Securitas Annual Report 2007

Focus on Security
Securitas provides security services aimed at protecting homes, workplaces and society. The main service offering lines are specialized guarding, mobile services and monitoring. In addition, Securitas provides consulting and investigation services through Pinkerton and cash handling services through Loomis, two wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Specialized Guarding
Securitas provides specialized guarding in 30 countries, delivering solutions to a range of businesses, such as financial services, retail, energy services, health care, aviation, the public sector and special events. The solutions and services are customized to each site and situation based on the individual customer’s needs and requirements.
A security solution always includes deployment of security officers in combination with some or all of the following components:
  • Electronic systems: alarms, access control and surveillance cameras
  • Physical security: fences, turnstiles and gates
  • Software: reporting, communication, logging and verification systems
The service offering provided by security officers ranges from mobile patrols, access control, fire prevention, receptionist/concierge, monitoring and call-out services to total security solutions. In the USA, Securitas offers security solutions to customers in vertical sectors such as the automotive industry, high-rise buildings, the petrochemical industry, ports and gated communities. Nationwide customers are also offered specialist expertise in such areas as high-tech security services, telecommunications and retail security. In Europe, there are specialized organizations that provide tailor-made services for such sectors as the retail industry and ports. In addition, there is a specialized organization that provides aviation security services to airports, airlines and airport-related businesses, including such services as security screening of passengers and baggage, cargo security, document screening and aircraft guarding and search.
Mobile Services
Securitas’ Mobile Services provides cost-effective solutions for small and medium-sized businesses that need 24-hour security but at less cost than a permanent solution. One guard typically attends to the needs of 20–30 customers within a limited geographical area, performing regular external and internal patrols, alarm activations, and opening and closing of premises. Through their local presence, the mobile security officers also serve as a crime deterrent and are close at hand for alarm response calls. In metropolitan areas, Mobile Services also provides city patrols and special alarm response units.
Monitoring
Under the Alert Services brand, Securitas provides monitoring services to businesses, homes and private individuals. The services include alarm monitoring, verification and alarm response. In addition, Alert Services provides track and trace services for moving objects, such as cars and trucks, using the latest GPS and mobile phone technology.
Consulting and investigations
The wholly-owned subsidiary, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, provides a range of specialized services, such as due diligence, background checks, security assessments, brand protection, intellectual property protection, executive protection, investigations, cyber surveillance, computer forensics, social compliance, electronic discovery and IT security.
Cash Handling Services
Securitas’ cash handling division, Loomis, provides a range of cash handling services to banks, retailers and commercial enterprises. Cash transportation is primarily provided to banks and retailers and mainly involves the movement of cash to and from banks, retail outlets, ATMs and Loomis’ cash processing centers. In the processing centers, modern cash processing systems are used for registration, reconciliation and providing deposit reports directly to customers. Deposits into the customers’ accounts are made via clearing systems in partnership with banks.
In addition, Loomis offers technical services for ATMs, including filling, reconciliation, monitoring, quality sorting of bills and technical and repair services. In some markets Loomis also provides specialized solutions that may involve deposit safes, cash and coin recycling, centralized depositories or online services to expedite cash repackaging and delivery.
Focus on Security
 
Securitas provides security services aimed at protecting homes, workplaces and society. The main service offering lines are specialized guarding, mobile services and monitoring. In addition, Securitas provides consulting and investigation services through Pinkerton and cash handling services through Loomis, two wholly-owned subsidiaries.
 
Specialized Guarding
Securitas provides specialized guarding in 30 countries, delivering solutions to a range of businesses, such as financial services, retail, energy services, health care, aviation, the public sector and special events. The solutions and services are customized to each site and situation based on the individual customer’s needs and requirements.
 
A security solution always includes deployment of security officers in combination with some or all of the following components:
  • Electronic systems: alarms, access control and surveillance cameras
  • Physical security: fences, turnstiles and gates
  • Software: reporting, communication, logging and verification systems
 
The service offering provided by security officers ranges from mobile patrols, access control, fire prevention, receptionist/concierge, monitoring and call-out services to total security solutions. In the USA, Securitas offers security solutions to customers in vertical sectors such as the automotive industry, high-rise buildings, the petrochemical industry, ports and gated communities. Nationwide customers are also offered specialist expertise in such areas as high-tech security services, telecommunications and retail security. In Europe, there are specialized organizations that provide tailor-made services for such sectors as the retail industry and ports. In addition, there is a specialized organization that provides aviation security services to airports, airlines and airport-related businesses, including such services as security screening of passengers and baggage, cargo security, document screening and aircraft guarding and search.
 
Mobile Services
Securitas’ Mobile Services provides cost-effective solutions for small and medium-sized businesses that need 24-hour security but at less cost than a permanent solution. One guard typically attends to the needs of 20–30 customers within a limited geographical area, performing regular external and internal patrols, alarm activations, and opening and closing of premises. Through their local presence, the mobile security officers also serve as a crime deterrent and are close at hand for alarm response calls. In metropolitan areas, Mobile Services also provides city patrols and special alarm response units.
 
Monitoring
Under the Alert Services brand, Securitas provides monitoring services to businesses, homes and private individuals. The services include alarm monitoring, verification and alarm response. In addition, Alert Services provides track and trace services for moving objects, such as cars and trucks, using the latest GPS and mobile phone technology.
 
Consulting and investigations
The wholly-owned subsidiary, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, provides a range of specialized services, such as due diligence, background checks, security assessments, brand protection, intellectual property protection, executive protection, investigations, cyber surveillance, computer forensics, social compliance, electronic discovery and IT security.
 
Cash Handling Services
Securitas’ cash handling division, Loomis, provides a range of cash handling services to banks, retailers and commercial enterprises. Cash transportation is primarily provided to banks and retailers and mainly involves the movement of cash to and from banks, retail outlets, ATMs and Loomis’ cash processing centers. In the processing centers, modern cash processing systems are used for registration, reconciliation and providing deposit reports directly to customers. Deposits into the customers’ accounts are made via clearing systems in partnership with banks.
 
In addition, Loomis offers technical services for ATMs, including filling, reconciliation, monitoring, quality sorting of bills and technical and repair services. In some markets Loomis also provides specialized solutions that may involve deposit safes, cash and coin recycling, centralized depositories or online services to expedite cash repackaging and delivery.