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Secom Co., Ltd.
Type Public (K.K)
TYO: 9735
Industry Security
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Area served

Secom Co., Ltd. is a security company in Japan. [1] [2] It has operations in Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Myanmar.[ citation needed ]



The company was founded in 1962 and operated under the name Nippon Keibi Hosho until 1983. [3] It initially offered security services such as patrolling services and static guard services. [4]

In 1966, the company developed Japan’s first on-line security system. In 1983, Nippon Keibi Hosho adapted the name Secom, which was originally used only as a brand name of the company. The Secom name "was coined as a contraction of 'security' and 'communication', the concept of this brand was to build 'a new security system collaborating people and science'”. [4]

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