Our core business is to secure and protect your people, assets, events, venues and infrastructure.
Protective Services is a privately owned and operated New Zealand security company with over three decades of operational experience. Protective Services are New Zealand police approved and licensed by the Ministry of Justice - Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority to provide a range of services, including security guarding, personal protection and security risk management.
You can trust our team to deliver gold standard security, personal protection and security risk management tailored to your needs every time in Wellington, New Zealand or worldwide. GuardHire by Protective Services is our uniformed security guard division, launched to satisfy an increased demand in the Wellington market for a reliable, accountable and cost-effective security guard provider.
We only recruit the very best licensed security personnel who are highly-skilled, professionally trained and operationally experienced.
We work hard to ensure that our licensed security personnel in Wellington and throughout New Zealand are able to effectively assimilate with your business or organisations culture, processes and procedures. Every member of our team is carefully vetted, pre-employment screened and undergoes rigorous training beyond the governments mandatory requirements.
Our team are a pivotal part of our business, so we have taken special care to recruit the very best people. The security guards you hire from us are professionally trained with verifiable skills, operational experience and most importantly, the right attitude. We appreciate that our people have to be compatible with our clients, so our security guards, security consultants, crowd controllers and personal protection officers are carefully selected to reflect your culture.
We are New Zealand's first socially-sustainable licensed provider of security, personal protection and risk management services.
Our many years of experience working alongside mainstream security guard companies prompted us to offer clients a fresh, innovative and service-centric value proposition. The growth and positive reputation of our business has been driven by repeat business from clients who have experienced our ability to deliver security across a myriad of industry sectors and challenging environments.
We are challenging the security industry status quo and are committed to changing the perception of security guards by delivering cost-effective security without compromising our professionalism and quality of our services. We have also added a social and moral layer of ethical practices into our business model, making us New Zealand's first socially-sustainable provider of security, personal protection and security risk management.
With over three decades of operational experience, we have a strong reputation for our professionalism and delivery of security, personal protection and security risk management services. Our company name, originating in Wellington has become synonymous with the local security market, we have expanded our end to end range of services to include GuardHire, high-calibre security guards in Wellington, New Zealand.
Founder and managing director, Dion Neill trained extensively with former police officers, military specialists and intelligence specialists. Dion's career began with a period of service in the defence forces, followed by training at the Royal New Zealand Police College, where he gained a Certificate in Investigation Skills. Dion has also been certified as a fraud examiner, he also achieved a Diploma of Security and Risk Management along with other credentials.
Protective Services was built on a solid foundation of delivering the highest-level of private security services in New Zealand.
Dion was a senior manager with Group 4 Security (now G4S) until the business was acquired by Armourguard. In this role, he was responsible for a large security team and managed several guarding contracts. In 1987, Dion was assigned to protect a prominent Wellington business owner from serious threats of violence. This assignment was the catalyst for Dion to launch Protective Services and further develop his interest in high-level security
Dion is a strong advocate for raising the benchmark of professional standards and service delivery within the security industry. You're in very safe hands! Dion and his associates have worked as private security contractors in some of the world’s most volatile regions, including Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. Dion personally managed the security for a New Zealand sports team on tour in South Africa.
We deliver recognised best practice service to private, commercial and government clients who demand the very best in security.
Are you Google searching for 'Wellington security guards' or 'New Zealand security guards'? When looking for a 'security guard provider' or 'security guards' in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or any where in New Zealand, we urge you to be vigilant, act with caution and safeguard your reputation. Always ask to see referrals, certifications and recognised qualifications.
From casual or short-term assignments to more permanent contracts, we can deliver a security, personal protection and security risk management solution to exceed your expectations. Our carefully-vetted security personnel, including security guards are approved by the New Zealand police and licensed by the Ministry of Justice - Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority.
Cuba Street Carnival
It was a pleasure to work with Dion Neill who fulfilled his tasks in a highly professional manner. The event, from a security point of view, ran smoothly and we will certainly look to work with Dion again
Clearwater Projects (UK)
We appointed Dion Neill to act as our New Zealand agent a number of years ago. Dion has gained an excellent reputation for his high standard of project management, operational planning and ability to think outside the square
Your security team were very discreet and professional. We have no hesitation in using your security and risk management services again
Once again, you made it safe for us to enjoy the beauty and wide open spaces of New Zealand. It was truly a remarkable experience for us all, we are sincerely grateful for your assistance
I highly recommend Protective Services, they are reliable and professional
Page Entertainment (Australia)
Your ability to diffuse a volatile situation was nothing less than outstanding! Well done to you and your team
Antipodes New Zealand
Dion and his team attended our annual Antipodes party – an event attended by over 150 people at our head office heritage building. The event spanned a vast age group, ( from 18-80); lots of expensive champagne was consumed and plenty of dancing enjoyed to the Beat Girls. We chose his team as health and safety of our guests was… a number one priority. We also wished to ensure that the property was respected. The team were incredibly professional, and wore contact gear so they could easily radio to each other. Many commented on our considerable step up in our choice of security. I was personally impressed about how well dressed they were – this meant the security guys seamlessly blended into the party, and were always mingling and ensuring everything went smoothly. This resulted in host ( myself) being able to relax and enjoy the evening. Dion kindly stayed to the very end to ensure stragglers were safely out and on their way home. Both Zoran and myself would absolutely 100% recommend this company and we certainly will be choosing them ongoing for all of our security requirements. Read more “Antipodes New Zealand”
Wellington City Council
It was fantastic to work with you during the Cuba street Carnival, you and the security team were polite, professional and a pleasure to work with