Security Industry Statistics

Security Business Licences Issued

Licence Types

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Armoured Car

4

4

6

5

6

5

4

Alarm Service

295

342

330

306

317

302

299

Alarm Sales

40

58

54

40

52

46

39

Alarm Monitor

16

12

12

8

10

13

11

Alarm Response

5

8

6

2

9

7

3

Closed Circuit Television

41

76

80

73

80

87

66

Electronic Locking Device

28

48

45

48

58

49

40

Locksmith

151

166

167

158

137

162

138

Private Investigator

177

185

181

159

145

148

128

Security Consulting

85

99

106

101

100

94

80

Security Guard

285

313

312

305

305

322

275

Total*

893

992

971

914

886

917

824

*Totals shown above may be less than the sum of the column due to licences holding multiple categories.

Security Worker Licences Issued

Licence Types

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Armoured Car Guard

448

389

488

327

422

386

461

Alarm Installer

509

533

601

530

556

575

516

Alarm Installer Under Supervision

527

622

566

527

543

564

635

Alarm Sales

592

600

492

512

438

515

541

Alarm Monitor

253

261

256

286

285

267

256

Alarm Response

34

57

26

39

41

29

30

Closed Circuit Television Installer

162

225

257

247

274

267

252

Electronic Locking Device Installer

99

130

137

152

164

144

152

Locksmith

267

271

273

257

251

272

243

Locksmith Under Supervision

141

160

193

192

179

188

195

Private Investigator

379

408

493

419

402

472

395

Private Investigator Under Supervision

535

584

784

463

382

362

290

Security Consultant

161

183

250

232

221

262

206

Security Guard

15738

15173

15608

15641

16409

17590

17800

Total**

18672

18097

18479

18247

19034

20336

20605

**Totals shown above may be less than the sum of the column due to licences holding multiple categories.

Short-Term Worker

Licence Types

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015 2016

Security Guard Under Supervision

5450

236

212

207

572

355

293