professional security in  wellington & NEW ZEALAND wide

New Zealand's leading providers of reliable, experienced and professionally-trained security guards of the highest-calibre. 


Are you tasked with managing the security requirements of your organisation? Your job is stressful enough without having to be concerned about possible security issues, including inexperienced security guards who risk the integrity of your brand or reputation.

Our years of experience working alongside mainstream security companies prompted us to offer a fresh, innovative and service-centric solution. Our team are critical to our credibility, we take special care to recruit the very best security personnel with verifiable skills, operational experience and most importantly, the right attitude.

We appreciate the security guards we supply need to reflect your brand and culture, so each one of them goes through a rigorous training, induction, and assessment regime. As a New Zealand owned and operated security company, we pride ourselves on our approach to innovation, technology and sustainability.

From casual or short term assignments to more permanent contracts, we deliver a bespoke security guard service that will exceed your expectations. Our carefully vetted security guards are approved by the New Zealand police and licensed by the Ministry of Justice - Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority.

GuardHire by Protective Services 

GuardHire by Protective Services is our uniformed division of security guards. It was launched to meet demands in the Wellington market for a reliable and cost-effective provider of professionally trained security guards. Our team are skilled in delivering the highest-level of security to safeguard people, assets, events, venues and infrastructure. 

Friendly licensed security guards for your public event, private function, hospitality venue or any occasion

We are committed to providing the highest-level of security for events, venues, functions or any occasion, including: private parties, brand launches, corporate meetings, diplomatic missions, construction zones, retail shopping centres, commercial drone operators and international film productions


Protective Services - Professional Security


When only the best security guards will do! Our business is to provide reliable, experienced and professionally-trained security guards to safeguard people, assets, events, venues and infrastructure.  


GuardHire was launched to provide a gold standard service to clients who demand the very best in security.  


Event security 

Are you planning a public event or private function? 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, our seamless bespoke security service is suitable for any occasion in Wellington and throughout New Zealand. 

We can provide you with qualified and experienced personnel, including: 

  • Door staff
  • Event medics
  • Safety officers
  • Security guards
  • Crowd controllers
  • Rapid response teams
  • Liquor enforcement officers
  • Security management consultants
Diplomatic Security

Diplomatic security

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

We offer a diplomatic security and protection service in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Our personnel 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 where they gained 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 risk management services to the New Zealand and international film industry since 2001. 

Our team of high-calibre security guards and personal protection officers will manage any security concern, on or off location. 

We provide comprehensive security audits and security reviews. We also develop standard operating procedures procedures to mitigate any risk to your production. 

Protective Services officers have worked alongside international film talent and respected film directors, including Sir Peter Jackson.

Our specialised film security team understand the need for a high-level of discretion and confidentiality at all times. 


Executive 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 to any destination in Wellington or throughout New Zealand. 

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

We offer a private city car service that helps corporate executives and professionals to move in comfort around the greater Wellington Region. Please contact us about our executive transport services. 


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

All our team members are trained in covert surveillance and loss prevention techniques. They 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 licensed premises (bars and night clubs) operating within the hospitality industry in Wellington.

Protective Services introduced ‘Bar Watch’ to provide a greater emphasis on patron safety and security management.

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

Our crowd controllers (door staff) have the ability to diffuse volatile situations and effectively communicate with people at every level.