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Inter-Con Security Overview

Pasadena, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Security Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. was founded in 1973 and remains family-owned-and-operated. Our company culture is built around our history—as a family-owned business, fostering a sense of community is integral to our mission. We reward and recognize two things above ... Read more

Mission: “We at Inter-Con will provide best-in-class custom security services to the clients who truly value security as integral to their mission. We strive to act with the highest integrity and respect, and we are passionate about safety, security, Innovation and service ... Read more

Inter-Con Security – Why Work With Us?

Inter-Con affiliates and partners with various Veteran organizations to help those who have proudly served our country transition to civilian careers, post active duty services; is the perfect stepping-stone to start your career in Private Security, Law Enforcement, National and Diplomatic Security, etc.; and offers flexible schedules to those looking for supplemental income.

Richard Stack started at Inter-Con in 1997 as a Security Officer and through a strong work ethic and dedication to Inter-Con’s mission and its clients, now holds the position of Chief Operating Officer for the entire global management team. He is just one of many who have been able to gain valuable experience at Inter-Con and use it to either move up within the team or move on to fulfill their long-term career goals!

We are unique to less the least. We are an established corporation with the resources of a large organization and the mentality of a rapidly growing start-up.

Inter-Con always strives to be exceptional—a pledge to both our clients and our employees. Since 2017, our new leadership team has made the Inter-Con employee experience a priority, initiating a massive culture shift for our corporate and operations teams.

Inter-Con encourages career and professional development; offers industry-competitive wages; always seeks to provide the best and most-affordable health and medical benefits packages for employees; and overall fosters an environment in which employees feel happy, challenged and appreciated.


Inter-Con was founded in 1973 by retired Los Angeles Police Department Lieutenant Enrique “Hank” Hernandez. His vision for Inter-Con was to create a company capable of providing comprehensive security solutions to businesses and governments whose security needs exceeded the capabilities of traditional “guard companies.” Our first customer was NASA, where we were asked to implement a security program incorporating a variety of security disciplines in a classified environment. This critically different starting place, and the sophisticated security efforts which followed, have shaped Inter-Con’s growth and organizational development.

Thirteen years later, in 1986, with numerous highly-successful and innovative security programs already accomplished for the U.S. Government, Mr. Hernandez and the Inter-Con team were selected by the United States Department of State to begin the first-ever local guard security force as a pilot program in Mexico. That program was extraordinarily successful, and the concept of incorporating private security services into the protection of U.S. Embassies is now the broad model for how American embassies are protected around the world.

Since those first contracts, Inter-Con has grown to become one of the largest security companies in the world, employing tens of thousands of individuals not only throughout the United States, but also across 20 countries and four continents. We are proud to boast a client list including federal, state and local governments, multinational corporations, public utilities and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Internationally, we have developed into the premier provider of diplomatic security services, safeguarding dozens of United States Embassies and other embassy locations around the world.

Above and beyond our commitment to security excellence, Inter-Con remains true to our roots. To this day, we remain 100% owned and managed by the family of Hank Hernandez, with our global headquarters located in Pasadena, CA.

At Inter-Con, we are proud to be Everywhere Security Matters.

Inter-Con Security Reviews

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    "Great workplace!"

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    I have been working at Inter-Con Security part-time


    Great people and teams. Located in a great spot in the middle of Old Town Pasadena, so great food and places to run quick errands during breaks. Good time to join the company as its updating its approach.


    In the middle of a temporary workspace updating (i.e. new systems, new office layout). Seems like it'll be much better/more modern in the long run, but many adjustments being made currently.

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Inter-Con Security Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Inter-Con Security (Pasadena, CA) in January 2009.


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    Not able to negotiate. Ask about vacation and get it in writing.

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Inter-Con Security Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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