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.
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.