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Year established: 1968
Number of employees: 200
Number of customers: > 4,000
Managing directors: Wolfgang Marxer, Marco Weishaupt
Alarm receiving centre
ARGUS has an alarm receiving centre at its disposal that is equipped with the latest infrastructure and is therefore able to respond immediately and appropriately to every alert.
Die ARGUS alarm receiving centre is permanently manned by multiple staff members – every hour of every day
• Security is the primary focus. For this reason, the ARGUS alarm receiving centre is designed with redundant parts in order to prevent any and all operational interruptions.
• Our own data centre
• ARGUS’ own electrical substation and separate UPS systems for the entire IT Infrastructure as well as for air conditioning, ventilation and lighting
• Redundant design for all reception equipment
• Virtualisation of the server infrastructure and redundant, permanently available firewall solution
• Connection to both copper and fibre glass lines from two sides
• Redundant design for the connection of voice and data communications over leased lines as well as via radio relay in communication networks in Liechtenstein and Switzerland
ARGUS – taking care of valuables since 1968
Founded in 1968 as a small private security service, ARGUS continually grew, due to prudent company policies, into one of the leading providers of security solutions in the Principality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
This family business based in Eschen employs roughly 200 people.
At home in Liechtenstein – a national and international success
Based in the heart of Europe, ARGUS is nestled in the legal, political and economic stability of the Principality of Liechtenstein. From here, the company offers, on both a national and international level, all services that serve to ensure the guarding, protection and security of valuables of any kind. ARGUS boasts decades of experience, specialist know-how and, in particular, a highly efficient organisation and infrastructure.
ARGUS offers protection and guarantees security
ARGUS specialises in looking after the valuables of companies, organisations and institutions in the same way it looks after private persons and households, material treasures as well as treasured individuals.
Thanks to the company’s vast experience and expertise, ARGUS is a comprehensive service provider, offering protection and security to suit the exact demands and requirements of the customer, as well as the necessary tasks – in a private setting, in the world of business, in public spaces or at events.
As a businessman, Wolfgang Marxer has significantly shaped and developed ARGUS as a company. He has worked for the company since 1983 and is the owner of the company as well as a member of the administrative board and director for the company’s overall management.
Marco Weishaupt has been working for ARGUS since 2008 and is director for the company’s overall management. He completed his studies at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur as a qualified business economist and was managing director of a medical technology company before joining ARGUS.
Daniel Banzer has worked for ARGUS since 2008. As the department manager for IT and technology, he is in charge of any technical issues as well as the human resources management of the IT department. Daniel Banzer successfully completed his studies as a qualified telematics specialist and held a managerial position at a business enterprise for over twenty years.
Peter Stüger has been working for ARGUS since 1991 and is currently a member of the executive board as special account executive. As the long-time operations manager of the alarm receiving centre, he has a comprehensive knowledge of the operations within the company. Peter Stüger completed basic training in business administration and has since worked in various sectors.
Renato Putelli has been working for ARGUS since 2015 and runs all operative departments. After completing his basic, technical training, he held managerial positions in several international companies over the course of 20 years. In addition to his extensive training in leadership and management, Renato Putelli also managed to earn an MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur in 2011.
1968 Founding of the company “Privatbewachungsdienst ARGUS” in Mauren (Liechtenstein) by Hans Marxer. Initially, the company’s activity only encompasses the Unterland district of Liechtenstein in the field of building security.
1983 Wolfgang Marxer, the founder’s son, joins the company. The company changes from a sole proprietorship to “ARGUS Sicherheitsdienst AG” under the equal ownership of Hans Marxer and his son Wolfgang. Inclusion of workplace security services as one of the services offered by the company and expansion of the catchment area (formally Unterland only) to include Schaan and Vaduz.
1990 Commissioning of company’s own alarm receiving centre, expansion of workforce to 15 people and occupation of new office space in the centre of Eschen.
1995 Acquisition of the company’s first armoured vehicle and inclusion of cash/valuables-in-transit as one of the services offered by the company.
1998 Purchase of a commercial property on Landstrasse in Vaduz and opening of a branch in Oberland.
1999 Incorporation of “ProWach AG” as a subsidiary company and occupation of the company’s own office building in Eschen as head office. The office in Eschen is equipped with the most modern alarm receiving centre in Liechtenstein and the neighbouring countries.
2004 Acquisition of the customers and employees of “AFS”, formerly “Die Wache AG”.
2010 Founding of “ARGUS Sicherheitsdienst GmbH” in Buchs, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Today, ARGUS employs roughly 200 people. The company’s catchment area, with regard to its security services, includes the Principality of Liechtenstein as well as the bordering Rhine Valley, from Oberriet to Sargans. Besides, as a reliable provider of alarm services, ARGUS has garnered an outstanding reputation across Europe.
ARGUS is an employer offering interesting positions in various areas. Have a look for yourself. Perhaps you’ll find something that suits you. We also welcome any speculative applications.