Protea Security (1983) and Coin Security Group (1979) merged to form Protea Coin Group in 2007.

Shield Security started out in 1985 and Magnum Security in 1989. Bidvest acquired Shield Security in 1998 and Magnum Security in 2002. The latter merged in 2010 to form Bidvest Magnum Group.

Subsequently, Protea Coin Group (2007) and Bidvest Magnum (2010) merged to form Bidvest Protea Coin in November 2013.

Trade affiliations: Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA)

Memberships: Security Industry Association, Security Association of South Africa, South African Intruder Detection Services Association, South African National Security Employees Association, Security Services Employers Organisation.

Quality Assurance: SABS, ISO 9001:2008