Bodyguard Use Among Executives and VIPs Still on the Rise
- April 5, 2017
- Posted by: Moise Louissaint
- Category: VIP Security News
When we think of bodyguards, right away you may think of Kevin Costner in his role of protecting the glamorous Whitney Houston, but not all bodyguards are about protecting celebrities. The use of bodyguards for personal security amongst executives and other VIPs is on the rise. While having a bodyguard may be a bit of a status symbol, they can be a necessity to protect executives and VIPs from unexpected incidents and threatening behavior. There is peace of mind when knowing your well-being is the main concern of a highly-trained bodyguard.
There are many reasons why an executive or VIP would choose personal security. Executives could be in charge of large companies that are worth millions or more, leaving them to be a high-valued target for robbery, assault, and more. There could be threats made against executives and even bribery and blackmail from a member of the public or disgruntled employees. When it comes to other VIPs, they do not need necessarily need to be a famous Hollywood star, but public figures who may have made a name for themselves in other ways. VIPs can also be prone to incidents also like robbery or even kidnap and ransom due to wealth or influence. While these things won’t necessarily happen, it is always a good idea to stay safe with the use of a bodyguard, especially when out in public.
The use of bodyguards with executives and VIPs is on the rise due to their many benefits, with the first one being obvious that they can help defend against physical harm. A bodyguard should be well trained in defense and know how to handle a possible attack. Should an incident take place, the bodyguard will know how to handle the situation effectively as they have gone through extensive training on how to deal with all sorts of situations. They are also trained to know what to look and listening for in the immediate surroundings.
Even the body language and behavior of others are details a bodyguard is mindful of. A bodyguard will be able to assess an area to be aware of potential dangers before an incident occurs, even doing some research ahead of time to become aware of new areas and what the safest routes to take are. They may even be able to provide a driving service, acting as a chauffeur to bring you safely to your destination while staying aware of any possible dangers. They could also follow your car to make sure you are not followed by anyone else. In addition, a bodyguard can go to a place ahead of time to check out the route, the area, all entrances, and stand and wait for the client to show up to escort them in.
An executive of VIP bodyguard can also check for potential vulnerability in the home and/or transportation, even transportation routes, adding extra reinforcement or making changes where needed. They can give helpful advice on how to stay safe and what to do in the event of a dangerous situation. Finally, a bodyguard presence can act as a deterrent against potential dangers. When a bodyguard is seen, it may put people off from trying anything against highly trained personal security. Of course, some people may prefer their bodyguards in plain clothing.
Because of these reasons, a bodyguard should be more than just personal security, but as a confidant who you should be able to speak to freely without worrying when information will get to. They will have the strictest of confidentiality agreements and will never indulge any detail about the client. Bodyguards will know when it is necessary to involve police and their keen eye for detail will be able to provide them with essential information that you may not have even noticed.
As you can see, you don’t need to be a celebrity to enjoy the benefits of having personal security. The police are a great resource, but they cannot patrol specific areas all the time. Even families in affluent areas are taking on bodyguards to patrol neighborhoods, especially after a crime, to ensure it does not happen again. A bodyguard takes the time to get to know you, your needs, your habits, and assess your vulnerabilities at home, whilst out, and at work. If you are considering a bodyguard for hire, know that your safety is their job.
You don’t need to be stressed out when it comes to you and your family’s personal security. It is a sad reality that our world is not as safe as it once was. Hiring a bodyguard will give an extra layer of protection, being the extra eyes and ears to the area around you and your family to give peace of mind when out and about.
If you are a VIP or Top-Level Executive and discretion is a must, call us here at Fast Guard Service. We offer NDA agreements and we can protect you 24/7.