Our mission is to provide the highest level of service and security expertise to Vancouver Island businesses. Operating in the region for over 40 years, Footprints is committed to our people, our clients, and our communities. We are invested in providing our team with the training and management expertise to succeed, and in turn support our clients with service excellence.

With the largest local security force and mobile patrol fleet, Footprints Security is uniquely positioned to serve commercial, residential, and government clientele in their ever-changing security needs. Our tailored approach to security service has been trusted by partners including Island Health, the City of Nanaimo, and BC Ferries.

We've called the Island our home for three generations. The safety and security of our Island communities is close to our hearts - it’s where we still live today and we know every inch of it!

In 2023 Footprints expanded operations beyond Vancouver Island to Powell River. Footprints is proud to bring over 40 years of security expertise to the Powell River community.


We are invested in all Vancouver Island communities beyond just our business. We share a common vision to preserve Vancouver Island’s reputation as an incredible place to live. We want to ensure a safe and friendly environment to raise our families.


We work hard to excel in all aspects of our business. We continually strive to improve our security services, processes, and procedures in all areas by adhering to the principles of our ISO certification and seeking new and better ways to serve our clients.


We are committed to continual training and development of our team members in order to provide unparalleled professionalism and uncompromising client care. Our respectful family values inform how we treat employees and clients alike. We ensure our interactions are personable and helpful.


We secure your privacy like we secure your well-being. All information provided to Footprints Security is kept strictly confidential, and information is only disclosed if Footprints Security is authorized to do so by our clients.


Our employees are family, and they represent the backbone of Footprints Security. We employ over 400 trained security personnel over eight Vancouver Island locations and one in Powell River, from Victoria to Powell River. We continue to be at the forefront of our industry thanks to Vancouver Island’s finest operational security staff.

Footprints Security personnel are paid above average wages, offered a competitive benefit packages, and receive consistent recognition of their achievements.


Meet Simon and Adrian, the two Collery brothers who manage Footprints Security. Instilled with old fashioned family values, the two brothers provide personal care and service to every Footprints client and employee.

Footprints Security’s hands-on management approach is informed by a can-do attitude. Our reputation is based on providing an unparalleled, full range of security services to all of Vancouver Island. This understanding applies to all staff, from the management team to the part-time employee. Simon and Adrian possess an intimate knowledge of the Island, including its communities and demographics. They apply that expertise every day for the benefit of our clients.

Simon Collery, President and Managing Director

Simon has been with Footprints Security since its inception, and he presently oversees all of the firm’s business affairs. What started as a company of three employees based in Qualicum Beach has since grown into Vancouver Island’s foremost security company with over 300 dedicated employees. This growth is due in large part to Simon’s in-depth understanding of Vancouver Island’s security industry.

Adrian Collery, Vice President - operations

Adrian manages Footprints’ operation, policies and procedures, and handles the administration of the company’s ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Program. Adrian has more than 25 years of experience in Corrections and Security over several different roles. He specializes in risk assessment, analysis, and implementation of solutions that manage complex risk factors within the workplace.


ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Footprints Security is committed to Total Quality Management, which includes structured quality control and the monitoring of ongoing management improvement programs. Our adherence to the principles of ISO ensures that we are continually reassessing our clients’ needs, and adjusting our services where required based on our customized ISO database.

ASIS International Board Certification

ASIS is recognized worldwide as a mark of excellence in all forms of security management. Footprints Security’s ASIS certification acknowledges our company’s mastery of core security principles and skills essential to the best practices of security management. We are committed to quality, professional growth, and a code of conduct.

Climate Smart

Footprints Security completed the Climate Smart (Lean and Green) program to become fully certified. We are now identified as a leading organization that tracks and takes action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. By discovering ways to reduce our carbon footprint, we are socially conscious and continue to deliver the best Security Services on Vancouver Island.


ASIS International

ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets – people, property, and information. Our membership in ASIS International keeps us abreast on the latest trends, global developments and security innovations to mitigate risk and stay ahead of the curve.


ComplyWorks provides us with proven, up to date compliance management solutions that streamline contractor and supplier management processes to maximize business performance. We place our trust in ComplyWorks to manage contractor compliance, provide due diligence reporting, reduce exposure to liabilities and fines, and monitor legislative changes.


As a member of ContractorCheck, Footprints Security adheres to proper federal and provincial health and safety compliance regulations. All of our policies and procedures are reviewed and approved, including various forms, reports, training records and licences. We provide clients with site-specific solutions over seven modules: environmental, health & safety, asbestos, schools, industrial, retail and residential.

Business Development Bank and Climate Smart

Footprints Security has teamed up with the Business Development Bank of Canada and Climate Smart in their “Lean and Green” program. This program helps Footprints Security continually discover innovative ways to reduce our vehicle fleet’s carbon emissions and carbon footprint. This allows us to remain socially conscious while still delivering the best Security Services anywhere on Vancouver Island.



Footprints’ Security is an actively engaged chamber member in the Nanaimo area. The Chamber of Commerce Nanaimo is a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses, professionals, residents, and community groups working collectively to ensure a healthy business base and positive socio-economic structure that benefits everyone in Nanaimo.“Enhance the quality of life in our community by providing opportunities for businesses to succeed”


Footprints Security is always looking for motivated and trustworthy team members. We offer many promising opportunities that include competitive wages and flexible hours.