PalAmerican Security is deepening our footprint on the west coast after acquiring SmartGuard Inc. in Sacramento, California, on December 27, 2020. This is our first foray into the Golden State security market and reinforces our desire to grow and diversify across America.
“We have been looking forward to entering the California market for quite some time now and are extremely excited to announce our arrival as a starting point in Sacramento. It not only gives us a chance to expand but to bring the PalAmerican Difference into California,” says PalAmerican President Jason Begin.
That Difference includes an industry-leading selection process and highly advanced and specialized training customized to suit each individual client’s various needs, which has led to PalAmerican having one of the highest client retention rates in the industry. On top of that, the move into California gives us a chance to refine which security needs are top of mind for businesses in the state. It will also allow us to learn how we can best help those businesses accomplish their goals, whether it be through one of our many specialized programs, innovative solutions or exceptional security personnel training.
“There have been ample opportunities from our existing clients as far away as the east coast looking for PalAmerican to expand into California, to be their sole provider for security services across the country and being established in the state will enable us to move quickly to solidify our client's needs and relationships,” Begin explains.
SmartGuard Inc. has a history of security experience in the Sacramento area, and specializes in using security principles and technology to successfully service a wide range of clients, including:
- Business parks and industrial facilities
- Shopping centers
- Construction sites
- Security for special events
- Mobile patrol and emergency response clients across the region
One hundred and eighty security officers have been added to the PalAmerican team, while SmartGuard’s Bryon Bayer has proudly accepted the role of Vice President of Operations with PalAmerican. Bayer has 44 years of experience in the security industry, which includes a longstanding involvement with ASIS. His skills and expertise ensure continuity of services and vital historical knowledge in the Sacramento area.
“We are all looking forward to the addition of Bryon to the leadership team. Bryon brings a level of experience within our industry that is rarely seen, and in a very short period of time has begun to make our organization stronger. Bryon's business acumen coupled with his exceptional team building and client relationship skills makes this a win-win for everyone,” commented Begin.
Expanding Our Service with Technology
Technology is a key aspect of SmartGuard’s frontline service, tying in well with our sister company, Paladin Technologies, which, in California, operates out of Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area. Paladin Technologies is dedicated to expertly designing and deploying sophisticated integrated systems technology and infrastructure on an international scale while providing local support. The acquisition of SmartGuard is a complimentary one to Paladin Technologies, as PalAmerican now operates as a full-service company in California.
“With our existing footprint in Southern California in place on the technology side of our business, this truly moves PalAmerican Security forward in the California market as a full-service security provider,” Begin adds.
Growth in Across America
The addition of Sacramento continues on from a busy past few years, which included new operations or growth in the following markets:
Those new to PalAmerican are supported with world-class employee care programs, including an Employee Recognition Program, and People & Culture Coordinators who employees can reach out to. We’re excited to develop our team members with our core values and promotion-from-within philosophy, which is aimed at recognizing talent and supporting growth in order to achieve career goals.
If you are interested in joining the PalAmerican Family, visit our career page here.
About PalAmerican Security
PalAmerican is a North American security company with leading-edge resources and expertise covering all asset protection specialties. We provide complete turnkey security solutions for enterprise clients and are focused on delivering exceptional quality and outstanding service. By establishing highly efficient lines of communication and by investing in our people, we have developed the most responsive customer service programs in the industry.
Concord Parking and Paladin Risk Solutions are also under the PalAmerican umbrella. Concord Parking provides parking management solutions to a variety of sites and offers extensive results to fit any business’s needs. Meantime, Paladin Risk is an industry leader in assisting clients with identifying and mitigating their risk by delivering a wide range of consulting security, and training solutions.