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Allied Barton is the largest American owned security guard company, so if you are looking to get started in the security field, they are a large enough company to offer you many different opportunities and a chance at career growth. This post is to offer you some insight into the company, before you starting working for Allied Barton.

Who is Allied Barton

“AlliedBarton Security Services is a security officer company based in the United States. It is a combination of earlier companies – Barton Protective Services, Spectaguard, Initial and Allied Security. It is the largest American-managed security company.

AlliedBarton exploits a number of markets, including:

  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Defense & Aerospace
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Services
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Residential Communities
  • Shopping Centers
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Company Timeline

  • 1957 – Allied Security, Inc. was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1977 – Barton Protective Services was founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1980 – Spectaguard was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1999 – Spectaguard acquired Effective Security Systems and Effective Management Services, of White Plains, NY.
  • 2000 – Spectaguard acquired Allied and combines to form Allied Security – the third largest security company in the United States.
  • 2003 – Allied acquires Professional Security Bureau (PSB).
  • 2004 – Allied acquires Security Systems Inc. (SSI) of Malden, MA and Barton Protective Services to form AlliedBarton Security Services – creating the largest American-owned contract security services company in the United States.
  • 2006 – AlliedBarton acquires Initial Security
  • 2015 – Wendel acquires AlliedBarton Security Services”

Source: Wikipedia

If interested in working for Allied Barton, you should be aware of a few things

Appearance Guidelines:

Uniforms will be provided. Men’s hair must be cut in a conventional style, be a natural color, collar length in the back, less than half of the ear covered on the side. Neat, closely trimmed and groomed beards and mustaches are permitted if allowed at the client site. Men cannot wear earrings or other visible piercings while on duty. Women’s hair must be cut in a conventional style, be a natural color; if shoulder length or longer, hair must be pulled back for safety. Post-type earrings no larger than a dime may be worn. No other visible piercings while on duty.

AlliedBarton will make reasonable accommodations for appearance for religious reasons in accordance with state and federal law.

Allied Barton will employ first time guards, if they meet the following criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proof of ability to work in the United States
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • High school diploma/GED or 10 years of verifiable work experience.

Work Schedules:

Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time or short-term work, we offer a variety of jobs for college students, part-time workers, retirees and anyone else looking to make some extra money. We offer non-traditional shifts, flexibility and competitive hourly wages.

Find out more information about working for Allied Barton:

Interview TIP to get you working for Allied Barton

When applying for a job with Allied Barton, you should be ready for the interview, I have a great post you can check out about interviewing for a security guard job that will help you.

Some specific things to be aware of for a job interview with Allied Barton, is their company value, it is the GREAT principle:

Core Values Create GREAT Employees

These values are the guiding force for all of our security officers:

  • Growth: Encourage individual, team and organizational growth.
  • Responsibility: Honor our service commitment to customers, employees and the community.
  • Empowerment: Offer development programs that enable employees to do their jobs with skill and confidence.
  • Achievement: Reward and recognize service excellence, team success and individual achievement.
  • Trust: Build trust, respect and integrity in every relationship and interaction.



When interviewing for a job at Allied Barton, I advise you to work Allied Barton’s core values of the GREAT principle, into your answers.


Question: “Why do you want to work at Allied Barton?

Answer: “I have worked in security for 5yrs, but Allied Barton’s value of Growth really catches my interests, as I am seeking to move up with a strong company.”


If you need some more help to secure a job with Allied Barton, check out these resources:

Hiring Process of Security Guards

Security Guard Jobs and the Background Check

Skills Employers Seek in Security Guards


Hopefully all this information will help you begin working for Allied Barton, by giving you a better understanding of the company, and the resources to ace any interview.

Anything you can think of that would help someone seeking to find employment with Allied Barton?

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