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The Investigating & Security Activities Including Vehicle Tracking Industry in South Africa 2019

Liz Kneale | South Africa | 19 December 2019

The Investigating & Security Activities including Vehicle Tracking Industry in South Africa 2016

Liz Lneale | South Africa | 03 July 2016

The Investigating & Security Activities Including Vehicle Tracking Industry in South Africa 2014

Liz Kneale | South Africa | 25 August 2014

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Report Coverage

This report on Investigating & Security Activities including vehicle tracking includes comprehensive information on the size and state of the industry, including private security services, vehicle tracking and background screening and verification. It covers relevant regulation and crime information, corporate actions, competition issues and trends. There are profiles of 36 companies including notable players such as Fidelity and G4S, fleet management companies such as Cartrack, Mix Telematics, Tracker and Netstar and protective services such as Tshedza and TSU.

Introduction

This report focuses on investigation and security activities including vehicle tracking. The private security sector uses a combination of manned guards and technology to offer protective services to deter, deny, detect or delay the commission of a crime and assist clients to respond effectively to and recover from untoward events. In South Africa private security officers and service providers are required to register with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (Psira) and comply with its registration requirements. Over 500,000 registered security officers, employed by approximately 9,000 Psira registered and compliant security companies are involved in protecting the lives, homes, businesses and assets of South Africans who lack faith in the ability of the South African Police Services (Saps) to address the high crime rate. Technologies that lower costs and increase efficiencies aim to eliminate or at least manage the human element. Technology is taking on many of the security tasks that used to be assigned to guards, but the number of registered guards is still growing, which has socio-economic benefits for a country with a high unemployment rate. Tony Botes, national administrator of the South African Security Association (Sasa), states that the number of unregistered security officers and service providers has reached crisis levels and he estimates that only about 20% of security service providers are fully compliant in respect of Psira and remuneration legislative requirements. Other challenges that affect the sector’s growth and operations include restrictions on foreign ownership, restrictions on the use of firearms, insourcing of security guards and violent attacks on security guards.

Strengths

• Availability of a wide range of new developments in security technologies.
• Provides a service not readily available from a police force restricted by financial constraints and limited resources.
• Provides employment for entry level workers.
• Security companies provide a security service that allows business customers to focus on their core business operations.
• Security services and highly visible security officers provide a valuable resource in crime prevention.
• Services are available on a stand-alone or integrated basis relevant to the level of security required.

Weaknesses

• Blurring of lines between state law enforcement and private protection with the private security industry unlawfully infringing on the rights of ordinary members of the public.
• Failure by Psira to pursue action against security personnel who break the law.
• Flooding of the market with cheap imported equipment and technology provides unfair competition and increased risk of inferior services.
• Negative perception of the industry in the eyes of the public and government.
• Non-compliance by some operators with Psira registration and other legal requirements.

Opportunities

• High levels of crime and violence, although not good for the country, provide opportunities for growth.
• The implementation of the government’s infrastructure programme will increase demand for security services at construction sites and for the new facilities on completion.
• The promotion of crime prevention policing partnerships with Saps.

Threats

• Foreign ownership restrictions of the proposed Private Security Industry Regulations Amendment Bill.
• High unemployment and high household expenses reduce disposable income available for the purchase of home security systems.
• Negative effect of the volatile rand on the price of imported vehicles and security technologies.
• Poor economic growth reduces profit margins, making sophisticated corporate security systems less affordable.
• Potential job losses due to the introduction of electronic security systems.
• Reduced demand resulting from the insourcing of security guards.
• Spike in security guard killings with 16 guards murdered on duty since January 2019.
• Unfair advantage of non-compliant service providers who undercut registered companies when bidding for contracts.

