Historische Aufnahme eines Sicherheitsdienstes

Our history

At the beginning of the 1900’s, private security companies became increasingly common in Germany: In 1901, the first Wach- und Schließinstitut (security company) was established in Hanover and, a year later, the Munich Wach- und Schließgesellschaft – the oldest member of the German Securitas Group (by way of subsequent acquisition) – was founded.

Today, internationally focused security companies – like Securitas – specialize in security solutions that are designed to meet specific customer demands. In Germany, Securitas AB Stockholm started its operations in 1996. Today, almost 20 years later, Securitas is the market leader in Germany; with more than 19,000 employees, it has become an important economic factor in the country.

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