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Executive Protection is an integrated system and deployment of physical and technical security measures and countermeasures. This system is designed to protect the life of principles (clients). Executive protection often features multiple tactics to keep individuals safe. We’ve decided to take a look at the Ideal Executive Protection Package.

Executive protection is a holistic approach to ensuring principles are kept safe no matter the circumstance. Many security companies put various measures in place to ensure their principles are safe but often they don’t offer more than close protection packages or secure travel but there is much more to it than just that. 

You put your entire trust into someone so they need to be able to cater for and be ready for any situation that may arise so how do you know if the company you’re trusting is the correct one?

Deciding on what you need

This is where it’s necessary to pinpoint exactly what you need from a protection company. There are companies that specialise in bodyguards specifically or secure travel specifically so in order for you to ensure that your needs are being met without exceeding your budget. 

Various companies arm themselves with different arsenal, this can include:

  • Staying ahead of industry trends and know-how
  • Keeping up to date with global news and remaining “in the know”
  • Incorporating technology 
  • Professionally trained in protection
  • Soft skills 
  • Travel safety 
  • Medical solutions 
  • And so forth. 

There is a wide range of skills that a protection company needs to be trained in but the knowledge and experience they have goes a much longer way. This is why you should decide on exactly what you need and find a multi-faceted company that can handle these requirements professionally and  efficiently. Ideally, your protection package should include;

The Ideal EXECUTIVE Protection Package

This is based on the specific needs of the client at that time and in the specific location the client finds themselves in.  Due to this, it is important to build the solution around the clients needs and not sell an “off the shelf” service. In close protection there is no one size fits all service.  It’s always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared and potentially at unnecessary risk.  

Our holistic and bespoke services:

Close Protection and VIP Bodyguard services 

Our executive protection professionals, who are experienced in the field of covert and overt security, ensure that you are protected. This should be tailored to each client based on the analysis of their risk profile. All aspects of what the client requires should be covered both internationally and locally. 

Protective surveillance

This allows the client to go about their daily routine without obtrusive protection. However, they will still have peace of mind knowing that they are surrounded and protected by a highly trained team. 

Security drivers and Travel security 

This includes:

  • Daily routine travel
  • Secure transport at short notice
  • Special planned secure transport 

A range of discrete vehicles for various tastes and application can be offered, such as:

  • Armoured Sedans and SUVs
  • Soft-skin Luxury sedan, SUVs and passenger vans 
  • Secure airport transport and Airport VIP services

Airport transfers can become one of the most challenging elements in a planned trip. This can be due to increased criminal activity, political unrest or logistical requirements. We, therefore, provide Secure airport transfers as well as permanent security drivers. This will give you peace of mind while you travel in either high-risk areas or unfamiliar routes. Our highly trained drivers will ensure you arrive at your destination.

Security consulting 

We offer consulting services that include risk and vulnerability assessments, physical security assessments, self-defence and security awareness courses, travel security briefings, firearm training and K&R prevention. 

Advanced medical solutions

This is the merging of executive protection services with medical assistance. The protection company will then be on standby 24/7 to cater to sudden injuries or illnesses. 

  • Aeromedical Service
  • Concierge Doctor
  • On-site Medical Support
  • Operations Command Centre
  • Off-road Medical Capabilities
  • VIP Medical Solutions

These are but a few of the areas that we cover to provide the most comprehensive executive protection package. There are, however, various services that you may not require at first. But it is always refreshing to know that you are covered in all cases of an emergency. There are so many unforeseen circumstances and dangers that you may think will never happen but you never know. To understand more about the ideal protection package, please contact us

The scary truth behind violent attacks related to taxi services

Travel safety is a genuine no matter who you are. But for C-suite individuals and executives, driving yourself to important meetings or to the airport isn’t always feasible or safe which is when secure transport services become a necessity. Finding a service that is convenient, reliable, cost-effective and safe is not as simple as it sounds. It is difficult to find a company that can tick all of your boxes and meet your requirements. Travel safety

Recently, services like Uber and Taxify have become a popular choice but often these services infringe on your travel safety. These apps are an easy and convenient way for virtually anyone to find a mode of transportation whenever they need it – it’s simply a click away. But what happens when convenience becomes catastrophic?

