34 W. Main Street, Suite 204 , Somerville NJ 08876 (908) 526-1140 Fax: (908) 707-8770

Who We Are


In 2019 Motivated Security will celebrate a half century of accomplishment and commitment as the oldest Certified WBE security company in the nation.  For 5 decades Motivated has provided for the safety and security among some of the nation’s most prestigious corporate campuses, government installations, ports, education facilities, trucking, transportation agriculture, retail and entertainment venues. As a certified WBE second generation family owned business, Motivated has transformed the private security experience from one of a lackadaisical unresponsive engagement to that of a transparent, energized and empowered security alliance. Motivated partners with our clients to take on the challenges of security within complex and demanding environments. We deliver time and again overarching excellence in service which has led to the long-term success of a sustainable business.

In 2018, Motivated was ranked within the top five security guard companies in New Jersey and holds the distinction of being one of the largest Certified Women Owned Security Company’s across the nation. Motivated currently delivers more than 25 million dollars annually of services with a team of nearly 1,000 security professionals.

Motivated Security Services is headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey with offices in New Jersey and New York. Founded in 1969 and under the Kavanaugh/Jackson family umbrella since 1975, Motivated has an excellent reputation among its peers, employees and customers. Motivated is a New Jersey State licensed Private Investigator/Security Consultant as well as a licensed Private Patrolman/Security Guard company.

Motivated is a recognized industry leader as a Women Business Enterprise and is certified on a National Level by the Women Business Enterprise National Council and is a certified WBE with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.