About Recon

Professional, highly trained, responsive security solutions


Recon Security Limited (Recon) is a comprehensive commercial and residential security contractor offering professional security alarms, active alarm monitoring, rapid response and diligent security guard personnel throughout the Auckland and Wellington regions, as well as regional New Zealand.

Recon have been utilising cutting edge technology, quality assured systems and an expertly trained workforce to provide leading security services to the residential, government and commercial sectors since 1995.

100% New Zealand owned and boasting a workforce in excess of 150 personnel, Recon is currently one of the largest Wellington-owned security companies in New Zealand.

We pride ourselves on our meticulous approach to market insight, progressive innovation, sustainability and industry best practice, with our market appeal lying principally in the range and breadth of services available, as well as the standard to which we meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our clients.

Recon employee only highly competent, expertly trained security professionals, well versed in best practice operating procedures, whilst our professional management structure ensures our staff are both supported and challenged to perform to the best of their abilities.

Recon’s operations are effectively coordinated through a state of the art control centre, using advanced technology to ensure optimal, efficient service delivery, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Recon is committed to:

  • Keeping up to date with industry best practice through continued research and training
  • Protecting the integrity of all clients through highly professional conduct
  • Developing an individualised service, based on particular client requirements and needs
  • Positive partnerships with clients through transparent, effective systems and procedures
  • Clear, timely communication
  • A triple bottom line philosophy that considers and addresses the economic, social and environmental impact the company’s systems and processes may have on all stakeholders

Recon provides excellence in security services, using sophisticated systems and a collaborative approach to working with employees and clients to deliver industry leading services and support.


Management Team

Our people are experts in their field, talk to us today about your security needs

Blair MalcolmManaging Director

As founder of Recon Security, Blair brings the ideal mix of management and technical expertise to his role as MD, with over 25 years of practical security and military experience. Blair is responsible for the client relationship and commercial management of contracts which includes ensuring that financial and quality requirements are met.

Pat AversAuckland Operations Manager

Boasting 20 years’ experience as a security guard, supervisor and manager, Pat is responsible for the operational and supervisory services for Recon Security’s contracts in Auckland. Bringing a solid blend of management and technical expertise to his team, Pat spends a lot of time out in the field with his team, giving him a clear understanding of contract requirements and areas that require improvement.

Denis RoetsWellington Operations Manager

Denis joined Recon’s Executive Management Team in 2017, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the security industry as well as a wealth of commercial relationships. Denis is a huge asset with the ability to fully understand client requirements and lead an effective, efficient team to produce positive outcomes throughout the Wellington region.

Peter JonesSales Manager

Peter’s 15 years in the security business is defined by outstanding customer service and account management. He is highly adept at quickly gaining a clear understanding of customer’s needs and developing solutions that best meet their requirements. It’s this personal touch and relationship building that leads to a long-term alliance between the client and Recon Security. Peter makes himself available as the first point of contact for the clients throughout their contract, and remains involved to problem-solve and develop or change the contract as necessary.

David ChamberlainBusiness Development Manager (Auckland)

With over 30 years’ experience in the Auckland security market, David is an integral asset to Recon Security. With a deserved reputation for honesty and integrity, David’s skillset is broad and varied, encompassing account management, resource coordination, security vetting, sales, security risk assessment and an exhaustive knowledge of NZ Security legislation. David’s comprehensive understanding of security operations, paired with his passion for the industry, make him an invaluable member of the management team, whilst his commitment to meeting client’s needs is epitomised by his ability to go above and beyond to reach the best possible outcomes.

Andrew SwainBusiness Development Manager (Wellington)

Andrew has had significant experience, spanning in excess of 10 years, within the security industry and is able to leverage his sales experience and passion for security solutions to help businesses reduce their risk and improve overall security. Andrew specialises in identifying and implementing effective solutions security guards & patrol solutions.

Karin SayerFinancial Controller

As Financial Controller, Karin is fully involved with managing all aspects of Recon’s financial transactions and accounting procedures, and holds responsibility for the management of the Technical Division, providing training and mentoring to staff.

Rik AndersonGeneral Manager

Bringing in excess of 15 years operational / logistics experience, developed through a customer centric lens across a broad spectrum of delivery outcomes including hospitality, security, infrastructure, human resources and personnel management, Rik’s focus as Recon Security General Manager is on our business purpose, vision, and values. Additionally, Rik brings an invigorating passion for supporting and developing future talent.

Living Wage

We believe all New Zealanders deserve the right to earn a decent income

Recon Security believe passionately in a fair and just society for all.

We firmly believe that paying a fair and just minimum living wage is a key factor in supporting New Zealand’s economy and sustaining quality of life and community wellbeing for all New Zealanders.

There are many mutual benefits to both employer and employee in committing to a fair living wage.

Recon Security is currently the only security company in New Zealand to pay its employees the Living Wage (where contracts support it).

By selecting Recon Security as your security contractor, you are choosing to better the lives of ordinary New Zealanders and supporting the goals of Living Wage: Aotearoa New Zealand.


Company Benefits of the a Living Wage

  • Decreased staff turnover
  • Retention and development of skills and knowledge within a business
  • Lower rates of absenteeism and sick leave
  • Higher quality work by NZ Marshals
  • Increased morale and motivation
  • Cultivating a sense of feeling valued and worthwhile in employees
  • Less stress on families and relationships, due to financial hardships
  • More time spent with children, supporting them with school work and development
  • Fewer children left alone to care for younger siblings
  • Being able to provide the basics for families, such as food, clothing and basic medical care


We believe in giving back to community organisations


Our policies define the way we exceed customer expectations when providing solutions

Environmental Policy
Recon Security Limited is committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.
Learn More
Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how Recon Security Limited uses and protects any information that you give Recon Security Limited when you use this website.
Learn More
Quality Policy
Recon Security’s quality assurance encompasses all the policies, systems and processes that form the framework of our service delivery.
Learn More
Health & Safety Policy
Recon acknowledges it is imperative to provide employees with a safe and healthy place in which to work.
Learn More
Corporate Responsibility Policy
Corporate and Social Responsibility is defined as the integration of business operations and values.
Learn More
Equal Opportunities Policy
Recon Security Limited recognises it's moral and legal responsibilities to provide an equal opportunity workplace.
Learn More

Experts in Commercial Protection

Call Free 0800473266