About Us

Established in 1998, Quest Security Solutions is wholly Australian owned, and is a leader in integrated security solutions for critical infrastructure, high security environments and places of mass gathering throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Quest is an innovative, technology driven organisation. We bring a proven track record to deliver superior solutions for our customers across multiple sectors, including transport, aviation, mining, government (state and federal), defence, education, leisure and entertainment and corrective services. Working together, we ensure safety-in-design and an enhanced security posture to meet immediate business needs with the scalability to deliver on your evolving, future requirements.

We remain steadfast in our mission to embrace continuous innovation working with our in-house specialist development team and channel partners to provide optimum technology solutions. We are proudly vendor and product independent.

We are committed to providing holistic end-to-end professional security services centred around Quest’s four solution pillars:

Coming together is a beginning, Staying together is progress, And working together is success.

- Henry Ford

Our Story

Quest’s reputation is built on consistent delivery of functional, reliable and professional services using the latest innovations and insights from within the security industry as well as related technologies from each of our customer verticals.

Our expert team are passionate about helping our clients mitigate risk, improve on operational efficiencies and safety, and enrich the customer experience. Through collaboration and consultation, we work to identify all business requirements and tailor a best fit, integrated solution to enable our customers to meet them.

Meet our Management Team

Peter Quinlan

Managing Director

Peter Quinlan
Managing Director

As founder and Managing Director of Quest Security Solutions, Peter ensures the company meets the evolving security needs of its clients drawn from over 30 years’ leadership and foresight gained in the electronic security and safety industry across four continents.

Peter’s guiding principle and cornerstone for Quest’s strategy is to determine a client’s business objectives first, then align technology to deliver an Enterprise solution to meet the objectives. Remaining steadfast to his drive for superior industry solutions (independent of vendors or products).

For Quest’s clients the result has been reduced vulnerability, improved efficiency, reduced OPEX and optimised CAPEX, while delivering an exceptional client experience.

Chris Thatcher

General Manager

Chris Thatcher
General Manager

As Quest’s General Manager, Chris oversees the efficient running of business operations to ensure our clients receive outstanding results. He is passionate about facilitating knowledge transfer within the Quest team and supporting staff to explore and identify innovative security solutions. Chris has 20 years' experience in the industry across technical, sales and operations, with formal training in business administration, management and finance. He ensures that the Quest team remains at the forefront of evolving security technology and has the time, training and tools necessary to deliver quality solutions using the latest industry offerings.

As Quest continues to grow rapidly and develop new client relationships, Chris manages the integration of new systems and processes to drive efficiency, while maintaining Quest’s core values of putting the client first and delivering exceptional service.

Darren Ramsay

National Sales Manager

Darren Ramsay
National Sales Manager

Driving business growth and identifying best fit solutions for Quest’s clients, Darren brings the right people and the right technology to the table to help clients develop their security roadmap aligned to their business needs, budget and scope.

Darren has an impressive record of delivering value to clients, with over 20 years’ experience and established relationships in government, corrections, and critical infrastructure markets. His recent projects include the Sydney Opera House Security System Upgrade, Chisolm Road Correctional Centre Security Project, Dillwynia Correctional Centre PSIM and Security System Upgrade Project and the Base Security Improvement Program Refresh with Estate and Infrastructure Group.

Darren applies his passion for industry excellence to managing strategic relationships and driving sustainable outcomes to deliver maximum return on investment for our clients.

Yvonne Salcombe

Finance Manager

Yvonne Salcombe
Finance Manager

As Finance Manager, Yvonne has supported the Quest team for over 15 years. Yvonne has been instrumental in developing Quest’s Annual Operating Plan, and overseeing and managing all aspects of the finance department.

She is responsible for the oversight of the month end process including General Ledger and Balance Sheet reconciliations and production of the P&L statements, and cashflow forecasting as well as accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Through her expert financial knowledge, systems and processes, Yvonne ensures Quest’s compliance to regulatory and statutory requirements while providing crucial input to initiatives to improve the company’s financial performance.

Chris Yeates

Project Delivery Manager

Chris Yeates
Project Director

As Project Director, Chris is responsible for ensuring Quest delivers projects on time, within budget and to the high standard Quest clients expect. Chris works closely with clients, vendors and the Quest team to ensure project requirements are well understood and the ideal solution is delivered. During his time at Quest, Chris has created a standardised, evidence-based approach to project management, while still providing Quest staff with the flexibility to incorporate innovative solutions.

This project management framework ensures our project managers are well supported and have the tools and information required to succeed. Chris has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology infrastructure sector and has expertise in the design and implementation of communication rooms, cabling solutions, and new technology systems. Recently he has overseen the Melbourne Airport upgrade which involved transitioning 2,300 CCTV cameras to a new Genetec platform.

