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  • paulfrederickjones


Updated: Nov 3, 2023

The UK police are great at how they deal with these situations as you can see by the link bellow, It’s just not realistic to believe that the police can provide protection for life and property to everybody in the UK at all times.

Violent home invasions and robberies are becoming increasingly common and are on the rise in London and the home counties, High Net Worth people are being targeted by organized crime gangs and the police in some areas are struggling to deal with the sheer volume of cases.

High profile and high net worth people really need to invest in their personal and residential security before it’s too late.

CCTV, lighting and technical equipment alone will not stop an attack on your home it will only make it less appealing to the criminals.

May 2020, during the first lockdown, one of the gang, pretended to be a delivery driver and rang the doorbell at about 9.30pm at the family's home in East London, a man can be seen approaching the front door dressed in a delivery driver uniform and carrying a parcel.

As the owner went to take the parcel, he was told "no, Covid", and the driver placed it on the floor whilst bending down to retrieve it, he was violently attacked by the man who then ran into the house with a knife, while three hooded figures followed with their weapons drawn.

At VIS Protection we offer proactive security teams that are trained in Close Protection and Anti surveillance techniques, our aim is to Detect, Deter, Deny and Defend your property and your family against any opportunist or organised criminals from attempting to rob a person or premises.

Close Protection teams, which offer, "un-invasive," and "layered," protection are especially useful for people who live in more rural areas, out of reach of a rapid police response, they can make your home undesirable to these gangs of criminals and move them to other areas, not only this but The reporting procedures that PSI use are the same as the police, making it easier for the police to react to a situation and gain convictions.

Why choose Close Protection Operatives?

In the Security Industry Authority (SIA) there are three levels of security:

Top Tier: Close Protection Licensed

Middle Tier: Door Supervisor Licensed

Bottom Tier: Security Licensed

If I was to ask you if you wanted to secure your family 100% or 33.3% what would you say?

A Close Protection Team can provide the following services that the middle and bottom tier are not trained to provide:

  • Risk Management

  • Close Protection/Bodyguard

  • Surveillance techniques

  • Vehicle movement and tactics

  • Search techniques

  • Operational planning

  • Incident Management

  • First Responder Emergency Care medical qualification

  • Hostile Environment Security

VIS Protection specialist security teams of Ex-Military and Ex-Police will be able to spot hostile surveillance, they will understand what is a normal pattern of life, taking the time to understand your home environment, your daily routine and the people and activities you see most often.


A crime gang or burglar will be smarter than you think and do their research well in advance before targeting a house. This can be anywhere between a few days to a couple of weeks.

Hostile reconnaissance is the term given to the information-gathering phase conducted by those individuals or groups with malicious intent, it is a vital component of the criminal planning process.

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) defines hostile reconnaissance as “Purposeful observation with the intention of collecting information to inform the planning of a hostile act against a specific target.” Generally, the more sophisticated the attack, the more complex the attack planning, and consequently the greater the information requirement and reconnaissance need.

The hostile will try to obtain detailed information to sufficiently inform their method of attack and increase the likelihood of success.

An organised criminal gang are not going to be intimidated by CCTV as they know 9 times out of 10 it’s not being monitored, if you leave in a rural area and the police response times are long the criminals will know that they will be in and out of your home in a matter of minutes and then of course the criminals could always storm your house while it is occupied, one such event springs to mind in East London, An 11-year-old boy was shot, his dad stabbed in the head and his mum had her throat cut as thugs burst into their home after one of them posed as a delivery driver.

If you have a good security team on your property there is a physical, proactive and reactive deterrent that is aware and constantly ready to protect your family.

We always look into the compatibility angle and ensure that all our Close Protection Operatives are fully attuned with those they protect, they actively work for their clients and enhance the security of the individuals they are asked to guard.

Good physical security is expensive but is always less expensive that loosing assets through theft, and you can’t put a price on your family’s safety and peace of mind.

For more information on our security services please contact us on:

LONDON: Suite 2775, Unit 3A, 34-35 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London, EC1N 8DX


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