Since starting out as a mail order company in 1963, Swedol has seen their business grow to 41 stores across Sweden and 6 in Norway. Most of that growth came in one big spurt starting in 1999, before which they had no stores at all. Business was booming, but with so much new real estate, keeping it all secure was becoming more of a challenge.
Having their head office located outside the city is ideal in most ways, but two break-ins in short succession made Vestas rethink their security approach. Specifically, the response time to potential threats had to come down.
A simplified approach rights the course for ABB and the future of their security ABB’s security solution wasn’t cutting it. There was certainly merit to the idea of having their local organizations handle their own security needs. But with so many vendors and suppliers, security performance became increasingly inefficient. With a little help from Securitas, ABB has now simplified security into a tighter, more cost-effective solution and made it easy to adapt to whatever the future brings.
The safe handling of cruise liners at the Hamburg Cruise Center I + II is one of the demanding and fascinating tasks performed by Securitas. Depending on the size of the ships and the number of passengers, up to 25 Securitas employees ensure smooth boarding of the passengers.
Port operators must effectively protect their customers and facilities, without disrupting the operation of freight and passenger ships. The Hafen-Entwicklungsgesellschaft Rostock mbH, operator of the Warnemünde cruise terminal and Rostock seaport, provides the ideal solution: Securitas secures the port facilities by employing specially trained staff and ultra-modern safety technology.
Jobcenter Horsens had identified a need for tighter security in order to make sure that the employees' daily working lives continued to be safe. In partnership with Dansikring, the employment centre selected a flexible and discrete full service agreement, comprising a Securitas Panic Button system with an on-site security officer and guards on standby.
Coca-Cola İçecek, has operations in 10 countries with 20 factories and 9,000 employees. Securitas Turkey provides security services to Coca-Cola İçecek since the beginning of March 2011. This extensive company incorporates 12 different brands in addition to Coca-Cola İçecek, the world's most valuable brand and today, its 15 units in various regions of Turkey are protected by Securitas.
Marks and Spencer requirements for a uniformed guarding service has always been built around its own underlying principles of Quality, Value, Innovation and Trust:
European market leader, BNP Paribas Real Estate Property Management (REPM), manages over 28 million m2 of commercial property and offers a full range of services for investors, developers, operators and individuals.
Sogaris rents out logistics warehouses across France. Securitas oversees the security and fire safety measures in place at the Lyon-Mions platform.
Renault Trucks, an industrial subsidiary of the Swedish Group AB Volvo and Europe's leading manufacturer of heavy goods vehicles, has chosen Securitas to ensure the security of its HGV assembly site in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
DV Construction, a regional subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has appointed Securitas to run its stringent system for controlling access to its building site and ensuring the security of its staff.
The renowned Grassi Museum for Applied Arts in Leipzig and its more than 90,000 exhibits are protected by Securitas experts. The Security Package ‘bundled’ for Grassi by Securitas, includes surveillance, cash-point and special services as well as alarm connection.
Passenger security is among the most important business objectives of the Hamburg Hochbahn AG (Hochbahn). The cooperation between the Hochbahn and Securitas already dates from the early 1990s when an integrated security concept consisting of many connected elements was first developed.
At 200 meters, the Main Tower is the fourth highest skyscraper in Frankfurt/Main. It provides working space for 2,000 people. The observation deck on the 56th floor is well-known in the city and beyond, attracting both tourists and locals alike.
Uninor is a mobile telephony and network operator in India. The company holds a pan-India UAS license to offer telecommunications services in each of India’s 22 circles. It has also received spectrum to roll out these services in 21 of the 22 telecom circles. Uninor is a subsidiary of Norwegian telecom giant Telenor Group. Uninor started mobile services in India, primarily focusing on the GSM technology. Uninor is India's eighth nation-wide mobile operator, in a competitive landscape of 13 nation-wide or regional mobile operators.
The fourteen security officers who make up the team at the Valencia Conference Centre are specialists in systems management, social skills, emergency plans, evacuation, first aid and fire extinguishing.
