There are over 500 licensed security companies in Alberta – ranging from small local providers to multi-national corporations.

Finding the right partner with the capabilities you can trust, while ensuring you are not treated as just a number in a giant customer base can be challenging. Backwoods Security Services is a boutique Alberta-based provider that is big enough to do the job, and small enough to personalize how we do it.

Backwoods offers comprehensive security services to protect your property, assets and people. Owned by Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Backwoods has proven security expertise, and our approach is grounded in a philosophy of responsiveness and unsurpassed customer service.



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How we do it:

Fit-for-purpose security:
Through a comprehensive Risk Assessment, we devise tailored solutions to meet each client’s unique needs

Leading-edge technology:
We leverage best-in-class technology to augment our team’s efforts to deter and detect unwanted activity

Professional, attentive team:
Our diverse team is friendly and engaging, and employ discipline and cultural sensitivity when performing their duties

Stable, reliable partner:
Backwoods Security is one division of a larger organization with experienced senior leaders, strong financial backing and a long history in Western Canada

Comprehensive Suite of Services:

  • Stationary guards
  • Mobile patrols
  • Traffic Control
  • Emergency response
  • Advanced (Tier II) Security response
  • Access/egress control
  • Proximity card systems
  • Monitored CCTV
  • Mobile surveillance units
  • Parking Lot patrols
  •  Mass temperature screening (

Experienced in Diverse Settings:

Public and Commercial Buildings, Educational institutions, Industrial Facilities, Seniors Homes, Health Care Facilities

Indoor & outdoor conferences, cultural celebrations, and sports tournaments

Refineries, pipeline construction, open pit mining, and tank farms

Powerline construction sites, right-of-way sites, and workforce camps

Commercial & industrial sites, remote sites, and module yards

Workplace accident scenes, receiverships, and disaster response assistance

A Team You Can Trust:

Our experienced uniformed guards undergo careful screening to ensure that they not only have the necessary qualifications and training but also the character and disposition to ensure they are trustworthy and attentive to their duties. We also ensure they receive any additional training required by your organization prior to mobilization.

Licensing and certifications include:

  • Licensed by Alberta Solicitor General Public Security Program
  • Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST)
  • Criminal Record Check and Suitability Screening
  • Standard First Aid with CPR/AED
  • H2S Alive/H2S Awareness
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)

For higher risk environments we draw upon guards that have an extensive law enforcement background.  Due to their backgrounds these guards can better analyze risk and take a more proactive approach to dealing with potential conflict.  They can quickly deescalate potentially volatile situations and liaise with local law enforcement seamlessly.

State of the Art Tools:

Technology-Assisted Solutions:
We offer technological solutions that assist physical security in securing your facilities and assets.  These solutions include CCTV, access control systems (i.e. turnstiles & card readers).

Streamlined Client Communications:
We understand that our clients want to know what is occurring at their facilities and sites. As a result, we have adopted the latest software to ensure our clients are electronically updated in real time and immediately made aware of critical incidents. We have also streamlined our payment processes so that clients can electronically review, approve, and sign for work.

Pandemic Response:
We have modified our security service offerings to reflect our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide state-of-the-art thermal imaging technology tailored to your site to provide rapid no-contact screening of employees and visitors.

Have any questions?

Call us 1-855-299-2824

Email us or use the request form.

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