About Safeguard

Save Lives. Give Back. Innovate.


To save lives, give back, Innovate


Save lives, give back and continually innovate.


  • Team above self.
  • Delight the customer.
  • Embrace and pursue change.
  • Be genuine.
  • Invest in your community.








Originally starting as a passion project by three college classmates, Safeguard Equipment was founded with the core idea of making the lives of our loved ones safer when working around power systems. After hearing the devastating fatality and injury statistics of linemen, along with having family members in the industry, Tim Ledford, Brandon Bledsoe, and John Thompson felt compelled to take action and provide a solution to electrocution for those at risk. They recognized that these individuals put their lives on the line every day to ensure that others have access to electricity, and they wanted to make sure that these brave men and women had the best protection available. Thus, Safeguard Equipment was born out of a desire to protect those who serve us all.

Originally based in Moscow, Idaho, the Company quickly gained widespread support from the surrounding community. This led to the Company’s first funding round in Spokane, Washington, when the Spokane Angel Alliance and Avista Utilities joined forces to provide a much-needed boost for the original three co-founders who were determined to achieve their life-saving goal. With the help of these two organizations, the founders were able to secure the necessary resources to take their venture to the next level and make an impact on the world. The enthusiasm and dedication of the local community was instrumental in providing the financial backing needed to launch the company’s mission.

Today, Safeguard Equipment has developed three groundbreaking products – COMPASS®, COMPASS LV® and COMPASS Pro® – that are revolutionizing the industry by setting a new standard for safety. With these innovative solutions, Safeguard is charging ahead of its competitors in an industry that’s desperate for higher safety standards. The company’s commitment to excellence and dedication to protecting lives have earned them a reputation as one of the most reliable providers of safety equipment on the market.


Safeguard Solutions

Safeguard’s Total Safety Solution

is the perfect way to ensure your workers are safe from electrical threats and connected in any crisis event. Our streamlined emergency response service provides a comprehensive solution that includes advanced monitoring, real-time alerts, and detailed reporting capabilities to help you quickly identify potential hazards and respond appropriately. With our integrated system, you can rest assured that your employees will be protected and prepared for any unexpected situation.

Safeguard’s Flagship PVD

is the industry-leading personal voltage and current detector that provides superior electrical awareness for first responders, law enforcement officers, construction crews, and more. With its advanced detection capabilities, this device can detect even the smallest of currents and voltages, alerting users to potential dangers before they become a hazard. This reliable and durable tool is designed to withstand extreme conditions, making it an essential piece of equipment for any safety-conscious professional. Its intuitive design makes it easy to use in any situation, giving users peace of mind knowing their safety is safeguarded. Safeguard’s Flagship PVD is the perfect choice for anyone looking for top-of-the-line protection against electrical hazards.

who’S using safeguard products?

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