About Us

Production Security Services staff have been providing exceptional security services to the entertainment industry for over 15 years.  It is our mission to provide the fast paced film industry the highest quality guards available.  Our team has years of experience and our performance is a valuable asset to your production and we take pride in being part of your team.


Our Approach

Production Security Services knows the importance to having a strong security team on location.  Many times the day’s shoot can be delayed or even halted by a poor performance from a security crew.  Here at PSS we take every action necessary to ensure all our clients will partnered with a seasoned security crew that can tackle any situation that arises.

PSS has been providing high quality guards protecting business and residential properties successfully for years.  Our clients sleep well at night knowing their properties are secure under PSS guards watchful eyes.


Our Story

Production Security Services was born with the vision of Mike Wachtel to not only provide top quality security guards, but also provide the location team the best back end experience available.

Mike Wachtel has worked in all aspects of the entertainment business. From performing in front of the camera to finding financing for projects.  Mike saw a need for top quality security services for on location shoots.  Seizing the opportunity, Mr. Wachtel has built a team of knowledgeable and experienced staff and has overseen all aspects of private security including several commercial, residential and industrial properties that require high quality security.  Your properties will receive a hands on approach utilizing Mike Wachtel’s expertise in all areas of security.


Our Team

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Mike Wachtel – Founder & CEO

mike@prodsecurity.com 310.808.5552

Mike Wachtel has over 13 years experience in security.  Mike saw a need to provide exceptional customer service and has built long lasting relationships with all the major studios and management companies.  Providing this type of excellent customer service starts with a genuine desire to delight our clients, but Mike also recognized he wanted to think beyond  the typical services security companies are known to provide.  Mike over sees all aspects of the services provided to ensure the highest quality experience our clients.  Mike is available to our clients 24/7.


Gabriel Cruz

Gabriel Cruz – General Manager

gabriel@prodsecurity.com 323.246.1169

Gabriel Cruz has years of experience starting out as a security guard and was quickly promoted to field supervisor and is currently General Manager of PSS.  Gabriel brings his seasoned expertise to the industry.  Gabriel’s hands on approach makes him highly efficient and effective to ensure all our client’s needs are met.


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