Our History

Security Service Specialists, Inc. is a privately held company that was founded in 1975 and incorporated in 1997. The corporation is 100% minority owned and operated. Over the years we have established ourselves as the premier organization in the entire New England region for unarmed and armed private security as well as our award winning Special Officer Program.

Over the years we have been acknowledged for the level of service that we have been able to provide and the direct improvements that we have achieved in the communities that we service. The difference between Security Service Specialists, Inc. and the other security agencies is the quality of professional officers that we assign to our prestigious clients. 

Security Service Specialists, Inc. is a growing corporation with the resources to manage any range of facilities. The environment regarding personal and public safety protection has changed dramatically in recent history.

Security Service Specialists, Inc. is proud to be a leader in the advancement of these measures while providing a sense of comfort and stability to the citizens that we are sworn to protect. Our combination of professional personnel, most updated technological equipment, and an unprecedented community policing program have made us the leader in the protection industry today and for the future. Security Service Specialists, Inc. anticipates the privilege of servicing your organization and building an enduring relationships.

Security Service Specialists through Time


Security Service Specialists opens for business proudly servicing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The company is based on the principles of Community Policing, Community Involvement, and providing the best public safety and security programs for its clients. These principals hold true today.


Security Service Specialists is recognized as one of the top security firms in all of New England for their superior levels of service and professionalism in the personal protection of their elite clientele. World famous artists such as Eric Clapton, Madonna, and Bon Jovi all utilize the services of SSS while touring the New England region.


Security Service Specialists becomes officially incorporated. The company headquarters are moved to Wakefield, MA, where they are still currently located. Security Service Specialists, Inc. takes this opportunity to expand on their charitable endeavors and becomes involved with programs aimed at the youth, the seniors, and military veterans.


Security Service Specialists, Inc., designs and implements a highly successful public safety and security program for the community of Orchard Garden Estates in Roxbury, MA. Over the years SSS has received numerous awards for their contributions and commitment to the community. 20 years later we are still proudly representing Orchard.


SSS unveils one of its most signature community programs “The SSS Thanksgiving Dinner Extravaganza”. SSS works with property management to identify the most at risk families. SSS then proudly delivers to their doors a complete dinner including a family size turkey, side dishes, and treats for children. Last year over 125 dinners were provided.


Albano F. Ponte is introduced as the new President and Chief Financial Officer of SSS. Mr. Ponte, a former immigrant, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the corporation. His background includes over 26 years as a United States Treasury Agent and he is a known expert in the fields of Banking, Real Estate, and Insurance.


Security Service Specialists, Inc. is honored to form a working relationship with the Trial Courts of Massachusetts and the Office of Community Corrections to design a security program for their facilities in Boston. Over the years this program has become so successful that it has been expanded to other facilities throughout the state.


The new dispatch center for Security Service Specialists, Inc. is opened on Tremont Street in Roxbury, MA. The center quickly develops a superior reputation in the city of Boston for its emergency response services, resident satisfaction levels, professional and patient dispatchers, and investigation assistance to the Boston Police Department.


Security Service Specialists, Inc. is honored to be celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. The corporation continues to evolve and has recently updated all communication devices, uniforms, and company vehicles. SSS is proud of its past achievements and looks forward to even greater accomplishments in the years to come.