Our consultants are drawn from some of the finest security organizations in the world. Knowledgeable and field experienced they work together as a team to offer the quality of service necessary to effectively address our client’s needs. We draw from decades of experience at the highest level and are able to cost effectively manage complex security projects from initial needs assessment through to long-term accountability. We are able to provide consulting and manpower to your project, wherever it may take us, and our services include:
Burns Group International offers a comprehensive range of protection services including executive / close protection services, full time and temporary protective services, as well as threat assessment & management, security advance teams, counter and protective surveillance teams, travel security, and security driver services. We can also provide estate and residential security services and armored transport.
Proper planning is the key to effective protection and we conduct the appropriate threat assessment, target studies, vulnerability and lifestyle assessments, then make the appropriate recommendations to mitigate risks and exposures in order to ensure the clients safety. We offer:
· Customized global dignitary and executive protection services.
· Close protection agents for temporary and permanent full-time assignment.
· Temporary bodyguard / close protection services for business, travel, vacation and special events.
· Celebrity and VIP protection for high-profile events.
· Media & War Correspondent protective services.
· International close protection (PSD) for hostile environments.
Our experts use a flexible and modern approach to the protection of our clients. We approach dignitary and executive protection with the fundamental belief that the best protection is the result of an effective and seamless blend of convenience and security. We consistently demonstrate that dignitary and executive protection can be a comfortable and non-invasive element of both the private and corporate environment. Our close protection and protective consulting services include full-scale risk / threat assessments and protective program development and analysis.
Burns Group International’s personnel are always well briefed on the cultural background of every assignment, thus providing awareness of cultural diversity and individual differences of the environments they are working in. This element means that personnel will conform to appropriate religious and cultural protocol on all assignments. This unique method of operation allows us to provide a thorough and robust service that can be catered to the individual needs of our clients. In addition, our global reach allows us to deploy protection teams discretely and efficiently to any environment, providing 24-hour domestic or international protection.
Our global network of assets allows us to provide intelligence services both domestically and overseas, developing foreign contacts and gathering intelligence that helps to make the world safer and more prosperous. We help our clients identify and exploit opportunities as well as navigate risks to security, military effectiveness and the economy.
We are able to work across the globe to safe guard individuals, corporations, counter terrorism, resolve international conflict and prevent the spread of nuclear and other non-conventional weapons. Our global covert capability provides vital intelligence to protect corporations and national security interests, at home and overseas. From counter-terrorism and proliferation, to cyber security and recognizing hostile threats we actively help our clients face an increasingly unpredictable world.
Our people come from many different backgrounds, but they all share the same ambition to work in a unique career that enables them to have an impact on protecting global interests. Our intelligence services include:
Whether you’re a private individual, member of the media, NGO or corporation, Burns Group International combines our experience, expert staff and infrastructure to provide world-class travel security services to keep your international travelers and expatriates safe anywhere, anytime.
Our integrated risk management plans, strategies and responses allow you or your employees to function safely and efficiently regardless of the environment. We provide dedicated support to your security and risk management teams, offering a wide range of assistance and information services customized to support your personnel, managers and mission. Our 24/7 regional analysis teams ensure timely reporting on security threats and travel disruption anywhere in the world.
We monitor and analyze constantly shifting political and social situations, as well as natural disasters, to provide security advice for travelers, including country and city risk ratings and daily updates on incidents and developments. Whether there is a requirement for pre-travel advice, activating local security support or the provision of emergency assistance, this specialist team is available 365 days a year.
Burns Group International provides urgent and non-critical advice to travelers anytime, anywhere, serving as a seamless extension of an in-house travel and security management department. Our regional teams are on standby day and night to deploy in the support of evacuation and other assistance operations. Some of our travel security services include:
· Threat Assessment
· Travel Risk Analysis
· Travel Security Briefings & Intelligence Alerts
· Traveler Tracking
· Expert Medical & Security Advisory
· Field Rescue, Evacuation & Extraction
· Crisis Response Services
· Emergency Action Plan Development
· Deployable Personnel
In addition we offer a wide range of training solutions for personnel traveling to or working in unfamiliar, medium or high risk countries, enabling staff to confidently prepare for travel and operate more effectively and safely once they arrive.
