about us

our history

Over the last few years, the South African security industry has reached a level where most of the major role players in the industry are large international companies.

Whilst acquisitions have shrunk the market to a large extent nationally, they have at the same time opened up opportunities for us to operate at a more personal service level.

IPSS Electronic Security has emerged as the most significant privately-owned security company on the Dolphin Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. IPSS was established in 1985 to serve the industrial area of Isithebe.


Frank Labidi joined the company in 2002 as an active partner and in the same year IPSS split into two businesses, namely IPSS Security Operations and IPSS Electronic Security.

IPSS Security Operations is still serving the industrial market in Isithebe whilst IPSS Electronic Security moved its operation into the Dolphin Coast area with the view of concentrating its interests.

Since the above decision, IPSS Electronic Security is experiencing unparalleled growth every trading year.

In the year 2005 IPSS Electronic Security’s restraint to operate as guarding division expired and we operate at the present moment with 300 security guards in the Dolphin Coast area alone.

DESERT CHARM TRADING 183 PTY (LTD) trading as IPSS Electronic Security is a privately-owned company and registered with all relevant security regulatory bodies. Our reputation, expertise, resources and service delivery have exceeded the expectations of many of the blue-chip companies.

what we do

24 Hour Monitoring & Armed Response

IPSS Electronic Security is the only Ballito based security company with a full “SAIDSA” approved control center. 

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Alarm Installation & Repair Service

We source local suppliers where appropriate to reduce costs without compromising on the quality and reliability of the system.

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Physical Guarding | VIP Protection

We provide dedicated, highly-trained personnel for when you need some extra protection.

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Electric Fencing & Access Control Install

We are fully equipped in adding extra safety measures for your home or business protection.

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Security Consulting & Special Events

We extend our service to providing security personnel at events that need additional protection.

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