Today, many people, whether due to their profession, function, lifestyle or simply for security reasons, no longer see it as a luxury, if not directly necessary, to hire the services of a bodyguard or private escort.
This task must be carried out by highly trained and prepared people to be able to detect and deal with any situation of danger towards the person they are guarding.
How do I know if my bodyguard is qualified?
Private close protection security companies that provide this type of service are obliged to provide you with prepared elements. Before hiring the person who will be in charge of providing these services, several medical, physical and psychometric tests are carried out. A criminal background check, psychological evaluations, physical abilities, etc. should also be done.
Within their training, they must develop certain skills such as being discreet, serious, friendly, etc. Many times we tend to have the idea or image that bodyguards are people who are dedicated to killing or who have done it before, really the bodyguards are people who should be very well prepared and not necessarily be “thugs” or “criminals”.
Prudent.- It is important to talk about the person who will be with you many hours of the day, sharing moments and conversations that at times will be personal or intimate, so it is important to look for a bodyguard who, thanks to his professionalism, is prudent and reliable, that you have the certainty that no personal information will be disclosed or that it will not comment to you about your personal life.
Intelligence: The bodyguard must be a person with a high level of intuition and who knows how to analyze the environment in which you find yourself since if you find yourself in a dangerous situation, you must detect it at least a few seconds in advance to act immediately and avoid misfortunes.
In addition to these qualities, you must have knowledge and skills in more areas such as;
– Know and have a good handling of weapons.
– Self-defence methods.
– Know how to give first aid.
– Be in good physical condition to be able to run, defend, etc.
– Good defensive and offensive driving of preferably large vehicles.
– Knowledge of technologies for communication and monitoring.