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10 Situations in Which You Should Get Security Officer Services

Security Officer Services

Under what situations should you consider security officer services? Most people don't consider getting security unless the situation is really dire. For example, if they have been receiving threats for some reason or if there are protests against what they are doing, then they'll consider getting security officer services. And although it's definitely a good idea to get security under these conditions, it's also a good idea to do so when the situation doesn't seem so extreme. Consider the following situations in which you can benefit from security officer services:

Protecting Sensitive Information

If your company is doing sensitive research, you don't want it to fall into the wrong hands. So consider getting security officer services.

Protecting Valuables

If you work in an industry where you're dealing with valuable goods such as jewels, rare antiques, valuable paintings or cash, you should get security officer services.

Protecting Executives

If you have executives in your company who are privy to sensitive information or who are conducting sensitive deals, you can get security officer services for their (or your own) protection.

Protecting Celebrities

If you're a celebrity or an agent/manager dealing with a celebrity, you should consider getting security officer services to protect them from overenthusiastic fans at big events.

Transferring Goods

Another situation in which you might want to get security is when you're transferring something valuable from one place to another.

Deterring Vandalism

If there has been any vandalism near your company, getting security officer services will nip it in the bud before the situation gets more serious.

Wherever There Are Crowds

If there's a special event going on or you're running a club with a lot of people, you should definitely get security officer services in order to keep things running in a smooth and orderly manner.

When There Is a Controversy

If you are dealing with something controversial at work (maybe a new product or new line of research) you should consider getting security officer services.

In Case of Threats

If you, your loved ones or anyone in your company has been receiving threats, you should definitely get security officer services.

Stalkers

It's not only celebrities who get stalked now and then; it can happen to normal people too. If you or someone you know has a stalker, consider getting security officer services.

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Contact us to learn more about the situations in which you can benefit from security officer services.

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Protect Yourself from Stalkers & Paparazzi in New York City

Protect Yourself from Stalkers & Paparazzi in New York City

Although New York City may be a beautiful place to live and work in, celebrities and other executive figures must be on the alert. Whether it's from being harassed by the paparazzi or overzealous stalkers or it's being kidnapped or robbed, any of those things and more can happen to any celebrity living or working in New York City.

Private Security Sector

That's where GSS Security Services comes in. With decades of experience in the private security sector, GSS Security Services offers unparalleled protection for our celebrity clients. Whether it's enjoying a night out in the vibrant nightlife of the city or just going shopping with your kids, GSS Security Services will ensure that your public outing is safe and secure. We'll also ensure that any paparazzi or stalkers will have a hard time harassing you and your family and that they're completely and totally harmless as well. 

The Best Protection

Furthermore, no matter where in the Five Boroughs that you're staying at, our teams will be able to provide you with the best protection that the city has to offer. GSS Security Services has years of experience in protecting private clientele as well as private institutions like hotels, and so we'll ensure that your stay in New York City will be a safe one. 

Actor or Actress

If you're an actor or an actress who works in the city, we can also provide you with our security services at your place of work too. We have years of experience in securing and protecting movie sets from trouble as well, and we can extend that protection to you while you're working as well.

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Whether our employees are blending into the crowd to not stand out or they're dressed to impress and scare off any would-be harassers, GSS Security Services will ensure that you and your family are safe in New York City.

For more information about our services, please contact us today.

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Discover The Benefits Of Armed Executive Protection Officers

Armed Executive Protection Officer

With an increased threat of global security, an armed executive protection officer can be imperative to the threat of imminent danger, crisis management, and providing an immediate response during an emergency. In fact, an armed protection officer has higher qualifications than entry-level security personnel. First, let's discuss the role of an armed executive protection officer and then we'll touch on why they're an imperative source of protection for large or high profile clients. 

What Is an Armed Executive Protection Officer & What Do They Do 

An armed executive protection officer provides close protection (i.e. physical protection) with a firearm. Efficient and high-quality support are important to the welfare and assets of their clients. They're expected to use their training and experience to deflect the possibility of immediate danger, a kidnapping, or unauthorized access by an intruder. If necessary, using a weapon is a part of their attempt to secure their client or group. 

Why You Should Consider an Armed Executive Protection Officer 

If you're a high profile client, having an armed executive protection officer can help you restore your life to normalcy. A single encounter of violence or kidnapping can be avoided with their right protection. In fact, armed executive protection meets the needs of:

  • Extremely powerful individuals 
  • High profile people 
  • Celebrities 
  • Government officials 
  • Successful people with influence 

Privacy  

If you're a public figure and need your privacy, an armed executive officer can meet your needs. They have the experience to keep overzealous, greedy photographers, and nosy people from occupying your personal space. Their skills can go a long way towards providing you with the protection you need to lead a private life. 

