Along the line of a concierge service offered by American Express Centurion, USPA now offers a boutique close protection service to high-net-worth individuals and celebrities.
It was not long before USPA Nationwide Security expanded their concierge-like Titanium Protection Service in the hours leading up to rapper PnB Rock’s death during one of Los Angeles’s most notorious robberies. The service would include concierge-style management, along with executive protection, in addition to concierge-style management. Before the launch of Titanium, USPA deployed teams of highly trained individuals to answer any last-minute concierge calls made by Centurion cardholders with the “Black Card”, also known as the Centurion card, in advance of the launch of Titanium.
Veterans protect celebrities
Through USPA’s Titanium Service, thousands of servicemen and women who have transitioned from military to civilian life have been protecting to high-net-worth individuals around the world. Although many people are probably aware of USPA’s ability to offer these services, the majority are probably unaware that they exist in plain sight. You can find A-list guests being guarded at the most exclusive resorts in the world. Some of these resorts are Eden Rock in St. Barts and Villa D’Este in Lake Como in Italy. Among the many ways that highly effective teams can provide excellent protection without being visible to an untrained viewer is through the use of security advances, counterattacks, countersurveillance teams, security drivers, lead teams, escort teams, as well as medical staff; allowing the teams to provide excellent protection while being discreet at the same time.
Mitigating the risks associated with VIPs and high-net-worth individuals
As a result of the shooting and death of rapper PNB Rock during a robbery in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, we were reminded that public figures face heightened risks. The Titanium services the company provides to its clients are quite similar to the executive protection services provided by USPA, according to Brian Fitzgibbons, Vice President and Titanium Program Administrator for the company. In its executive protection division, it assesses and plans the potential risks associated with celebrity attendance at events, parties, as well as last-minute stops that might be required as a result of an unforeseen circumstances. Before the principal arrives at a venue, it is imperative that there is a security guard placed and prepared for his arrival. It is possible that team members will perform movements off the record if they make last-minute stops and do not follow the plan they made beforehand due to last-minute changes in plans. There is a Manhattan office that monitors and oversees the entire operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are quite often titanium teams that are working in areas where live video feeds are being captured via autonomous drones and relayed to the command centers, where the information can then be used to carry out a mission.
Overview of the Nationwide Security Program of the USPA
In 2005, USPA began providing high-net-worth individuals with executive protection services, yacht security, and armed security services. The USPA also provides fire guards, traditional security officers to North American cities, in addition to fire watch guards.
Brian Fitzgibbons, VP