In the beginning of the 1900’s, private security companies became increasingly common. The services that these companies offered were primarily keeping watch for fires and guarding entrances and gates. Today, security solutions are designed to meet specialized customer demands and the industry is led by a few international focused security companies – among them Securitas.
1934:Erik Philip-Sörensen founds Hälsingborgs Nattvakt in Helsingborg, Sweden. It quickly expands as Sörensen acquires a number of other security companies in southern Sweden.The amalgamated company is called Förenade Svenska Vakt AB.
1942:With the launch of a division in Stockholm, Erik-Philip Sörensen’s creation becomes nationwide.
1949:Securitas Alarm is founded in Sweden to meet the demand for alarm technology as a complement to the guarding services.
1972:All companies owned by Erik Philip-Sörensen are gathered under the collective name Securitas.The logotype of three red dots – for Integrity, Vigilance and Helpfulness – quickly becomes a well-known symbol, first in Sweden, then internationally.
1983:Securitas is divided between Sörensen's two sons, Sven and Jörgen.
1984:Securitas in Sweden is sold to Skrinet and Cardo.
1985:Investment AB Latour becomes Securitas' new owner.
1989:Securitas initiates its international expansion with acquisitions in Norway, Denmark and Portugal.
1991:Securitas is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
1993:Thomas Berglund becomes President and CEO for Securitas AB.
1999:The establishment of Securitas in the USA starts in 1999 with the acquisition of Pinkerton.
2003:All companies are gathered under the collective name Securitas.
2006:The Board of Securitas AB proposed to transform three of its divisions into independent, specialized security companies: Securitas AB, Niscayah AB (former Securitas Systems AB) and Securitas Direct AB.
2007:In March Alf Göransson took up the position of President and CEO for Securitas AB.
2008:The former division Loomis was distributed to shareholders on December 3, 2008 and listed as a separate company on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.