Personal Protection 

In an unpredictable society, many high profile people need personal protection to avoid danger or a threat. An armed executive officer provides you protection against any type of danger. In fact, they can also protect your value personal property. For instance, if you're carrying valuables from one location to another a experienced executive officer can help. 

Deter Criminal Activity 

The appearance of an armed security officer can often times deter criminal activity or a threat. Most criminals look for an easy opportunity to commit a crime. 

Learn More About The Benefits Of Armed Executive Protection Officers

Get the armed executive protection you need today! You're invited to contact us at GSS Security Services for more details. 

 

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What Are the Signs That You Need to Get Executive Protection?

Executive Protection for a business executive

There are many cases in which a business executive might need protection. If you're dealing in something valuable and you need to carry it from one location to another, you'll feel a lot safer if you have a security officer with you. Or if you're doing some research which might be valuable to the competition, you might want to have a security officer present at all times to make sure that that research doesn't leave your premises.

Plus, there are times when high-level executives themselves become the victims of kidnapping because it might be valuable to other people to have them out of the way and also because this is profitable for kidnappers who ask for ransom.

Dealing with Extraordinary Situations

If you are a business executive who is feeling the need for security in any way, remember that it's always better to be safe than sorry. Even if it turns out that there is no attack or no attempt at stealing whatever you might be carrying, you'll just breathe easier knowing that there is a trained person next to you who will be able to deal with the situation.

Nine times out of ten, there might not be any danger to you or whatever you're carrying but the tenth time, there might be. It's in order to deal with this extraordinary situation that people get executive protection.

Signs That You Need Executive Protection

As an executive, you need to consider your position. Would getting you out of the way, even temporarily, benefit someone else? Maybe a rival executive at a different company or an organization which is opposed to what your organization is doing? If there have been any threats against you or your company or a lot of dissent about some research you might be doing, then it's a good idea to consider getting executive protection.

Contact us for more great tips to figure out when you might need to get executive protection.

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Qualities of a Good Security Officer: Politeness, Authority, and Alertness

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Everyone wants their special event to go smoothly. You might be organizing a music concert, a wedding, a charity gala or a fashion show. In each case, you're going to have a number of people attending the event which makes it necessary for it to be organized and directed. You can do this with the help of special events security.

Security Helps You to Focus on Your Job

When you're backstage making sure that the performance goes smoothly or that the vows are said without a hitch, you can't be bothered about organizing everyone who's attending the event also. This job can be delegated to your security team.

Qualities of a Good Security Officer

You need security officers who have experience working at this kind of event. Not only should a security person be appropriately dressed and recognizable as someone in charge, but they should also direct people with confidence and authority. These are the marks of a good security officer.

Speaking Politely but Authoritatively

When security officers direct people to form a single line or to show their invitations/tickets, they need to do so politely but assertively. If a security officer starts shouting at the lines of people waiting for an event, it actually becomes difficult to take them seriously. At the same time, it is difficult to take someone seriously if they are difficult to hear. So speaking at the right volume, remaining polite and yet being authoritative is necessary for a special events security officer.

Being Alert in Case of Security-Related Issues

A security officer also needs to be alert in case there is any trouble at the event. The trouble could be as small as someone who doesn't want to wait in line or someone who is trying to gatecrash the event. A good security officer will be able to herd such a person to the side and send them on their way without making a scene. And if there is a more serious type of issue such as a fire, a security officer will be able to help people leave the event without stampeding and getting injured.

Contact us to find polite, competent, and authoritative security officers for your event.

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4 Ways to Ensure the Smooth Running of a Movie Production Set

4 Ways to Ensure the Smooth Running of a Movie Production Set

What do all movie production sets have in common?

On a typical movie set, we have the movie actors, equipment worth millions of dollars, hundreds to thousands of production crew members and other third party staff and vendors.

The typical movie set is a recipe for chaos –perhaps even disaster –without the right management practices and safeguards in place. It is thus essential to have the right kind of protection on set to ensure the smooth running of production and the safety of all participants and means of production.

In seeking out a security protection services provider on your set, there are a few things you need to keep in mind:

1. Prioritize Content

A security protection services provider should understand that content is vital on a movie set and organize all security functions accordingly. They should separate all the areas where content and media are created and stored from all other production areas on set. They should also limit access to these areas as is necessary to ensure optimum security. 

