Vigilant Security was founded by Felix A. Perumal (current Chairman) in 1973 with his wife Chitra Perumal as a partner. At the time Felix Perumal was an Inspector of Police in the Sri Lanka Police Department. He had served 19 years in the department at the time and decided to retire early based on the Sinhala Only Act of 1956. He was 37 years old at the time.
While thinking about career options, he saw the potential in Sri Lanka for Private Security. There were only four other companies involved in private security at the time. So Vigilant Security & Investigation Services were born in the room of his house with 8 guards. The first client was Colombo Gas & Water Company. Over the years we have serviced major corporate and Government entities.
In 1989 Vigilant became a Limited Liability company. Subsequently Surani, Roshni & Mario Perumal, the children of Felix and Chitra became shareholders and Directors of the Company. Mario joined the company as a working Director in 1994 and currently serves the company as its Managing Director.
International Investigators Network was established in 2002 after carving out the investigation division of Vigilant Security for that company to become the only company in Sri Lanka at the time to provide investigation services as its core business. Today it has become the leading agency in Sri Lanka with a worldwide reach through its partner network and country wide presence.
Vigilant Security Technology Division was established in 2003 upon seeing the potential and the growing demand in the market for electronic security solutions. In 2005 Vigilant was appointed as the distributor for Bosch Intrusion products in Sri Lanka and commenced a Bosch equipped Central Alarm Monitoring Station. Today, known as Vigilant Premium, it is one of the leading security technology solution providers in Sri Lanka with a large corporate and residential client base.