Outlook

Ian Downie, sales and marketing director at Xone Integrated Security, said that a fully integrated security system requires a combination of manpower, technology and process. This is confirmed by Malcolm Stephens, group executive for new business development at Fidelity Security Group who said: “we need to bear in mind that technology is not infallible. Just like humans, it may not respond or could fail. We believe a combined approach, including officers along with state-of-the art technology, is best as it proves a stronger and more reliable service than just using one or the other. Our officers are trained to utilise technology to the best of their ability. Not only are they seen as a deterrent for potential perpetrators, they are able to take it further and be proactive in the situation with the use of technology. This will hopefully assist in preventing an incident prior to it taking place.”

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4.1. Local 8
4.1.1. Private Security Services 8
4.1.2. Vehicle Tracking 11
4.1.3. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.4. Regulations 16
4.1.5. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 19
4.2. Continental 20
4.3. International 23
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 26
5.1. Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill and Regulations 26
5.2. Non-compliance with Psira Requirements 27
5.3. Crime Rate 29
5.4. Partnership Policing 30
5.5. Economic Environment 33
5.6. Rising Operating Costs 35
5.7. Labour 35
5.8. Research and Development, Technology and Innovation 40
5.8.1. Cyclicality 44
5.9. Environmental Issues 45
5.10. Electricity Supply Constraints 45
6. COMPETITION 46
6.1. Barriers to Entry 48
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 48
8. OUTLOOK 49
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 50
10. REFERENCES 51
10.1. Publications 51
10.2. Websites 52
APPENDIX 1 54
Summary of Notable Players 54
COMPANY PROFILES 65
A M G SECURITY MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 65
AFRI GUARD (PTY) LTD 67
ARCFYRE INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 69
BIDVEST PROTEA COIN (PTY) LTD 71
BLUE LIGHT MONITORING AND ARMED RESPONSE (PTY) LTD 75
BRINKS ARMOURED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 78
C-TRACK (SA) (PTY) LTD 80
CARTRACK HOLDINGS LTD 82
COMPUTER SECURITY AND FORENSIC SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 86
CSG HOLDINGS LTD 88
EXCELLERATE SERVICES (PTY) LTD 92
FIDELITY SERVICES GROUP (PTY) LTD 95
G4S CASH SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD 101
G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD 104
GPS TRACKING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 106
GUARDIAN FORENSIC SERVICES CC 108
IFACTS (PTY) LTD 110
IMVULA QUALITY PROTECTION (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 112
IZIKATHI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 114
MANAGED INTEGRITY EVALUATION (PTY) LTD 116
MIX TELEMATICS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 119
MUVONI TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD 121
NATIONAL SECURITY AND FIRE (PTY) LTD 123
NETSTAR (PTY) LTD 126
PERFORMANTA TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 130
POLYGRAPH GUYS (PTY) LTD (THE) 132
S B V SERVICES (PTY) LTD 133
SECURITAS SA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 137
SERVEST (PTY) LTD 140
STALLION SECURITY (PTY) LTD 144
THORBURN SECURITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 146
TOP SECURITY (PTY) LTD 149
TRACKER CONNECT (PTY) LTD 151
TRANSCASH (PTY) LTD 154
TSHEDZA PROTECTIVE SERVICES CC 155
TSU PROTECTION SERVICES (PTY) LTD 157
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Report coverage

The detailed Security Activities report describes current conditions, recent developments and factors influencing the success of the industry. The report profiles 37 companies including the Fidelity Security Group (Pty) Ltd, which employs 48,000 in its security services divisions, G4S Cash Solutions (SA) (Pty) Ltd a major player in the cash in transit sector, and Cartrack Holdings Ltd which is involved in the development of telematics and electronic equipment, fleet management and vehicle tracking.

Report coverage

The detailed Security Activities report describes current conditions, recent developments and factors influencing the success of the industry. The report profiles 37 companies including the Fidelity Security Group (Pty) Ltd, which employs 48,000 in its security services divisions, G4S Cash Solutions (SA) (Pty) Ltd a major player in the cash in transit sector, and Cartrack Holdings Ltd which is involved in the development of telematics and electronic equipment, fleet management and vehicle tracking.

