Biggest security companies in B.C. in 2014

Ranked by number of B.C. staff in 2014

Published November 18, 2014. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '14FootnotesCompanyServices offeredTop local executive(s)Year foundedNo. of B.C. staff '14
1 Paladin Security
Security officers, mobile patrols, home alarms, K9 patrol, access control, CCTV, perimeter protection, remote video monitoring Ashley D.R. Cooper (CEO); Ted Reid (CFO); Fraser Cooper (CTO) 1976 2,150
2 Securiguard Services Ltd
Integrated security solutions, security officers, K9, mobile, bike, remote video verification Darcy Kernaghan (president and CEO) 1974 1,655
3 Commissionaires BC
Premier guard services, patrol services, integrated security solutions, security training, fingerprinting and identification services Dan Popowich (CEO); Doug Stuckel (senior VP, client services) 1927 1,320
4 Concord Security Corp
Security guard services, mobile patrol and alarm response, bicycle patrol, plainclothes loss prevention, crisis management, CCTV, video monitoring, access control systems, private investigations, parking management, first aid training, customized security solutions John Henry (president and CEO); Clare Edmundson (VP); Mark Forward (VP and GM) 1983 1,250
5 Houle Electric Ltd
Access control, CCTV, intrusion/burglar alarms, panic/duress alarms, nurse call, RTLS, patient wandering, audio-video, industrial automation, custom systems, integration Robert Lashin (president); Dennis Carlow (VP); Ken Bitschy (VP, major projects); Wayne Nielsen (chief estimator) 1944 1,100

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