Tag Systems Ltd was set up in April 1996 to develop and exploit the commercial rental opportunities for products developed by Technical Product Designs Ltd owned by Dr Vaughan Kitchin. The first product range, known asTagGuard,**later renamed TagAlarm was developed to provide much improved and more cost-effective security for construction companies, house builders and property managers. The second product, a GPS vehicle tracking system launched under the name Locator, was developed in 1999, for use with commercial fleets and construction plant. This was superseded by TagTrackin Jan 2008. A third product range, TagCam, introduced high speed wireless communications to permit remote access and monitoring of cameras that can operate without the need for fixed line telephones.
In 2000 Betaguard BV was established to provide a sales and marketing operation in Holland based on the use of equipment bought in from Tag Guard Limited utilising the rental business model that proved successful in the UK. BetaGuard BV was granted an exclusive distribution agreement for the Netherlands.
In December 2007 Tag Security Holdings was set up as a holding company to allow the merger of interests of the shareholders in both the UK and Netherlands companies. The perceived opportunities in continental Europe provided the background for the merger so that all the interested parties could commit to expansion with a complete alignment of interests.