ProGuard Security Solutions is a professional, dynamic security company founded by Johan Stassen, with more than fifteen years of industry experience and military background. Located in Kimberley, Northern Cape, the business provides residential, corporate, mining, retail and industrial security services. ProGuard Security Solutions targets the market at the top end of the private security industry and provides a quality, holistic, customer-centric service to its clients by means of excellent service delivery by well trained and registered security personnel. The company is based around the framework of a private security company and draws on the extensive experience and expertise of its founder. The aim is to establish a 24 hour response service and the company will move towards a superior neighborhood watch service with armed response officers in marked vehicles in certain neighborhoods. All commercial clients will receive free call outs and assistance where needed. Other services include security consulting, risk and security surveys, guarding, event security, investigations, undercover agents, loss control solutions, CCTV and various electronic security equipment and installation.
Crime is a very real part of daily life in South Africa, and the worrying fact is that all types of crime is on the increase due to various socio-economic factors such as poverty, an influx of illegal immigrants, job scarcity and substance abuse. There is, at the moment, no meaningful response from the government to combat the crime wave, and a largely ineffective police force lacks the manpower and resources to make any significant impact.
The general public has lost confidence in the police service and most private individuals and businesses resort to private security companies. At the moment there is a substantial demand for ethical, professional, quality security service providers with adequately trained and PSIRA registered security personnel. Most security companies are started by people who have no experience or in depth understanding of the services they wish to provide, and they weaken the industry by employing inexperienced and unregistered guards, mostly illegal immigrants, whom they pay less than minimum wage to safeguard their clients’ property and assets. This contributes to the already negative perception of the private security industry and limits the growth potential of the industry in terms of revenue and job creation.