2. Embrace the Element of Surprise

A security protection services provider, acting within relevant local laws, you should put spontaneous security measures in place on set, including random searches, on entry or exit, of persons, cars, bags, and other personal effects. These security measures should be unmethodical in order not to be clocked or pre-empted. 

3. Make Sure You Control Access

 Security services protection providers should restrict the use of the internet, social media, personal and mobile devices by production crew members and third-party staff. Depending on the nature of the production, they may also limit or disallow the use of recording devices on set.

Limit access to production documents and oversee their destruction so that access to all production documents is limited to relevant personnel. They should have security policies that recognize production documents as intellectual property and treat them as such.

4. Enhance Your Monitoring Practices

Security services protection providers should monitor everyone on set and ensure that all crew members and third-party staff always have a means of identification on them. These means of identification should be differentiated to distinguish people on set and determine their function or purpose on sight.

Monitor all entry and exit points to the movie set. In helping clients choose a movie location, prioritize centralized and monitored alarm systems.

You should also watch the movie set outside of business hours.

In Conclusion

Do you need a one-stop solution to all security services protection needs on the set of your movie production? Do you need to be assured of the safety of all third party staff, production crew, and equipment on set?

GSS Security Services, Inc. has 25 years of experience providing all kinds of security protection services both domestically and internationally. GSS Security Services, Inc. also has a 250 man strong workforce of well-trained security professionals skilled in essential and effective security practices necessary in overseeing production and safety on a movie set. Please contact us with any security needs. 

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Why Executive Protection Should Be a Top Priority

Why Executive Protection Should Be a Top Priority

Being in the public eye can be risky. CEOs, celebrities, famous entrepreneurs, top company executives and people in high-level or high-profile positions face more threats than the average person. This is especially so in an era when companies and brands try to humanize themselves by putting authentic information and relevant people in the spotlight. This fame makes it easier for anyone with a grievance or bad intent to pick a target and do them harm.

With increased visibility comes the need for increased caution. So, the need for specialized security services and executive protection is on the rise.

What Is Executive Protection?

Even though the term is often associated with 'bodyguards', executive protection is about much more than that. Bodyguards stay close to their clients at all times and keep them bodily safe from threats and annoyances. They are only a small part of the service offered by many executive protection outfits. Executive protection covers more proactive and analytical services. Some of these are;

  • In-depth planning to prepare for clients itinerary
  • Risk assessments customized for individual clients
  • Advance identification of potential risks
  • Reactive plans to eliminate or lessen the possibility of any security incidents

This approach significantly reduces the chances of exposure to danger or the need for executive protection specialists to even swing into action.

What Exactly Does It Offer?

The extent of executive protection services is usually dependent on the client's preferences, and their level of exposure to possible risk. Factors like risk history, location, age, and social ranking also influence how in-depth a protection plan should be. Generally, some of the types of security services offered to executives include;

Protective Surveillance

This service works best for clients who prefer not to make it obvious that they are being protected. It is a low-profile technique which protects from a distance, with security teams remaining close by and ready to act if their intervention is required. The client can go about their daily activities with no obvious disruptions or distractions, all the while assured that ample protection is hovering just out of sight.

Counter Surveillance Support

These are services provided to clients who suspect they are being followed or security teams who have received intelligence that the client they are protecting is being followed. Counter surveillance support teams covertly observe such clients or security teams to identify anyone monitoring them and take expert steps to stop or delay such persons.

Security Drivers

A security specialist behind the wheel is another way of keeping the client safe while they are in transit. Such a person is often trained in how to advise the client and react effectively in the event of an ambush, or on identifying any motorized surveillance. This can also include escort vehicles.          

Residential Security

Security operatives can be used to keep homes and offices safe. This type of protection can cover family and other loved ones. The operatives may be retained for the purposes of ensuring the client's privacy, assess or protect inside the home and outbuildings/perimeters, or provide home security while the client is away.

Asset Protection

This service covers the security of physical assets (like property: cars, houses, expensive collectibles) and ensuring the integrity of non-physical assets (digital information).

Travel-Risk Planning

Security outfits can provide executive protection for clients who are traveling locally or internationally, whether by road, water or air. They also assess the level of risk each method of travel comes with, provide travel intelligence and advise clients and their families on how best to stay safe.

Contingency Planning

Of great importance is the need to have plans in place for unforeseen circumstances. Executive security services provide contingency plans for egress, escape or retrieval during a crisis.

Learn More About Executive Protection

No one likes to think of bad things happening to themselves or their loved ones, but it is only smart to prepare for the worst, even if it never happens. At GSS Security Services Inc., we provide top-notch executive security services to high-profile individuals. Contact us to find out more!

