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Security system installers (including alarms, access control and CCTV) are required to be licensed in NSW by the Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED) of the NSW Police Force. In NSW, security employers (whether sole traders or corporate entities) must hold a Master Licence, and only Master Licence holders can employ licensed security personnel.

Licensed security businesses must display their Master security licence number on their premises, vehicle signage and include it in their advertising. Individual security operatives are required to clearly display their photo licence card while carrying out security duties and to present it for inspection upon request.

All applicants for a security licence are subject to rigorous background checks by the SLED, including:

  • fingerprinting to confirm their identity
  • a national criminal history record check
  • a check of the NSW Police Force’s criminal intelligence holdings.

The SLED monitors successful applicants throughout the term of their licence and takes immediate action to remove them from the NSW security industry if persons are confirmed as unsuitable.

Unlicensed security providers face maximum penalties of $110,000 fine for corporations and $55,000 fine for individuals and/or imprisonment for 2 years.

If in doubt, ask for a licence number and check it on the SLED Public Register at www.police.nsw.gov.au/sled.


ElectroTechnics Group Pty Ltd Master Security Licence 000102716

All personnel holds a Class II BC security licence as a minimum employment requirement.


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