Definitions

Security industry definitions

  1. security business” means any person who renders a security service to another for remuneration, reward, fee or benefit, except a person acting only as a security officer;
  2. “security equipment” includes: alarm system; a safe, vault or secured container; a satellite tracking device, closed circuit television or other electronic monitoring device or surveillance equipment; a device used for intrusion detection, access control, bomb detection, fire detection, metal detection, x-ray inspection or for securing telephone communications; a specialised device used to open, close or engage locking mechanisms; a specialised device used to reproduce or duplicate keys or other objects which are used to unlock, close or engage locking mechanisms.
  3. “security officer” means any person who is employed by another person, including an organ of State, and who receives or is entitled to receive from such other person any remuneration, reward, fee or benefit, for rendering one or more security services;
  4. anyone who assists in carrying on or conducting the affairs of another security service provider, and who receives or is entitled to receive from such other security service provider, any remuneration, reward, fee or benefit, as regards one or more security services;
  5. a person who renders a security service under the control of another security service provider and who receives or is entitled to receive from any other person any remuneration, reward, fee or benefit for such service;
  6. or (c) who or whose services are directly or indirectly made available by another security service provider to any other person, and who receives or is entitled to receive from any other person any remuneration, reward, fee or benefit for rendering one or more security services;

Security service definition

Security Service means one or more of the following services or activities:

  1. protecting or safeguarding a person or property in any manner;
  2. giving advice on the protection or safeguarding of a person or property or on the use of security equipment;
  3. providing a reactive or response service in connection with the safeguarding of a person or property in any manner;
  4. providing a service aimed at ensuring order and safety on the premises used for sporting, recreational, entertainment or similar purposes;
  5. manufacturing, importing, distributing or advertising of monitoring devices performing the functions of a private investigator;
  6. providing security training or instruction to a security service provider; installing, servicing or repairing security equipment;
  7. monitoring signals or transmissions from electronic security equipment; performing the functions of a locksmith;
  8. making a person or the services of a person available, whether directly or indirectly, for the rendering of any security service to another person;
  9. managing, controlling or supervising the rendering of any of security services; creating the impression in any manner that security services are rendered;
  10. “security service provider” means a person who renders a security service to another for a reward;
  11. “security training” means any training, instruction or qualification required before a person may be registered as a security service provider.
  12. “armed security service provider” means a security guard who carries a firearm whilst performing a security service;
  13. “assets-in-transit officer” means a security guard who protects or safeguards cash or other valuables in transport, and includes protecting and escorting assets during collection, in-transit and at delivery;
  14. “cabler” means a person who installs different types of cables within the electronic security industry;
  15. “categorised safe” means a safe approved by the South African Bureau of Standards;
  16. “close protection officer” means a security guard who protects or safeguards a person;
  17. “control room or surveillance operator” means a person who monitors images, signals or transmissions from electronic security equipment;