Joe Gregan

National Service Manager

Joe Gregan
Customer Relationships and Service Manager

As National Service Manager, Joe oversees the day-to-day operations of Quest’s Managed Services business vertical. Working closely with a team of highly skilled service and integration technicians, Joe ensures solutions are delivered within budget and in line with client expectations.

Joe has over 13 years’ experience in the security industry working on large scale projects in the commercial, financial and government sectors.

He is passionate about collaborating with clients to ensure a deep understanding of the project and delivering every solution to the highest possible standard

Peter Quinlan

Managing Director

Peter Quinlan
Managing Director

As founder and Managing Director of Quest Security Solutions, Peter ensures the company meets the evolving security needs of its clients drawn from over 30 years’ leadership and foresight gained in the electronic security and safety industry across four continents.

Peter’s guiding principle and cornerstone for Quest’s strategy is to determine a client’s business objectives first, then align technology to deliver an Enterprise solution to meet the objectives. Remaining steadfast to his drive for superior industry solutions (independent of vendors or products).

For Quest’s clients the result has been reduced vulnerability, improved efficiency, reduced OPEX and optimised CAPEX, while delivering an exceptional client experience.

Chris Thatcher

General Manager

Chris Thatcher
National General Manager & NSW General Manager

As Quest’s General Manager, Chris oversees the efficient running of business operations to ensure our clients receive outstanding results. He is passionate about facilitating knowledge transfer within the Quest team and supporting staff to explore and identify innovative security solutions. Chris has 20 years' experience in the industry across technical, sales and operations, with formal training in business administration, management and finance. He ensures that the Quest team remains at the forefront of evolving security technology and has the time, training and tools necessary to deliver quality solutions using the latest industry offerings.

As Quest continues to grow rapidly and develop new client relationships, Chris manages the integration of new systems and processes to drive efficiency, while maintaining Quest’s core values of putting the client first and delivering exceptional service.

Darren Ramsay

National Sales Manager

Darren Ramsay
National Sales Executive – Enterprise

Driving business growth and identifying best fit solutions for Quest’s clients, Darren brings the right people and the right technology to the table to help clients develop their security roadmap aligned to their business needs, budget and scope.

Darren has an impressive record of delivering value to clients, with over 20 years’ experience and established relationships in government, corrections, and critical infrastructure markets. His recent projects include the Sydney Opera House Security System Upgrade, Chisolm Road Correctional Centre Security Project, Dillwynia Correctional Centre PSIM and Security System Upgrade Project and the Base Security Improvement Program Refresh with Estate and Infrastructure Group.

Darren applies his passion for industry excellence to managing strategic relationships and driving sustainable outcomes to deliver maximum return on investment for our clients.

Yvonne Salcombe

Finance Manager

Yvonne Salcombe
Finance Manager

As Finance Manager, Yvonne has supported the Quest team for over 15 years. Yvonne has been instrumental in developing Quest’s Annual Operating Plan, and overseeing and managing all aspects of the finance department.

She is responsible for the oversight of the month end process including General Ledger and Balance Sheet reconciliations and production of the P&L statements, and cashflow forecasting as well as accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Through her expert financial knowledge, systems and processes, Yvonne ensures Quest’s compliance to regulatory and statutory requirements while providing crucial input to initiatives to improve the company’s financial performance.

Chris Yeates

Project Delivery Manager

Chris Yeates
Project Director

As Project Director, Chris is responsible for ensuring Quest delivers projects on time, within budget and to the high standard Quest cl ients expect. Chris works closely with clients, vendors and the Quest team to ensure project requirements are well understood and the ideal solution is delivered. During his time at Quest, Chris has created a standardised, evidence-based approach to project management, while still providing Quest staff with the flexibility to incorporate innovative solutions.

This project management framework ensures our project managers are well supported and have the tools and information required to succeed. Chris has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology infrastructure sector and has expertise in the design and implementation of communication rooms, cabling solutions, and new technology systems. Recently he has overseen the Melbourne Airport upgrade which involved transitioning 2,300 CCTV cameras to a new Genetec platform.

Joe Gregan

National Service Manager

Joe Gregan
Customer Relationships and Service Manager

As National Service Manager, Joe oversees the day-to-day operations of Quest’s Managed Services business vertical. Working closely with a team of highly skilled service and integration technicians, Joe ensures solutions are delivered within budget and in line with client expectations.

Joe has over 13 years’ experience in the security industry working on large scale projects in the commercial, financial and government sectors.

He is passionate about collaborating with clients to ensure a deep understanding of the project and delivering every solution to the highest possible standard