protectING people, assets, events & infrastructure SINCE 1997

Protective Services is Wellington's leading provider of reliable, accountable and professionally-trained security guards of the highest-calibre. 


Are you planning an event or have you been tasked with managing the security needs 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 many years of experience working alongside mainstream security companies prompted us to offer a fresh, innovative and service-centric security guard service. Our team members are critical to our credibility, so we take special care to recruit the very best people with verifiable skills, experience and most importantly, the right attitude.

We appreciate that the guards we supply need to reflect your brand and culture, so each one of them goes through a rigorous induction, formal training and assessment regime. Our people are fully aware of their rights and obligations regarding health, safety and the environment.

Our company provides you with comprehensive and tailored security services according to your needs. Our uniformed security guards are well groomed and most extensively trained security professionals in New Zealand's security sector. We focus on what is most important and that is training our security guards to be the very best.

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 is our uniformed division of Wellington 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 and infrastructure.

Protective Services has taken a bold approach to the business of contract security by tailoring our services to exceed our clients' expectations. Many of our competitors employ low wage and minimally-trained security guards. Our approach involves employing only the best-groomed, best-trained, uniformed security professionals.

Our uniformed security guards are trained to act as a criminal deterrent by adopting the principals of the New Zealand Community Police Officer Programme methodology. They are encouraged to be an approachable source of information to patrons, residents and employees. Letting the public know that we are there for them generates a feeling of safety and sense of community.  

Each and every security guard supplied by us will receive regular briefing for your specific site to further enhance the security and protection service we provide. 

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 any event, venue or occasion. We can help with private parties, brand launches, corporate meetings, diplomatic missions, construction zones, retail shopping centres, commercial drone operators and international film productions.

Do you have a special event or private party on your calendar? And is the day fast approaching? There’s one vital aspect you must address-security for the venue, guests and workers. Having Protective Services at your next event will ensure your guests receive quality, effective protection and enhance your reputation as an effective event facilitator at the same time.

Corporate security services and solutions 

Protective Services provides corporate and government clients with a range of specialised services and security personnel for various functions.
Our professional team of security officers are experienced in many specialised facets of security including high rise building management, control room operations, monitoring building CCTV systems, fire systems, patrolling of plant rooms and using access control systems from smart cards to biometrics.
Our services apply to many industry and commercial sectors, including: 
  • Commercial property owners 
  • Retail shopping centres
  • Maritime industry - port owners and operators
  • Transport distribution centres - road and rail
  • Film industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Car parking stations
  • Construction
  • Special events
Protective Services deliver a service that clearly demonstrates a genuine commitment to clients. Our regular communications and meetings with both clients and staff support a balanced and thorough approach to security. 
We will address any security and safety risks that arise and provide suitable and sensible solutions. For all your security needs, contact us today. No obligation, no empty promises, just professionally tailored security services. 

Please don't support industry 'cowboys'. Ask to see your security providers licence (a certificate of approval is not a licence). If you are in any doubt, contact the Ministry of Justice - Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) or view the public register of security licence and certificate of approval holders online at PSPLA.  


Protective Services - Professional Security


GuardHire by Protective Services, when only the best will do! We provide reliable, trained and experienced high-calibre security guards to protect people, assets, events and infrastructure.

Protective Services provides both plain clothed (undercover) security professionals and uniformed security guards in our own specially-designed uniform. The attire is designed in such a way that it is easily identifiable from our competitors.

Protective Services is equipped with the best security guards in Wellington. They are highly-experienced, professionally trained, and constantly upgrade their skills. 

The combination of operational experience, professional training and interpersonal skills - makes our security teams the best in the city.

Protective Services has been a beacon of light for many clients in the past. We continue to lead the way, thanks to our security guards, and their sincere dedication to the job.

Through consultation with our clients, our security guards in Wellington are able to tailor a solution that maximises the standard of security services offered while reducing overall cost.


GuardHire by Protective Services was launched in Wellington to provide gold standard service to private, commercial and government clients who demand the very best in security. 


Event & private function security 

Are you planning a public event, private function, corporate meeting or VIP red carpet event? 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 qualified medics and rapid response personnel, our bespoke safety and security service is suitable for any event, function or occasion. 

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

  • Door staff
  • Safety officers
  • Security guards
  • Qualified medics
  • Crowd controllers
  • Professional drivers
  • Rapid response teams
  • Liquor enforcement officers
  • Personal protection officers
  • Security management consultants
  • Certified health and safety professionals 
Diplomatic Security

Embassy security & diplomatic protection

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 comprehensive embassy security and diplomatic 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 team are former members of the military and diplomatic protection service where they gained experience managing the security requirements for diplomats, heads of state and  consulate locations in New Zealand and worldwide.

Our high-calibre diplomatic security specialists can be utilised in any environment that requires high-level security. Their diplomacy and professionalism is next level. 


International & New Zealand film security

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

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

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

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

Our specialised film security team understand the need for discretion and confidentiality at all times.  


VIP & executive private transport 

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

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

Our transport 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 your transport needs.  


Retail security & loss prevention 

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 with 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 & venue security

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

Our new BarWatch offering is a fresh and innovative security service to provide a greater emphasis on patron safety and security management.

All crowd controllers (door staff) provided by BarWatch hold a certificate of approval or individual licence. They have also completed training in de-escalating conflict, managing volatile situations and effective communication skills. 

Let our team make your venue or licensed premises safe and secure for everyone.