When an employee is stealing, stalking, potentially threatening or embezzling, covert surveillance is often the best strategy to mitigate risk, avoid violence and build a legal case. Covert surveillance can also be used when there is no specific subject. When receipts seem lower than they should be, an inventory check comes up short, or when something in a business seems “off,” covert surveillance can pinpoint both the reason and the responsible person(s).
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Conducting advance work in a foreign country, whether for a one-day trip to attend a meeting or a three-week family vacation at a major international event, is very different from domestic travel security. For domestic trips, security personnel are familiar with the culture, the language and typical, day-to-day situations. Advance work is still necessary, but security is more predictable.
Although nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, most companies have no workplace violence policy. Even worse, many of the workplace violence policies adopted by companies are essentially worthless.
Moving manufacturing or distribution outside the United States presents security challenges that U.S. – only operations rarely face. The key is to take a proactive approach in understanding those challenges, as well as the options for mitigating them.
Unlike law enforcement personnel, Personal Protection and Executive Protection Specialists are not focused on apprehending a perpetrator: they anticipate and identify potential risks and dangers before they occur and take proactive steps to avoid them. In the event of a dangerous situation, the focus is on protecting the client from danger and removing the client from the situation.