Rich people tend to spare no expense when it comes to keeping their lives private and secure. However, all the money in the world, expensive panic rooms, and bodyguards cannot give them the privacy and confidentiality they need to live their regular lives.
Privacy and safety are linked to one another. For example, if you’re a celebrity, you don’t want vicious “fans” finding where you live and coming to your home to exact any type of physical or emotional harm.
With personal information readily available online and through social media, people can use this once private information to learn where you live and information about your activities with the idea of planning a personal encounter.
If you remember, Kim Kardashian West once flaunted her diamonds on Instagram and on her television show, and she ended up being held at gunpoint and robbed. Since then, she’s become more discreet about her wealth by toning down what she posts on social media. She also no longer wears that expensive jewelry in public and has 24-hour security.
Celebrities Now Want to Live Under the Radar
There was a time that celebrities loved flaunting their wealth. This has changed drastically recently. Right now, the top priority of celebrities and high-net-worth individuals is security and safety, along with privacy.
Living under the radar can mean anything from blocking GPS from locating properties with a jamming signal, removing their homes from Google Maps, and hiring professionals to conceal buildings.
With so many celebrities getting attacked, the risk is higher than ever. Not only do they need to avoid physical harm, but there’s emotional harm that comes with the modern age.
Encrypted communication is another way to avoid hackers and help keep your communications safe from those who may wish to do you harm.
What is Encrypted Communication?
Encrypted communication means securing your data while protecting sensitive information. It proactively provides peace of mind to our clients and makes all of their communications safe from those who may be trying to hack into their devices.
As you know from recent years, hackers with even the most limited skills can crack into almost anything. Your cell phone and your email account are the most vulnerable to these attacks. With encrypted communication, you can still communicate with the outside world, but the details of your names and locations will be hidden. This is just one effective way that an executive protection firm can help keep you safe.
When your agents set up a protection detail, they use fake names, or code names, for the client and our personnel. We will then register encrypted communications, including emails, using fake names, addresses, credit cards, etc.… This means that there is no connection to any real human being; every bit of information is false. The phone numbers we use are out-of-state so that nothing can be traced back to the client or us.
Privacy tactics aren’t cheap, however. An underground mansion can cost around $200 million, and those without underground homes will pay up to half a million dollars to install panic rooms.
Privacy and Security for Travel
Security is not only limited to the home, celebrities, and high net worth individuals are also looking to travel more discreetly. There’s nothing more intimidating than traveling to a country you know very little about. It’s important to plan ahead when it comes to traveling both in and outside of the United States.
When you hire an executive protection agency, you’ll be ensuring a safer visit to wherever you’re going. Our team of skilled agents works in advance to make sure that they know everything about the location to which our clients are traveling. We’ll also make the travel arrangements and get familiar with any security threats to ensure the complete security of the client. We’ll also take a look at any protests or crimes in the area to ensure we are ready for any possible outcomes.
Not only that, but we execute route planning. Landing in an unfamiliar territory makes you have to go to a completely new destination. Your routes should be mapped so that you can get there not only safely but on time.
Route planning also ensures that there is an escape route should the need come up, whether you’re on foot or in a car. Our agents learn about the areas you’ll be visiting and will have back-up plans to avoid any harm that may be coming to you.
While celebrities can spend millions of dollars hiring architects to build them an underground home, get their properties taken off Google Maps, and more, they can’t ever buy complete privacy and confidentiality. In order to get that, you’ll need to work with the experts who have dedicated their lives to helping the rich and famous get the privacy they deserve.