Your leading security company in Essex

Zed Security and Guarding has a long-standing reputation as the leading security company in Essex. Renowned for delivering highly-skilled and experienced teams to deliver the very best standards of service across a variety of security and guarding, Zed has a history of working within many spheres of security. Within Essex, some of Zed Security and Guarding’s most high-profile clients include Colchester Borough Council, Essex County Cricket Club and the NHS.

Working alongside these leading organisations, Zed Security and Guarding has established itself as the market leader in security across Essex. It has become a name that is synonymous with delivering expert security and guarding services from a team of well trained and experienced members of staff that can deliver the security services you need with sensitivity and professionalism required of any specific setting, from largescale festival events through to private parties that need very specific sensitivity.


Why Zed is renowned as one of the top security companies in Essex

Zed Security and Guarding is a name you can trust when it comes to fulfilling you’re requirements for security services. Well known for exceptional levels of customer service and the highest standards in professionalism, we have worked with some of the county’s leading businesses and organisations to deliver all aspects of security activity, including manned guarding, static security, door supervisors, event staff, mobile patrols, stewards, key holding services and alarm response, to name just a few examples.

With this extensive level of experience and the broadest range of expertise, Zed Security and Guarding has become known as one of the top security companies in Essex. Founded in 1983, the company has developed long-established working relationships with a number of local partners. Whatever your security needs, our teams are trained above and beyond the industry standard to ensure a consistently high standard of delivery and service.


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Read what others say about ZED Security and our services

We pride ourselves on our exceptional service from manned guarding, static security, door supervisors, event security, mobile patrols, stewards, key holding services, alarm response and counter terrorism services. Here is some extracts from just a few of our many references and testimonials

  • D. Cottrell, Logistics Manager
    I have been using Zed Security for the past 4 years and have always been completely satisfied with the service they provide…
    D. Cottrell, Logistics Manager
    NHS East Suffolk and North Essex
  • Charles R Chase, Chief Executive Protection Unit
    I very seldom write letters of commendation to security companies, but the service I received… was the most professional and experienced that I have worked with in recent times… I congratulate you and your colleagues for a job well done. I enjoyed coordinating the visit and working with your team members.
    Charles R Chase, Chief Executive Protection Unit
    International Monetary Fund
  • S. Short, Ops Manager
    I cannot recommend Z Security highly enough, we have worked together for a number of years now on large scale events such as Tom Jones, Craig David, Tears for Fears. The Team are always helpful, professional and calming throughout the entire process…
    S. Short, Ops Manager
    Liz Hobbs Group
  • Carl Saville
    Each and every member of their (Zed Security and Guarding) staff are always prepared to do whatever is necessary to facilitate the smooth running of our events and ‘go the extra mile’ without fuss or drama!
    Carl Saville
    The European Championships
  • D Sadai, Safety Officer
    Any extra demands or challenges that we impose on them (Zed Security and Guarding) are dealt with positively, with a smile, without complaint and it is a pleasure to have them on board.
    D Sadai, Safety Officer
    Essex County Cricket Club
  • M. Whitehead
    Thanks to you (Zed Security and Guarding) for such a professional job… your team sensed when and where security was needed and just got on with it… I cannot thank you enough for the way you all dealt with the sad end to the evening… you and your team were there in no time and dealt with the situation....
    M. Whitehead
    Trinity Hall, Cambridge
  • Ria and Emma
    Thank you for providing efficient and friendly staff, and I hope some of them will be back next year.
    Ria and Emma
    King’s Affair, Cambridge
  • Jack Mason
    You guys were awesome!
    Jack Mason
    Cage Warriors Academy