Our Mission

Signal 8 Security is proud to have earned the respect of our peers and stakeholders by becoming a leading supplier of comprehensive security services throughout Asia within the last 20 years.

With our continuing mission of ensuring a premier service by instilling our core values of honesty, integrity and respect into every service we provide, we strive to prove that we see both our customers and staff as family.

In addition, we feel that these core values allow us to create and enjoy long-term sustainability through our diligent performance.

What We Do

Signal 8 Security was established in 1992 to provide Specialised Security, Risk Mitigation and Close Protection services throughout Asia. We are a global company headquartered in Hong Kong with over 20 years experience. We at Signal 8 Security are dedicated to ensuring client satisfaction by providing high quality professional security services. Our commitment is based on decades of experience and the utmost in professional and ethical standards.

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Our international reputation coupled with the highest levels of training and operational experience has lead us to have completed successful assignments around the world. As a result of our success and practical approach, we have provided protection for a variety of clientele including financial institutions, major corporations, royal families, CEOs, high profile entertainers and senior government officials.

Signal 8 Security has a wide range of staff that have combined experiences from the US and UK Military, the Intelligence community, US Federal Law Enforcement agencies and the private sector. All of our Close Protection team members are highly trained and experienced. All members of our staff are dedicated to their duties, safeguarding our clients with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.

Our mission at Signal 8 Security is to provide our clients with a full security umbrella (Physical-Premise-Cyber) of security solutions. Signal 8 Security has developed a well-connected and informed list of contacts within private, government and law enforcement agencies globally. We work at all levels worldwide consulting in, leading and taking part in assignments on all aspects of security including Risk Management, Event Security, Information Security, Close Protection, Security Training, Security Evaluations, Maritime Security, Investigations and Manned guarding.


Consulting | Security Guards

Close Protection

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Building Security | Access Control

Alarm Systems

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Information/Data security systems

Network Security-disaster relief

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Our Services

Signal 8 Security offers an extensive range of security services which meet the demands of individual and corporate clients.

Assessing the risks and threats to an individual or a company is Signal 8 Security’s business. Whether expanding overseas to hostile areas which may require the close protection of executives and high profile personnel, or conducting an internal security assessment.   Signal 8 Security will identify and assess coercive threats and implement proactive measures in order to negate any possible interruptions to a company’s operations or threat to personnel and/or property. We at Signal 8 Security want our clients to be able to continue with their daily activities with minimal disruption.

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Signal 8 Security provides security solutions through:

  • – Threat assessment and risk analysis
  • – Site surveys
  • – Event management through logistical planning and implementation
  • – Crisis management
  • – Staff management and assessment
  • – Staff vetting and training
  • – CCTV access control and alarm systems
  • – Electronic sweeps and counter measures
  • – Consulting services
  • – New security plan implementation
  • – Manned guarding
  • – Domestic and International travel with advance security details
  • – High and low profile security details
  • – Residential security
  • – Corporate security
  • – Secured meetings
  • – Event security
  • – Retail security (short and long-term on site services)
  • – World tour events
  • – Logistical support
  • – Transportation of valuables and merchandise
  • – IED search and recognition
  • – Counter surveillance
  • – Investigations
  • – Protective driving (evasive and defensive)
  • – Security design and construction
  • – Security policy and procedure development
  • – Vehicle security
  • – Venue security
  • – Forward reconnaissance
  • – Routes and alternate routes
  • – Contingency planning
Close Protection
Event Security
Crisis Management

Close Protection

In the world of close protection our objective is to provide security to the client by minimising or eliminating risks and exposure. We do this by determining potential threats and assessing the best security solutions for the client. We then advise them on how to best implement these changes into their lifestyle.

Our CP unit comprises of professionally trained certified specialists. With many years of experience in this area, Signal 8 Security is able to provide experienced operatives worldwide. Our specialists speak many languages and understand the diverse cultures, etiquettes and situations that may arise when working globally. We assemble our teams to meet our clients’ needs whether in the residence, at functions, events, on tours, business trips or vacations.

Signal 8 Security works with organisations worldwide to develop and maintain a competitive edge by managing risk at the strategic, tactical and operational level. We receive constant military, political and civilian updates internationally in order to provide our teams and clients with the most up-to-date information.

Signal 8 Security has been protecting and caring for our clients for over 20 years. Our client list is extensive and includes A list film stars, politicians, sports personalities, bands. We are entrusted to take care of some of the most influential and important figures in the world. Whether it’s a death threat, stalker or the paparazzi, we have the experience to avoid, escape or confront as a last resort. We safeguard our clients not only physically but also their public image, privacy and reputation.