For clients with unique considerations our mobile training team allows us to design a course to meet your specific needs which we can deliver at our U.S. training center or a global location of your choice. Each course is customized to the clients countries and areas of travel, the potential threats and risks, and their operating procedures in country. Our courses are delivered by our highly qualified and experienced instructors, many of whom have special operations backgrounds and are selected for their broad range of knowledge and operational experience. Our courses are an entertaining blend of lectures, discussion exercises, audio/visual presentations and demanding realistic practical scenarios designed to test key learning points. Some of our most popular courses include:
Kidnapping is an often misunderstood crime that is frequently misrepresented by the media creating misconceptions that the risk is not that great. In fact, if you or your employees and top level executives or high net-worth individuals travel or live internationally in many global locations, they are at risk of being abducted. Kidnapping for ransom or extortion is a rapidly growing global epidemic that can have violent and even fatal consequences. With the number of individuals traveling to locations such as Central and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa increasing dramatically, the threat of kidnapping has become even greater. In fact, there are an estimated 15,000-20,000 kidnap, detentions and extortion's that take place globally every year. In reality this number is probably much higher as it’s estimated that only about 35% of all kidnappings globally are reported to the authorities. Additionally, about half of these incidents are taking place in Latin America and Mexico, which has one of the highest kidnapping rates in the world. There are many motivations and types of kidnappings and kidnapping is a very geographically focused crime and differs greatly depending on the location and type of kidnappers.
Burns Group International’s kidnapping resources allow you to effectively prepare for and understand some of the differences from region to region and country specific differences, as well as familiarize yourself or your staff with some of the more prominent groups so that you have an understanding of the nature of the crime in the areas where you are traveling, working or living, giving you the ability to effectively assess the threat of that area and mitigate kidnap risks. The rise of terrorism and transnational crime has increased dramatically in the past decade. No longer entirely political or revolutionary in purpose, some kidnappers are simply concerned with financial gain. To them, it is just a business. This growing phenomenon increases the percentage of incident probability in respect of kidnapping and extortion and creates a unique need for services that had previously been unavailable or else prohibitively costly. Kidnap, ransom and extortion (K&R) are not just economic crimes. The human, real and material costs to individuals, corporations, media & NGO groups are great. The impact on employees, families & the persons who are directly involved, can be shattering. Our clients include multinational corporations operating in high risk regions of the world, financial institutions, key executives working in the individuals whose wealth or fame may attract the attention of criminals. Such clients include financially prominent families, heads of large corporations, media, NGO personnel and celebrities, at home and abroad.
Our consultants have considerable experience in dealing with K&R cases, particularly within the Middle East, Asia, South and Central America. We ensure that a client is guided through every stage of the kidnapping and negotiation process through to the resolution, ensuring that the client is informed, educated and able to evaluate and assess the situation throughout the duration of the crisis and thus able to make sound decisions under extremely difficult circumstances, with our support. Optional briefings and training sessions giving advice and practical methods for avoiding an incident, or how to cope in captivity, are available to all clients and should be sought by those living in, or traveling to, high risk countries and cities. Kidnapping is on a rise, yet only 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies, carry K&R insurance. This trend is now changing, with insurance underwriters and the individuals themselves, now requiring that K&R services be included within the terms and conditions of their employment. Our K&R services include:
Burns Group International is positioned globally and able to respond to our client’s urgent needs and requirements. With offices in the U.K. and headquarters in Seattle, WA. Burns Group International is uniquely positioned respond quickly and effectively to our client’ needs. We provide crisis intervention and management services to respond to:
Providing security for personnel and facilities in catastrophe zones is a unique mission that is accompanied by a vast array of general public safety and infrastructure issues that can easily overwhelm local agencies making them unable to manage even general emergencies. We make sure you get the help you need, when you need it.
In life, problems arise which require efficient and effective solutions. When corporations, executives, or high net worth individuals encounter such dilemmas, Burns Group International is there to preserve integrity, mitigate loss, and develop strategic solutions.
