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The Reilly Group of
Companies was founded in 1932 as Toronto’s first commercial locksmithing
company; with a vision to provide local residents and businesses with
quality locksmith services – partnered with a level of service that was
not available from any other provider.
Quality service has been the cornerstone of our company since 1932, and
continues to be our paramount concern 80 years later. After 8 decades of
service excellence, the Reilly Group of Companies has grown to offer
fully integrated security solutions to all of its partners, from the
smallest residential home to multi-million square foot commercial real
As times have changed, so have the Reilly Group of Companies; which now
offers a multitude of services to our partners including;
state-of-the-art security systems, innovative manpower solutions, full
investigative services, executive protection, professional consulting
services, and a great deal more. All of these services are built upon
the same principles of custom service delivery that made our original
Locksmith company the professional standard often imitated by our
With Reilly’s steady and sustained growth, combined with a focus on our
customers, the organization has evolved into a total security solution
provider, unmatched by other companies. Our security services division,
Reilly Security, has quickly become a leader in the market by
integrating all of The Reilly Group of Companies services and products
to complement the services offered by Reilly Security. All security
professionals are trained and ready to service all residential,
industrial, and commercial needs.
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Spring 2014 Newsletter
helps Reilly lock up the security market
It is a changing world for security businesses and no one knows that
better than The Reilly Group of Companies co-owners Nick Migliore and
Carmine Panaro. Mr. Migliore began his career as a part-time security
guard and eventually held positions as executive director of operations
and security at the CN Tower and director of security for TrizecHahn
Corp. Mr. Panero started as a service technician at his uncle’s
locksmith shop at the age of 15, and went on to build a deep
understanding of the security hardware industry. His expertise is sought
by many, including the Canadian government. Since 2004, they have
overseen increasingly rapid expansion and growth at The Reilly Group.
The company — Reilly Lock established in 1932, and Reilly Security
established in 1996 — has grown to include Paul’s Lock and Security
Barrie, Reilly Lock and Security Trindad and Tobago, Mirtech
International Security Inc. and Executek International, a global
security and risk management company that operates in 165 countries. In
an interview with Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco, Mr. Migliore explains how the
company has grown so quickly.
Q Rather than growing as one corporate entity, you’ve grown as a
group of companies. Is this part of the reason for your success?
A I think it has been the key to our success. Where most
organizations blend everything under one corporate banner, we’ve
separated them into boutique-style special services offerings. For
example, Reilly Security is predominantly focused on security guard
services, which is totally different from Reilly Lock, which focuses on
the locksmith service or Executek, which offers security and risk
management. And each is led by a specialist in those offerings. For
example, Executek is led by the retired deputy chief of the Toronto
police force. To conduct investigations, background checks, due
diligence, reports is so different than what a security guard or a
locksmith does or a technology technician who goes in to install cameras
and access control.
Each brand is very strong independently. We wouldn’t want to change the
Reilly Lock brand that’s been around since 1932 in Toronto. Its long
history reinforces stability and longevity. At the same time, we have
clients that are big real estate companies that would hire Reilly
Security for their buildings, but they’ll also hire some of the other
companies, or in some cases they’ll hire all of the different companies
to provide all the different needs. For example, the Rogers Centre hires
Reilly Security’s guard services, and Reilly Lock’s security systems and
their technology access control. Other organizations really are not
interested in a guard offering or a technology one and they only want to
hire Executek for investigations. What this enables us is to go in with
one offering, nurture relationships and then offer other opportunities.
Q Does your model give you the competitive advantages of both
corporate and smaller boutique models?
A Yes. We’re able to customize and bring you that specialized
offering in whatever the client is looking for on a very small scale or
a grand scale. We’ve done security work during the G20, Ripleys Aquarium
in Toronto and we’ve just been awarded the security contract for the
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, some of the biggest festivals in
Toronto, the Burlington Sound of Music festival, which is the largest
outdoor music festival in the country, the CNE and then we also provide
Toronto residents with just a simple lock change. Every client or
potential client is important. If you’re a residential customer and are
calling Reilly’s Lock in Toronto or Paul’s Lock in Barrie, you’re
treated the same as if you are a huge international organization.
The work we do can be very complex. We can be doing a threat-risk
assessment for a financial institution, or a security plan for an
attraction, or providing staffing solutions at the Rogers Centre or
helping a client who is looking for a missing person and needs closure.
They’re all different and unique. You can’t have one brand, one
solution. You have to come with the boutique custom solutions. Without
that mindset, I don’t think you can be competitive today.
Q A lot of your growth has been through acquisitions. Is this
your primary growth strategy?
A We have growth strategies on different levels. For example, one
of our growth strategies was to integrate technology — access control,
CCTV, intrusion systems, and we were looking for an acquisition and we
found Mirtech International Security. At the same time, we’re not a
conventional security integrator that’s just looking at components.
We’ve gone a step beyond that and in keeping with our tradition of a
strategy of innovation and boutique, we’ve partnered with another group
where we are offering analytical software, which is really the future.
It is a highly sophisticated and powerful smart technology software
solution with powerful analytics.
So our growth strategy is built not only on acquisition, but also on
looking for leading-edge innovative new products and how we can
customize solutions for clients using these. We put a lot of effort into
seeking out new innovative products. We attend a lot of conferences and
technology shows and we are aggressive in trying to secure the licensing
rights and we add them to our suite of offerings.
We have very diverse clients and projects so our strategy to keep the
boutique companies separated but with the ability to bring them all
together has worked very well for us. Today, you have to be able to
think beyond the cliché of thinking in the box. You have to redefine the
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