What we do

We protect you, your family, your staff and your assets. Canine Security will provide you with fully-trained and professional security officers who are monitored and evaluated by Key Account Managers who are in constant contact with you our client. Guards are also monitored directly by Site Supervisors who do daily visits and onsite training. All of these actions are supported by an advanced technical infrastructure and response units.

We have over the years built up a reputation for excellence in guarding; building security; gate access control; 24/7/365 surveillance and patrolling.

Employee Selection and Management

Minimum requirements for Canine Security Guards.
Potential guards must:
  • Be at least 1.7m tall
  • Be between the age 25 and 45
  • Be medically fit
  • Be screened for previous offences (criminal record) & have finger prints done
  • Have passed grade 10
  • Have a valid South African identification document
  • Be registered for tax
  • Have a valid bank account
  • Be able to Read, write and converse in English
  • Be registered with the Security Officers Board and
  • Have undergone and successfully passed the latter's exams at the required levels that they are deployed for.

Security guards and private security officers vastly outnumber police officers worldwide. South Africa's private security industry is one of the largest in the world with nearly 9,000 registered companies and 400,000 registered active private security guards and another 600,000 unregistered, more than the South African police and army combined (270 000). The role of the private security officer has never been more critical than today with the constant threats we face. Security guards and private security officers are in a highly visible profession and are often placed in positions of trust. In many cases, they are the only watchful eye on a commercial property after-hours and we rely on their integrity and judgment.
Security officers face many of the same risks as police, but in most cases the level of income, benefits, and in-service training is far less. Every year we see a move toward greater government regulation for minimum standards for hiring, screening, and training of security officers. The security industry has improved in recent years, but still faces challenges largely due to low pay, poor training, and high turnover.

Canine Security realised that our success and quality services depend on employees' motivation, loyalty, dedication and integrity. We firmly believe that sound human resource management processes and a positive attitude toward industrial relations is the extension of sound business practice. It starts with our selection and screening processes coupled with our comprehensive grievance and appeal procedures, monthly shop steward meetings, disciplinary codes, highly competitive salary structures and other benefits; we are achieving a committed, loyal, professional and highly disciplined and trained workforce. In 1991 K9 started a Provident Fund with the employees paying 7.5% and the company paying 7.5%.

Training and Development

Our teams are continuously and extensively trained in people management, industrial relations skills and investigative skills. The main functions of supervisors are to ensure that the guard's equipment, documentation and presentation are up to Canine Security's standards and carried out in accordance to each individual's job description. The latter is compiled in relation to a pre-site risk analysis and client needs analysis.
Ongoing on-site reinforcement lectures are done on a daily basis to ensure our high standards are maintained.

Who We Are

Canine Security (Pty) Ltd (Durban) was established in 1965 by the late Mr. H. Brook. Hilton who was a builder and ardent dog lover, found that theft from building sites was increasing and decided that a guard and a security dog would be the answer to the problem but found that no security firms offered this service in 1965. He saw that there was a growing need for security dogs and decided to combine business with his hobby of training dogs - this was when Canine Security was born.

The fledgling company became successful as it filled a need in the market place and because of Hilton Brook's insistence on efficiency and great service. In those early days he organised dog shows which were held for lunchtime entertainment of the employees of large companies.

Often when the management of the company saw what a well-trained security dog could do, they hired Canine Security in order to protect their premises. Some of these companies are still with Canine Security today and are happy with the service they receive. It was not long after Canine Security opened its first branch in Durban that a Zululand branch was opened to cover the North Coast up to Mtubatuba. The company went from strength to strength and in 1968, opened a branch in Alberton, Johannesburg, which was the company's head office. The company sold its Natal operation in 2000, in order to concentrate on Gauteng. Canine Security protects industrial, commercial and retail properties and, for several years, was responsible for the safety of the horses entered to run in the July Handicap. It was and is often contracted to protect racing horses and much more assets as shown in this 1969 Rand Daily Mail article.

To achieve high service delivery levels, high impact and high success, Canine Security focuses on the local environment only.

Canine Security Tvl (Pty) Ltd has now moved its head office to Boksburg but offer our services throughout Gauteng.

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