Bannerman founders Antoine and Johnny shared a nonconventional fascination with private safety and security. This was in large part due to their time spent living in unsafe cities around the world. One day, they came up with this crazy idea of pushing a button on the phone and having a bodyguard come to you when you felt unsafe. They joked that having this app could have prevented the film Taken from ever taking place.
While Antoine hacked a first version, Johnny hustled to meet as many people as possible and figure out if there was a business need for something like this. It turns out, many businesses and individuals appreciated a new way of booking and scheduling security. Many of their initial clients were bars that needed more reliable bouncers as well as offices that had break-ins and were frustrated with the delays of working with traditional security companies.
The company is currently live on the West Coast and protects thousands of people every day. Bannerman works with all different types of customers - from K Pop stars to Presidential candidates to Fortune 500 companies.