Protection of persons and property

Private security includes the protection of persons and property. It encompasses the field of protection of life, personal protection and protection of private property in the protected area, and of movable and immovable property by means of security guards and technical security systems.

Private security is an economic activity which may be performed by licence holders with registered activity.

A licence is a permit to perform one or more forms or tasks of private security, which is granted to a legal entity and a natural person.

The licenced activity of protecting persons and property may be performed by personnel with one of the following vocational qualifications:

  • NVQ Security guard watchman;
  • NVQ Security guard;
  • NVQ Security guard supervisor or
  • NVQ Security manager. 

Conditions and evidence

Legal basis

Last updated: 08. 04. 2014