As part of our comprehensive security provision, Signal 8 Security frequently provides trained drivers that work as part of our CP unit. Their training is comprised of defensive, offensive and evasive driving techniques. Our specialist drivers know how to manoeuver, use and position a range of vehicles in order to avoid and prevent possible threats to clients.

Event Security

Signal 8 Security has been trusted to secure and manage an array of events – from business meetings to concerts to jewellery exhibitions, shop openings and sporting events. All security details are tailored and client specific. Our event managers are highly experienced with the main objective of ensuring a safe, secure and enjoyable environment.

Our security solutions include meeting with clients on a wide range of organisational issues including assisting in choosing an event venue, staffing levels, safety procedures, legal liabilities, media management, contingency plans and logistics. We have secured events that range from low to high profile, with and without media attention. We also provide close protection teams to facilitate the special needs of VIPs, speakers and celebrity guests, including the co-ordination of arrivals and departures and access control. We pride ourselves on our long lasting relationships with all of our clients.


The duties of Signal 8 Security’s investigators depend on the needs of each client. Each case calls for a varied investigative plan. Our staff conduct internal and external investigations for a variety of clients from corporations to individuals and are highly trained to verify facts via research, surveillance and interviews.

Some of the investigations performed by Signal 8 Security include confirming whether drugs are being used in the workplace, abuse of expense accounts, employee theft of merchandise and/or information. Signal 8 Security has investigated criminal schemes outside the corporation, such as fraudulent billing by a supplier and relationship infidelities. In addition, we offer background checks for corporations hiring staff in order to minimise the risk to future business.

Crisis Management

Crisis management is the process by which an organisation deals with a major event that threatens to harm it or its stakeholders. It involves dealing with all aspects of threat, interruption and recovery within both business and private environments. This is done using a combination of skills and techniques required to identify, assess, understand, and cope with any given situation, from rapidly responding from the moment a situation first occurs to the point that recovery procedures commence.

The credibility and reputation of any organisation is heavily influenced by the perception of its response during crisis situations. With this in mind, Signal 8 Security has extensive experience in effectively planning and preparing for emergencies and crises. Emergency/crisis response plans and preparations are workable, effective and specifically tailored to clients’ organisational needs.


Signal 8 Security understands the importance of training and ensures that all staff have the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available. Our trainers have extensive knowledge and experience within the private sector and high-risk military operations. They offer comprehensive field experience, which has been gained and used in operational environments globally and then passed onto the students.

Personnel attending our Close Protection training courses include private individuals entering the profession, established teams wishing to refresh and develop their skills, as well as operatives and high ranking officers from police, military and government units.

We offer many different modules for individuals interested in a career in security, from client security staff in need of increased skills and proficiency levels to military and law enforcement personnel interested in the close protection services. We can also tailor courses specific to a company’s or group’s needs.

Signal 8 Security holds a variety of courses throughout the year in their state of the art training facility located in Central Hong Kong.

Close Protection Training encompasses:

  • – The Role of the Close Protection officer
  • – Organisation and responsibilities of the Close Protection team
  • – Threat Management (threat assessment and risk resolution)
  • – Escort Drills
  • – Communications and Electronic Counter-surveillance
  • – Protective Driving (defensive/evasive/offensive)
  • – Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) search and recognition
  • – Para Medicine (life support and trauma management)
  • – Conflict Management
  • – Defence and Restraint Techniques (DART)
  • – Tactical Firearms (held outside Hong Kong)

Training seminars include:

