Registration of security guards

Who must register as security guards?

The Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001 (PSIRA Act)

Persons rendering the following services are required to register:

  • Guarding sector: static guarding, car guards, in-house guarding, close protection officers, response security, assets in transit, event security.
  • Manufacturers, importers and distributors of monitoring devices.
  • Private investigators.
  • Security trainers.
  • Control room operators (monitoring signals from electronic security equipment)
  • Locksmiths.
  • Persons managing, controlling or supervising any of these security services.
  • Installers of the different security equipment.
  • Persons repairing and/or servicing the different security equipment.
  • Persons giving advice on security services, including the use of the different security equipment.