Introduction

This report focuses on investigation and security activities including vehicle tracking. The R50bn-a- year private security industry, using approximately 450,000 security officers, employed by just over 8,000 companies, provides a wide range of security services from physical guarding and armed response to mounted cable network protection, crowd control and off-site monitoring. The ratio of security officers to police officers is 2.87:1, confirming reports that the number of private security officers has more than trebled that of police officers since 1997. The growth of the industry, although sluggish at present, is directly linked to the high levels of crime and violence in South Africa, together with public perceptions that police officers are unable to provide adequate security. The compulsory installation of approved security systems as a basic requirement for insurance cover for assets and property also contributes to industry growth.

Strengths

• Availability of a wide range of new developments in security technologies.
• Compliant security services and highly visible security officers provide a valuable resource in crime prevention.
• Compliant service providers offer a high quality security service enabling business customers to focus on their core business operations.
• Provides a service not readily available from a police force restricted by financial constraints and limited resources.
• Provides employment for entry level workers.
• Services are available on a stand-alone or integrated basis relevant to the level of security required.

Weaknesses

• Failure by PSIRA to pursue criminal or disciplinary action against security personnel who break the law.
• Negative perception of the industry in the eyes of the public and government.
• Non-compliance by many companies which gives them an unfair advantage when bidding for contracts and could result in the employment of insufficiently trained security officers, some of whom might have criminal records.

Opportunities

• High levels of crime and violence, although not good for the country, provide opportunities for growth.
• The creation of a more professional industry as a result of increased regulation through the proposed Private Security Industry Regulations Amendment Bill.
• The implementation of the government’s infrastructure programme will increase demand for security services at construction sites as well for the new facilities requiring security on completion.
• The promotion of crime prevention policing partnerships with SAPS.

Threats

• Foreign ownership restrictions of the proposed Private Security Industry Regulations Amendment Bill.
• High unemployment and high household expenses reduce the amount of disposable income available for the purchase of home security systems.
• Inadequate, unreliable power supply for an industry based on 24-hour IT and electronic security systems and services.
• Increasing number of companies that operate illegally within the sector.
• Negative effect of the weak rand on the price of imported vehicles and security technologies.
• Poor economic growth reduces corporate profit margins, thereby restricting the affordability of sophisticated corporate security systems.
• Reduced demand resulting from the #OutsourcingMustFall campaigns at tertiary institutions.

Outlook

The sector has already seen minimal growth in the registration of service providers and a decrease in the number of active security officers due to the weak economic situation, which is not expected to improve much in the short to medium term. Despite this, Gary Tintinger of Enforce Security Services believes that it is critical for the security industry to keep up with technological advances. He asserts that the future security guard will be “more skilled and technologically adept, capable of driving the hi-tech systems and technologies, with even access control now fully computerised. “ The ideal safety and security solution he believes is a combination of “better guarding skills, intelligence gathering, and new technology.”

