Smarthome startup looks to hire reformed burglar to assist with product testing

The smarthome security startup, Boundary Technologies is launching its first self-service system in October, and looking to hire a reformed burglar to assist with consultations surrounding home thefts, alongside extensive product testing.

Following the October launch of its initial system, Boundary Technologies will become the first and only smart alarm in the UK accurate enough to provide an automatic police response to a property, and provide the ultimate peace of mind for homeowners, regardless of where they might be in the world.

With sophisticated sensors designed to detect intruders and outsmart criminals incorporated into the design of the security system, the team are looking to hire a previously convicted and now reformed burglar to assist in product testing and consultations.

While helping to ensure the systems are fully criminal-proof, this new initiative is also aimed at helping those looking to turn their life around and create something positive out of their previous misdeeds.

The successful candidate will have been previously convicted of a burglary, and no longer serving their sentence.

As part of the role, the candidate will be hired on a consultancy basis, and will assist with product testing of the security system.

Initially, the candidate will be expected to complete a minimum of two days of work per month, and will be remunerated based on a salary of £40k per year.

Hopeful applicants are able to find further information and apply here.

Christopher Stacey, Co-director of Unlock, a national advocacy charity for people with criminal records, said: "People with criminal records are often assumed to be untrustworthy - yet here's a job where the ability to spot the flaws in a system are essential. Whether it's advising on burglar alarms or providing customer service, excluding people because of their past convictions means missing out on skilled candidates and we encourage businesses of all shapes and sizes to look beyond someone's past and look at the potential they can bring to the organisation."

Commenting on the job vacancy, Robin Knox, Co-founder and CEO of Boundary, said: “Our system is designed to outsmart a burglar all by itself, so we thought who better to test the product than a reformed burglar, who has turned their life around and can offer us unmatched advice and expert knowledge when it comes to the tricks and tactics used by criminals when attempting to break-in and steal from a property.

"As well as helping to improve our product, we are also passionate about giving a helping hand for someone looking to get back on their feet, particularly in the current climate, where work is harder to come by.”


Startup Details

Startup Details



Boundary is an IoT Home Security company providing a smart burglar alarm system that can be controlled over mobile devices.

  • Headquarters Regions
    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Founded Date
    Apr 10, 2018
  • Founders
    Paul Walton, Robin Knox
  • Operating Status
  • Number of Employees