Your Trusted Security Partner

Founded in April 2022 by Shaun Marso and Brandon Smith, ENC Protection Group emerges as a premier Security and Investigations firm with an impressive 26 years of collective industry experience. Rooted in our unwavering commitment to unmatched security expertise, we have pioneered a distinctive approach known as the “Client-centric Partnership.” This unique framework underscores our dedication to safeguarding clients’ assets and interests with precision and care. Far beyond conventional client relationships, at ENC, you become our partner. We take pride in delivering tailored solutions that precisely address the individual challenges faced by each partner, showcasing our profound expertise across diverse security realms. In the realm of ENC, you are not merely a “client”; you are an integral part of our collaborative journey, where our daily pursuit is to redefine service standards within our industry. Your success is inherently linked to ours, forging a genuine partnership for mutual triumph.


Shaun Marso

Owner / Operator
Shaun Marso is a Co-Founder of ENC Protection Group with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Shaun holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and also holds a Security Guard and Patrol and Private Investigation License in the state of North Carolina. Shaun is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators and has served as a Board member for the NCAPI in the capacity of Vice President since 2018 as well as Chairman of the Legal and Legislative Committee.

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Brandon Smith

Owner / Operator
Brandon Smith, a seasoned professional in the security industry since 2007, embarked on his journey by studying Safety and Security Concepts with a focus on Loss Prevention, personal, and property protection. Currently working towards ASIS PSP and CPP Certifications, Brandon is not only dedicated to continuous improvement but is also a passionate security trainer. His expertise spans Firearms Training, Camera and Access Control systems, First Aid, Private Investigations, and Hostile Work Mitigations. At ENC Protection Group, Brandon contributes his extensive background to enhance our commitment to awareness, readiness, and preparedness.

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My company partnered with ENC to handle some security aspects we could not. They are very professional and knowledgeable in the security industry. As a small business, they take a personal interest in the safety and security of each client. Maintaining a team mentality of “your success is our success.” Through the success of our partnership, they have earned our trust and our future business. Thank you ENC Protection Group LLC
Josh W.
"Wow" is about all I can say. Been working with private security services for years and these guys are over the top. Great communications on a last minute job. The guys they sent out were over and above what I expected. The guys pitched in and helped with closing up our promotion and dealt with maybe 200+ people that we were not able to serve with ZERO complaints. If you want to hire a group of professional call ENC and you have the right team.
Mike S.
ENC Protection Group is owned and operated by a group of consummate professionals. Shaun and Brandon pride themselves in making sure that they are prompt in responding and are very capable in providing qualified staffing and to follow up daily that all aspects of coverage are taken care of. Will use again!
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Our service pricing considers various factors such as hours needed, location, specific duties (armed or unarmed), and other relevant elements. We're happy to discuss your requirements and assist in creating a customized plan with associated costs.

Yes, we hold licenses for Private Investigation, Security Guard and Patrol, and Executive Protection services in North Carolina, issued by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board (NC PPSB). Our employees undergo State and Federal background checks and receive extensive mandated training. Moreover, they are stationed with corporate liability, automobile, and workers' compensation insurance policies, surpassing all state requirements for client protection.

Absolutely. Our security officers are outfitted in either Class “A” or Class “B” uniforms, clearly denoting their role as security personnel. They carry state-issued identification cards, company-issued IDs, and some patrol in marked security vehicles. We prioritize visible presence to deter potential threats effectively.

Executive Protection, also known as Close Personal Protection, goes beyond traditional bodyguarding. It involves skilled agents who minimize risks to individuals and families with elevated safety concerns due to various factors. While similar in protecting clients from physical threats, Executive Protection focuses on proactive risk mitigation, unlike reactive bodyguarding.

There is a common misconception that the only people who need Executive Protection are those with celebrity status. In reality, the people who need these types of heightened security measures extend far past Hollywood actors or chart-topping artists.


Anyone who is classified as ‘vulnerable’ due to their status, is a good fit for needing Executive Protection. This includes politicians or those with governmental influence, wealthy business professionals with high net worth, industry leaders with access to trade secrets, and high-profile individuals or families that attract unwanted attention.


The list below is a full outline of individuals who might require Executive Protection:


Political figures

Executives and CEOs



Professional athletes

Musicians and performers

Wealthy individuals

Very Important People (VIPs)

Our network of Private Investigators handles a wide array of services, including Domestic Investigations (divorce, child custody, infidelity), Criminal Defense, Missing Persons, Workers' Compensation, Process Services, Asset Location, Surveillance, GPS Tracking, Financial Crimes, Fraud, Threat Assessment Mitigation, Computer Forensics, Witness Interviews, Video Surveillance, Behavioral Threat Assessments, and more.

Since each case is unique, we require a client meeting to discuss all case details. This allows us to tailor an appropriate approach and provide a customized plan of action with associated costs. We offer free consultations to ensure transparency and deliver exceptional services without unnecessary fees.