About Dunbar

For nearly
one hundred
years...

...we've lived by one simple mantra - Loyalty + Protection. We're a family owned business that values our clients as one of our own.

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Our story

From 1923 - Present day

  • The Dunbar
    Family

    The Dunbar family tradition begins. George W. Dunbar co-founds Mercer and Dunbar, New England's first armored car company.

    1923

    Federal
    Armored Express

    James L. Dunbar establishes Federal Armored Express in Baltimore, Maryland, evolving into the nation's largest independent armored transportation company.

    1956

    Dunbar Protective Services

    James L. Dunbar founds Dunbar Guard, originally Loughlin Security, providing business with professionally trained guards. Dunbar Guard later becomes Dunbar Protective Services.

    1960

    Cash Vault Services

    Dunbar Cash Vault Services is created to provide efficient cash-counting and deposit verification services through utilization of the latest technologies.

    1970

    IACOA

    James L. Dunbar charters the Independent Armored Car Operators Association (IACOA).

    1972

    Kevin Dunbar

    Kevin Dunbar continues the family tradition, becoming the third generation of Dunbars to join the company. Like his father, he too would learn the business from the ground up, gaining valuable first-hand experience.

    1980

    Cash For Cash

    Dunbar pioneers the cash-for-cash exchange change order delivery service for retailers nationwide, with the launch of COD service, now known as Dunbar EZChange.

    1981

    Continuing To Expand

    The Dunbar family of companies continues to expand, adding Dunbar Security Systems, providing electronic surveillance protection, alarm systems, and central station monitoring services.

    1983

    Dunbar Security Products

    Dunbar Security Products is established, providing businesses with security and banking products, including the introduction of the void-sealed cash security containers which quickly become an industry standard.

    1987

    ATM Cash Management Service

    Dunbar focuses on serving the needs of its financial customers with the introduction of its ATM Cash Management Service, providing institutions with optimization of ATM cash loads, reduced vault inventories, detailed reporting, and more.

    1988

    United As Dunbar

    The six operating companies—Federal Armored Express, Cash Vault Services, Loughlin Guard Services, EZ-Audit Security Products, & Security Systems—are united under the Dunbar name, together establishing the Most Trusted Name in Security.

    1996

    Cash Manager Safes

    Dunbar begins marketing smart safes—electronic, bill-validating in-store safes—now known as Dunbar Cash Manager Safes, to retail cash intensive businesses.

    1999

    D-Trak

    Dunbar launches handheld scanning and barcoding of shipments through the Dunbar D-Trak system, providing nationwide parcel tracking technology and data reporting.

    2004

    Virtual Vault

    Dunbar Cash Vault Services continues to grow, introducing Virtual Banking—our virtual vault solution.

    2006

    Valu-Trak

    Dunbar provides new tools to improve customer’s management of daily cash logistics activity across their location with centralized customer information access, through a secure web-based portal called Dunbar Valu-Trak.

    2007

    Technological Innovation

    Dunbar’s focus on technological innovation to serve the growing needs of our customers results in the continued expansion of the Dunbar Valu-Trak platform. This introduces the Dunbar Cash-Aware, providing two-way 3G wireless safe communication and reporting system, electronic web invoicing, and handheld system upgrade.

    2010

    Cybersecurity

    Dunbar enters the world of cybersecurity by establishing Dunbar Cybersecurity—a division that provides security protection, threat assessment, analysis, and remediation for customers in the digital environment.

    2013

    Dunbar Security Solutions

    In 2015, Dunbar unveiled their Security Solutions division in the newly built Security Operations Center (SOC). The SOC became the heart of all things Cybersecurity and other Dunbar monitoring services. The work we do might look different in cyberspace, but the mission remains the same.

    2015

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