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Drones: useful tools, toys or weapons?

Drones: useful tools, toys or weapons?

08 Jul 2019 | Close Protection

Is society ready to deal with the possible security ramifications of drone technology? We look at the rise of this technology, the threats, and how it is policed globally.

Should you hire security for your Wedding?

Should you hire security for your Wedding?

03 Jul 2019 | Close Protection

More and more people are hiring security for their wedding over concerns of unwanted guests, gatecrashers and theft. Wedding security is no longer just for Society and Celebrity Weddings.

Was MP Mark Field right in taking action against protester?

Was MP Mark Field Right Taking Action?

22 Jun 2019 | Close Protection

British Member of Parliament, Mark Field took physical action ejecting an intruder from a private dinner in London. Was he right to act, what were the failings and what can we learn?

Armed Bodyguards UK

Can you hire Armed Bodyguards in the UK?

24 Jan 2019 | Close Protection

Many VIPs visit the UK and enquire about armed security. Virginie Roux looks into the use of firearms in Close Protection in the UK, what is possible, what is not.

Bodyguard Series

The BBC Series Bodyguard

6 Nov 2018 | Close Protection

The series Bodyguard was a major sucess of the BBC that had viewers gripped from start to finish, but, what did the police and industry insiders think of the series?.

Hiring Private Security in New York

Hiring Private Security in New York

16 Oct 2018 | Close Protection

Hiring private security in New York can be a daunting affair if you have never done it before. What can you expect from a bodyguard service in New York? Should you have an unarmed or armed bodyguard? Is New York safe?

BBC Radio interview on the BBC series Bodyguard

BBC Radio interview on the BBC series Bodyguard

24 Sept 2018 | Close Protection

Intelligent Protection International Limited's CEO Alex Bomberg talks with BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Anna King about the BBC series Bodyguard, what it takes to be a bodyguard in the UK, what skills and traits clients look for in a personal bodyguard.

Our new office in New York

Our New York Office

1 May 2018 | Close Protection

Intelligent Protection International Limited is pleased to announce the opening of its first office in the USA and its further expansion plans for the next 18 months in the Americas. Alex Bomberg, Group CEO explains how this is the next logical step for the firm.

The Surge of Female Bodyguards

The Surge of Female Bodyguards

9 April 2018 | Close Protection

The number of female Bodyguards working within the Executive Protection industry is maybe less than 10% although these numbers are thought to have risen in recent years. What role do females play in Executive Protection? Virgine Roux looks at operational deployment and skills.

reasonable use of force

Use of Force as a Bodyguard

13 February 2018 | Close Protection

If you use force as a Bodyguard, have you failed? Sat Rayit looks at reasonable use of force for Bodyguards and discusses in detail the decision-making process based on the ‘National Decision-Making Model’. Can you justify your actions in court?

The Bodyguard Film – fact from fiction

The Bodyguard Film – fact from fiction

7 February 2018 | Close Protection

Discuss the Close Protection industry and people start thinking 'The Bodyguard'... Alex Bomberg takes a look at the iconic 1990's film, 'The Bodyguard' and seperates fact from fiction, dissecting the films three major storylines.

A Guide to Etiquette for Bodyguards

‘Adab’ - A Guide to Etiquette for Bodyguards

1 February 2018 | Close Protection

In this article, Alex Bomberg looks at ‘Adab’, prescribed Islamic etiquette, how that fits well with Executive Protection, how it may be applied and simple tips on etiquette for Bodyguards.

How to become a Bodyguard

How to become a Bodyguard

26 January 2018 | Close Protection

How do you become a Bodyguard in the UK? Virginie Roux discusses all you need to know, from SIA certified courses through to fitness, additional skills and etiquette; as well as CV's & networking.

Hiring a Bodyguard in France

Hiring a Bodyguard in France

18 January 2018 | Close Protection

Virginie Roux writes about hiring a Bodyguard in France, what you need to know and more importantly what you legal obligations are under French laws.

Armed Security Services in France

Armed Security Services in France

2 January 2018 | Close Protection

Article by Virginie Roux on the new laws in France relating to the use of firearms for Executive Protection and how this law is applied by CNAPS certified firms in France.

contact the SIA

SIA Phone Number and Contact Details

2 January 2018 | Close Protection

Article by Virginie Roux on how best to make contact with the Security Industry Authority via your online account or telephone and on how to keep an eye on the progress of the application for your SIA license.

Protecting stars and billionaires

Royal Bodyguards

30 December 2017 | Close Protection

Intelligent Protection International Limited has been providing Royalty Protection for a number of years. What does Royalty Protection involve and how does it differ from Executive Protection?

Protecting stars and billionaires

3 Celebrity Bodyguards explain what it takes to protect Stars and Billionaires

27 August 2017 | Close Protection

An interview with Intelligent Protection International Limited team members and CEO on protecting Royal families, UHNWI's and clients around the globe.

Intelligent Protection Interational opens new Paris Offices

Intelligent Protection Interational Opens New Paris Offices

20 May 2017 | Close Protection

George Foster, Group Managing Director discusses our new office in Paris, being the only UK firm with CNAPS certification for Close Protection Services and the future of armed bodyguards in France.

bodyguards for china

Executive Protection Across Asia

23 April 2017 | Close Protection

Working across Asia as an Executive Bodyguard is not at times easy, here Sat Rayit, Intelligent Protection International Limited's Protective Services Manager (Asia) talks about some of the operational concerns.

Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris

BBC Radio 4 Interview on the Kim Kardashian Robbery in Paris

10 October 2016 | Close Protection

BBC Radio 4 interview with Alex Bomberg, Group CEO in relation to the Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris and the Close Protection failings.
Did Social Media usage play a big part in robbery? Was security adequate for a person of such wealth?

How to hire a Bodyguard

How to Hire a Bodyguard

January 2015 | Close Protection

Hiring a Bodyguard can be a daunting task if you have never done it before. Even if you have hired private security many times, it can still be full of pit falls.
Our guide on "How to hire a Bodyguard" discussed the different types of Close Protection, what questions to ask and what to expect.

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Intelligent (UK Holdings) Limited Group of companies is involved in many different areas of security, from the manufacture of body armour and military equipment, to close protection, counter intelligence and training. This blog covers much of our work, includes useful insight, articles and ideas.

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