Securiguard secured its first contract in 1974 in the mining town of Cassiar, acting as an extension of management focusing on customer service. Our original trade name was World Investigation, Security Division. We soon expanded further into the mining industry and opened up in Vancouver in 1977 re-branded as Securiguard.
Throughout our history, we have been known for leading the way in security innovation: introducing the first high visibility yellow jacket, the first bicycle patrol and being the first private security company to become ISO certified.
Being recognized as a leader in the corporate security industry, Securiguard was selected to replace the RCMP at a Class 1 Airport, at the time, the only one in Canada. Partly due to the success of our implementation, many airport authorities have now adopted this model. Securiguard was also selected to replace the Ports Canada Police patrolling functions, which is where we introduced our trademark high visibility vehicles.
Securiguard has experienced consistent innovation and growth each and every year under the direction of Darcy R. Kernaghan, our first and only President and CEO. We are proud to have offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, the Fraser Valley, the North Coast, Kelowna, Edmonton, Peace River, and franchise operations in the United Arab Emirates.