Crowdguard – Protecting Crowded Spaces

HVM and perimeter protection to mitigate security risks

Trusted event security expertise

Our Mission

At Crowdguard, we protect people and assets from harm by identifying threats and vulnerabilities and mitigating risk with appropriate and proportionate hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) systems and perimeter protection.

We are committed to delivering high performance, cost-effective event security, providing proportionate protection from vehicle as a weapon attacks, aligned to threat, vulnerability and risk, operational requirements, and available budgets.

Our Service

Crowdguard is a specialist event protection, crowd protection and HVM provider, dedicated to increasing public safety and freedom for crowds and public events.

We are a unique business in temporary event security and are closely linked with our sister company, Ainscough Industrial Services, which has over 40 years’ experience and expertise in equipment moving and handling. We use highly-skilled and fully-trained personnel to deploy our solutions, with owned transport and employed labour, ensuring our solutions are installed correctly and pass all our quality assurance checks.

We are confident that no other solution or service can match Crowdguard’s industry knowledge, reputation and commitment.

Our Capabilities

We work with event organisers, venues, stadia, local authorities, security specialists and those responsible for publicly accessible locations (PALs) across the UK.

We offer threat vulnerability and risk assessments (TVRA), including vehicle dynamics assessment (VDA), along with HVM specification expertise, and quality assured HVM installation by trained security deployment technicians, anywhere in the UK.

Our partnerships with market-leading HVM and perimeter protection system suppliers from across the world enable us to provide impartial advice on the most appropriate and proportionate event security systems for each event or location. We offer a tailored approach, combining the right HVM and perimeter protection to mitigate risk and meet your operational needs.

Our Core Values


Integrity – we will always provide event security advice that is tailored to your risk, operational requirements, and budget ensuring you implement a counter terrorism strategy aligned to your specific needs.

Professionalism – we operate to proven quality assurance processes, from risk assessment through to HVM deployment and de-rigging, with complete transparency and a commitment to keeping our promises.

Collaboration – we are committed to working with our partners and our clients to ensure that the most appropriate HVM systems and perimeter protection solutions are deployed for each event security and public realm safety project, aligned to risk, operational requirements and budget.

Communication – we communicate with clarity and transparency to ensure you understand your risk and the event security HVM systems we are proposing to help you mitigate risk.

Common sense – we take a no nonsense approach to keeping things simple and offering you an event security proposal that meets your needs, without overcomplicating matters or underestimating risk.

Passion – we are passionate about what we do, and completely committed to helping you keep people and assets safer, mitigating risk and potentially saving lives.

Continuous improvement – we are constantly reviewing best practice and innovative HVM and perimeter protection products, striving for the highest standards in our sector and staying ahead in the event security field to offer you the most robust and proportionate solutions.

Why choose Crowdguard?


• Crowdguard can respond to the needs of event management teams, security professionals, venues and local authorities on a 24/7 basis, providing national support for all your event security, risk mitigation specification and HVM deployment needs.

• We have a national reach with risk assessment and HVM deployment capabilities across the UK, including counter terrorism experts and trained HVM installation technicians.

• Crowdguard is a dedicated event security business with an expert team of highly skilled professionals with experience across counter terrorism, risk assessment, HVM and perimeter protection specification, project management, and HVM deployment and logistics.

• We have a varied portfolio of temporary, semi-permanent and permanent HVM and perimeter protection systems, enabling us to specify the most appropriate and proportionate HVM or perimeter protection system or combination of systems for every project.

• We offer a wide range of HVM and perimeter protection solutions thanks to our established partnerships with the world’s most innovative event security equipment providers.

• All our equipment is installed by trained and experienced technicians to our strict quality assurance processes, and de-rigged promptly when no longer required.

• Where it is not possible to install your HVM or perimeter protection equipment in an ‘as rated’ configuration, we will always explain in writing all variations and ensure you are fully aware of any residual risk.

Johnny Gee
Johnny Gee
2023-08-05
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I have had the pleasure of dealing with Crowdguard since their inception. Debbie has built a well founded, knowledgable and professional team around her. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company for any HVM requirements.
Ben Duncker
Ben Duncker
2023-08-01
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Working with CrowdGuard as a partner for the supply and installation of our HVM systems. Customer focused, passionate and diligent team led by Iain and Deb. Deliver always as promised.
Matthew Bassett
Matthew Bassett
2023-08-01
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Highly recommended, a solid and ethical partner to deliver projects with. Deb, Russ and the team possess bundles of subject matter expertise, giving everybody the reassurance of safety and security at their venues, coupled with the highest levels of service delivery. Looking forward to partnering many projects in the future! L&SC Team
Corinna Woolmer
Corinna Woolmer
2023-07-31
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Crowdguard always provide a fantastic service. From the booking process, to arranging bespoke branding, to being extremely reliable and efficient on site they are easy and friendly to deal with. I highly recommend Crowdguard.
Peter Dalton
Peter Dalton
2023-07-31
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Crowdguard provide an excellent integrated protective security management capability for events and venues. With expertise in full event lifecycle Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, they are augmenting their services to offer wider Counter Terrorism and Protective Security management capability to support in proportionate planning against other attack vectors. They are professional and can draw upon Private Sector and LEA expertise to offer valuable support in minimising risks to safety, security & service at events.
Ben Perkins
Ben Perkins
2023-07-31
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Very proffesional company to work with, always takes the clients needs into consideration and works with you to ensure risk is assessed and considers crowd safety as a priority! We have used Crowdguard on a number of occasions now and will do in the future. Crowdguard have a fantastic team and always a pleasure to work with!
Simon Massey
Simon Massey
2023-07-31
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Deborah and the team at Crowdguard are always very responsive and do everything they can to help us create a safe city centre Manchester. I'm always amazed at how quickly they are able to react. And they always provide a great service.
Gerry Devine
Gerry Devine
2023-07-29
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Crowdguard have proven to be excellent partners to Scottish Rugby throughout my time working with them. They are subject matter experts, provide real value and are great communicators. I am happy to recommend them to anyone considering using them.
ES
ES
2023-07-28
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CROWDGUARD are one of the most professional and thorough Risk Assessment & perimeter security installation specialists and ARX Security are extremely proud to be associated as a partner & supplier of the ARX STOPPER!™ with Deborah, Iain and the whole team at CROWDGUARD.
Ben Manku
Ben Manku
2023-07-28
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I have now used Crowdguard on several occasions for semi permanent solution and temporary events. I have found them to be reliable, cost effective and deliver the correct measures for the required operational assessment. I highly recommend them and have no hesitation in awarding them 5 stars.