Crisis management is not simply about coordinating media response. It is about responding to crisis situations, such as crime allegations, domestic abuse, stalkers, workplace violence, rumors, blackmail, extortion, missing persons, and myriad other scenarios, with measured and calculated action. This is accomplished in a manner which preserves the individuals or company's public image, integrity, and often, anonymity. Crisis situations can take many forms including natural disasters, hazardous material accidents, acts of malice directed at an individual or corporation, plant closures, labor unrest, etc.
With our 24 hour crisis management and response service we can deploy a full team of experts including:
Providing security for your family, personnel and facilities in catastrophe zones is a unique mission that is accompanied by a vast array of general public safety and infrastructure issues that can easily overwhelm local agencies and limit the ability of first-responders to address and manage even basic emergencies. In this type of situation, traditional agencies who are reliant on local personnel and infrastructure are often unable to sustain safe and effective operations without access to outside sources of food, water, fuel and personnel.
As we learned during Hurricane Katrina, organizations that fail to appropriately plan for these problems in their catastrophe mitigation and recovery planning are forced to rely on overwhelmed local public safety and security resources and often find themselves unprotected or paying substantial premiums for protection.
From Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Harvey, Burns Group International’s catastrophe intervention and response team has provided dynamic risk mitigation, security, investigative and logistical solutions for individuals, companies and government agencies who have found themselves facing the challenge of operating in catastrophe zones. Our catastrophe intervention and response teams can help with:
Situations can change rapidly during a natural disaster or crisis. Our global intelligence network allows us to provide our clients with real-time alerts and tracking to ensure you know exactly what is going on as it happens, as well as provide insightful intelligence that can be used for forecasting and planning, allowing us to adjust our catastrophe response as situations change in order to maximize protection of you, your company and your assets.
Every year, disasters put millions of Americans in danger and destroy billions of dollars-worth of property however with Burns Group International’s Catastrophe Response Teams are helping individuals, corporations and communities reduce their risk, prepare for all hazards, and get back on their feet after their lives are disrupted by a disaster. We provide the operational and logistical disaster response capability needed to save and sustain lives, minimize suffering, and protect property in a timely and effective manner in communities that become overwhelmed.
Burns Group International is a leader in counter-terrorism, tactical and firearms training, offering both core and advanced level instruction for military, law enforcement, government personnel, and law abiding citizens. Our instructors are experienced professionals with a knowledge base that encompasses counter-terrorism, executive protection, special operations, precision rifle shooting and motorcade and convoy operations.
We recognize the need for progressive curriculum that can sufficiently address the multi-faceted, high-threat environment that today’s high-risk professional’s encounter and we provide a comprehensive approach to training that instills core fundamentals. We understand that training techniques are constantly evolving, thus our courses are under continual development and revision. We offer courses at several skill levels and work in tandem with existing mission profiles to provide specialized cost-effective training solutions. Please note that enrollment in our restricted classes is limited to active duty counter-terrorism and close protection professionals. Verification of employment is required.
Burns Group International’s contract working dog teams are the most comprehensive tactical canine solution available and provide effective deterrence for security threats or unlawful activities and substances at large-scale venues, high-profile and heavily attended events, schools, prisons, corporations, and more, both domestically and internationally.
Our canine services include bomb and explosive detection dogs, narcotics detection dogs, human remains detection, search & rescue, cell phone and battery detection dogs, advanced dual and multi-purpose canines, and elite executive protection dog; sales, training and deployment options.
Burns Group International offers bespoke luxury travel solutions no matter where your adventure may lead. If you are looking to challenge yourself through a unique, immersive and adventurous travel experiences that deliver a true sense of achievement, our experts will create an adventure that exceeds your expectations.
From around-the-world adventures by private jet, to in-depth explorations of remote destinations by helicopter, yacht, snowmobile, hot air balloon or even under water, Burns Group International offers you the most authentic adventure available, tailored to meet your exact needs, and guided by only the finest local experts. All our journeys feature exclusive insider access to fascinating people and places, and you’ll stay in the finest accommodations, handpicked to immerse you in local culture. With operations in over 100 countries around the world, we can create a personalized itinerary for you and your family or friends that ensures every detail from departure to your return home is anticipated, and every effort is made to ensure your experience is seamless and unforgettable.