Pace Security
Always One Step Ahead
Pace Security
Chosen by clients from all over the UK

About us




Pace Security is a flexible, highly respected security company based in London.

Pace Security Services Ltd currently holds SIA approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Security Guarding.

Our clients range from individuals and one-off events through to multinational businesses and ongoing contracts. We are confident that we can meet your security needs.

The company was founded and is still owned and managed by one of the UK security industry’s most experienced professionals; John Malcolm.

Before he founded Pace Security, John served in the Metropolitan Police force. He then joined Consolidated Safeguards in 1980 and founded Trident Safeguards in 1985. This led to six years working in Australia at various security posts before he returned to the UK as Securiplan plc’s managing director.

In 2001, John recognized the need for a new, professional security company that people could trust.

Backed by 40 years of experience, he hand-picked a team of industry professionals who shared his vision, to create Pace Security.

Over fifteen years later, Pace Security has grown to become the security provider of choice.

We are one of London’s leading provider of uniformed guarding, aviation security and visitor services, but fulfill contracts across the UK and beyond.

We are now an ever-growing team of personnel, primarily London-based.

We employ highly trained and experienced individuals and carefully select the right people for every new contract.


At Pace Security Services we have a team of staff with vast experience in all the critical facets of security & safety at major events, from event security infrastructure, through to spectator safety management and overall health and safety.

Our team has a proven understanding of the total event landscape, which provides us with a unique understanding of how the security and safety function impacts other functional area operations.

It is this experience which enables us to offer a wide range of event security services.



Of all guarding sectors, aviation requires the highest level of professional security.

We’ve been working in this area for many years and understand that intensive training is the only way to meet the precise standards required by airlines, airport authorities, Department for Transport and other government agencies.

Our highly trained personnel are experienced in:

• Working with groups of airlines simultaneously

• Setting Service Level Agreements to provide a platform for open book accounting

• Delivering transparent training records critical to aviation security

• Offering exceptional customer service to you and your customers

• Providing insurance cover indemnity for all major UK airports and IATA carriers

• Undertaking security and non-security roles such as x-ray processing of baggage; aircraft guarding/patrolling; passport/visa checks; baggage reconciliation; aircraft checking/searching; hand baggage and passenger screening – manual and x-ray



Recent global events and the world wide economy downturn have caused an ever increasing threat from terrorism, radicalism, criminal gangs and on occasions from what appear to be the general public.

The need for close protection is paramount, especially when dealing with such threats.

Pace Security Services have been employed in overt security operations throughout the UK for various clients and establishments.

We have experienced and trained security operatives to give you all round close protection services whether it needs to be discreet or highly visible, with extensive planning we ensure your business day or event runs smoothly.

Our teams are customized to each client’s individual requirements with consideration given to the operating environment, very latest threat state and security profile.

We have a wealth of experience in close protection. Gained in the UK and overseas, our operators are experts in understanding threat and risk mitigation to ensure your safety.

There are a host of reasons why you might need a close protection officer. You may be a high net worth individual, or you may be working in an environment where the risks are higher.

Whatever the reason, Pace has a solution for you.

We pride ourselves on being flexible, adaptable and approachable. We can provide a solution to suit your personal needs.



Delegate your key holding and response requirements to a team of professionals for total peace of mind.

When your home or business alarm goes off, rapid response by someone with the ability to deal with the situation is imperative.

At Pace Security, we train our security officers to be fast and efficient.

They are experts at handling dangerous situations, such as a confrontation with an intruder, in a controlled manner.

If necessary, these officers can work together with police, your alarm company and emergency repair specialists.

Rapid, reliable, professional response to an alarm activation will save you worry and inconvenience. Enquire about our key holding and response services for:

• Business
• Warehouse
• Home
• Short term cover e.g. while you’re on holiday
• Long term contracts


Support personnel must be responsible, well-groomed and good with people.

When you contract Pace Security, you are assured highly professional personnel carefully chosen from our staff to suit your requirements.

Whether you need a single person for a single day or a full team on an ongoing contact, get in touch.

We’re here to help you meet your staffing needs at short notice.

We meticulously select and train employees for support services work and can provide a large number of experienced and enthusiastic staff for the following jobs:

Mail Room


Pace understands that roles in visitor services require a high level of vigilance but also immaculate customer service.

Pace Security visitor services staff are articulate, smart in appearance and able to deal well with people.

Some positions require even more refined abilities.

Gallery assistants, for example, need to read visitors’ body language.

They must handle potential problems, from excitable groups of children to difficult adults, with calm authority.

The nature of this sector means staff will interact extensively with the public.

For this reason, we place added emphasis on the selection, presentation and training of our visitor services employees.

A large number of our people are experienced in, and enthusiastic about, working in this sector.

We supply the following specialist personnel:

• Museum and Gallery Assistants
• Receptionists
• Front of House Staff
• Enquiries
• Information
• Ticket Sales/Assistants
• Cloakroom Staff
• Left Luggage/Lost Property