Excalibur Security’s primary focus is to provide our clients with the absolute finest in Security and Protective Services. Our mission is to consistently provide our clients with security tailored to their individual needs and budgets.
Tell us about yourself?
Coming from a military family and as an immigrant to Canada, my upbringing was quite different than most. However, I always knew at an early age that the career path that I wanted to pursue was Law Enforcement and I was well on my way to doing so after finishing Secondary School. This was when I found the Security Industry while I was looking to obtain some experience for my application to the Police Force.
While working for a large and well-known local Security Company, I found the work to come quite naturally to me, and I soon found myself running the company as GM. I also noticed that my background in bodybuilding was also extremely helpful and raised many eyebrows while working as a guard for the company during my earlier days.
Being so involved with the company at this point, my career with the Police was essentially on hold, and I would soon have to make a decision to either quit my job and apply for the Force or stay and continue climbing the corporate security ladder.
I chose neither of the two and decided to launch Excalibur Security – initially just a passion project to provide custom-tailored Security Services in my own image.
With the birth of Excalibur Security, I had finally found a mission that not only excited me but allowed me the freedom to implement my own system and provide the level of service that allowed me to rise so fast while working as an employee for someone else.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
I would tell myself to: Trust the process, worry less, and continue the never-ending grind with a big smile.
What problem does your business solve?
Depending on the needs of our client, we provide fully trained and licensed security guards for a multitude of different types of tasks. These could range from retail clients that want loss prevention services, large events that require ID checks, executive protection (bodyguard work), mobile service, or a completely customized plan tailored to the unique needs of each client.
One major industry-wide issue that I noticed while managing another company was a lack of oversight when it came to the deployment of guards. Too often a guard without adequate training, experience, or presence would be deployed to a site unprepared, and this would upset the client and tarnish the company’s image.
This flaw was one I vowed to combat should I ever run my own company of this size.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
As narcissistic as this sounds, the inspiration for our business was: myself and the community.
I found a true knack for this industry and line of work while obtaining work experience for my Police application. I would often be approached by clients while supervising events or visiting sites that wanted to retain my services only rather than deal with anyone else within the company.
I also noticed that there wasn’t a whole lot of room to grow anymore and the changes that I wanted to implement internally were too time-consuming with my workload and would require a company-wide revolution.
Since I couldn’t clone myself, the changes that I wanted to see in the industry and company that I worked for would have to be implemented from scratch; thus the creation of Excalibur Security Services in 2014.
Until cloning is invented, my method for the implementation of my own standards for the company would be to hire, train, and equip the next generation of guards to provide the same service that clients of mine were so pleased with.
What is your magic sauce?
The magic sauce that fuels most of Excalibur’s success contains two main ingredients:
Coming from a military family, we grew up with absolutely no tolerance for tardiness, not looking our best, and being disorganized.
- Never getting comfortable.
Whether we’re talking business or bodybuilding, the key is to never be satisfied and always remain hungry for more. Always chasing perfection while knowing it can never be achieved is vital to any sort of growth or success.
These are the values that I instill in my staff in the hopes that they become the best that they can be.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
The short-term plan is to maintain our reputation and level of client satisfaction while continuing to scale and grow as an organization.
The vision I have for Excalibur Security is for us to one day become a true security empire.
However, I will always want to be directly involved in the day-to-day operations and key company decisions no matter how large we grow.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
One of the biggest challenges that we (and the rest of the industry) face is consistently sourcing competent and motivated staff to match our growth. During the past five years and especially post-Pandemic we have noticed a lack of motivation and urgency with some applicants and scaling up at the rate that we have it has become more and more difficult to micro-manage.
In order to solve this problem, I established an entire HR department and team dedicated to hiring, training, and employee satisfaction.
This has resulted in a steady and consistent flow of motivated and trainable employees joining our expanding family.
How can people get involved?
Applicants Seeking Security Work:
Thanks to our continued growth and diversity in the range of security services that we offer we are almost always hiring!
The entire process is broken down step by step below:
- The first step to working with us is to obtain your BST (Basic Security Training) License from the Justice Institute of British Columbia which is actually a three-part process continued below.
- In order to obtain your license, you will be required to register and complete the online training course, here.
- Once your course is successfully completed, you must register for the examination/assessment and pass with a minimum score of 60%. Link to examination registration here.
- When you have successfully passed your exam, you will become eligible to apply for your actual license where you will undergo a Police Background Check and Mental Health Check. Once approved, your license will arrive in approximately 30 days, and you can then apply to work as a security guard.
- Please apply when/if you have obtained your valid BST Security License via our website.