Securitas security guards

Our History

We have a rich but humble heritage, dating back to 1934 when our original company was founded in Sweden – mainly to provide protection against fires and intruders. Since those early days, we have become one of the world's largest security providers.

On a global scale, Securitas employs over 370,000 employees, across 58 countries spanning North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Asia.

Securitas employees live by our values of Integrity, Vigilance and Helpfulness


Securitas in South Africa


  • June - MKB Tactical Acquisition - 200 employees
  • July - Opening of Security House - Securitas South Africa Headquarters


  • March - Claw Protection Services  Acquisition
  • April - Revamp of Securitas House Offices and opening of Securitas Training Centre
  • April - Set up of Wellness and Health Programs for Guards
  • June - 1st Large corporate contract signed
  • June - BBBEE Level 4 Achieved
  • Securitas South Africa grows by 700 % in 2010
  • November - Securitas Training School opens their computer learning centre for its staff.
  • November - Securitas the first security company in South Africa to implement an online Quality Management System
  • December -  50 Securitas Branded vehicles on the road
  • December - Piranha Security CC Acquisition


  • February - Securitas opens branches in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth
  • October - Fourth Acquisition Orbis Security Services (Pty) Ltd in Cape Town


  • May - Acquisition 50% of the portfolio of Top Security
  • Securitas has over 3000 employees with 6 regional offices around the country with 90 vehicles on the road


  • October - Rentsec and Vamsa are acquired to enhance the technology aspect of Securitas