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 19
4.1. Local 19
4.1.1. Private security services 19
4.1.2. Partnership Policing 21
4.1.3. Car guarding 23
4.1.4. Vehicle tracking 23
4.1.5. Background Screening & Verification Services 24
4.1.6. Corporate Actions 25
4.1.7. Regulations 26
4.1.8. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 28
4.2. Continental 29
4.3. International 31
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 34
5.1. Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill 34
5.2. Non-Compliance 35
5.3. Crime Rate 38
5.4. Economic Environment 39
5.5. Rising Operating Costs 40
5.6. Hosting of special events 41
5.7. Construction activity 42
5.8. Labour 42
5.9. Technology, Research & Development and Innovation 47
5.10. Collaboration with SAPS and Other Entities 49
5.11. Cyclicality 50
5.12. Environmental Concerns 51
6. COMPETITION 52
6.1. Barriers to Entry 52
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 53
8. OUTLOOK 54
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 55
10. REFERENCES 56
10.1. Publications 56
10.2. Websites 57
COMPANY PROFILES 59
A M G Security Management (Pty) Ltd 59
ADT Security (Pty) Ltd 61
Afri Guard (Pty) Ltd 64
Altech Netstar (Pty) Ltd 66
Arcfyre International (Pty) Ltd 69
Bidvest Protea Coin (Pty) Ltd 71
Blue Light Monitoring and Armed Response (Pty) Ltd 74
Brinks Armoured Security Services (Pty) Ltd 76
C-Track (SA) (Pty) Ltd 77
Cartrack Holdings Ltd 79
Chubb Fire and Security S A (Pty) Ltd 82
Computer Security and Forensic Solutions (Pty) Ltd 85
Employers Mutual Protection Service (Pty) Ltd 87
Enforce Security Services (Pty) Ltd 89
Fidelity Security Group (Pty) Ltd 92
G4S Cash Solutions (SA) (Pty) Ltd 98
G4S Secure Solutions (SA) (Pty) Ltd 101
GPS Tracking Solutions (Pty) Ltd 103
Guardian Forensic Services CC 104
iFacts (Pty) Ltd 106
iMvula Quality Protection (Africa) (Pty) Ltd 108
Izikathi Security (Pty) Ltd 111
Managed Integrity Evaluation (Pty) Ltd 113
MiX Telematics Africa (Pty) Ltd 115
Muvoni Technology Group Ltd 117
Performanta Technologies (Pty) Ltd 119
RSS Security Services CC 121
S B V Services (Pty) Ltd 123
Servest (Pty) Ltd 126
Stallion Security (Pty) Ltd 129
Top Security (Pty) Ltd 131
Tracker Connect (Pty) Ltd 133
Transcash (Pty) Ltd 136
Tsebo Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd 138
Tshedza Protective Services CC 141
Tukasie (Pty) Ltd 143
Ulwazi Protection Services (Pty) Ltd 145

Introduction

This report focuses on investigation and security activities including vehicle tracking. According to the Institute of Security Studies, the growth of the R50bn a year private security industry, representing approximately 16% of national GDP, is directly linked to the high levels of crime and violence in South Africa, together with public perceptions that police officers are unable to provide adequate security. The compulsory installation of approved security systems as a basic requirement for insurance cover for assets and property also contributes to industry growth. Approximately 445,000 security officers, employed by 9,000 companies, provide a wide range of security services from physical guarding and armed response to mounted cable network protection, crowd control and off-site monitoring.

Strengths

• Availability of a wide range of new developments in security technologies
• Compliant security services and highly visible security officers provide a valuable resource in crime prevention.
• Compliant service providers offer high quality security service enabling business customers to focus on their core business operations.
• Provides a service not readily available from a police force restricted by financial constraints and limited resources.
• Provides employment for entry level workers.
• Services are available on a stand-alone or integrated basis relevant to the level of security required.

Weaknesses

• Failure by PSIRA to pursue criminal or disciplinary action against security personnel who break the law.
• Lack of background screening and verification of job applicants could result in the employment of security officers with criminal records which poses a risk for both employer and the customer.
• Negative perception of the industry in the eyes of the public and government.
• Non-compliance with PSIRA registration requirements, Firearms Control Act and the, Department of Labour’s Sectoral Determination 6: Private Security Sector.
• Unfair advantage of non-compliant service providers who undercut honest companies when bidding for contracts.

Opportunities

• High levels of crime and violence, although not good for the country, provide opportunities for growth.
• The creation of a more professional industry as a result of increased regulation through the proposed Private Security Industry Regulations Amendment Bill.
• The implementation of the government’s infrastructure programme will increase demand for security services at construction sites as well for the new facilities requiring security on completion.

