Our Vision

Our vision is to provide reliable, effective and cost sensitive security solutions for all people in Mpumalanga.


Reaction team

Brief history

Vital Security was founded by C.J. Pretorius in 1995, providing quality security systems in and around Witbank. A 24/7 control room and armed reaction was added in 1997. By the year 2000, the company had already bought out three competitors, expanded its monitoring and armed reaction to Kriel town, the following year Vital Security was registered as a Propriety Limited Company.

In 2002 Vital Security reached a new milestone by entering the industrial sector by engineering solutions, e.g. installation and maintenance contracts, for Goedehoop Mine (Anglo Coal Group). The company purchased its own double storey building  late 2002 and obtained an industrial rated S.A.I.D.S.A. membership three months later. In the next decade Vital Security acquired security contracts with BHP Billiton, Anglo Coal, Sasol, Total, Exxaro, Optimum and Siyande.

SAIDSA accreditation


The South African Intruder Detection Services Association (SAIDSA) is an association of service providers of security systems, ranging from basic alarms to sophisticated electronic intruder detection systems and CCTV, and incorporating signal monitoring as well as the provision of armed reaction services. SAIDSA is regarded as the Watchdog of this segment of the industry and has the interests of both its members and the public at heart.

It is the representative employer body for the industry in South Africa. The objectives of the Association include a continuous evaluation of the development and the adequacy of skills in the industry. The objective of SAIDSA is to upgrade the quality and standards of electronic security in South Africa and to protect the public from unscrupulous, fly-by-night operators.

Why you should use the services of a SAIDSA member

It is important to realise that when a security system is purchased, an ongoing relationship is entered into between the purchaser and the security company concerned. The security company must have an infrastructure and the required expertise to support the relationship continuously.

All companies listed on SAIDSA’s Approved Register have complied in every way with very stringent standards that have been laid down by SAIDSA in regard to control rooms, installations and reaction services and are continuously inspected to ensure continued compliance.

A complaint against an approved service provider will be investigated by the Executive Committee of SAIDSA and, if not satisfactorily resolved, the member may be removed from the Register.

SAIDSA appeals to all members of the public, commerce and industry to consider the importance of selecting a reputable company. This Register of Service Providers has been compiled to assist in making the right choice and is available to all interested parties.

Your benefit
Vital Security is a member of the South African Intruder Detection Services Association (SAIDSA) that will provide you, the end user, with the following reinsurance:
  • Vital Security have been vetted, are experienced and conform to acceptable standards.
  • Vital Security have a minimum number of employees and the infrastructure to support their operation.
  • Vital Security offer a 24-hour contact and repair service throughout the year.
  • Vital Security use a Control Room that is properly constructed and supported as described in SAIDSA’s By-law 1 or 6.
  • Vital Security are capable and willing to install to the recommended standards laid down in SAIDSA’s By-law 5.
  • Are capable and willing to use or provide Reaction Services as prescribed in SAIDSA’s By-law 3.

For more information regarding S.A.I.D.S.A. click here.