Jerusalem, 18.02.2020

We are excited to officially launch our Blog on Executive Protection in Israel. The purpose of this blog is to share the experiences and lessons that we have learned while providing EP in one of the most complex security environments on earth.

Please allow us to introduce ourselves. We are a veteran owned & operated Private Security Company based in the heart of Jerusalem, Israel. Together we make up a diverse, in-house security team of professionals with backgrounds in the ISA, the Israel National Police & IDF Commando Units. Each member of the team contributes a unique skill-set and has adapted these previous security experiences to respectively support the private & corporate market. This in turn allows us to provide our clients with high-end Executive-Protection services in Israel, including the West-Bank. We consider hard-skills as a given. Soft-skills as the most important differentiator.

So, why are we here and what do we seek to achieve? Our mission is to provide our clients with a personalized, concierge style approach to their safety, travel & lifestyle.

Over the past 6 years we have worked with some of the world’s most reputable Private, Corporate & Government VIP’s in Israel. This has taught us many valuable lessons. Similar to other EP companies around the globe, we are constantly trying to strike a balance between client safety & comfort. At times this has definitely been very challenging. Over the years we have successfully operated during numerous terror waves, a “Knife-Intifada” and even full-blown armed conflicts involving massive incoming rocket strikes on densely populated areas in Israel.

At times, certain tasks in Israel may definitely be defined as the “EP University of hard knocks”. Any Expat Close Protection professional that has protected in Israel knows how potentially challenging a simple detail can get here. What started out as a relaxed morning in a 5-star Hotel in Tel Aviv may evolve into you climbing up the Masada Mountain near the Dead-Sea with your principle only hours later. Did you bring enough water? Are you wearing suitable shoes and did you bring sunscreen for your principle? How do you medevac? A routine advance task at a Tech-conference can become challenging to even the most seasoned Advance agents as soon as Israeli State Officials decide to attend the conference. Visiting Jerusalem’s Old City should definitely be on your bucket list, this small, cultural place is packed with history, religious significance and at times tension, lots of tension. Do you understand the local pre-incident indicators? Is it time to leave… how do you navigate?  It is these experiences that we seek to share with you in this blog.

Over the next few weeks we will be posting about:

  • Various case studies,
  • Breaking down Israel’s unique security challenges
  • Cultural barriers and how to bridge them
  • Gear pack lists
  • The do’s & don’ts of EP in Israel
  • Tip’s & tricks for expat EP Agents operating in Israel

 

Thank you for having taken interest in our blog! We really appreciate that. We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you, encourage dialogue and help strengthen the Global Executive Protection Industry.

You can also find us on:

Email: info@barhomessecurity.com

Website: https://barhomessecurity.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BHSglobal/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bhs.security.israel/?hl=en

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bhssecurity&more

 

 

Maxwell de Jong

Maxwell de Jong brings over a decade of diverse security experience from the Israeli Private/Corporate/Government sectors. He is a veteran of the IDF Special Forces and has received his B.A. in International Affairs & Counter-Terrorism at the IDC Herzliya. Currently, Maxwell is on a mission to introduce a "concierge" style approach to the Executive-Protection industry in Israel and volunteers with the Israel National Police.
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