Threats

• Foreign ownership restrictions of the proposed Private Security Industry Regulations Amendment Bill.
• High unemployment and high household expenses reduce the amount of disposable income available for the purchase of home security systems.
• Negative effect of the weak rand on the price of imported security technologies.
• Proposals for strong checks and balances on the industry included in the Green Paper on Policing.

Outlook

According to international research, technological developments in security equipment coupled with heightened public concern about crime, social disorder and terrorism, are key factors underpinning the industry's long-term expansion. New demand for lower cost electronic monitoring systems and their concomitant mobile applications may increasingly replace labour-intensive security methods. Locally the Private Security Regulation Amendment Bill under discussion is cause for concern to the four largest security companies as it proposes that a minimum of 51%, at the discretion of the Minister, of foreign-owned private security companies seek local shareholding. The bill also includes a wider definition of security companies subject to the same ownership requirements. Bruce Robertson, chairman of the board of governors of SAIS believes that “a professional body, set up in the optimal way, can change the industry and raise the bar for the activities of its players. This would gain the industry respect and even the playing field.” He added that he would also like to see “customers held responsible for hiring non-compliant companies. They already pay the price in terms of quality and reliability, but law enforcement should also penalise them for retaining the services of unethical service providers.”

The Investigating & Security Activities Including Vehicle Tracking Industry in South Africa
The Investigating & Security Activities Including Vehicle Tracking Industry in South Africa 2014

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R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.33 (USD)*

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1 Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 10
4.1.2. Regulations 10
4.1.3. Black Economic Empowerment 12
4.2. Continental 13
4.3. International 14
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 16
5.1. Non-Compliance 16
5.2. Crime Rate 17
5.3. Economic Environment 18
5.4. Rising Operating Costs 19
5.5. Labour Resources 19
5.5.1. Unions and Employer Organisations 19
5.5.2. PSIRA Registration Requirements 20
5.5.3. Skills Development and Training 20
5.5.4. Job Creation and SMME Development 21
5.6. Technology 22
5.7. Collaboration with SAPS and Other Entities 23
5.8. Cyclicality 24
5.9. Environmental Concerns 25
6. COMPETITION 25
6.1. Barriers to Entry 26
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 26
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 27
8. OUTLOOK 28
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 28
10. REFERENCES 29
10.1. Publications 29
10.2. Websites 30
ORGANOGRAM 88920 32
Investigation and Security Activities 32
COMPANY PROFILES 34
ADT SECURITY (PTY) LTD 34
AFRI GUARD (PTY) LTD 37
AMG SECURITY MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 38
ARCFYRE INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 40
BIDVEST MAGNUM (PTY) LTD 41
CHUBB SECURITY SA (PTY) LTD 43
COMPUTER SECURITY & FORENSIC SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 45
ENFORCE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 46
FIDELITY SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 48
G4S CASH SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD 52
G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD 54
GUARDIAN FORENSIC SERVICES CC 56
IMVULA QUALITY PROTECTION (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 57
IZIKATHI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 59
MUVONI TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD 61
RSS SECURITY SERVICES CC 63
SBV SERVICES (PTY) LTD 64
SERVEST (PTY) LTD 66
STALLION SECURITY (PTY) LTD 68
TOP SECURITY (PTY) LTD 70
TSHEDZA PROTECTIVE SERVICES CC 72
ULWAZI PROTECTION SERVICES (PTY) LTD 73
ORGANOGRAM 88920A 75
Vehicle Tracking Services 75
COMPANY PROFILES 76
ALTECH NETSTAR (PTY) LTD 76
C-TRACK (SA) (PTY) LTD 79
MIX TELEMATICS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 81
TRACKER CONNECT (PTY) LTD 83
ORGANOGRAM 88920C 84
Background Screening & Verification Services 84
COMPANY PROFILES 85
EMPLOYERS MUTUAL PROTECTION SERVICE (PTY) LTD 85
IFACTS (PTY) LTD 86
MANAGED INTEGRITY EVALUATION (PTY) LTD 88