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Whilst we are able, we will remain operational as normal, with our teams active on site and our head office open. As always our main priority is health and safety. We are advising our team members on government updates, advice and guidelines daily, if you should require any further information please contact us. We are all unsure of the potential impacts of COVID-19 however if required we have a business continuity plan in place whereby individual contacts will remain available by mobile phone and email. Our main phone lines will be diverted if necessary to ensure the business remains operational.

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We remain on call to assist with your security concerns, our teams remain ready to mobilise with 48 hours notice. Should you require any further assistance then please call us on 020 3489 3892.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we wish you well during these unprecedented times.

5 Common Bodyguard Myths

There are few professions that create as much intrigue as that of a bodyguard. Hired by celebrities, billionaires and royalty, the modern Bodyguard, Close, Personal or Executive Protection Officer is in increasing demand. Global insecurity, a sharp upsurge in violent crime and a reduction in police manpower has resulted in more corporate executives and private individuals turning to the private security sector for personal protection.

However, thanks to a few far-fetched and unrealistic Hollywood movies, the bodyguard profession has been given a somewhat fantasised portrayal.  Action and drama obviously sells movies but this false representation also creates an unjustified stereotype of a serious, diligent and very skilled profession.   Listed are some of the five most common myths surrounding the bodyguard industry.

1. Size Matters

Probably the first thing that people think of is that a bodyguard has to be an intimidating seven feet tall, musclebound monster where the bigger the frame, the more protective he’ll be. Nonsense! While some clients prefer to hire a personal protection officer that is over six feet tall, size is certainly no guarantee of professional ability. Ideally, the close protection officer should be the ‘grey man’ operating discreetly whilst blending into the crowd.  Agility and the ability to think on your feet are just some of the required competencies.

2. Bodyguards are Men

Female close protection officers are becoming increasingly popular, particularly with female clients.  They may lack the physicality of their male counterparts however they certainly makeup for it in other areas.  For example, a female client may feel more comfortable with allowing a female into her personal space and others may prefer a female bodyguard to look after their children. When dressed conservatively, a female bodyguard is far less likely to attract the same attention as her male colleagues.  

3.  Only Celebrities Hire Bodyguards

Again, this statement is totally incorrect.  While most celebrities do hire bodyguards, a large number of ordinary, everyday people also require some form of personal protection. These may range from a business executive travelling overseas to an unfamiliar location to someone feeling threatened by the likes of stalkers, the paparazzi and former partners. In addition, an increasing number of clients feel the need to hire personal protection to safeguard their children.

4.  A Bodyguard Become Close Friends with The Principle

This is another Hollywood inspired misconception.  A trusted relationship with the principle is certainly paramount however there are very strict professional boundaries that should always be upheld. A close protection officer is no different from a chauffeur, nanny or chef and over familiarity is strongly discouraged. A proficient close protection officer knows that their relationship with the principle is a professional one and they’re primarily being hired to do a job.

5.  Being a Bodyguard is Glamorous

Definitely not true! Yes there are occasions where a close protection officer visits top restaurants, stays in luxury hotels and spends time on board a magnificent superyacht. Nevertheless, the Hollywood movies rarely depict the long hours and painstaking work that goes on behind the scenes such as planning routes and writing reports. More often than not, the role of a personal protection officer is a thankless one where the lifestyle of the principle must always come first. Flexibility is key and sometimes with little notice, one day could be spent in London and the following day in Monaco or Dubai.  

There’s no denying that the bodyguard profession is shrouded in mystery and thus creates an element of curiosity.  The film industry has helped to create a somewhat false image of this highly skilled yet often misunderstood profession where brains are certainly more important than brawn.

 

 

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As a result of your impeccable service, Intrepid Protection has become our first choice when we require security services and I would have no hesitation in recommending you.

Diana Arama
Mayfair Networking Events

Intrepid provided the highest quality and professional security services that I have worked with. The entire operation is first class and very discrete. If you expect top of the line, you’ve found it.

G.C
Private Client, Kensington

The entire process from beginning to end was thoroughly diligent and completely professional. I thank your close protection team for always making us feel safe and reassured.

K.V.
Private Client, London

Their understanding of the superyacht industry as a whole is also particularly impressive. Their personnel are polite, personable and very professional. Consequently, we have always received consistent positive feedback from both Captains and crew. Having used a number of other security providers in the past, Intrepid Protection are our preferred security provider and come very highly recommended. They are a pleasure to work with and I thank them for the services they have provided to us so far.

V.M.
Yacht Management Company, Seychelles

Throughout this engagement, Intrepid Protection has provided a thoroughly professional security service. Their consultants were knowledgeable, polite and courteous and integrated very well with the crew. Overall a very professional outfit and I would have no hesitation in recommending Intrepid Protection in the future.

R.D.
Captain, 60 metre superyacht

Intrepid provided the highest quality and professional security services that I have worked with. The entire operation is first class and very discrete. If you expect top of the line, you’ve found it.

G.C
Private Client, Kensington