History

Celebrating 30 Years of STANLEY Security

Founded in 1991, STANLEY Security is a division of Stanley Black & Decker. A global provider of integrated security solutions for local, national and international organisations, we’re one of the world’s largest comprehensive business security providers. We protect what’s important to you by designing, installing, servicing and monitoring an award-winning portfolio of security products and solutions.

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A Formidable Legacy

From the innovation of the mid-1800s to the creativity of today, Stanley Black & Decker has transformed from a small shop to a global organisation. For a more thorough look, check out our detailed timeline of Stanley Black & Decker’s long history. 

1843

Frederick Stanley founds The Stanley Works, a small factory in New Britain, Connecticut that manufactures bolts, hinges and other hardware. 

1910

In Baltimore, Maryland, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker found Black & Decker, a shop dedicated to manufacturing the world’s first portable power tool.

1966

The Stanley Works is officially listed on the New York Stock Exchange as SWK.

2010

The Stanley Works and Black & Decker merge to become Stanley Black & Decker.

A Global Leader

Over the centuries, The Stanley Works and Black & Decker separately amassed an unmatched family of renowned and respected brands. When the two companies merged in 2010, Stanley Black & Decker became a powerful global leader. Today, we're the world’s largest tools and storage company, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security business and the world’s second-largest engineered fastening company. 

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A Powerful Future

We’re proud of our 175 years of heritage.

STANLEY Security and Stanley Black & Decker remain focused on the future - and protecting what matters most to you. 

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