The Gallagher Security Story

Gallagher is a privately held company, proudly powering innovative technology solutions from New Zealand to the world. 

As a family business, people are at the heart of what we do.

Our history

Our story began in Hamilton, New Zealand way back in 1938 with a horse named Joe. 

When Joe took too much of a liking to using a car as a scratching post, his owner, Bill Gallagher Senior, started looking for a solution. He devised a cunning electrical circuit that delivered a harmless – but startling - shock whenever the horse rocked the vehicle. It quickly cured the problem and sparked the idea for the world’s first electric fence. 

“When my father Bill Senior started this company in 1938 he probably hadn't even heard the word innovator, but that never stopped him from being one.”

Sir William Gallagher

85 years later, we're still headquartered in Hamilton, New Zealand with a team of 1300 people worldwide working with our customers, our partners, and our communities to fulfil our purpose: to protect what matters most with our world-leading security solutions. 

Building for today, designed for tomorrow 

Today, Gallagher Security is a global leader in integrated technology solutions that help organizations around the world protect, secure, and manage people and assets. Our award-winning solutions are trusted by government, defense, commercial, industrial, healthcare, transportation, mining, and educational organizations in 140 countries.

We design and manufacture a comprehensive suite of security software and hardware - including integrated access control, intruder alarm, and perimeter solutions - all on site at our global headquarters. The intelligent technology can be scaled and customized to deliver business efficiencies across simple, enterprise, and high security sites.

Trusted by over 15,000 security customers worldwide, Gallagher solutions are used to simplify life on campus within the education sector, keep staff and patients safe in healthcare, ensure the highest security requirements and compliances are met for government sites in the Five Eyes alliance, safeguard critical infrastructure within the utilities industry, and ensure uninterrupted movement for transport and logistics.  

Global Security Leader

Trusted to protect sites in 140 countries, with over 15,000 customers

Government Approved Provider

Five Eyes Flags-General Purpose

Relentless Innovator

15% of annual revenue invested into Research and Development

Compliance and Certification

ISO 9001:2015 quality management
ISO 27001:2013 information security
SOC Type II accredited 

Our values

Here at Gallagher, we live our values. They define how we interact with our people, our distributors, our customers, and the community. Our purpose is to protect what matters most, and our values help us do this.

Sustainability - Our Commitment

The journey toward a sustainable future is one that Gallagher Security is proud to be stepping toward, with purpose and intent, in every market and in every country, in which we do business.

We may not change the world overnight, but we believe that a concerted and consistent commitment to the principles of sustainability and corporate social responsibility will, over the longer term, deliver rewards and results that really do count.

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