The History of Verisure: the alarm company

Securitas Direct was born in 1988. Currently, the firm Hellman & Friedman is the main shareholder of the group. Verisure operates in 15 countries: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Peru and the United Kingdom, with more than 16,000 employees.

Throughout its more than 30 years of history, Securitas Direct has become No. 1 in alarm systems. More than 2.9 million people worldwide rely on us for protection.

A track record of success

  1. 1988

    Securitas Direct was founded

  2. 1989

    The business focuses on homes and small businesses

  3. 1995

    The company expands through the rest of Europe

  4. 2007

    We reach 1 million customers worldwide

  5. 2008

    Verisure is the new name of Securitas Direct's consumer branch

  6. 2008

    Verisure enters the South American market with its first branch in Chile

  7. 2011

    Bain Capital and Hellman & Friendman acquire Verisure

  8. 2015

    Verisure reaches the 1.8 million-customer mark, strengthening its position as a leader in Europe’s alarm sector.

  9. 2015

    Hellman & Friedman acquires the interests of Bain Capital within Securitas Direct /Verisure Group and becomes its majority shareholder

  10. 2016

    Verisure reaches the 2 million-customer mark, strengthening its position as a leader in Europe’s alarm sector.

  11. 2018

    Verisure launches a new product – the ZeroVision Alarm. It is the only alarm on the market capable of stopping a burglary.

As a pioneer in innovation and technology, the group constantly tries to improve its services. Our security experts work to bring peace of mind to customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Work in Verisure

Verisure technology is on the cutting edge of innovation. The alarm incorporates two types of detectors, but also offers customers the opportunity to manage the security system installed in their homes or businesses from any location through their mobile phones or tablets, thanks to the My Verisure app. With this technology, Verisure handles more than 8 million signals from alarm devices a year, with an average response time of under a minute.

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