Evolution of Certis Security Australia

Evolution of Certis Security Australia

Evolution of Certis Security Australia

Evolution of Certis Security Australia

Much like Australia itself, Certis Security Australia is a unique blend of people, cultures and expertise that make us who we are today. 

While the Certis name only appeared on the local security landscape in 2016, our family-owned legacy businesses — SNP Security and BRI Security — have been around much longer than that. 

It all began when John Roche arrived in Australia in 1890. He worked as a highly-regarded superintendent in the NSW police force and left in 1923 to start a security business — SNP — with his son Tom. 

Since then, generations of the Roche family have grown SNP’s security capabilities and expanded the business across the country. Over the years. SNP gathered unparalleled security expertise in industries including aviation, transport, logistics, critical infrastructure and commercial precincts.  

Another of our legacy businesses, Business Risk International (BRI), is a similarly established name on the Australian security landscape. Established in 1993, the security company has been a pioneer in harnessing technological innovation to provide leading edge, comprehensive security and safety products and services to the corporate sector. 


Certis Security Australia Today

Certis’ acquisition of SNP and BRI is the next evolution in this Australian success story. Beginning in Singapore and backed by over 60 years of experience in physical security, market insights and patented technology innovations, Certis is renowned as a trusted integrated security services provider for businesses around the globe — and now in Australia too.  

Today, John Roche’s great-grandson, Tom Roche, is the Senior Managing Director at Certis Security Australia. Tom’s 30+ years of experience in the Australian security sector means he is well positioned to lead Certis Security Australia into its future of keeping Australians across every state and territory safe and secure.

Certis Security Australia is headquartered in Sydney, with state/regional offices located in Brisbane, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Our Mission

As trusted partners, we protect lives and assets and deliver integrated critical services.

Our Vision

To be the most advanced integrated security services partner globally, making our world safer, smarter and better by everything we do.

Our Values

Customer Focus

Australian Certifications

At Certis Security Australia, we believe safety is everyone’s responsibility, and our refreshed WHS Strategy reinforces our commitment to a strong safety culture.


We not partner only with the best technology providers, but also with companies that innovate via design and influence others through industry involvement.

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