For most people, the consideration for an in-home security system or at least some type of countermeasure derives from the concern for protecting their assets. Assets can be the valuable property within their home or apartment or perhaps the most valuable property of all – their family
The eyes of the world will soon be on Rio as Brazil hosts the Olympic Games. Almost half a million people will visit this famous city when the Olympics are held for the first time in South America. Rio enjoys a reputation of a city of celebration and parties and welcomes tourists […]
There is no better feeling than to get ‘the call’ and you be able to say, “I’m prepared to move when you are”. You’re not “ready” because you took an Executive Protection course, or because you did a detail last week, you’re “ready” because you’re constantly prepared and stay that way and able to provide services at any moment. Follow these tips to help you remain alert and ready at all times.
As an Executive Protection Professional you might find yourself working with a variety of age groups, and as those who have done it can tell you, working with children and teenagers in any environment can be both rewarding and challenging. It presents challenges which will vary depending on the person’s age, background, […]
When considering traveling with weapons you need to ask yourself some simple questions to first ascertain the viability of working armed in a given country. If you are traveling internationally the chances are you will not be able to take firearms with you due to the laws in the country you are visiting, which you need to check before traveling. This can be a long and difficult process and will also put yourself and your project on the radar of the country you’re visiting before you even get there.
Top 10 client relationship-building tips Clients are the lifeline of the Protective Services Industry. Without them, there is no work. How you relate to them and how they feel about you and the services you provide will determine how much and how often the work will continue. Your relationship will determine if a client […]
I’m sure everyone has heard the expression, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” So, knowing this, why would someone reach out cold to a prominent industry insider with the line “Can I get some work?”
People who have never been a business owner might wonder ‘how much do security companies make?’ Is it a profitable industry and where is the money made? As the owner of a security company I believe, as many do, that transparency is paramount to running a reputable business. This article specifically looks at the door and event security side of the market as well as factoring in low-level security guardin
Interview With: Elijah Shaw Elijah Shaw is one of the USA’s top bodyguards. He has protected most of the biggest names in Hollywood. As CEO of Icon Services Corporation, a U.S. based security agency which provides Executive Protection services, Elijah Shaw is one of the more recognizable “bodyguard to the stars”. […]
Searching for employment in the security industry is not to be taken lightly and it should all be planned like a military operation. You need to start as you mean to go. When searching you should act the same way as you would when you are on an operational assignment. These search tactics for out of work security professionals will offer guidance and help you find success in your search for employment.
Mission Creep Mission creep [definition]: Gradual increase in scope: a tendency of military operations in foreign countries to increase gradually in scope and demand further commitment of personnel and resources as the situation develops. We can all agree that there is a certain level of customer service that is needed to maintain client/protectee satisfaction. We […]
Operational planning remains a specific and oriented led phase that is pivotal to the entire scope of the operation itself. This is due to the peculiarities of different operations.
The conversation was, in essence, ‘Brighty you should definitely get some training. You know London like the back of your hand and you’re really bossy so you’d be perfect as a Team Leader’, or words to that effect.
Mike Gillette’s bio describes him as a “Speaker, Author, Inventor and Peak-Performance Coach with a life story that reads like an action-adventure novel.” This includes being an Army Paratrooper, SWAT Commander, Government Counter-Terrorism Expert, Bodyguard to Fortune 500 Executives and a Record-Breaking Motivational Strongman. Find out more in our exclusive interview.
Kidnapping – a grim reality Hostage survival training – is it needed by the CP operative? The very thought that an experienced security detail and their Principal could be taken hostage might seem remote to those who operate in this area. However the reality of this “it will never happen to me”, “I can’t […]
Then you start thinking about what would happen to you and your team if the Pirates did capture you and that’s a frightening scenario. You may be the only westerners onboard so it’s not rocket science to figure out who you are and that you’re not part of the crew, therefore you’re a threat and will be dealt with as such.
The Chinese Bodyguards Personal Protection in the land of the Dragon On the morning of January 22nd 2003, visitors streamed in and out of the Southern Chinese Shanxi office of Li Haicang. Nothing was out of the ordinary until a lone assassin produced a sawn off rifle and fired a bullet into Li’s body. Until […]
Escaping the Kill Zone Everyone has their own strategy when it comes to vehicle gun fighting. Most of it is based on television and with no sense of reality. NEWS FLASH – it doesn’t work like on television. Most people have never fired into a vehicle or out of a vehicle that was […]
Insurance? Love it or Hate It…. We Do Need It Operators home and abroad, land or sea, insurance is a subject that can be unclear, we aim to simplify the requirement giving food for thought, whilst looking at the cover available for the individuals working in a perceived hazardous environment. Due diligence at contract […]
A bodyguard should have good situational awareness, a sharp eye and be constantly scanning his surroundings. It is this quality that may identify and stop a would-be attacker or assassin before an assault begins. It is far better to be pro-active than reactive.