Forty Securitas security officers are in charge of security for one of the world's most beautiful monuments. Described by many as the eighth wonder of the world, the Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain, with an average of over 8,000 visits per day. The security service focuses on customer service and managing the flow of visitors.
The University of Seville has counted on Securitas' service for two decades. More than one hundred security officers work every day to provide security to 70,000 students and members of staff on 9 campuses with a total of more than 40 buildings.
Twelve security officers from Securitas are in charge of security for the Cosentino Group, which has its headquarters in the largest private industrial park in Andalusia, located in Macael (Almeria, in Spain). A Securitas manager assigned exclusively and permanently to this client performs the role of Director of Security.
Wipro is amongst the largest global IT services, BPO and Product Engineering companies in India. With more than 100,000 associates from over 70 nationalities and 72 plus global delivery centers in over 55 countries, Wipro’s services span financial services, retail, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare services, energy and utilities, technology, telecom and media. The company has been listed since 1945 and started its technology business in 1980.
TAAG - Angola Airlines, a state-owned enterprise whose mission is to offer internal connections in Angola and to the rest of the world, with safety, speed and efficiency. For the past six years, Securitas has been TAAG’s partner in the area of security.
Securitas is currently the security service provider at Rennes and Quimper airports, with 36 employees based at Rennes and 14 at Quimper. Since 2003, Securitas has been responsible for the screening of cabin and hold luggage, freight, for the road access with screening point and airport fire-fighting tasks.
Mayan Palace is the largest tourist complex in Acapulco, Guerrero which is owned by Grupo Vidanta, leader investor in the most recognized vacation destinations in Latin America.
The Swedish Air Force’s Flying School and the Armed Force Helicopter Wing both operate at Malmen Airfield, a military airport outside Malmslätt in the Municipality of Linköping in Sweden. The Helicopter Wing is responsible for all Swedish military helicopter operations and is under the command of the Swedish Air Force. Securitas guards the airfield area.
There are about 9,000 fires at Swedish businesses and in the public sector every year. More than half of these are put out by the organization’s own personnel before any serious damage is caused. Securitas offers a Basic Fire Skills course aimed at all personnel to teach them the necessary action they need to take and how to use fire protection equipment correctly.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, which is why a hospital’s reception desk is also its visiting card. Protectas staff have been manning reception at the Felix Platter Hospital in Basel for around two years, providing services which are vital for the smooth running of this vast operation. They welcome visitors, coordinate information and handle all kinds of alarms and alerts. A friendly approach is essential for the task, as is vigilance, perceptiveness and a healthy dose of motivation.
Providing a combination of firm security for security access control, coupled with pleasant customer service approach is often the requirement encountered by Securitas security officers. This was also the requirement at the Hebe Haven Yacht Club, a premier yacht club based in Sai Kung, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF) has been organizing the Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras, one of the largest community art events in Hong Kong since 2008. Securitas has acted as the security partner since the events inception. The event is held in Victoria Park occupying the Central Lawn, this year the event attracted over 65,000 visitors and aimed at cultivating a rich opportunity to showcase the artistic talents of Hong Kong’s youth and inviting the public to be creative.
Uppsala-Ärna military airport in Sweden, which is one of the Swedish Armed Forces’ four military airports in the country, has been served by Securitas’ firefighters since January 1, 2011.
Securitas guards have been helping increase security at the Coast Center Base (CCB) in Bergen in Norway since the late 1970s.
Stena Line is an international transport and travel Services Company and one of the world’s largest ferry operators.
The A.P. Moller-Maersk Group is a powerhouse in a number of industries with a truly international presence. Maersk Line, for example, is one of the globe’s dominant shipping companies with a fleet of over 500 container vessels plying vast oceans and busy waterways, but the firm also has sizable operations in energy, supply chain, and retail. Based and originated in Denmark, the firm employs over 115,000 people in 130 countries.
