Paragon is New Zealand’s largest and only true national Private Investigation and Security Consultancy agency with offices in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch.

For over 38 years, our company principal Ron McQuilter and his team have helped individuals, large and small companies, insurers, government agencies, local bodies and individuals reduce their exposure to internal and external risks, capitalise on business opportunities as well as identify and deal with a wide array of personal and business crime.

Your typical NZ Private Investigator is a sole trader with a flash website that promotes them the country’s “leading” agency ! With Paragon you are dealing with the only New Zealand Private Investigation company that has a formal board of governance, longevity in leadership spanning almost four decades and current nationwide commercial and government contracts. Our people are the hand picked best and they report through our strict processes and protocols. We are the largest, we are the leaders and we can prove it.

Paragon’s focus is on creating strategic client partnerships and adding tangible value and safety to our customer’s business or endeavours, whether it’s here in New Zealand or worldwide.

Our mission statement is: To identify, anticipate and fulfill our client’s needs with integrity, experience and commitment”.

Our entire team are all proven industry professionals, proud to be selected as part of Paragon. Uniquely individual with their own talents and specialties, they can work solely on an assignment or as part of a multi-faceted unit. The team generally have past experience in Police, military including Special Forces, government agencies, forensics, even hospitality, marketing and analytical experience. It takes all kinds of individuals to perform the variety of assignments in the PI profession, and scale is vital.

We have a dedicated surveillance capability able to capture events in real time, encrypted radio telephones, mobile internet tracking, video and photo capabilities.

Our facilities, systems and processes allow a fast turnaround on client’s files, and our people need only focus on the task at hand.

Government and corporate clients can be given access to view all work on their files online and run a variety of reports. They can also view our health and safety processes and systems online (we have received an award the last two years as a top 10 Health and Safety company). For government clients we work in accordance with the State Services Commission Standards of Integrity and Conduct 

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics:

Paragon’s key shareholders Ron McQuilter and Wayne Kiely are full members of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators

Ron McQuilter was re-elected in November 2021 as the current Chairman of NZIPI, now having served some 16 years in the Chair since NZIPI was started in 1988.  Paragon is proud to ensure all our team adhere to the NZIPI Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics:

Paragon perform checks on companies wishing to join the New Zealand Security Association, such is our relationship with the security industry body.

Ron and Wayne are also qualified Certified Fraud Examiners