Securitas Acquisition of STANLEY Security and Healthcare Now Complete

Company accelerates its ambition to become an outstanding global security solutions partner

The highly anticipated acquisition of STANLEY Security and Healthcare accelerates Securitas’ transformation journey toward technology-based solutions and its ambition to position itself as an outstanding global security and safety partner that helps make the world a safer place.

  • Securitas accelerates its transition toward technology-based solutions
  • The company significantly strengthens its technology and expertise in key markets and the acquisition enables Securitas to become a stronger business partner to support its clients globally
  • Together with STANLEY Security and Healthcare, Securitas will be able to provide a complementary offering across the security services value chain that seamlessly can support its clients’ businesses
  • The combined business will be called Securitas Technology
  • Significant commercial synergy opportunities with 500,000 existing, as well as new clients, and going forward approximately 50% of Securitas profit contribution is expected to be generated through higher-margin technology and solutions sales
  • The acquisition supports Securitas’ strategy, adds resilience and creates a significant platform for innovation as the company has the ambition to drive and redefine the future of the security industry

On December 8, 2021, Securitas announced it had signed an agreement to acquire the Electronic Security Solutions business from Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (“STANLEY Security”). Following customary regulatory approvals, the acquisition is now complete, and the joint potential of the two businesses is unleashed.

Securitas holds a strong position within the security services market today and has continuously built a robust platform within the technology and solutions area to meet the increasing demand for smarter and innovative technology-based security solutions. Strategic acquisitions in recent years, combined with efficient business transformation programs and the acquisition of STANLEY Security, enable Securitas’ ambition to emerge as an exceptional player in the security industry.

The core of Securitas’ value proposition and growth strategy is a strong belief that the future of security is built on global presence, connected technology and intelligent use of data. By offering and combining these three assets with a holistic approach across the whole security services value chain, Securitas can position itself as an outstanding partner for its clients across the globe.

“We see an increasing client demand to complement our guarding and consulting offering with technology-based solutions. As global challenges evolve rapidly, safety and security solutions are essential to helping organizations protect their people, safeguard their assets and optimize their operations. Together with STANLEY Security and Healthcare, we are able to drive and redefine the future of the security industry by providing a broad portfolio of integrated tech-enabled solutions that help our clients focus on managing their core business,” said Magnus Ahlqvist, president and CEO.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, STANLEY Security has an inspiring 30-year history of protecting its clients worldwide through a portfolio of tech-enabled security services. The company is trusted by customers across the globe for its innovative SaaS technology, seamless installation and integration, reliable maintenance, 24/7 monitoring and insightful analytics. Today, STANLEY Security is a highly recognized provider of tech-enabled security services worldwide, with approximately 8,000 employees operating through approximately 200 locations and 16 monitoring centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Ireland.

“Our combined offerings and global footprint enable us to solidify our expertise in technology and unlock opportunities for innovative solutions. Together, we will provide a comprehensive portfolio, enabling us to develop strong client relationships and deliver more value to clients through an even higher degree of innovation and technology, while strengthening our core capabilities, competencies and geographical reach,” said Tony Byerly, global president Securitas Technology (formerly Securitas Electronic Security).

Securitas is on the path to achieving its ambition of becoming a stronger business partner that provides holistic and integrated solutions with outstanding quality and value to its clients. To achieve this, technology is key and enables smarter security services and innovative solutions, from on-site services to advanced monitoring, comprehensive risk prediction and advisory services. Joining forces with STANLEY Security enables Securitas to accelerate growth and build a strong innovation pipeline geared toward the advanced security needs of the future. With more than 500,000 existing, as well as new clients, we anticipate significant commercial opportunities.

“Bringing together our two great companies is an industry-defining event, and going forward approximately 50% of our profit contribution is expected to be generated through higher-margin technology and solutions sales. Combining our talent and expertise sets us up for stronger growth and gives us great confidence for the future. Our shared values and high sustainability ambitions enable us to utilize our potential to provide tech-enabled security solutions that create long-term value for our clients, our shareholders and the society at large,” Ahlqvist said.

Featured

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

  • ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

  • ISC West Announces Keynote Lineup

    ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), announced this year’s dynamic trio of speakers that will headline the Keynote Series at ISC West 2024. Read Now

    • Industry Events
  • Government is Top Targeted Industry for DDoS Attacks in Q4 2023

    The government sector experienced a surge of DDoS attacks in Q4 according to Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN), a global leader in integrated network and cybersecurity solutions. The Lumen Quarterly DDoS & Application Threat Report for Q4 2023 analyzes data from its DDoS mitigation platform and application protection partner, ThreatX, to provide an overview of the DDoS and application-layer attacks that targeted organizations in the last quarter of 2023. Read Now

Featured Cybersecurity

Whitepapers

New Products

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3