Airport security is a class apart. The strict enforcement of security requirements and being a good host are competing priorities in this regard. According to Rob van den Bergh of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands, “Securitas Aviation maintains this balance well. I am happy to seek out their cooperation.”
At RTBF, as in any company, security requires constantly adaptable resources complemented by an in-depth analysis of the changing needs. During construction and refurbishment projects, security & surveillance play a crucial supporting role.
On 2nd June in 2009 the brand-new Musée Magritte Museum opened in the heart of Brussels, in Belgium. With space of more than 2,500 m², in just two months the museum saw more than 100,000 visitors. Each visitor encounters security officers from Securitas who view their task at the museum as a point of honour, both figuratively and literally practising the art of security.
Visteon Corporation designs, manufactures and supplies the automotive industry with innovative components – such as climate control, interiors, electronics and lighting – that help make driving comfortable, safe and fun. The most recent Corvette, for example, sports sleek new headlights from Visteon.
As one of the nation’s leading grocers, Safeway depends on the efficiency and security of its distribution centers. The Seattle division, which covers stores in five northwest states, consists of three distribution centers in the state of Washington: Spokane, Bellevue, and a new state-of-the-art facility in Auburn. Featured on the television show Modern Marvels, the Auburn distribution center is on a 116-acre facility previously used by the Boeing Corporation to build airplanes.
Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare is a regional network of two hospitals and eight primary care facilities serving the upstate New York’s Oneida and Herkimer Counties. St. Luke’s Campus has 346-beds in their acute care wing and 242-beds at their long-term care center. The Faxton Campus is primarily outpatient and includes regional Dialysis, Cancer and Rehabilitation Centers as well as a 26-bed inpatient unit for medical rehabilitation.
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world’s premiere fine arts facilities. Particularly renowned for its collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, the museum is encyclopedic in scope, housing 5,000 years of creative expression. A major destination for tourists and locals alike, the museum recently featured an exhibition of American painters Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper and hosts 1.4 million visitors a year.
In September of 2005, Hurricane Rita made landfall on the border of Louisiana and Texas. The storm was the most intensive tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico and caused over $11 million worth of damage. Coming a mere three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the storm also presaged a record level of evacuations. For Leyton Brown, Manager of Global Security at Huntsman, the situation created a security issue unique to his three-decade plus career.
With 84 shops distributed in all provinces, The Phone House is the largest independent retail chain in Belgium in the personal mobile telephone sector. The company is part of The Carphone Warehouse, a stock exchange-listed group present in ten countries with a combined total of more than 2,500 sales outlets.
Ongoing theft problems faced by a leading Yorkshire freight company have been solved following the installation of an IP-based security system incorporating intruder detection, CCTV and speakers.
Celio has more than 330 shops. The brand is known and appreciated for its wide range of products. So the shops have to combat anonymous daytime pilfering, but also and increasingly, they are trying to prevent night-time intrusions and even fires started by criminals.
Since its entry into the LVMH group in 1997, Sephora has become one of the top chains for the distribution of beauty products in Europe. It is considered to be the most innovative in the world, with its unique concept of space dedicated to beauty.
Vobis (PLC) is the biggest specialistic retail sales network of digital equipment in Poland. The company offers customers the newest products and services of the well-known worldwide brands in the field of Advanced Information and Telecommunication Technologies, professional consulting and service.
Warehouses are vulnerable spaces, not easy to control. Actually, considerable traffic and size make guarding complex. Robbery is the most important risk for express delivery services companies, strong loss from a financial point of view but also concerning image.
L’Oréal factory Fapagau in France makes only luxury fragrances. Since July 2006, Securitas is in charge of the security on this site of 60 000 m² where there are plenty of risks: intrusion, accident at work, thefts and fire due to inflammable materials.
In Fos-sur-Mer, the company Arkema produces and transforms specifics materials (PVC, Chlorine…) in order to supply chemicals products to industrials paper-makers and washers. Products are transferred to others industrials sites by boats, trucks, and pipelines too.
