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Brief History

Foundation of Aspis Security in Thessaloniki.



Aspis signs its first major contract, concerning the protection of Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki premises.


Establishment of electronic security division and startup of a 24/7 Monitoring Center (Alarm Receiving Station).


Aspis Security becomes a Societe Anonyme and receives license from Police Authorities as Private Security Company according to law 2518/1997.

Εxpansion of activities in Southern Greece supported by the foundation of Athens branch.

Aspis Security has established an extensive network of branches and partners - representatives, providing nationwide coverage to clientele.

Clientele includes major local and multinational organizations (Vodafone, Wind, Hellenic Defense Systems) and annual turnover exceeds € 12M.

Ministry of Merchant Marine certifies Aspis Security as a Recognized Security Organization as per IMO/ISPS. Moreover Hellenic Civil Aviation Authorities certifies the company for the provision of Airport and Aviation security services to all major airports in Greece.

New major contract awards: Provision of security services to Hellenic Railways and TITAN Cement Industry, both on a nationwide basis.

Company's turnover reached € 30M. Number of employees exceeded 1,500. Aspis Security becomes the biggest Greek security company.

Acquisition of 100% of shares from the Danish multinational group ISS.

Annual turnover exceeds € 45M.



New Management Team and change of brand name to ISS Security. New strategy development in order to adapt to new market conditions (economic recession) focusing on integrated security solutions based on technology. ISS Security undertakes the representation of Siemens Security Systems for Greece, Cyprus, Albania, FYROM and the Schneider-Pelco.

Upgrade of Monitoring Center to Incident Management Center and relocation to new “state of art” premises in Athens. New major contracts have enriched ISS Security clientele (Postal Bank, Power Supply Network and Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center.

As a result of new strategy implementation, ISS Security is awarded material contracts of Private Sector (gold mines of Eldorado Gold, Hellenic Telecom Group/COMSOTE) and multinationals. Acquisition of 100% of shares of ISS Security by a private investment team including the Management Team.


New major contract award: Provision of integrated security solution for Hellenic Petroleum Group on a nationwide basis and the security of three regional airports (Thessaloniki, Rhodes & Corfu)

Rebranding to ESA Security Solutions
effectiveness, sincerity, alertness

The Head Office of ESA Security Solutions moves to the new modern facilities in Chalandri, Athens



Lyktos Group participates in ESA’s shareholding scheme and covers a share capital increase.

Major contract wins in transportation sector: Fraport Greece (7 regional airports), Athens Metro (all stations & depots), Port of Piraeus (COSCO), Port of Heraklion