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The Investigating & Security Activities including Vehicle Tracking Industry in South Africa 2018

Liz Kneale | South Africa | 11 April 2018

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Report Coverage

The detailed report on investigation and security activities describes current conditions, recent developments and factors influencing the success of the industry. Profiles for 37 companies are provided. Included is new company Fidelity ADT, the result of a merger valued at R2bn between Fidelity Security Group (Pty) Ltd and US-based Tyco International in March 2017. The new entity, which includes the ADT Kusela guarding business, will be 100% South African owned and a 54.62% black-owned company. Also profiled are smaller local companies such as Transcash (Pty) Ltd active in the cash-in-transit sub-sector, and iFacts (Pty) Ltd, a provider of verification services.

Introduction

Demand for private security services in South Africa is driven by the high level of crime, the inability of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to hold back the criminal onslaught and the public’s increasing lack of faith in the police’s ability to solve crimes. South Africans are now spending an estimated R50bn annually to pay approximately 500,000 registered security officers employed by almost 9,000 compliant service providers, to safeguard their lives, homes, businesses and assets. However, the industry itself is also under pressure, confronted by problems arising from the controversial Private Security Industry Amendment Bill restricting foreign ownership, the trend of insourcing security services, and potential job losses from the move to hybrid man-machine guarding systems.

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.
• 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 requirements, Firearms Control Act and the Department of Labour’s Sectoral Determination 6: Private Security Sector.

Opportunities

• Although delayed, 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.
• 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 promotion of crime prevention policing partnerships with SAPS.

Threats

• Foreign ownership restrictions of the proposed Private Security Industry Regulations Amendment Bill.
• Negative effect of the volatile rand on the price of imported vehicles and security technologies.
• Poor economic growth as well as high unemployment and increasing expenses which reduce the amount of disposable income available to businesses and households.
• Reduced demand resulting from the #OutsourcingMustFall campaigns at tertiary institutions being extended to other government entities.
• Unfair advantage of non-compliant service providers who undercut honest companies when bidding for contracts.

Outlook

In the short-term stakeholders expect that the South African private security industry will still be negatively affected by slow economic growth. Non-compliance, the high staff turnover, poor working conditions, the move towards man-machine hybrid systems and the insourcing of security services are trends that are likely to continue. Roy Alves, country manager at Axis Communications South Africa, forecasts a move away from specific products towards integrated solutions. “As with all industries in South Africa, 2018 will be tough but not impossible. Security spending every year is increasing and the need for security seems to be growing on a global scale. We also see a shift to using security devices to complement physical manpower, not to replace, but to reduce the manpower component.”

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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 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 17
4.1. Local 17
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 24
4.1.2. Regulations 25
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 28
4.2. Continental 30
4.3. International 32
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 34
5.1. Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill 2012 34
5.2. Non-Compliance 35
5.3. Crime Rate 36
5.4. Economic Environment 36
5.5. Special Events 38
5.6. Labour 38
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 42
5.8. Collaboration with Stakeholders 44
5.9. Cyclicality 45
5.10. Environmental Issues 46
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
COMPANY PROFILES 54
A M G SECURITY MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 54
AFRI GUARD (PTY) LTD 56
ALTECH NETSTAR (PTY) LTD 58
ARCFYRE INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 61
BIDVEST PROTEA COIN (PTY) LTD 63
BLUE LIGHT MONITORING AND ARMED RESPONSE (PTY) LTD 67
BRINKS ARMOURED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 70
C-TRACK (SA) (PTY) LTD 72
CARTRACK HOLDINGS LTD 74
COMPUTER SECURITY AND FORENSIC SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 77
CSG HOLDINGS LTD 79
EXCELLERATE SERVICES (PTY) LTD 83
FIDELITY ADT (PTY) LTD 86
FIDELITY SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 90
G4S CASH SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD 96
G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD 99
GPS TRACKING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 101
GUARDIAN FORENSIC SERVICES CC 103
IFACTS (PTY) LTD 105
IMVULA QUALITY PROTECTION (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 107
IZIKATHI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 110
MANAGED INTEGRITY EVALUATION (PTY) LTD 112
MIX TELEMATICS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 115
MUVONI TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD 117
NATIONAL SECURITY AND FIRE (PTY) LTD 119
PERFORMANTA TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 122
S B V SERVICES (PTY) LTD 124
SECURITAS SA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 127
SERVEST (PTY) LTD 129
STALLION SECURITY (PTY) LTD 134
THE POLYGRAPH GUYS (PTY) LTD 136
THORBURN SECURITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 137
TOP SECURITY (PTY) LTD 140
TRACKER CONNECT (PTY) LTD 142
TRANSCASH (PTY) LTD 145
TSHEDZA PROTECTIVE SERVICES CC 147
TSU PROTECTION SERVICES (PTY) LTD 149