The History of Verisure: the alarms company

Securitas Direct was born in 1988 as part of the Swedish group Securitas AB. Later, it became an independent company. Currently, the firm Hellman & Friedman is the main shareholder of the group. Verisure can be found in 14 countries - Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, France, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Peru and the United Kingdom - and already has more than 9,000 employees.

Throughout its more than 25 years of history, Securitas Direct has become number one in alarm systems. More than two million people worldwide rely on us for their protection.

A track record of success

  1. 1988

    Securitas Direct founded as part of the Securitas Group

  2. 1989

    The business focuses on homes and small businesses

  3. 1995

    The company expands through the rest of Europe

  4. 2006

    Securitas Direct separates from the Securitas Group and lists on the Stockholm stock market as an independent company

  5. 2007

    We reach 1.000.000 customers worldwide

  6. 2008

    Verisure is the new name of Securitas Direct consumer branch

  7. 2008

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

  8. 2011

    Bain Capital and Hellman & Friendman acquire Verisure

  9. 2015

    Verisure reaches the 1.800.000 customer mark, strengthening its position as a leader in the alarms sector in Europe

  10. 2015

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

  11. 2016

    Verisure reaches a 2,000,000 customer mark, strengthening its position as a leader in the alarm sector in Europe

As a pioneer in innovation and technology, the group is in constant improvement of effective services. Our security experts work in this centre to bring peace of mind to customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Work in Verisure

Verisure technology is the cutting edge of its innovation. The alarm incorporates two types of detectors. But it also offers the customer the opportunity to manage the security system installed in your home or business from any location through your mobile phone or tablet, thanks to the Verisure application. With this technology, Verisure handles more than eight million signals from alarm devices a year with a response time of under a minute.

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