About NZSA

About the NZSA

The New Zealand Security Association (NZSA) is the largest industry representative body for the security industry in New Zealand and represents over 85% of the industry by revenue. Its voluntary members include security companies ranging from large multi-nationals to sole traders.

The stated objective of the New Zealand Security Association is to do all things necessary and lawful to ensure there is always available to the New Zealand public, a security industry comprising of persons and firms who are fit and proper. The New Zealand Security Association is committed to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct at all times.

The NZSA represents and includes membership from the following sectors:


The New Zealand Security Association was formed on the 4th day of October 1972 according to the incorporated societies Act 1908 and the NZSA Rules and By-laws are written to comply with this act.

Mission Statement

“To promote security services and products of the highest standard through leadership and advocacy”.


“To be recognised as the voice for the Security Industry throughout New Zealand”.


To serve Association members and to recognise the interests of secondary stakeholders.


Primary: NZSA Members
Secondary: Clients of NZSA Members
New Zealand Police
Government Agencies

Core Goals

For the New Zealand Security Association to become synonymous with the highest standards of efficiency, service and ethical behaviour, while enhancing the commercial success of businesses within the security industry.
For the NZSA to be recognised as the voice and hub of the New Zealand Security Industry.

IT Security

Private Investigators

Manned guarding


Document destruction

Document management

Insurance industry

Training providers


Crowd control

Door supervisors

Electronic Security

Alarm monitoring

Cash collection



Equipment manufacturers

Physical security providers

Government departments

Information technology

Security wholesalers

Service industry

Fire protection