Though the concept of private security might be considered to be relatively modern, the reality is that some form of private security has existed for centuries. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs hired private security guards for personal protection, as did the ancient Romans, emperors especially, during the Byzantine Empire to protect their families and property.
Today, having a bodyguard is popular, especially among celebrities. People have the notion that the role they play is full of action and drama. This misconception comes from the romanticized and highly dramatized depictions of bodyguards in action films. In contrast to the exciting and adventurous everyday life depicted on screen, the role of a real-life bodyguard is more focused on strategies. It consists mainly of planning routes, pre-searching rooms and buildings where the client will be visiting, researching people’s background that will have contact with their client, searching vehicles, and attentively escorting the client on their mundane activities.
However, there are a number of reasons why bodyguards are not just for celebrities.
Reading people’s motives
Part of a bodyguard’s intensive training is to understand people’s psychologies and be able to trouble shoot what they are likely to do.
Regular workout sessions and fitness trainings result to the bodyguard’s muscular buff physique. Most of the time, they look intimidating because of their size, bulging biceps, and lean, mean jawline. Having one beside you will surely make any perpetrator think twice.
Warrior and healer rolled into one
Bodyguards are well trained in safety tactics. In cases of emergency, they can unleash their self-defense, first aid, and weapon handling skills, depending on what the situation requires. So, if you face any harmful challenge or you sustain some serious injury, you will have a helper around you.
Intuition for Danger
Bodyguards are well trained to assess safety routes. They know which areas to steer clear of at different times, be it cause of traffic or danger. A bodyguard knows which routes to keep you safe at all times.
Does More than Protect
Bodyguards are versatile and can also handle different tasks other than protecting you from danger such as driving and running special errands. Chances are you will get much more than protection if you hire a bodyguard.
GSG Protective Services is a full-service provider of premium security services specializing in 6 divisions: investigations, physical security, protective services, technology and consulting. They began service in NV in 2000 and expanded into CA in 2005. The company has continued expansion and now operates in AZ, CA, NV, TX and TN.
GSG Protective Services employs off-duty and retired law enforcement officers for certain situations. Years of training and experiences makes their officers skilled leaders in protective services. In addition, many off-duty/retired law enforcement officers have legal authority to make arrests as needed.