The power plant at Tapada do Outeiro, run by the company Turbogás – Produtora Energética, S. A., responsible for the management of the contract for the purchase of natural gas from Transgás (GSA – Gas Supply Agreement), of the contract for the sale of energy to REN (PPA – Power Purchase Agreement), and the operation and maintenance contract with Portugen Energia, S. A. (O&M – Operation & Maintenance), is located in the Municipality of Gondomar, and represented, as it still does, a new era in the production of electrical energy in Portugal.
Fewer expenses per burglaries, reduced vandalism, increased security and a substantial reduction in insurance premiums due to fewer claims – these are the effects of the security system created by Dansikring A/S for the Municipality of Faaborg-Midtfyn in Denmark.
In the first hospital in the Swedish town of Borås, which was built in 1782, there were six patient beds. According to the 1784 provincial doctor’s report, 25 patients had been treated at the hospital and one had died since “already upon arrival the patient had been weak from venereal disease”. 226 years later there are 600 beds and the annual number of hospital patients exceeds 300,000. And at the same time that no one shall be obstructed from seeking care, security has to be provided for patients and personnel. That is where Securitas comes in.
As the result of a tendering process, ARGE EURO 2008, an association of five Austrian security companies, was awarded the contract for implementation of security services in the four Austrian EURO stadiums. 20 companies took part in the tendering process.
The Clarion Hotel Sign, which has 558 rooms, is Stockholm’s largest hotel and one of the city’s most spectacular buildings. The hotel, designed by the award winning architect Gerth Wingård, and constructed by Skanska and the Norwegian contractor Arthur Buchardt, houses ten floors with art, design, architecture and gastronomic experiences. Clarion Hotel Sign has engaged guards with limited police competence from Securitas to provide security 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Summer in Stockholm, Sweden. Sing-a-longs at Skansen open air museum, the pentathlon at Gröna Lund amusement park, picnics in splendid gardens of the Rosendal Castle. And the extra heavy burden on the Waxholm ferries that cross between Slussen and Djurgården with traffic that almost seems like it never sleeps. The ferry traffic is operated and staffed by Blidösundbolaget, who acquired the business through a competitive bid.
Zürich’s Street Parade is the largest parade in the world. In 2011, more than 900,000 ravers swarmed into the City of Zürich and onto the banks of the River Limmat to be captivated by the unique atmosphere around Lake Zürich. Every year, Protectas SA provides the necessary security measures to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch and that the event is one of peace, freedom, love and tolerance, rather than one of violence and drugs.
Behind the reception desk at one of Ørestad’s most prominent office buildings stand a number of security receptionists. In addition to the usual reception duties and services, they also monitor security at the office building. The joint role ensures security and cut costs at the same time.
Legendary hotels like Schloss Fuschl are rare in this world. Located close to Mozart’s home city on Fuschl Lake, the historic building stands out as a result of its fairytale location. Protecting the resort is a particular challenge for the Securitas security staff.
Lusort, the company responsible for the Vilamoura undertaking, is preparing to start the second phase of the urbanization of this important tourist resort. The company is counting on Securitas, with whom it has had a partnership for 11 years, to guarantee that its new and ambitious project has the highest levels of security.
The Municipality of Sintra is situated in one of the most beautiful and privileged places in Portugal and the world. In addition, the Town of Sintra is considered a World
Heritage by UNESCO. The potential of the region is not restricted to the charm of its mountain and the artistic values of the ‘Vila Velha’ (the old town) but rather include valuable archaeological relics, majestic manor estates, churches and characteristic agglomerations of rustic constructions.
The Iberomoldes Group is one of the largest groups in the world in the mould industry,
currently with around 800 employees. It has been a client of the Securitas Mobile Guarding Service for 16 years. Its trust gives us the motivation to keep up with the new challenges we now face in terms of security.
Securitas Kft. in Hungary works with more than a thousand clients who make use of our off-site security service. These include private clients who ask us to take care of their house, flat or other property. Just as for our other clients, we pull out all the stops to take good care of them.
