Started in 1986 under the name R&M Security Services, Mark Kramer, along with his brother Raymond, were determined to challenge the ugly face of crime in a changing South Africa.
Mark Kramer was 23 years old at the time, fresh out of the SADF infantry where he served as a platoon commander.
Back then, there were no regulations and no minimum wages, but R&M knew that when their guards were treated with respect and paid fairly, their job performance would be better. Their first client was a friend in the plumbing business whose property was broken into. Through top-quality service and perseverance, R&M grew from one guarding contract to 30 others in lightning-fast speed, reaching into the residential, commercial and retail spheres.
In 1991 Mark Kramer suffered a terrible motorbike accident and decided to sell R&M. Whilst recovering, he wasted no time in bettering his security knowledge and skills. He went on Sabbatical, traveling to the Far East, USA and Israel, attending security lectures, seminars and conferences. It was here he realized that he was itching to get back into the industry he loved so much. He returned to South Africa and immediately, in 1992 established Mantis Security. Now over 25 years later, Mantis is still learning, engaging and adapting to its market, always striving to be the best of the best for its clients.
Mantis believes in building long lasting relationships and providing customer service above and beyond its competitors. Today, Mantis Security is rated one of the top security companies in South Africa and a pioneer in the security industry. With your support, Mantis intends on keeping it this way.
Mantis Security Services Include
- Warehousing & Stock Loss Control
Mantis Security is able to design the necessary systems to identify the causes of shrinkages and implement an effective action plan to minimize the risks associated with any stock control losses.
- Special Events & Functions
Mantis Security can provide a full range of bespoke corporate and special event security services with guaranteed professionalism and reliability. Our corporate event security services are individually tailored to our client’s requirements and our expert security operations are thoroughly planned with your team and all stakeholders, including police and other local authorities.
We have a wealth of experience in providing special in-depth management of your event including the build/breakdown phases of your event, health and safety measures, admittance of authorized personnel and guests, parking restrictions, overnight security and more. We also provide the highest calibre of guards and stewards who are well-trained, courteous and vigilant in their duties.
- Counter Terrorism
Mantis Security can provide protective and counter-terrorism security advice to support businesses in order to reduce vulnerability to terrorist threats. We draw on a wide range of expertise including; skilled detectives, financial investigators, intelligence analysts. We also work closely with police forces throughout the country, government departments and other agencies.
- Security Consulting & Management
Mantis Security can provide professional security consultancy services that give assistance to both businesses and individuals. We pride ourselves on our expertise of planning and executing a broad spectrum of large scale, integral turnkey security projects which optimally satisfy the client’s requirements, whilst remaining cost effective.
With over 30 years of experience, Mantis security boasts and intimate and first-hand knowledge of all aspects relating to security and risk management.
With more than 30 years of experience in the security industry, Mantis Security boasts the investigative experience and professional competencies to offer an integrated investigation framework that our clients can feed into (inter alia) in legal, accounting, human resource and information technology functions.
- Risk Assessments
Mantis Security offers on site security risk assessment services that bring peace of mind to our clients, whether they are private individuals, businesses or organizations. Our consultants are trained to provide a professional security risk assessment that details the potential threat, how the threat might manifest itself and how to mitigate against the risk of that threat.
The results of the risk assessment analysis will indicate methods of application and recommendation of a proposed security structure as well as economic analysis of cost.
- 24 hour Control Room
Our locally based Control Room operates on a 24/7 basis by specially trained monitoring personnel. The control room is equipped with the latest high tech surveillance technology systems to monitor all access points and perimeters thereby ensuring that you and your business are protected day and night. We have alternate power sources readily available in case of any power supply interruptions
- VIP & Executive Bodyguarding
Mantis Security offers a full range of discreet and reliable VIP security services. The Mantis Close Protection Unit is a team of highly skilled security specialists. All team members are fully accredited Close Protection Officers (CPO’s) and are registered with the Private Security Industry Regulation Authority and S.A.S.S.E.T.A
We can provide overt protection, with a uniformed VIP security services team, or discrete surveillance. Members of the Mantis Close Protection Unit have been deployed to protect government officials, athletes, celebrities, corporate executives and their families. Our high profile clients can have absolute confidence in our commitment to discretion and client confidentiality.
- Armed & Unarmed Security
Mantis Security ensures all its security personnel are responsible, reliable and drug free. All security officers are carefully selected and trained to provide the best, latest and safest security measures to ensure our clients satisfaction, well-being and peace of mind. All security officers are PSIRA qualified and registered with the Security Officers Board. All armed guards are fully compliant with the latest Firearm Control Act.
Our security guarding services are provided to corporations, private and residential home functions and events nationwide. Our security guards and supervisors are highly competent, dedicated officers, all of whom are capable of performing at the highest level.
- I Services
In addition to 30 years’ experience in the industry, Mantis has a highly experienced Risk manager and a qualified investigator to facilitate all investigations. Mantis’s professional competencies enable us to offer an integrated investigation framework that our clients can feed into (inter alia) in legal, accounting, and human resource and information technology functions.
- Canine Services
The use of highly trained Guard dogs (K9) – in combination with specially trained security officers which are dog handlers. Benefits include:
- Professionally trained dog serves as a deterrent: Study – 83% of burglars said they would be deterred from committing a crime if there was a dog on the premises.
- Protect and alert the Security Officer and respond to eminent threats.
- Detect threats much quicker than humans
- Selfless protector
- Effective weapon