Prime Info's Blog

Enlightening News

5 Door Stepping Safety Tips For Journalists

Door stepping can be very unpredictable, there are many things which can go wrong when approaching someone for an interview without prior arrangement. The level of risk will vary depending on who and what the subject of the story is, considerations for door stepping a...

read more

Case Study: High Risk Security Support For Production Crew

Assignment Overview... In October 2016 we were approached by an independent production company, who were filming a documentary about the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp, in Northern France. The camp was home to over 10,000 migrants and the largest in Europe. The French...

read more

Protecting Undercover Journalists

An undercover assignment takes meticulous planning and preparation, the threats are variable and will be specific to the task. Over the years we have been asked to protect a number of undercover journalists reporting on covert assignments, due to the sensitive nature...

read more

5 Safety Tips For Journalists Covering Protests

I have provided security and safety support for media crews & journalists in countless protests and demonstrations over the years. Covering protests comes with an altering level of risk, most go off peacefully but others can turn violent and escalate into disorder...

read more

6 TIPS TO AVOID BEING KIDNAPPED

If you’re travelling to a location which has a history of kidnapping, it is imperative you start managing the risk before you go. I recommend getting professional advice and / or undertaking training so you can manage your own safety or (if your budget allows) employ...

read more

Prime’s guide to avoid being robbed.

Unfortunately muggings and street robberies are a common occurrence around the globe, from back snatchers to pick pockets to even more violent assaults. According to the UK crime statistics website, Greater Manchester Police recorded 6,260 'thefts from a...

read more

Entering the Security Industry.

I often ask myself the question: “Why are so many people leaving steady careers to try and make a go of it in the crowded world of Close Protection?” Of course many of these people are service leavers many of whom believe it is inevitable that they will be destined...

read more

CV Advice

With the security industry bursting at the seams with operators seeking employment and companies literally receiving hundreds of CV’s a week, how can you make yourself stand out from the crowd? Your CV will usually be the first contact your prospective employer will...

read more

Prime’s Guide to Crowd Safety

Large crowd gatherings through the ages have heralded huge potential for crushing injuries and deaths. Just type ‘crowd crushing incidents’ into your search engine and it is clear to see the huge scale of accidents that happen every year.  In many cases these are...

read more

Gun Crime in South Africa

The horrific turn of events involving Olympic and Para Olympic star Oscar Pistorious this week, has thrown the issue of gun crime in South Africa back into the spot light. It is a stark reminder of the current situation, despite the South African government’s effort...

read more

Football World Cup 2014 – Brazil

Brazil world Cup 2014 Being home to some of the world’s most dangerous cities and criminal gangs, and with some alarming crime rates; is the Brazilian government’s £600m security budget enough to ensure the safety of visitors for  the 2014 World Cup? The Brazilian...

read more

Back to work in 2013

Having waved 2012 a fond farewell our focus now switches to 2013 we are all looking forward to the exciting tasks, projects and events that it holds. We hit the ground running this year by supplying security support for Sky Sports News at many top flight football...

read more

Danger Ahead For African Cup of Nations?

After a string of extremely violent crowd disturbances during the qualifying stages and the tragic deaths of dozens of people in dense crowds in the New Year incidents in both Ivory Coast and Angola, is the African cup of nation’s football tournament likely to pass...

read more

Three Golden Rules for Close Protection Operatives

Preparation Whether you have two months or two minutes preparation for a task make the most of your first  opportunity as a close protection operative to begin the process of recognising and reducing the risks involved with the operation you have been assigned to. It...

read more

Setting Standards Within the Private Security Industry

Having heard a fair amount of criticism from governing bodies over the way some private security companies are run you would think more would be done to instil and maintain a level of quality assurance for those wishing to enter an already crowded market. Let's face...

read more

Celebrity Security – a guide to keeping VIPs safe

In a world where celebrity is king, the security of VIPs has perhaps never been more vital. Whether it be the VIP security of a key politician in these times of conflict in key parts of the world or simply the security and safety of a celebrity pop star,  close...

read more