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Historical Highlights

 
“Providing reliable peace of mind”: SECOM Group milestones

1962

July

Makoto Iida and Juichi Toda (both currently top advisors to SECOM) establish Nihon Keibi Hosho Kabushiki Kaisha (today's SECOM Co., Ltd.), Japan's first security services company, and begin providing patrol guard and static guard services. The word Keibi Hosho in the Company's name means "security" and incorporates the nuance of "guarantee."

 

1964

October

Nihon Keibi Hosho secures the contract to protect the athletic facilities including the athletes' village for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, located in Tokyo's Yoyogi district. The Company's performance during the Olympics is widely praised and the experience gives the Company's business a considerable boost.

 

1965

April

The Company's exploits inspire the TV drama The Guardman. The drama proves to be a major hit, greatly enhancing recognition of the Company's name.

 

1966

May

Nihon Keibi Hosho develops and begins marketing Japan's first on-line security system, SP Alarm. The system provides continuous monitoring of the subscriber's premises from a control room (predecessor of today's SECOM control centers) and the dispatch of emergency response personnel in the event an abnormality is detected.

 

1969

April

SP Alarm is instrumental in the apprehension of a spree killer sought by police.

 

1973

August

The Company partners with Huntington National Bank of the United States to develop the Handy Bank System, an unstaffed bank security system. In 1974, the Company launches CD Security Pack, a groundbreaking security system for cash dispensers (CDs).

 

1974

June

Nihon Keibi Hosho lists on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

 

1975

March

The Company introduces the world's first computerized security system (CSS). In the event an abnormality is detected, a signal is sent to a control center and pertinent information is displayed instantly on a monitor. The system earns high marks for enhancing both security and operating efficiency.

 

1977

July

Nihon Keibi Hosho, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc., Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., establish joint venture Japan Nuclear Security System Co., Ltd., which is charged with providing protection for Japan's nuclear power plants and related facilities through the planning, design, installation and maintenance of security systems, as well as through the provision of static guard and other services.

October

Subsidiary Secom Industries Co., Ltd., is established to manufacture the Company's proprietary security systems. (Since August 1989, Secom Industries is also engaged in organic herb cultivation.)

 

1978

January

A business alliance with a local firm leads to the establishment of Taiwan Secom Co., Ltd. The new company is the first to offer on-line security systems in Taiwan. This development kicks off the Company's full-scale overseas expansion.

May

Nihon Keibi Hosho moves up to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

November

The Company completes the SECOM SD Center, a model secure commercial building, which houses, among others, the Tokyo Central Control Center.

 

1979

March

The Secom Science and Technology Foundation is established with the aim of supporting and promoting R&D, particularly in areas related to safety and security.

July

The Company opens the Secom ED Center (currently the Secom Development Center) to develop core technologies for proprietary security systems and equipment.