Nov 042009
 

Paris Hilton is in the news again having to re-live the burglary that occurred at her personal residence nearly one year ago. Paris Hilton’s residence is located in a private, gated community in Hollywood Hills. Per LAPD there had been a rash of burglaries that occurred at night and on weekends at other celebrity homes in the area.  Rumor had it that a door was left unlocked at Hilton’s home.  Paris’s sister Nicky Hilton remains in disbelief that such a crime even took place. Her sister, she says, “lives in a gated community with supposed state of the art security”. 

This just proves that state of the art anything isn’t worth the money you spend unless it is installed correctly, monitored, and tailored to an overall security plan.  Crime and all of its variations can come at anytime and anywhere.  Good neighborhoods and bad neighborhoods are not immune from the long tentacles of crime.  I believe if Miss Hilton and other Celebrities like her with high exposure issues would have retained the services of an Executive Protection Specialist, this whole incident could have been avoided.  When you hire a professional Security Consulting & Executive Protection Firm, you will receive a complete evaluation, overhaul, and implementation of new or upgraded security measures. 

Even though you may have a state of the art security system, is it monitored?  Is it connected to a private I.P address for instant real time data collection?  Is there ample space for recording a lot of data over long periods of time?  Are the security cameras analog or digital?  Is there sufficient security camera coverage that records vital information for the Police and Investigators in case something does occur?  Are your travel routes and plans consulted by a Security Consultant to lessen your exposure issues?  Do you have armed and trained Executive Protection Specialists to guide you when you go in public?  Is there an Executive Protection Professional who conducts personalized Threat Assessments to help ensure the safety of you and your loved ones?  All these issues and more need to be addressed.  Crime is on the rise everywhere.  Kidnappings are also on the rise.  Do you have a plan in place for such an unthinkable event?  The higher the exposure issues, the higher the risk for all involved around you.  Do not become a crime statistic.  I wish Paris Hilton would have had a plan in place so that she would not have had to endure such a traumatic event as a burglary, and then re-live it almost a year later when some of her personal items were returned.  Isn’t it better to have never gone through such an ordeal? Don’t make the same mistake.  Hire a professional to advise you on your security related issues.

If you have any questions about Bodyguards or Executive Protection for you, your boss, your company, or someone you know, feel free to call or email Gideon Protective Services for a free, confidential consultation.  See what Gideon can do for you.  Check us out at http://www.executive-protection-services.com

Nov 032009
 

Ryan Seacrest’s Bodyguard fulfilled his duty!

When Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. was sentenced for assault, battery, and possession of a switchblade knife on September 18, 2009 for his derailed attack on Celebrity Ryan Seacrest, hopefully he will think twice before trying that again, especially when there is a trained Bodyguard on duty.  Bodyguards and Executive Protection professionals everywhere should feel a since of pride knowing that one of their own did his job and protected his client, Ryan Seacrest.  Granted, I am not excited that Ryan Seacrest’s Bodyguard was injured during the altercation, but sometimes that is the risk we take when getting into the Personal Protection line of work.  Not only did Ryan Seacrest’s Personal Bodyguard protect Mr. Seacrest and get him to safety, he also was able to apprehend the Stalker and hand him over to Police, and along the way preserve the image of his client.  Another small nugget is that this happened in California and Ryan Seacrest’s Bodyguard wasn’t ridiculed by the media.  He acted within the boundaries of the law and he did what he had to do.  (Neither Ryan Seacrest nor his Bodyguard required medical attention after the altercation).

 If you have any questions about Bodyguards or Executive Protection for you, your boss, your company, or someone you know, feel free to call or email Gideon Protective Services for a free, confidential consultation.  See what Gideon can do for you.  Check us out at http://www.executive-protection-services.com.