Attacks on Uber/Taxify Drivers

Travel safety

As the popularity of these services grow, so does the threat on their competition. This has caused a dangerous ripple effect where Uber and Taxify drivers have been subjects of horrific hate crimes. Reports indicate that competitor taxi services attack Uber or Taxify drivers to scare them into not operating anymore.

This is a means of ensuring they are the only taxi service on the market. These taxi services usually don’t have an app that makes it convenient for any individual to find them and quickly make a booking. The attack on taxi drivers is a terrifying prospect for their passengers who simply want to get to their destination in a safe and timely manner. Now you’re always unsure as to whether your taxi will be under attack or not. For C-suite individuals, this uncertainty of if your driver will be attacked or not is incredibly daunting. A c-suite individual may have more to offer an attacker than just a scare tactic on the driver.

Driver orchestrated attacks

 Not only do passengers have to worry if their drivers will be under attack but crime reports have also stated that many attacks are orchestrated by the Uber/Taxify drivers themselves. When a potential driver signs up to become an Uber or Taxify driver, they’re supposed to go through a thorough vetting process.

Background checks, safety screenings and driver competency tests are supposed to be done but it seems that sometimes a snake slithers through the cracks. Reports have shown that there’s often someone hiding in the boot of the car before you get in. The driver will then take you to a different location and both individuals will attempt to rob you of your valuables or get you to withdraw money from your bank account.

Often these attacks are more malicious where women are reported to have been sexually assaulted. Countless reports have indicated that c-suite individuals are the most vulnerable, especially when travelling to the airport. Sometimes the blame for these attacks cannot be put directly on the taxi service.

Some opportunistic criminals have caught on to the idea of pretending to be taxi drivers to lure potential victims in. Not only this, but these taxi drivers have also caught onto a new trend. Most of the time, these drivers fetch you directly from your house, they have your address, they know what your home looks like and now they know that no one is home.

For wealthier individuals, the luxuries they’re able to afford themselves become prevalent to the driver. They will take the opportunity to go back to your home, sometimes with their friends, and will break in and steal whatever they can. The risk on your life, your family and your possessions is too great for you to use these taxi services.

How to ensure you travel safely

There are some things you can do to ensure you are safe while travelling with one of these taxi services. These include;

  • Check the car registration matches with the registration on the app
  • Make sure the driver’s picture and the name is the same as the person picking you up
  • Ask the driver to repeat your name to you
  • Check the boot of the vehicle before getting in
  • Clearly state where you want to go and ensure the route is adhered to
  • Don’t let them come straight to your front door
  • Give your Uber driver an honest rating at the end of the ride – not everyone deserves 5 stars

The safest option for c-suite and executive individuals would be to contact an executive security company to assist you with safe and secure travel management.

Secure travel management

The ultimate way of ensuring your safety is to have us handle your vehicle travel arrangements. Our deep understanding of the areas, situations and threats place us in a unique position. We are able to provide a secure environment for our clients.Travel safety The secure travel solutions we offer begin with a clear understanding of the type of travel you require.

Whether it be business or leisure, the risks associated with the location and other elements of the itinerary will be identified and analysed. We accomplish this by conducting a country assessment and risk analysis. Specific travel planning and contingencies are based on this analysis. Some of our solutions available include pre-travel advance work, secure journey management and personnel tracking.

Secure airport transfers

Airport transfers can become one of the most challenging elements in a planned trip. This can be due to increased criminal activity, political unrest or logistical requirements. We provide Secure airport transfers as well as permanent security drivers. This will give you peace of mind while you travel in either high-risk areas or unfamiliar routes. Our highly trained drivers will ensure you arrive at your destination safely. 

Contact us and let us handle your vehicular travel needs to ensure your travel safety. We are inconspicuous and will ensure you reach your destination without a hitch.