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last updated 05-Apr-2016

List / Directory of Private Security Companies (contractors, firms) or PSCs by capabilities (e.g. operating in high-risk environments or emerging markets), by services offered (e.g. field and static security, risk assessment and advice, law enforcement training). Our expert directory also incorporates corporate profiles and documents the evolution of corporate identities. It is sometimes complex to distinguish between PSCs and PMCs when they operate in dangerous environments, so please also check our PMCs directory.

PSCs: A - B

AEGIS. Aegis is a London based privately owned British security and risk management company with overseas offices in Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the USA. It comprises three operating division, Research and Intelligence, Technical Services and Security Operations. It provides innovative and commercially focused specialist security and risk management solutions to extreme threats, tailored for international clients including governments, international agencies and the corporate sector:

> Research & Intelligence > Security Operations > Technical Services

AGS. We have operated around the world in harsh climates, with short deadlines, and in combat situations. Our program management strategies and innovations have saved governments and commercial clients millions of dollars while delivering higher than expected levels of service. AGS is the government services arm of AECOM. [Information retrieved from About Us on 30 September 2005]:

> Program Management > Operations & Maintenance > Security & Force Protection >Logistics > Training Support > Communications & IT

AKE Group. Drawing on analytical and operational expertise, AKE provides security and business risk management, assessment and planning plus intelligence and political risk analysis to a wide variety of clients, including energy; insurance, banking and other financial industries. [Information retrieved from Risk Management on 14 December 2006]:

> Location Security Audit > Personal Security Review> War & Political Risks Consultancy

Andrews International. AI is a full service provider of security and risk mitigation services and one of the five largest private security service providers in the United States. Through local offices in the United States and Latin America, and nearly 150 strategic partners around the world, AI provides security services on an international scale to a wide range of business sectors. [Information retrived from Who We Are on 4 June 2009]:

> Uniformed security > Personal protection > Consulting & Investigations > Specialized training > Disaster & Emergency response

ArmorGroup. ArmorGroup International plc is headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  It complies with the US Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act, 1997 and the UK's Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act, 2001 and has also been certified to ISO 9001:2000 and to ISO/IEC 27001:2005 [Information last updated on 15 July 2007]. For more information please visit:

> Security Consultancy > Security Sector Management > Security Training > Mine Action Services >> Download Factsheet

• Armor Holdings. Incorporated in 1996 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Armor Holdings, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and provider of specialized security products; training and support services related to these products; vehicle armor systems; military helicopter seating systems, aircraft and land vehicle safety systems; protective equipment for military personnel; and other technologies used to protect humans in a variety of life-threatening or catastrophic situations. [Information retrieved from About Us on 30 August 2005]:

> Aerospace & Defense Group > Products Group > Mobile Security Division

- Centigon. Centigon (formerly O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt) is the world's leading commercial vehicle armoring company. Centigon armors passenger vehicles independently and in partnership with OEMs for government and commercial customers:

ATCO Frontec Security Services. As part of ATCO Frontec Corporation, ATCO Frontec Security Services provides a wide spectrum of security services in use by commercial, industrial and residential customers. [Information retrieved from About Us on 10 December 2004]:

British Association of Private Security Companies. The formation of BAPSC, launched in February 2006, stemmed from the realisation amongst a number of leading UK private security firms that there was an urgent need to raise standards of operation and advocate self regulation:

> List of BAPSC members: click here

Beau Dietl & Associates. No matter what corner of the globe is involved, BDA is internationally known and has the resources and the worldwide network to help corporations, organizations and individuals meet the ever-changing challenges encountered in business and personal matters alike. [Information retrieved from About Beau Dietl & Associates on 30 August 2005]:

> Investigations & Intelligence > Security > Insurance

The Brink's Company. During its long history, Brink's has been called on to protect some of the world's most valued treasures: the bat with which Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's homerun record; the first rock samples brought home from the moon by the astronauts; the diamond that Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor; the United States Declaration of Independence; and the world's largest uncut diamond. [Information retrieved from Our History on 19 January 2005]:

> Home Security > Business Security | Dealer Program

This is a sample list. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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