  • – Corporate security training
  • – Retail security training
  • – Self-defence and awareness seminars
  • – Defence and restraint techniques
  • – Crisis management and business continuity seminars
  • – Maritime security
  • – Aviation security
Our Founders
Ms. Kim-Maree Penn
Kim-Maree has many years of extensive experience in the security industry and has provided protection services on low to high risk security details for clients ranging from fortune 100s to high profile celebrities. Kim-Maree is an ex Australian karate champion and retired as the undefeated world champion in Japan. She is trained in various martial arts and close protection procedures and is an instructor for Defence and Restraint Tactics (D.A.R.T.).
Mr. Bruce McLaren
Bruce McLaren was born in Scotland where he worked as a marine engineer and then a firefighter for 5 years becoming a Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers. Bruce has successfully completed many specialist cources worldwide including protective driving, tactical firearms, counter surveillance and counter-sniper. Bruce is a qualified instructor in close protection and Defense and Restraint Tactics (D.A.R.T.). Bruce provides in depth training and consultancy for corporations and individuals on security solutions globally.
Our Clients
World Leaders and Dignitaries
  • Al Gore
  • Anwar Ibraheem
  • Bill Clinton in conjunction with SS
  • Chris Patton
  • Desmond Tutu
  • Sarah Palin
  • Saudi Arabian Minister of Oil
  • Saudi Royal Family
  • Thaksin Shinawatra
  • Tony Blair in conjunction with SB
Fashion and Jewellery Sector
  • Baccarat
  • Diesel
  • Dior
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Dunhill
  • Ferragamo
  • Gucci
  • Lane Crawford
  • Longines
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Versace
  • Calvin Klein
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Domenico Dolce
  • Donatella Versace
  • Du Juan
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Jimmy Choo
  • John Galliano
  • Kate Moss
  • Linda Evangelista
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Roberta Armani
  • Stefano Gabbana
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Citibank
  • CLSA
  • Coca-Cola
  • Deutsche Bank
  • JP Morgan
  • Manchester United
  • Maybach
  • Price Waterhouse
  • PWC
  • Universal Music
  • Warner Bros
  • AIA World Carnival
  • amfAR
  • Art Central
  • Asian Film Awards
  • FilmAid
  • Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
  • Hong Kong Rugby Tens
  • Longines Grand Masters
  • Ace of Base
  • Adam Lambert
  • Air Supply
  • All Saints
  • Anastacia
  • Anita Mui
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bjork
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bob Geldof
  • Bobby Brown
  • Bond
  • Boyzone
  • Bread
  • Bruno Mars
  • Bryan Ferry
  • Buddy Guy
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Catherine Jenkins
  • Celine Dion
  • Chaka Khan
  • Charlize Theron
  • Charlotte Church
  • Chow Yun Fat
  • Chris Isack
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Claude Challe
  • Click Five
  • Coco Lee
  • Coldplay
  • Corrs
  • Craig David
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Dana White
  • Danny Glover
  • David Bowie
  • David Foster
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Debbie Harry
  • Deep Purple
  • Demi Lovato
  • Depeche Mode
  • Diana Ross
  • Dido
  • Dion Farris
  • Don Johnson
  • Duffy
  • Duran Duran
  • Edwyn Collins
  • Elton John
  • Erasure
  • Eric Clapton
  • Fat Boy Slim
  • Fergie
  • Foreigner
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • George Benson
  • George Clooney
  • Godfrey Gao
  • Gorillaz
  • Grace Jones
  • Grant Hill
  • Green Day
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Halle Berry
  • Hootie and the Blowfish
  • Il Divo
  • Jackie Chan
  • James Blunt
  • James Brown
  • James Taylor
  • Jamie Cullam
  • Jamiroquai
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jason Mraz
  • Jean Claude Van Damme
  • Jennifer Hawkins
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jessica Biel
  • Jessie J
  • John Mayer
  • John McEnroe
  • Johnny Cash
  • Jon Legend
  • Jose Carreras
  • Justin Bieber
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Kate Moss
  • Katy Perry
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Kelly Chen
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Korn
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Lady Gaga
  • Leon Lai
  • Linkin Park
  • Lionel Ritchie
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Lisa Stansfield
  • Luna Sea
  • M People
  • Macy Gray
  • Maggie Cheung
  • Mariah Carey
  • Maroon 5
  • Michael Buble
  • Michael Chang
  • Michael Learns To Rock
  • Michelle Branch
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Mika
  • Mike Tyson
  • Mischa Barton
  • Muse
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Neil Young
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Norah Jones
  • Oasis
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Paula Abdul
  • Paula Cole
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Phil Collins
  • Prince
  • Prodigy
  • Rain
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Ricky Martin
  • Rihanna
  • Robbie Williams
  • Rod Stewart
  • Roger Waters
  • Ronan Keating
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Santana
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Simple Minds
  • Slash
  • Starship
  • Sting
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Taylor Swift
  • Tears for Fears
  • The Cranberries
  • The Eagles
  • The Kukri Dancers
  • The Pet Shop Boys
  • The Pretenders
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Tina Arena
  • Tom Jones
  • Uma Thurman
  • Vanessa Mae
  • Westlife
  • Whitney Houston
  • Willie Nelson
  • Wonder Girls


Get in Touch
Bruce McLaren
Unit 1, 17/F
Arion Commercial Centre,
2-12 Queen's Road West,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
+852 2525 5881
+852 2810 1548