Security Association Singapore

Security Association Singapore (“SAS”) is the lead trade association in the security industry in Singapore.

Established in 1978 as the first trade association representing the security and private investigation industry, SAS now has over 170 members comprising security agencies, security systems companies, training organisations and private investigation companies.

We are a leading voice in the sector, working with government agencies, fellow associations and related organisations to represent the interests of our members, bring benefits to them, and improve the professionalism and standards in the industry.



SAS strives to serve our members to the best of our abilities. Some of SAS’ initiatives include:

  • The Office of the SAS Counsel, to assist members in legal issues and to issue periodic advisories on various legal topics;
  • The Office of Industry Transformation, to assist members in preparing their businesses for the future;
  • The Certification Programme, a long running programme that recognizes proficiency and professionalism in security consultancy;
  • Town hall sessions, meetings to solicit members’ feedback on a periodic basis.

SAS has also been at the forefront of helping members adapt and change as the industry transforms.

In this regard, SAS has taken a leading role in the Video Analytics Technical Reference Committee that will establish standards for video analytics selection, benchmarking, installation, operation and data interoperability, as well as the Workplace Safety and Health for Security Officers Working Group.

Importantly, SAS established the Committee of Practice in 2019, that promulgates standards and procedures for the security industry as a whole.


Global Connectivity

SAS has a robust Internationalisation Programme that helps members venture into the overseas market. Since its inception in January 2019, SAS has led, with Enterprise Singapore, a Business Mission Trip to Qatar and the UAE, and has also explored the Myanmar and Vietnam markets for opportunities for members.

SAS will continue to initiate programmes and pursue policies that benefit its members and the security industry, as the business landscape rapidly changes in the future.