Who we are

Canine Security (Pty) Ltd was established in 1965 by the late Mr. H. Brook. Hilton was a Durban builder and ardent dog lover, found that theft from building sites was increasing. He decided that a guard and a security dog would be the answer to the problem but he 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 so K9 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 service.  In those early days he organised dog shows which were held for the 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 K9 in order to protect their premises.  Some of these companies are still with K9 today, happy with the service they receive. It was not long after K9 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 has since become the company’s head office. The company sold its Natal operation in 2000, in order to concentrate on Gauteng. The company 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.


The company has steadily grown to its current protection staff compliment of just over 300 highly trained, diligent, loyal and competent staff.

To achieve high service delivery levels, high impact and high success, K9 focuses on the local environment only.

Throughout the years, due to the increasing socio-economic climate and its impact on the overall security environment in the country, K9 decided that to achieve high impact and high success in those that it protects, it needed to focus and specialise in one location / area. It decided to focus on the East Rand, currently known as Ekurhuleni (e.g. Boksburg, Springs, Benoni, Alberton and; Germiston).