About Us

The Future of Security

Arrow Security

Arrow Security has been delivering successful security solutions to our clients for over 25 years. In that time, we have partnered with some of the country’s most reputable and renowned companies, including Pathmark, Regal Cinemas, Atria Senior Living Group and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Arrow Security is ready to help you achieve and surpass your security goals by using our tried and tested combination of highly experienced security staff and unsurpassed technology. It is a formula we have been using successfully since our inception, and one which we’d like to share with you.



Arrow Security was founded in 1985 by Edward Ahrens, a decorated New York City police officer who started the business after being injured in the line of duty. In these formative years, the groundwork of our steadfast philosophy was established by capable security veterans with a desire to improve the way security was handled by organizations. During this time, the company amassed a small list of clients that firmly believed in our ‘partnership for security’ approach. Most security companies then, and to this day, simply show up and use their ‘presence’ to deter crimes. Because security threats and challenges evolve over time, Arrow Security understood that optimal security was about implementing a long-term security plan, while providing complete visibility, advanced technologies and the most experienced and knowledgeable security staff. Over time Arrow Security’s client base grew much larger, fueled by this incomparable philosophy. Sadly, Arrow Security’s founder, Edward Ahrens, passed away in 1995.

Arrow Today

Mr. Ahrens’ legacy, and his vision for the company, still live on at Arrow Security and our philosophy resonates even stronger today, supported by our highly skilled and dedicated employees, and by our growing list of world renowned clientele. What started as a small security company of less than a handful of employees is now one of the largest and most successful security companies in the New York Tri-State Area, with over 400 employees serving New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Arrow Security’s headquarters is located in Smithtown, NY, on Long Island. We also possess the covetable distinction of operating the largest fleet of mobile patrol vehicles on Long Island. Since our inception, our growth has occurred in a controlled and consistent manner. Our growth continues unabated, slow and steady to this day, to ensure maximum quality and outstanding customer service.