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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.
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.
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.
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.
Another situation in which you might want to get security is when you're transferring something valuable from one place to another.
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.
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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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
- Government officials
- Successful people with influence
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
This service covers the security of physical assets (like property: cars, houses, expensive collectibles) and ensuring the integrity of non-physical assets (digital information).
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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!