What is the state of our industry? Where are we headed? What are the emerging trends? Take a peek behind the curtain of the Close Protection Industry.
Placing up security cameras can be a legal battlefield if you’re proven to be violating the law. Here are the things you need to know legally when considering the placement of residential security systems around a property
When considering the threat to a principal, the most significant are likely to occur while in transit. Additionally, the majority of incidents on protected individuals occur in, or within close proximity to, their vehicle. Therefore, vehicle security is paramount and should be heavily reflected in your training hours, research and protective intelligence.
8 Things to Remember As the designated protection you may have to create a plan for taking a domestic client abroad. If so, here are 8 things to consider before you set off. 1.The Advance: In some third world countries, the advance can be more challenging to effectively execute; that said, never go on […]
The ability to detect suspicious activity early in the planning phase is the primary means of defeating a terrorist attack. Thus, surveillance detection (SD) has become critical to successful intelligence collection, counter terrorism and security operations. By applying effective surveillance detection to security and counter terror operations we can effectively detect and prevent terrorist attacks in the planning phases, reduce the number of attacks and allow for safer operations in high risk environments.
When it comes to a wardrobe suited for duty, rule number one is, you don’t buy it, you acquire it over time. In most cases, unless you have unlimited resources this will be a slow build for most agents. To help you in developing a work-ready wardrobe I have put together a list of important considerations to help you get the essentials for good fit and function.
16 June 2016: Police forces from LA and London to Moscow and Sydney are accelerating the use of body-worn cameras with over 1 million in use by 2021, says a new Beecham Research report published this week. At the same time, the report points to new applications of body-worn cameras including use by prison […]
Have you ever had the feeling that something was wrong before you’ve actually spotted a potential threat? It’s all down to your brain’s “hostile environment surveillance process” – made up of your inbuilt surveillance system that is constantly monitoring your environment in order to maintain your safety and wellbeing.
A look at Hostile Environment Surveillance Operations As a result of the privatization of Iraq in 2003 and the dramatic growth of private security operations in politically unstable and hostile environments, close protection professionals are finding themselves working in increasingly diverse environments that require highly specialized skills and training. One of those specializations […]
Surveillance Detection & Global Business As we continue this series of articles discussing surveillance detection (SD), it is only natural that we explore the use of SD by global business to mitigate and prevent attacks on their businesses. The National Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism reports that around 20% of international […]