Andrews International (AI) was founded in Los Angeles in 1988 in response to the growing demand among Hollywood studios for security forces with advanced skills and training. With a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar security officer training center and innovations like the industry’s first anti-piracy program, Andrews International soon expanded its geographic footprint and extended security service operations into new business sectors.
Today, the security company operates offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Central America. AI security officers are protecting life and property at national landmarks, major tourist attractions, industrial sites, educational and financial institutions, healthcare facilities, and other locations where security stakes and client expectations are high.
AI distinguished itself early on from the many thousands of security guard providers competing to win contracts with lower bids. From the start, AI has focused on earning business with greater value. Whereas “security guards” may be warm bodies in uniforms, an Andrews International security officer is the consummate security professional, with superior qualifications and higher education.
As a total security solutions provider, AI is further differentiated in an industry where “security guard providers” typically provide exactly that. AI’s focus over the decades on meeting unique and specialized security service needs has translated into acquisition of exceptional talent and diversification of our security and risk management expertise.
Our portfolio of security services presently includes uniformed security services, a broad range of consulting and investigations capabilities, and a multitude of specialized services, including executive protection, meeting and event security, specialized training, and disaster and emergency response.
AI offers the following security solutions anywhere in the world through internal resources and more than 150 strategic partnerships around the globe.
Consulting and Investigations
At Andrews International, we believe security is shifting from protecting companies from risk to becoming the new source of competitive advantage.
With globalization changing the pace and structure of corporate life and the saturation of traditional markets taking companies to more risk filled places, the role of security is not so much to eliminate risks as to help organizations take risks and remain resilient. As we shift to a knowledge-based economy and businesses practices such as off shoring challenge companies to manage at a distance more than ever before, security threats are becoming more complex. Risks like terrorism, transnational organized crime, and information theft are becoming more difficult to manage.
New forms of accountability put added pressures on enterprise. As companies look for new ways to manage these risks, security departments are beginning to share responsibility for concerns such as reputation, corporate governance and regulation, corporate social responsibility and information assurance.
Andrews International believes in aligning security with the business. An effective security strategy embraces and supports the business’s core values and imperatives, encourages individual buy-in and participation in achieving security objectives, and fosters ongoing communication and awareness of the global threat landscape. With our approach, doing business and doing security go hand in hand.