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Executive protection is a specialized type of mobile, personal protection service for a high net worth or high-profile individual. It is different than a typical bodyguard service in that the skills, experience, and maturity required of the security agent is far more elevated than that of a typical bodyguard.
Nothing is more precious than life itself. At Hyperion, that is the cornerstone principle of how we serve our clients through our executive protection services.
It all starts with the quality of Hyperion’s protective agents and security advisors.
All of Hyperion’s executive protection agents and security advisors are seasoned protective security operators who possess prior military training and direct combat experience. Hyperion’s executive protection agents and security advisors typically also possess additional experience from law enforcement, private military operations, and advanced intelligence skills and training.
Executive protection (EP) services are for clients who wish to implement a mobile, inner layer of security for themselves and/or family members. While the reasons may vary, executive protection services allow clients to continue their normal routines safely and with minimal disruption.
Typical clients range from ultra high net worth or high-profile individuals, CEO’s, corporate executives, board of directors and its members, members of royal families, or political leaders who wish to travel safely and seamlessly while maintaining privacy and discretion with an elite and professional security team.
Because every client has unique needs, we offer executive protection services in several flexible formats without sacrificing the high quality of agents and services for which Hyperion has earned its unmatched reputation.
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Hyperion’s contracted services are for clients with long-term needs or clients who want to plan coverage for a known, specific period.
The daily rate for contract executive protection services varies but generally ranges from $800 (USD) to $1,600 (USD), per agent, per day.* The exact rate per agent depends upon the location and environment where the agent will perform his or her duties, duration of the requested service period, and requested nationality of the security agent.
*Additional costs such as expenses that may be incurred in support of the operation (i.e. flights, lodging, rental vehicles, meals, and other operationally-related equipment) are billed to the client as direct pass-through costs.
The Hyperion Black Card is the “jet card” of elite security services and was created for those who may not foresee an immediate need for protection, but still want a flexible option with the peace-of-mind of knowing a security team is only a call away.
Hyperion Black Card levels start at $50,000 (USD) and are all-inclusive by mission tier offering the most capable and flexible security service in the world.
Executive protection is a form of personal security service that can be either overt, covert, or a combination of the two depending on the circumstances and objective.
The mission of an executive protection agent or team is to deter and mitigate any threats towards a client and/or their family.
Executive protection is a proactive security solution with the objective of preventing harm or loss to the client by threats in the physical environment. EP agents take extra steps to ensure a client is safe through a diverse set of additional disciplines incorporated into their duties. Not only are they providing protection services, but they also conduct all the advance work, surveillance / counter surveillance, coordination of logistics, and driver duties if needed.
Many people use the terms “executive protection” and “bodyguard” interchangeably; however, there are vast differences between the two types of security services. An executive protection agent can at times fill the role of a bodyguard – but not vice-versa.
Bodyguards have the singular function of acting as a physical agent and barrier between the client and a physical threat. The service is limited to just the physical guarding of a person’s body. All that is required to be a bodyguard is to possess a state-granted license to provide armed or unarmed security services within a specific state or jurisdiction. The licensing process to become a bodyguard requires very little training or experience.
On the other hand, executive protection is a far more advanced and complex type of security service. Like bodyguards, executive protection agents also provide clients physical protection from any threat that presents itself; however, that’s where the similarities end. An EP agent or team additionally takes on numerous other duties to provide a much larger buffer or offset between a threat and the client by applying advanced skills such as surveillance and counter surveillance to the security mission. The EP agent or team focuses much more of their efforts on making strategic and tactical actions behind the scenes to ensure that any real threats avoid actively pursuing the client. So, if an EP agent is doing his or her job well, the client will often feel that a threat doesn’t even really exist.
Because of the numerous complex skill sets required to be an effective executive protection agent, high-quality agents typically possess extensive prior military (typically from elite units) and/or law enforcement training in addition to real-world experience in combating physical threats and various types of adversaries in high-threat environments.
Executive protection teams can be comprised of a single agent, multiple agents, or a multiple team detail.
Solutions can take the form of close protection, loose-follow overwatch, or a combination of both and can be altered to fit the needs of the client at their discretion.
At Hyperion, both male and female agents are seasoned executive protection agents capable of serving in a solo capacity as well as part of a small executive protection team. They are multi-disciplined within every role that would also be seen in a larger, higher profile, executive protection detail.
Depending on the nature of the threat, while also considering the client’s particular needs and lifestyle, Hyperion security advisors may employ its executive protection agents in any one, or a combination of, the following capacities:
Executive protection isn’t for everyone. For one, it is a very expensive service. And two, not every situation requires an executive protection agent.
If you need help determining your needs, request an assessment on your situation from one of Hyperion’s experienced security advisors.
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The number of executive protection (EP) agents a client needs to accomplish the desired security solution varies, depending upon the number of individuals that require protection, number of sites to secure (if applicable), nature of the threat itself, and so on.
If an individual client is seeking 24-hour personal protection coverage, the client actually requires hiring a minimum of two (2) agents, as this allows for an agent to rotate coverage every twelve hours with the other agent for a full 24-hour coverage period.
Depending on the complexity of the situation, oftentimes a detail may additionally require vehicles, advance teams, surveillance and counter surveillance teams, and security drivers. All of these separately moving pieces report directly to the detail leader also known as the Agent-in-Charge, or AIC. Every team on this detail works in close support of each other to provide protection and seamless coverage for the client.
That said, single-agent details are also common for clients who seek partial-day security coverage on a daily basis. In the instance of a single agent detail, this individual is conducting all of the above duties simultaneously to keep the client safe, but only for the contracted portion of the day.
The “daily rate” is common parlance in the private security sector, especially when hiring highly-skilled security operators, such as an executive protection agent. The daily rate is the cost to mobilize a single agent for a maximum of twelve (12) hours on any given duty day.
The reason why the security sector charges a daily rate per agent hired is because there is an extraordinary amount of activity involved in mobilizing a single agent for any security mission that the client does not see. Those activities include, but are not limited to sourcing and selecting the appropriate agent for the mission, intelligence and logistical preparations and execution, and mission planning and execution. That means, whether a client requests coverage for only an hour or twelve hours during a single duty day, the cost to hire and mobilize that agent is the full daily rate.
It is also important to understand that the daily rate covers the cost of the executive protection agent and the cost of the operational and intelligence team supporting the operation. Expenses incurred in support of the operation such as airfare, lodging, rental vehicles, etc. are either covered directly by the client, or invoiced to the client with receipts as a direct, pass-through expense on a monthly basis.