Ticket machines containing cash can become a target for criminals. The public transport company, Skånetrafiken, is aiming at completely eliminating cash handling on board the trains and transferring it to the ticket machines. Skånetrafiken protects their machines with a burglar alarm connected to Securitas. This has proven to be a very successful solution.
Securitas Sweden AB is a nationwide supplier to PEAB AB and PEAB Industri AB and supplies monitoring solutions in the form of personal services and physical protection for both PEAB's office and many of the nearly 900 different building sites throughout Sweden.
At a remote location, somewhere inside the 15 km long fence line, a JAS 39 Gripen slips out of its protective cocoon. Out into the open air. The security staff from Securitas don't let it slip from their sight. We are talking about extremely expensive projects and defense secrets of the highest order.
The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) is one of Europe's leading research institutes. Close to 800 researchers work here to develop complex sensor systems, generate studies and analyses dealing with security policy and create crisis management plans for catastrophic events.
On Sveavägen in Stockholm, Sweden, in an old church from the 1930s, is Sweden's leading advertising and communications school: Berghs School of Communication. This is where tomorrow's creative writers and artists, market strategists, production managers and public relations experts are educated and take sought-after positions in the media world directly after graduation.
Farsta Centrum, one of the most modern shopping centers south of Stockholm's inner city, has 150 shops and sees 15 million shoppers each year. This enormous flow of visitors creates great demands on security as well as the level of service. Together with Atrium Ljungberg, who owns the properties in Farsta Centrum, Securitas created a concept that suits both the property owners, the tenants and the shops' customers.
A high level of security is an absolute requirement for Troy, Michigan-based Delphi, one of the world’s largest producers of automotive technology, with over 160,000 employees in 41 countries. Its customers demand complete secrecy because today’s components and production methods will be the foundation of their competitive edge tomorrow.
Schenker Group is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics services. Through transport services by land, air and sea, Schenker offers complex logistics solutions and global delivery chain management.
Located in Madrid, the IFEMA exhibition center has more than 4.5 million visitors per year and is considered one of the main event facilities in Europe.
At Eldorado Gold’s Kisladag mine and processing facility in Turkey, security officers play a dual role, since both safety and security are equally crucial when the work involves explosives, 1,000-degree temperatures and precious metals.
Security for high-rise buildings like the 36-story building 10 Universal City Plaza in Los Angeles requires specialized techniques and thorough planning to keep people and property safe and secure.
When Globomedia, Spain's leading producer of TV dramas and comedies, began expanding its facilities outside Madrid from one building to three in 2000, it found itself vulnerable to increased security problems, such as the attempted theft of building materials.
At Universal Studios in Hollywood, California, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Securitas co-star in meeting a broad range of security challenges.
In the El Corte Inglés department store in Pozuelo, a small town northwest of Madrid that is popular among celebrities and well-to-do families, everything must be just so, including security. The 75 Securitas officers who work there in the shopping center must make sure that the whole security concept meets the customer's expectations.
In one of the nation’s fastest-growing residential markets, Turnberry Place stands above the rest. The high-profile complex of four 40-story towers encircling an exclusive private club offers homeowners the ultimate in luxury living, plus panoramic views of Las Vegas
Swecold’s cold storage building has three tenants with high security requirements. A comprehensive security solution based on video surveillance secures stored goods and employee safety, while letting the tenants keep a close eye on logistics. Securitas and their business partner Viser have created a custom solution to fit the needs of all three tenants.
Kick-off to the holiday season is a festive and active time at Legacy Village, an upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment complex located in Lyndhurst, OH. There’s the lighting of a 40-foot Christmas tree, carolers, an appearance by Santa and a parade featuring a high school band, all covered by local television media.
Specialized aviation security training and good communication help keep flight schedules running smoothly at Berlin’s Tegel Airport – without compromising security.
