Executive Protection Blog

Event Security Solutions – A Great Guest Experience

December 11, 2014 - By Sonny Schürer

Once a year, Denmark’s leading purveyor of fine watches and jewellery exhibits millions of dollars worth of high-end luxury in an event open to the public. This fall, Klarlund brought hundreds of exquisite pieces from its two Copenhagen shops to Aarhus, on the other side of Denmark, for a weekend exhibition that opened its doors to more than 1000 paying guests. The event security was top-notch – but that’s not what the enthusiastic watch aficionados noticed.

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Corporate Security Training → Balancing Theory & Practice

November 19, 2014 - By Ivor Terret

Balancing theory and practice in security training is essential. Specifically for field skills, instruction based solely on theory is rarely effective. In a domain where hands-on experience is just as important as heads-on information, one cannot effectively learn decision making from instructors who have not actually had to make some hard decisions on the ground themselves.

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Security Lessons From The White House

November 1, 2014 - By Ivor Terret

If there’s one place that gets a lot of attention every time security is breached, it’s the White House. Attempted intrusions are so common and newsworthy that there is even a Wikipedia entry devoted to just that. This blog takes a look at the two most recent intrusion attempts and draws some lessons on what can go right and wrong in fixed site security.

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The WHY of Corporate Executive Protection

October 9, 2014 - By Brian Jantzen

Corporate executive protection is a lot of things to a lot of people. That’s natural, as EP is a relatively new discipline in the corporate sphere. But it doesn’t mean that everything that everyone says about corporate EP makes sense or is helpful.

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3 reasons to turn off the radio in executive protection training

August 28, 2014 - By Ivor Terret

Any EP pro who’s worked with direct communication systems, such as hand-held radios for immediate group communication, knows that these are extremely useful during protective operations. Indeed, when radio or any other type of communication fails, the assignment can quickly fall apart. But what about using radios during executive protection training?

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Drones and Corporate Security → The Future is Now

July 28, 2014 - By Sonny Schürer

Also called “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), drones have become a significant part of how we perceive war and security in the 21st century. Their military benefits are obvious. They are unmanned and controlled remotely – even from thousands of miles away – so they place no one on your side at risk even when sent to hostile areas. They carry everything from cameras to missiles and can perform a wide variety of combat and surveillance operations. And while military-grade drones are not exactly cheap, they are far less expensive to purchase and operate than the manned versions they replace. This blog examines how drone technology is moving from purely military use into other applications, including security.

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Executive Driver – 4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring One

July 2, 2014 - By Christian West

Companies that hire executive drivers – both at home and abroad – need to ask some tough questions before anyone gets in the car. Learn how to ask the questions that executive protection experts ask BEFORE you hire your next driver.

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Staying safe in Brazil for the World Cup

June 12, 2014 - By Christian West

Check out the second of our two-part blog on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where we we provide some simple tips for tourists traveling to the world’s biggest football festival.

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Is Brazil ready for the World Cup?

June 4, 2014 - By Christian West

Check out our two-blog series for a quick overview of where things currently stand – and what you can do to stay safe if you’re traveling to Brazil to watch fútbol.

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ROI of an Executive Protection Driver – You’ll Be Surprised

May 27, 2014 - By Christian West

Have you calculated the ROI of executive drivers? Hiring a professional driver is often considered a luxury reserved only for the upper echelons of major corporations. However, when seen from a business perspective and through the lens of risk management, using well-trained drivers to help executives with ground transportation can often provide very good return on investment.

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Identity Privacy – Do’s & Don’ts to Keep Your Identity Private

May 8, 2014 - By Sonny Schürer

It happens to celebrities every day all over the world: paparazzi photographers appear out of nowhere to snap pictures, ask questions and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Just how they get their information on the whereabouts of the rich and famous are closely guarded secrets. But dumpster diving, paying informants and taking advantage of people’s carelessness – and human nature – are all part of the toolbox when it comes to compromising identity security.

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Hotel Safety: 13 Insider Safety Tips You Need to Know

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April 9, 2014 - By Will Powell

AS Solution has been advising major hotel chains on security and fire safety issues for a number of years. Along the way, we’ve seen some of the best practices in the world – and unfortunately, some of the worst, too. This blog offers some inside tips that all travelers should know so they can put forward thinking to work for them even as they sleep.

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Update on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea

April 2, 2014 - By Will Powell

A few clients here in Africa have asked us for our opinion on the Ebola outbreak from a security and staff safety point of view. While we’re neither doctors nor epidemiologists, we do have some experience with similar outbreaks and contacts on the ground – and we hope that we can provide even a little insight that might be helpful to our network.

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Getting around India during the elections: four takeaways for executive travellers

March 28, 2014 - By Krishnan Ramanathan

The world’s largest democracy takes to the polls this April and May. While India offers logistical challenges beyond the ordinary at any time of the year, election time ratchets up the complications even more – and everyone from backpackers and C-suite executives needs to plan ahead.

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Top 9 Trends for Executive Protection in 2014

March 21, 2014 - By Brian Jantzen

The executive protection industry continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of corporate security. When you add to this some major shifts in economic activity worldwide – as well as technological innovation – some interesting trends emerge that we think are worth discussing. Check them out – and let us know your take on these and other trends.

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