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5 Things All Your Emergency Evacuation Plans Should Do In A Special Event

5 Things All Your Emergency Evacuation Plans Should Do In A Special Event

One of the main characteristics of a well-run event is good planning and the ability to be ready. Factors ranging from the number of attendees to the size of the event space determine what safety plans should be implemented. Indeed, no one likes to hope to use these types of emergency plans, but it is better to make sure nothing has been left to chance.  You need to take smart steps to protect yourself, your staff, and any attendees at the event. 

When some people hear any alarms or realize they are in the midst of an emergency, fear takes over, and they may react without thinking. Thus, it is important to have a plan in place, and people who are primed and ready to react calmly to protect those who need help and guidance at that moment.

Event organizers have the responsibility of carrying out risk assessments to identify any hazards and think up plans to solve them or minimize their impact. One of the most important ways of ensuring safety at an event, big or small, is to have a good evacuation plan. Below are 5 things your emergency evacuation plans should do in a special event.

Identify Evacuation Routes

The best evacuation routes and most effective means of escape must be identified, and must not be obstructed during any events for ease of access. Also, these thoroughfares and exits must be visible, with clear signs explaining their purpose.

Staff Sensitization

All staff members must be prepared for emergencies and aware of the evacuation routes and plans. They should also be familiar with the details of whom to contact, the chain of command, and how best to manage attendees. Key personnel should be appointed to different duties and responsibilities, such as:

  • Managing attendees
  • Early recognition of emergency situations
  • Application of CPR and first aid

Crowd Control

To prevent chaos, there must be an effective plan for crowd direction, control and communication, and documentation. Staff must be posted along the evacuation route, communicate calmly and loudly, and lead people to a safe assembly area.

Alerting External Agencies

Plans must be in place to communicate with and bring in outside emergency medical services (e.g. ambulances, fire and rescue services, police) if necessary, and effect a smooth handover of responsibility to them.

Regular Updates

A good evacuation plan must be dynamic and up-to-date at all times. It should take changes in things like personnel, event space, storage plans, and emergency phone numbers into account. Also, plans must be revised to account for any observed weak points. 

In Conclusion

During many events, meetings or conferences, the prospect of emergencies are often ignored. There must be reasonable steps taken to prevent harm or injury, and planning to calmly and effectively handle any unexpected situations that may arise. A well-planned emergency plan which includes a rock-solid evacuation process will manage risks, minimize danger and keep many people under your care safe.

GSS Security Services, Inc. has 25 years of experience providing all kinds of security protection services both domestically and internationally. Want to find out more? Please contact us and we will be able to guide you through your special event. 

 

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Celebrity Protection: Three Fundamental Tips You Need to Know

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Celebrities spend millions of dollars per year to keep themselves and their properties safe. For instance, early this year, Business Insider reported that rapper 50 Cent spends $70,000 a month to secure his 52-room Connecticut mansion. The total amount he spends annually to secure his properties and for personal security is cross to $1.6 million. 

As you can see, protecting celebrities today is much more than physically shielding them from harm by rogue fans or enemies. It encompasses a broad range of services such as close protection, preventing unwanted intrusions and property protection.

If your mandate as a security leader is to protect celebrities, here are key fundamentals you need to keep in mind.

Conducting Risk Analysis

The first step you need to take is to conduct a comprehensive risk analysis. There are several questions you will need to ask as part of the risk analysis. Does the client regularly travel to dangerous places? Has there been a history of security threats against the celebrity? What kind of security threat is your client most venerable?  This step requires full cooperation from the celebrity to make a strong case for protection.

Protection of Property

According to the recent news published on news.co.au, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint of $14 million in jewels and phones. You should, therefore, ensure the celebrity's personal and work devices are secure. All sensitive data on those devices should also be encrypted using powerful data encryption software. For home protection, you can hire highly-trained security detail and install high-tech systems such as digital fingerprint identification and motion-triggered cameras.

Educate Celebrities About Possible Threats

Many fans do not have bad intentions, but your mandate as a security leader is to educate your client about potential security threats they may face. You can start with security awareness training to help them determine a real risk from just a typical fan.

Are You Ready for Expert Celebrity Protection?

GSS Security Services, Inc. has been providing celebrity security services for decades. We offer discreet, armed and unarmed escort and guard services internationally for clients and their loved ones. Contact us today for your free consultation!