At one of Securitas USA’s most unusual client sites, maintaining a safe and secure environment is just as much about animals as about people. The Houston Zoo is home to over 4,500 animals representing more than 800 species and including bird, reptile and primate collections that are among the finest in the world. In addition, more than 1.5 million people visit the Houston Zoo each year to see the animals and to attend various private and public events.
Security solutions and process planning can cut a construction company’s building costs by as much as 12 percent, according to FM Bygningsdrift, a Danish consulting firm that specializes in establishing, optimizing and managing construction sites in a safe and efficient way.
When Ceska Sporitelna’s Security Director, Zdenek Machacek, issued a tender for a complete security outsource in 2004, the Czech bank had had three main and, 70 additional security suppliers and no effective way to analyze security costs or effectiveness at its 637 branches.
Tailor-made security services are meeting the demands of the Helsinki Deaconess Institute, whose many facilities offer a wide range of social services to the least fortunate members of society. The security team's specialized training, caring attitude and focus on preventive measures are keys to success in this complex environment.
A security partnership between the City of Mödling, Securitas has increased the feeling of safety for the citizens and shops and decreased the pressure on the police. Mobile patrols, a city guard, parking surveillance and speed controls are all part of the solution. An added value for the city is that is the security costs are partially self-financed.
Security at Vacheron Constantin, one of Switzerland’s most distinguished watchmakers, must be as reliable and precise as the priceless objects it protects.
Security for Danbury, Connecticut-based Cartus requires continuously monitoring and reporting on situations or events that could impact its employees working and traveling around the world.
Rossmoor, an award-winning, senior adult community located 25 miles east of San Francisco in California, hosts more than 9,200 seniors at an average age of 78. The 2,200 acre property includes amenities such as golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools and a wide variety of daily education and recreation classes.
The Almén family chose the new home security alarm from Securitas when they moved into their new home. Even without prior knowledge of alarm systems, they easily installed the system themselves and linked it to Securitas. They now feel secure having well-functioning, comprehensive home protection.
Time-sharing has proven to be a flexible and cost-effective security solution for AIRM, an association of 180 small and medium-sized companies in the 486-hectare Meyzieu industrial park on the outskirts of Lyon, France. There, a centralized security service provided by Securitas Mobile, has been in place for more than a decade.
Security and safety are becoming bigger issues for hotels. Working closely with Crowne Plaza hotel, Birmingham, Securitas Mobile in the UK has developed a suite of services designed to enhance hotels’ security arrangements –and profitability.
Security on Olso, Norway’s five-line, 104-station subway system took a U-turn in 2004, when the public transportation company Oslo Metro Company decided to not only change security providers, but change its whole security approach from incident response to visibility and service. One result is that passengers feel safer.
For the past 13 years, Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has partnered with Securitas for security at the headquarters for its Portuguese operations outside of Lisbon. A combined solution for security has evolved to protect the facility without hindering dialogue with the public.
All gated communities have something in common. There is a gate and there is someone who needs to open the gate for residents and visitors. Securitas recognized the need for developing this service and created a solution including the right technology and the right people.
Car dealerships in Germany often display their vehicles in open, outdoor areas and this makes security challenging. By performing necessary research, Securitas defined dealership security needs and developed a flexible security program that saves time and money.
Securitas has been responsible for fire safety and public protection at the Lyons Opera House since 1999. The service it provides in this role is tailor-made for the requirements of the site, focusing on the competence and autonomy of the security guards.
An 18-year security partnership between PepsiCo and Securitas in Argentina has grown to cover a wide range of customized services, including vehicle inspection, CCTV surveillance, and security for worksites, special events and personnel.
At the IKEA store in Plaisir, near Paris, the basic mission for security provider Securitas is the same as it would be at any other retail outlet: ensure the security of employees and customers and to reduce the risk of fire and theft. But the hands-on nature of the shopping experience at IKEA creates additional complications.
Three years ago, more than 450,000 cars vanished from European streets, never to be recovered. Today, there is a 90 percent chance of getting a stolen vehicle back. Securitas can offer a stolen vehicle recovery service across 20 countries in Europe.