Is close security the same as it is in the movies?

Movies have a lot to answer for. Whether it's convincing us we can look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club or forcing us to repaint the walls after an eight-year-old Spider-Man tried to run up them while fighting the Green Goblin - we develop our ideas about the world from watching the silver screen.

So, what expectations can people have about close protection details? And what should you look for in a professional provider that will keep you, your team, or family safe?

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Why do bodyguards wear sunglasses?

A seemingly essential piece of kit for any security professional, sunglasses are worn for reasons other than trying to make their owner look cool. So, why do bodyguards wear them?

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Reasons to Hire a Bodyguard

Who needs the type of protection, and why?

A bodyguard serves to protect the life or lifestyle of an individual, reading different people and situations to provide optimum security.

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What is residential security?

Residential security services are a great way to offer peace of mind that you, your family and home are appropriately protected.

Installing CCTV equipment at your home can be a easy deterrent, but sometimes that isn't always enough.

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Can Female Bodyguards Keep You Safe?

Female bodyguards are growing in popularity across the world. But can they really keep you safe?

Times are changing, and bodyguards don't need to be big and intimidating to be effective.

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How To Stay Safe In Big Cities

Keep safe and your wits about you in big cities.

Whether you're shopping in your hometown or travelling to an unfamiliar city, it's important to keep your wits about you to stay safe. Cities are exciting and inspiring places where there's never a shortage of things to do, sights to see, and people to meet. They can however also be hotspots for crime, so it's important to remain alert and take precautions to keep yourself safe during your trip.

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What To Do If You Think You're Being Followed

Keep safe if you suspect you're being followed.

If you suspect that you're being followed, the most important thing you can do to stay safe is keep a calm and level head. We've all experienced that feeling that we're being watched at some point in our lives, but for most of us it never turns out to be anything more than an overactive imagination.

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Using Public Transport Alone: Tips For Staying Safe

Keep yourself safe when travelling alone.

If you're travelling alone on public transport, it's important to be safety-savvy to protect yourself and your belongings from petty criminals.Travelling by public transport can be faster and more convenient in areas with high levels of traffic.

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Top Tips for Business Security

Keep your business safe and secure with our tips.

Spend time reviewing both your business' physical and cyber security now to save yourself time, money and stress in the future. Stay one step ahead of criminals by performing regular risk assessments and implementing the necessary security precautions to protect your employees, customers, business property and assets.

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How to Ensure Your Property is Safe When You're Away From Home

Protect your property from potential intruders when left unattended.

When you're away on holiday the last thing you want is to be constantly worrying about whether your home and valuables are safe. Implement the security tips in this blog to give you and your family peace of mind that your home and assets are safe and secure, so that you can get on with making happy holiday memories.

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How to Stay Safe Out and About in Your Car

Keep yourself safe when you're driving.

Your car is possibly one of the most expensive things you own. Whether you're driving for business or pleasure, it can certainly feel like a home away from home. Therefore you need to take appropriate precautions to protect it and any possessions, especially if it's a high-value vehicle or you're a high net worth individual and therefore more of a potential target. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe when out and about in your car.

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How to Stay Safe Out and About on Foot

Keep yourself safe out and about with our tips.

There are going to be times when you're out and about on foot, whether you're going for a morning run, walking home after an event, or moving between meetings in the city. In such situations it's important to be aware of your surrounds, especially if you're a VIP or celebrity and therefore more of a potential target. Here are a few rules to help ensure your safety.

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Safety Considerations for Lone Travellers

What things do you consider when travelling solo?

When planning a trip abroad as a solo traveller, personal security and the safety of you and your belongings should be high priority. Without solid preparation, you can fall victim to unsavoury characters who, unfortunately, can be found the world over. If you are travelling to a particularly dangerous country or are a high net worth individual, it may be worth considering personal protection services to ensure a safe trip. Here are five safety considerations for lone travellers abroad.

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Social Media Dangers

Are you sharing more than you should?

With Kim Kardashian back on social media after recent events Ex-Royal Military Policeman and now Director of Special Projects at close protection specialists Stratis Secure, Andrew Brown, shares his thoughts as to how high profile celebs and high net worth individuals can mitigate the downsides of social media in the current climate.

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BBC Radio Interview

with Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown, Straits Secure, was recently interviewed by the BBC to talk all things bodyguard.

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