Welcome to the Security Industry Alliance (SIA)


Representing the Security Industry in South Africa

The Security Industry Alliance is an Alliance of Security Associations in South Africa. As the united voice for this industry, SIA plays a key role in communicating common interest to our members this includes electronic manufacturers, service providers and distributors across the entire spectrum which includes locksmiths and in house security.

The Security industry in South Africa is the fastest growing industry in terms of new businesses being established.

What We Do

The Security Industry Alliance is an active dynamic body which represents the interests of the Industry at all levels.

SIA has been instrumental in creating submissions to Government on numerous topics affecting the interest of the Industry; SIA is committed to maintaining its watchdog status and representative role for the entire Industry.

SIA chief executive officer Steve Conradie takes the issue of interaction with Government very seriously. “I aim to build bridges with Government departments. It makes sense that we should work together, after all we have the same objectives.”

There must be a properly regulated Industry with a positive image and SIA aims to be the vehicle which will achieve this noble goal.

Who we are

The Security Industry Alliance was formed in August 2003, when key players in the South African Security Industry were combined after months of intensive discussion to provide a single unified voice for the Profession to interface with Government and other Stakeholders.

In conjunction with its members and partners, SIA makes submissions on aspects of proposed regulations, which have a direct impact on the Security Industry and the consumer alike. One of SIA’s main objectives is the need to build relationships with all Stakeholders, including Government, to specifically ensure that Government receives accurate information and understands the dynamics of the Industry.

South Africa can not function as a democracy without the Private Security Industry. International Airports, the National Transport System itself, Harbours and Ports, Private Business and Industry, Banks, Shopping Malls, Mines - all are protected from looting, vandalism and theft by Private Security Organisations. The Security Industry is in fact a pillar of law and order which complements the Department of Safety and Security.

It is in the spirit of this passionate patriotism and concern for the present and future of our country that SIA exists for all Stakeholders in the Private Security Industry and be an influential voice and visionary spokesperson not only for the Industry itself, but for the general citizenry as well. One of SIA’s main focus areas is the area of regulatory legislation over the Private Security Industry.

Many of the regulations raise constitutional and administrative law issues, and can and have adversely affected businesses.