Professional Security

Professionally trained security officers of the highest-calibre, whenever and wherever you need them.



Are you planning an event or managing the security needs of your business or organisation?  We know your job is stressful enough without having to be concerned about possible security issues, including security guards who simply don't make the grade and risk the integrity of your brand, organisation or reputation.

Protective Services is a family owned and operated security company founded on the pinnacles of quality, professionalism and service excellence. Our people are a pivotal part of our business, we haven taken special care to recruit the very team with verifiable skills, professional training and operational experience.

Our business has evolved from providing executive care, personal protection and risk management to a single source provider of bespoke security, guarding and personal protection. We have the operational capability to provide our services throughout New Zealand or internationally.

Our experience working alongside mainstream security guard companies prompted us to take a fresh and innovative approach. We launched GuardHire to deliver a gold standard of security for any occasion, including events, retail premises, corporate functions, diplomatic posts and film productions.

Our security team have an important role in creating the right perception, our people are carefully selected to reflect your brand or culture. The security officers (licensed security guards) from Protective Services are a rare breed with a a blend of experience, judgement and professionalism that is quite simply, second to none.


Event Security 

Are you planning a public event, private function or corporate meeting? We provide friendly and engaging security professionals who know how to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone. 

From event security teams and personal protection officers to trained event medics and rapid response personnel, we provide a seamless bespoke security service for any occasion in Wellington and throughout New Zealand. 

We provide you with:

  • Event Medics
  • Safety Officers
  • Security Guards
  • Crowd Controllers
  • Rapid Response Teams
  • Liquor Enforcement Officers
Diplomatic Security

Diplomatic Security

Our skilled, uniquely trained and internationally experienced diplomatic security team understand the environment and complexities of providing protection for diplomatic posts and international embassies. 

We offer a diplomatic security and protection service in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Our team work in collaboration with the New Zealand police and other government agencies.

A number of our security team are former members of the diplomatic protection service with experience managing the security requirements for consulate locations.

Our high-calibre diplomatic security officers can be utilised in any environment that requires diplomacy and professionalism. 


Film Security

We have provided our security, investigation, personal protection and security risk management services to the New Zealand and international film industry since 2001. 

Our team of security guards and personal protection officers will manage any security concern, on or off location.  We provide security audits and security reviews, we also develop procedures to mitigate any risk.  

We have worked alongside international film talent and respected film directors, including Sir Peter Jackson. Our team understand the need for discretion, confidentiality and professionalism.

We ensure that our security personnel are carefully vetted prior to deployment on any operational assignment.  


VIP Transport 

We provide trained security officers and personal protection officers who can also act as your tour guide or chauffeur. 

Our executive transport partner offers a luxury transfer service in style to any destination in Wellington or throughout New Zealand. 

Our team are police vetted, government licensed and professional security trained drivers. The vehicles are high-quality and immaculately presented.

We offer a private hire town car service helping corporate executives and professionals to move in comfort around the greater Wellington Region.



Retail Security

We provide loss prevention officers, commonly referred to as ‘Store Detectives’. Our covert retail security team work inside a store or retail complex to prevent theft.

Our team work covertly in plain clothes to blend in to the environment as an ordinary shopper.

Our team members are trained in covert surveillance and loss prevention techniques, we will catch shoplifters and deter the thieves that cost you thousands every year in unexplained loss.

We also provide a mystery customer programme using the same team to report on service and the interactions with your customer facing staff.


Hospitality Security

We are at the forefront of delivering improved security for events, venues and licensed premises (bars and night clubs) operating in the hospitality sector.

We introduced ‘Bar Watch’ to provide a greater emphasis on patron safety and security across the wider hospitality sector in Wellington. 

A number of our key security personnel are former members of the emergency services with many years of experience at the front line. 

Our licensed crowd controllers have the ability to diffuse volatile situations and effectively communicate with people at every level.