New Zealand's leading specialist in security services
Providing quality security since 2004


it's what we do

WD Security is located in central Auckland and is New Zealand's leading specialist in Crowd Controllers and Close Protection. WD Security commenced in 2004 with a view to provide licenced premises with the best professional security services available.

The Ministry of Justice recently brought in new regulations to the security industry which stipulates all security personnel to complete mandatory regulatory training before they can become licensed security personnel, including Crowd Controllers. Consequently, Lee took the opportunity to become Instructor-qualified to instruct the regulatory training to Crowd Controllers, Lee personally trains all crowd controllers that are contracted to WD Security as well as many other security providers.

Lee insists on a high level of training as he was a close combat instructor with the Military personnel for ten years and personally trains all his Crowd Controllers to ensure they are instructed at a high level. Due to Lee's vast experience as an operator-owner and Instructor, he is able to provide well-trained equipped Crowd Controllers that can perform effectively as a team at any venue and offer support to any associated emergency services.

We are fully licenced to provide:

  1. Crowd Controllers;
  2. Static Guards;
  3. Close Protection;
  4. Money Handling; and
  5. Document Destruction.

Lee Smith

Lee Smith (BCom),
Owner and Director


our strategy


Lee Smith



M. +64 275 345 240E.

Lee Smith is the owner-operator of WD Security who has an extensive knowledge of the security industry. What gives Lee an edge over other security service providers is his twenty-five years' operational experience and his previous experience as a Close Quarter Combat (CQC) instructor for the Military personnel.

Yen Taylor

Yen Taylor

Operations Manager

M. +64 21 937 322

As Operations Manager, Yen is the first point of call for any urgent matters. Yen manages any staffing concerns, ensures the Crowd Controllers are fully licenced and organises the rosters on a weekly basis.


Noel Brown

Security Supervisor

M. +64 21 514 314

Noel is the Security Supervisor and liaises between the Crowd Controllers and the managers of the licenced premises. Noel ensures that the WD Security Crowd Controllers adhere to excellent standards of behaviour, etiquette and professionalism over and above the security standards required of typical security providers.

Eleanor Smith

Eleanor Smith

Accounts Manager

F. 09 929 3333

For any queries relating to client invoicing, timesheets and payroll, please contact Eleanor.


If WD Security sounds like the right solution for you, email Lee or give him call on +64 275 345 240. Otherwise fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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To become a Crowd Controller with WD Security, you are required to obtain a Certificate of Approval (COA) from the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) as stipulated under the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010. If you do not currently have a COA, WD Security has systems in place to assist you in obtaining a COA.