NAICS 561612

What is the NAICS code 561612?

The NAICS code 561612 is applied to those industries related to Security Guards and Patrol Services.

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing guard and patrol services, such as bodyguard, guard dog, and parking security services.

Therefore, all companies engaged in any industrial activity related to this type of business are grouped under category 561612 in the North American Industry Classification System.

This industrial activity of NAICS code is structured as follows:

  • 56 - Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • 561 - Administrative and Support Services
  • 5616 - Investigation and Security Services
  • 56161 - Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
  • 561612 - Security Guards and Patrol Services

Characteristics of the North American Industry Classification System code 561612


This code is only used in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). It´s to say, it is not used in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Related codes

The NAICS industry 561612 has the following cross-references:

  • Establishments primarily engaged in picking up and delivering money, receipts, or other valuable items are classified in U.S. Industry 561613, Armored Car Services.
  • Establishments primarily engaged in selling, installing, monitoring, and maintaining security systems and devices, such as burglar and fire alarms and locking devices, are classified in Industry 56162, Security Systems Services.
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in criminal and civil law enforcement, police, traffic safety, and similar activities related to the enforcement of law are classified in Industry 922120, Police Protection.

Related activities

Below are some of the most common types of activities in the Security Guards and Patrol Services industry (NAICS Code 561612):

  • Body guard services
  • Guard dog services
  • Guard services
  • Parking security services
  • Patrol services, security
  • Personal protection services (except security systems services)
  • Private police services
  • Property protection services (except armored car, security systems)
  • Protection services (except armored car, security systems), personal or property
  • Protective guard services
  • Security guard services
  • Security patrol services

NAICS 561612

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