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Why Is Celebrity Protection Services a Great Investment

Celebrity Protection Services

Many people envy the celebrity lifestyle, but few people understand the danger that comes with their fame. For instance, according to Mercury News, "late rapper, Nipsey Hussle went to his clothing store without security to help his friend get new clothes and was murdered". Incidents like these heighten the need for celebrity security protection. In fact, a personal bodyguard is different from security and work differently to meet celebrity needs, but have a few similarities. A security guard protects people and property while a bodyguard works to protect an individual. 

What Are the Benefits of Celebrity Protection Services 

As an influential personality, your events can be overwhelmed with people that are devoted to your television program or cause. In these instances, your absolute protection is a must. You want to know your safety is guaranteed wherever you go and professional celebrity services can give you peace of mind. Also referred to as executive services, here's what you can expect as a celebrity:

Experience 

At GSS Security Services, we provide over 25 years of excellence in our field. We understand that it's impossible to predict when an incident will occur and that celebrities are at greater risk in their day-to-day lives. Our experience helps celebrities feel protected wherever they go with services that include:

  • Complete and experienced security for all events 
  • Licensed, bonded & insured security experts 
  • Drug-free workplace 
  • Quality protection services 
  • Crime prevention services 

Highly Trained 

Our team of security experts is highly trained in high-risk security operations. We can secure celebrities on open grounds or wide space venues. We work diligently to provide you with 24/7 security in a post 9/11 era. Don't trust your celebrity security needs to an unknown by employing the help of a professional security expert. 

Learn More About Celebrity Protection Services

You're invited to contact us at GSS Security Services for free celebrity consultation today!

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Reducing the Risks Posed by Protesters to Your Special Event

Professional Security reducing risk posed by protesters at event

You may think your special event won't attract protests. In this increasingly political age, though, more people are willing to physically gather to voice their thoughts about people, nonprofit organizations and special interest groups that are even just loosely connected to a political cause. In fact, a Washington Post poll found that 1 in 5 Americans have participated in some sort of political rally or protest since 2016.

Reducing Risks From Protestors

Your special event doesn't even have to be promoting a controversial cause; perhaps one of your guests or attendees has attracted attention on a recent issue. That could be enough to draw protesters. (Just one example from this year: Crowds gathered outside an international auto show's charity preview event to protest one automaker's decision to close local plants.) In today's political climate, it's clear that you simply can't take a chance with security at your upcoming event.

Professional Security

GSS Security Services, Inc., is your answer for discreet, professional security. Should the need arise, we'll be there to protect your patrons, just like we do at hundreds of corporate events, galas, private parties and award shows throughout the country. In addition to preventing potential problems with protesters, we reduce the risk of "gate crashers" and work to make sure your guests and their personal belongings are safe throughout the event. Conflicts between guests can be handled quickly and quietly to prevent distractions that take others' eyes off the main fundraising event or celebration.

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Our complete suite of services protects you and your guests, regardless of the size or type of event you're planning. We can assist with equipment rental, permit acquisitions, transportation and parking. By covering all the details, we can help ensure that your event will go smoothly with no security issues.

To learn more about how GSS Security Services can work with you for a safe and successful special event, contact us today.

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Why Security Services Are Relevant to Your Business

Why Security Services Are Relevant to Your Business

Ensuring your guests are safe and protected are important at corporate, professional, and social events including businesses like shopping outlets and hotels. A professional security team can provide your guests with a sense of safety which is essential when hiring an expert to secure you or your business. People want to feel safe when they're attending your functions too. In fact, professional security understands the importance of safety and offer strategic techniques that civilians don't utilize. Plus, their certification gives them special privileges to use in their field of safety. 

Top 3 Reasons Your Business Needs Professional Security Services 

Deter Criminal Activity 

Often times, criminals will bypass your business even if you've employed security personnel. Opportunistic criminals look for unsecured homes and businesses as their target. Professional security puts armed or unarmed security officers where you need them to secure your premises. The presence of security will make the host, patrons, and business owner feel safe. 

Effectively Handle Security Issues 

When your business or event is faced with an issue, professional security has qualified, skilled training to effectively handle most situations. In fact, they can work with law enforcement to help solve crimes associated with your venue or event. Security experts are qualified in questioning witnesses, response time, securing victims, and taking reports.  

Manage The Crowd 

An unruly crowd can be the first sign of trouble at your event. Professional security can help control rowdy, drunk, or aggressive attendees. They're highly trained at keeping your premises under surveillance and to suppress a threat. 

Why Businesses Choose GSS Security Services 

With over 25 years of excellence, GSS Security Services understands how paramount personal security services is in today's economic and political climate. As the nation's leading full-service security, we offer professional, skillful, and discreet managed services. We serve both domestic and international clients. For your protection, you're invited to contact us at GSS Security Services today!

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