In 1982, Joseph Ferdinando founded Building Security Services, Inc. (BSS) in Essex County, New Jersey.

Having already run a successful commercial janitorial company, he decided to expand into security.

Beginning with his existing, loyal customer base, he grew his company to provide premium security services in New Jersey and New York, NY.

Today, BSS seamlessly integrates its security services with cutting-edge security systems and information technology services through its sister company, Building Security Systems.

BSS remains a family-run business dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service to a diverse clientele including:

Our Mission

Building security is an evolving field, changing and growing as new technologies develop. Consequently, security that was considered standard just a few years ago is not acceptable today.

Our mission at BSS is to deliver cutting-edge security strategy in a cost-effective, professional and personalized manner.

Joseph Ferdinando is the visionary founder of Building Security Services, a leading security company renowned for its comprehensive security services. With an illustrious career spanning over 40 years in the security industry, Joseph has been instrumental in elevating the standards of security guard services for a broad spectrum of businesses and organizations. As an influential member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in both New York and New Jersey chapters, Joseph has played a pivotal role in shaping industry standards and practices.

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