Unit 15 Ty Llwyd, Atlantic Point, Atlantic Trading Estate, Barry, CF63 3AA

0333 320 8533


Overt Security provides tailored security solutions for your business. We operate across all sectors in South Wales & Bristol.

Does your current security company truly understand your business?

Confused about Covid compliance?

Not sure how to approach security setup?

Not getting consistency across your service?

Poor compliance and reporting of issues?

Overt: "done or shown openly; plainly apparent. "

At Overt, we know that every business has different security requirements. We understand how difficult it can be to find the right fit for your business.

Based on our vast experience in different sectors, it's paramount we first get to know you and your business. As odd as it sounds, this deep dive is commonly overlooked by other security contractors. Unlike other companies we identify route causes, current strengths and security weaknesses. From here we design a tailored and robust short or long term plan. As the name "Overt" suggests, open and with apparent results that delivers a refreshing take on security professional/ client collaboration.

We serve businesses in South Wales & Bristol, including Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. Our services include manned guarding, door supervisors, mobile patrols, alarm response, key handling and crowd management. We serve all sectors, including hospitality & leisure, construction, corporate, commercial and public authority.

All Overt Security employees are screened in accordance with British Standard 7858:2012 – Security Screening for Individuals Employed in a Security Environment.

Security Without The Stigma

At Overt Security, we’re dedicated to cleaning up the security industry. We know there’s normally a stigma associated with independent security contractor firms. That’s why we offer a more intelligent protection solution. We leverage training and technology to target your exact security needs.

We recognise the importance of first impressions - your venue’s security is often your customer’s first point of contact. We know your customers can judge your business based on your security. That’s why our guards are people-focused and immaculately attired. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, from our 360-degree prevention strategies, right down to our distinctive blue branding.

Our unique approach is already gaining accolades, we are the 2020 winner of the Corporate Live Wire Cardiff & South Wales Prestige Awards.

Owner of Overt, Steve Anning, is a security professional with 20 years’ experience. He has a unique perspective, having worked at all levels from guard to senior management and has built a highly respected reputation for being an expert trouble-shooter. Combining this rare skill and fusing it with Overt's "intelligent guarding system", our team of professionals can quickly understand your business operating model and pin-point route causes to formulate effective strategies to help mitigate and prevent incidents from happening.  

The Overt Security ethos is based on this wide-ranging expertise and a genuine commitment to building long lasting partnerships. 

Our Mission

“ At Overt, we aren’t seeking contracts, we’re seeking partners. 

We’re proud to provide the security you need to help you reach your business goals. ”

Steve Anning

company director

Why Partner With Overt Security?

Focused Security

We’re personable and client-centric with hands-on approach. Our staff have best-in-class presentation and interpersonal skills whilst our senior management maintain close working relations with licensing and local authorities.


We are regarded as the best in the business when it comes to troubleshooting and using a combination of talent, technology and guard intelligence to pin point root causes and remedy with superior risk-mitigating strategies.


Our guards are trained to have a pro-active 360-degree preventative vision. They have superior attention to detail, especially with paperwork and incident reporting.

Well Presented

Our guard’s immaculate attire and distinctive blue branding portrays your business in the best light.


Our guards protect your property and reputation with body cams, CCTV, radios, wireless detectors, digital incident mapping and recording.

A Health & Safety

We work with CDM Consult, one of the leaders in the health & safety industry. This means our security has the highest quality standards, with safety as the driving factor.

Rigorous & Up To The
Minute Training

We have the highest standard of industry and compliance training. Our staff are constantly undergoing new training to stay in line with compliance standards and ahead of industry trends. Our guards are SIA licensed and we’re CHAS accredited. Our guards are fully trained in Covid compliance.

Mike Mitchell

Company Director

“ As a company who holds other client’s stock and valuable trucks and trailers, security is a necessity. At the drop of a hat, Overt Security stepped in and have safeguarded our premises, vehicles and all medical stock. I would like to give a big thank you to Overt and the guards, within times of worry. You have saved myself and my clients from one less major worry knowing our stock and valuables are secure and safe. “

Jonny Griffiths

Manager / Blokzero Bars & Nightclubs

“ Overt Security have covered our nightclubs and bars in Cardiff and Bristol areas since beginning of 2018. They deliver a professional, efficient service with attention to detail. 

Overt offer a personal touch, with constant communication and site visits from the Director making the experience with Overt personable, which is a significant contribution to the service.

We pride ourselves on delivering a high value experience, with high profile acts and large capacity venues, we wouldn’t trust anyone else to secure our business. “

Hannah Bevan-Mohaffel

Sully Village Group Co-Chair / Festival Organiser 

“ We hired Overt Security to work with us at our first ever Sully Festival – Sullyfest. All of the staff were extremely professional and friendly and happy to help with anything we asked of them. All incidences were dealt with professionalism and we received many complimentary comments from visitors and volunteers about the service they provided. As the festival organiser, I felt reassured throughout the day knowing that the Overt staff were nearby and fully in control. I would highly recommend them and have booked them for all future events. ”

Jodana Weekley

Senior Functions Coordinator / National Museum Of Wales

“ I was recommended Overt Security by a friend, they met with us on the day of enquiry and came to view the venue. We discussed the events held at the Museum and they were able to suggest and guide us with the staff set up, which was a great help. Upon request, Overt also provided Welsh speaking security guards, which was exactly what we were looking for. We have since used Overt Security on a number of occasions and will continue in the future. “

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