Why are we talking about risk on the site of a Florida executive protection firm? Wouldn’t that be better on an insurance company’s site? Not at all. Risk management comes in many forms, and close protection is a way to minimize your exposure to that risk. There are a number of ways to handle that risk, and leveraging the expertise of Torres Protection Group is a key part of doing so.
In general, there are several main ways to handle risk. You can avoid risk, you can accept risk, you can transfer risk, you can mitigate risk, you can retain a determinate amount of risk, and you can simply accept that the risk is there and that there are potential consequences. Acceptance of risk is the equivalent of throwing up your hands and admitting that you know someone out there wishes you harm, but you can’t or won’t do anything about it. Risk acceptance is never the correct answer when it comes to your personal safety.
When it comes to close protection for you and your family in Florida, there will always be some level of risk retained. With infinite variables, it is not possible to offer a 100% guarantee that there will be zero risk. Risk is always present. Even with executive protection, a tree could still fall on you.
What makes risk retention different from risk acceptance is that you’re retaining a determinate, carefully chosen amount of risk. You could be struck by lightning, and you retain that risk because the odds are very, very low. But you do not want to retain the risk of an angry person with a weapon getting too close to you. That’s where the other risk management strategies come into play.
You can’t manage risk until you know what the risk is and have a solid understanding of it. This is an area where the Secret Service experience of Torres Protection Group differentiates us from other Florida security firms. The investigative skills, advance work, and risk modeling used by Torres Protection Group allows identification and tracking of threats to keep you safe with a minimum of disruption. You also gain additional insight into why the threat is present, which helps to improve your protection.
Risk avoidance has its place in close protection, but it’s not an acceptable primary strategy. Yes, you should probably skip that trip to Mogadishu. That’s a form of risk avoidance. But you can’t avoid risk altogether. When you’re in the public eye or responsible for the livelihoods of people, risk comes with it.
Rather than avoiding risk in general, however, you can avoid certain types of risk. Advance work can help here, by identifying what the risk is and how it has the potential to impact you. Really, what you’re looking for is risk mitigation.
You can’t avoid entirely the risk that someone will try to attack your car. What you can do, however, is avoid much of that risk through a mitigation strategy. Vary your times and routes. Switch cars with your spouse from time to time. Make sure that you’re not putting yourself in a position to be trapped in traffic at the same place and the same time every day. These are things you can do to mitigate that particular risk.
Are you concerned about someone trying to enter your home and attack your family while you’re at work? This risk can be mitigated by having close protection on premises for your family, but it can also be mitigated by understanding the risk. Who would try? What would their goals be? Is there a practical way to secure likely method of entry?
Risk mitigation is a significant part of an executive protection security plan, but there’s far more involved when it’s done properly.
There are a wide variety of ways that you can mitigate risk to yourself or your family. Torres Protection Group can review and investigate the threats and come up with a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of you and your family without disrupting your routines or your life. TPG brings United States Secret Service and military experience to the table to keep you and your family safe.
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