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Our history

Leading the transformation of the security industry

Securitas is the world’s leading intelligent security services provider. Our current strategy relies on almost 90 years of experience of leading the transformation of the security industry by putting our clients at the heart of our business.

In 2021 our business transformation processes to modernize our infrastructure and refine our processes continue to move forward. We have secured a strong position to solve our clients’ security needs by continuing to invest in the training and development of qualified and engaged people, creating a comprehensive integrated experience between our clients and our employees, and using our state-of-the-art technologies and services to provide real-time data for increasingly complex needs.

Our roots

To understand where we are today, we must consider our roots.

In the beginning of the 1900’s, private security companies offering to watch for fires and to guard entrances and gates became increasingly common. Today, security solutions have developed to meet specialized client demands. The industry is led by a few international companies – among them, Securitas.

Our story began in 1934, in the Swedish town of Helsingborg, when Erik Philip Sörensen, the son of a security pioneer, purchased a local security company called Hälsingborgs Nattvakt.

A different world

We've come far since 1934. The world is a different place. Technology has progressed rapidly, and security needs have become more complex. But our work allows us to see more than security challenges. We see the potential and the people we serve. It's why we're committed to protecting what matters most.

We've changed, too. Our uniforms are more modern, our training more comprehensive, and our products and technology are more sophisticated. As our company has grown and developed, our determination to fulfill our purpose has become even stronger.

Our road to success

Our success is built upon combining cutting-edge technology with traditions, knowledge, and experience from over eighty years of protecting people and property. From that first day until now, our team wakes up every day and puts on the Securitas uniform with dedication to the commitment to help make your world a safer place.

Learn more about our history

Timeline

Learn about the important events in our journey in becoming the world’s leading intelligent security services provider - from the early years up until today.

Timeline

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