spotlight in recent months and has helped fuel the increased demand for Guardhouse.” Alpe says. In just over 18 months we have captured roughly 20% of the addressable market in Australia”

Although there are a couple of competitors in the market, Guardhouse is already the largest cloud based solution in Australia and our biggest competitor remains pen and paper, spreadsheets and manual process.

This capital raise has positioned Guardhouse to scale up their business model in Australia and drive the expansion into the UK market.

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