Jack Seide and Izador Adis established our company in 1930. Izador invented the first alarm in his basement. Jack Seide, having a natural ability in sales and marketing, realized a great business potential and thus BABACO – Brooklyn Automobile Burglar Alarm Company was born.
The invention proved so successful, that word quickly spread among the other industries. They wanted their cars similarly wired. Demand became so great that Jack hired a mechanic to handle these jobs. Eventually, the orders became so intense that Jack had given up other work and established Brooklyn Automobile Burglar Alarm Company, which was eventually shortened to BABACO.
Protecting Tobacco and other Cargo
At the time of BABACO, the railways handled the majority of the tobacco moving out of the south. Trucks were considered to be too great a risk for theft to handle this valuable commodity. Jack established an agency in Winston-Salem to provide BABACO protection for motor carriers. Within a few years, long hauling by truckers of tobacco products was increased 100%. This success spurred the interest of liquor, fur, clothing, and appliance truckers.
Branching out to New Clients
Having reached this level of success, BABACO could foresee the use of alarm protection on all jewelry salesmen’s cars, as well as on trucks. Jack packed a demonstrator model in his car and for three days he journeyed through a blizzard to Chicago. His perilous trip was rewarded, as the Insurance Underwriters Laboratories approved the system and gave him a listing.
Securing the Atom Bomb
Between 1942 and 1943 the US Army approached BABACO to protect some of their vehicles. In particular, BABACO installed alarms on trucks that transported atomic bomb research materials during World War II.
Throughout US and Canada
Today BABACO, Inc. has representatives in over 200 cities throughout the US and Canada. We are proving our slogan to the world: “The most trusted name in cargo security!”