Lions Gate provides a range of executive security services across several industry sectors, including the energy and mining sectors, the entertainment industry, as well as lesser known local or international VIPs and High-Value Individuals (HVIs). Executive Security services are also frequently termed Executive Protection (EP), Close Protection (CP) services and EP or CP Details, with the terms being used interchangeably in this article.
The concept of broken neighbourhoods is not difficult to grasp. The panhandling, the drug dealing, public intoxication, gang activity, higher crime and nuisance activity, the general unkempt appearance of certain areas are all commonplace signals of decay.
The term ‘Risk Management’ is most often thrown around in finance and insurance circles....
Crime and fear of crime have a considerable impact on both the life of individuals and their wider community. It is well documented that good planning and design have a major role to play in reducing crime and thus people’s fear of it.
International developments, national events, state politics, local activism, community leadership – how might these impact business operations? What effect do they have on safety and security? Real-time awareness of what is unfolding at all levels is an essential component to accurately assessing the state of security in a region and being able to effectively manage and work within it. This is the role of security intelligence.
I want to talk about CPTED briefly, and explain why its simplistic application of marketing to the wider world is also the reason for its often ‘tokenistic’ application and consequent failure for sustainable delivery. That is my considered professional opinion based on over two decades operating as a designing out crime professional.
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Many factors influence the success of business continuity and the speed with which event affected communities and proximal businesses can resume.
“The biggest asset to counter terrorism in Canada is an informed public. Measured and accurate communications from official sources can also counter rumours and deflect misinterpretations. Good communications in the public domain can also help prevent radicalization or at least enable intervention at an early stage”.
From the Rio Olympics to the Orlando Nightclub Shooting: How Awareness can Mitigate Security Risks at Public Events
Olympics, playoff hockey celebrations, sporting events, carnivals, parades, outdoor concerts, nightclubs, theaters, auditoriums: all festive events or locations that attract mass crowds of people. While serving to bring people together for entertainment and celebration, given the current threat environment another lens needs to be applied when considering such events and venues. What are their vulnerabilities? Could they be potential targets? What other risks are involved? How will personal safety be impacted?
In a world that is saturated by risk, it is those who are able to effectively manage these risks, and adequately respond to and recover from critical incidents that will have a substantial advantage over those who are not. Recovery in these instances is not a choice; it is a necessity for business continuity and uninterrupted security. Incidents may range from the catastrophic to the continuous routine threats. Yet, whether the highest risk is posed by a protest, labour dispute, community uprising, or terrorist threat, recognizing what is needed to strengthen resiliency and acting on that knowledge is key to achieving safety and security in the current environment.