Habitec Security is celebrating five decades of providing security solutions for homes and businesses in Ohio and surrounding areas. 

In 1972, Jim Smythe, founded Habitec Security on his mother’s dining room table in Toledo, Ohio. With his vision, entrepreneurial spirit and loyal and experienced team members, Habitec grew into a nationally recognized security company. John Smythe took over the reins in 2006 and further grew Habitec into the company it is today.   

Habitec is headquartered in Toledo with two full-service branches in Columbus, Ohio, and Northern Michigan. The company staffs 90 highly-trained, experienced team members, who are credited with helping Habitec place six times on the Blade Top Workplace list. 

Habitec also credits its central station as a differentiator from its competitors and has helped to improve its rankings year after year on the SDM 100 list. Currently, Habitec is ranked as No. 42 on the SDM 100. 

“Habitec’s top priority is the security and peace of mind of our customers,” stated Smythe. “We are honored to advance on these industry rankings, and know it is a direct result of our commitment to our employees, customers and the communities we service. We value the relationships we have and understand the level of service expected. With a proven track record for 50 years, Habitec is known for the exceptional products and services we offer to our customers – 24/7.” 

Habitec continues to give back to the community by supporting a number of organizations each year including the Goodwill Industries, Ronald McDonald House, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Toledo Ballet, Toledo Zoo and many more. The company also supports the local sports teams and players, including the Toledo Mud Hens, Toledo Walleye, BGSU Athletics, University of Toledo, Dana LPGA Classic and more.   

“Throughout the years, Habitec has provided a career to hundreds of team members, peace of mind to thousands of customers and support to many charitable and non-profit organizations,” Smythe said. “All of our team members have helped to follow through with my dad’s wishes to help people.  We look forward to the next 50 years of Habitec Security,” said John Smythe.