Is well known that we make clients happy, because we provide them custom-made services, adapting our type of service to the needs and to the lifestyle of our client (and not the opposite).
People are unique. How is possible to apply to all clients the same model?
Crime evolving rapidly. Actions of organized criminals, terrorists, professional killers, psychopaths and more, every single day "decorating" the headlines of the global news.
How is possible today to provide for Very Important Persons, simple services of a "bodyguard"?
Even if our famous brand (since 1998) does not allow us to change it and we must keep the title "bodyguards" in it, the last 20 years we don't provide "bodyguards".
Our services are modern and sophisticated services, provided by skilled and properly educated Executive Protection Officers and according to their skills and to the needs of our client, we chose the correct CPO for the personality and the lifestyle of our client.
Not all our trainees and members are able to work next to our clients.
We don't promise jobs, simply because the CPO must cover the demanded by us skills for any of our clients.
We do respect the unemployment and the money our trainees invested, but most of all we respect our clients, the lives of our clients (and of our CPOs) and our name.
So, in a week or two is impossible someone to be a CPO in our standards.
On the contrary, for WBA the CPO must be the most well-educated person on issues of personal security and safety a client can hire. So, it's not possible in weeks or months of training, someone to get all those skills (keep in mind that one of the 53 different courses we provide is called: "micro-expressions" and a complete 3 levels course, takes more than a week, but after the CPO can recognise easier than ever a suspect of a direct attack for assassination or humiliation of the client).
For the security assessment and the design of the proper measurements for the protection of a client, we use our very serious know-how and proved experience, but also in some special cases we use the skills of forensic and investigation experts of our Group, for the estimation of the level of risk and the visible and invisible threats of the client/principal and of his/her family.
Only then we can design and apply a strong security plan, with many alternative plans, in order to remain and act as real professionals, if our main plan collapses because of any reason.
The operation under the Swiss group of companies "Kingston" (Kingston International Group GmbH), gives us almost unlimited options and we can use Kingston's "tools" and partners, providing like this, not only protection of the life of the client, but also of his/her property, his/her cyber protection, his/her investment, and many more.
This makes us unique, simply because easily we can provide:
Security & Safety Consulting
The best human resources (except the skilled CPOs, we provide also specially trained nannies, executive drivers, uniformed security officers, private investigators for due diligence, and more)
The last technology in electronic security systems (alarm, CCTV, Access Control, family member's tracking and physical low profile protection, etc.)
Electronic Fencing for perimetric protection, produced under US Military Specifications
The most advanced technology in armored cars and in body armor
The top existing solutions against cybercrime (we can protect your computers, your servers, your emails, and your voice communications, with the highest existing protection around the world)
And many more.
Another of our strong points is that the existence of a WBA Team removes problems. Does not create new ones.
We design and we apply security and safety procedures, without to disturb the peace, the personal life and the profile of the client.
We can work even better if we operate in low profile, providing to the client an "invisible" protection and -if needed- even the PPO (Personal Protection Officer) who is always next to the client, he/she knows what "low profile" means and how to be also "invisible", but still there.
We teach this job and according to the opinion of our students and clients, we are the best teachers in the world until today.
Also, we use the experience of decades we have, next to very famous principals and clients, without any successful attack inside our records (pure luck, or succeeded prevention?).
That's how we know this job better than anyone else.
And how we teach the job?
Nothing it will be possible without the valuable services of Ph.D teachers, of top Instructors and with them we can teach all "schools" of applied Close Protection practices like the "British School", the "American School", the "Israeli School" and more, Medical Doctors, Fife fighters, EMS and FEMA Instructors, martial arts experts, firearms experts and more.
We remove all "myths" from the heads of our members, we are teaching them VERY WELL their REAL duties (real life it's not a movie and not only a fight as many they teach as the only topic of the job. Most of the times the duties of a CPO are different than even many of our competitors believe), and then we motivate them to push to the limit their existing skills, we show them the way to obtain new ones, and we can proudly say that, within the first few days next to our client, our teams gaining easily the respect and the cooperation of our clients/principals, because all respecting the professional opinion of the real experts.
All our VIP clients/principals are qualified enough to understand that their protection is in professional hands.
This is how we make our clients SAFE & HAPPY.
This is how we make our team members SAFE & PRODUCTIVE.
This is WHY we are unique and best to what we do, and we keep learning and teaching, because we don't know everything ...yet.
(all pictures below, are from a course in Portugal)
We provide more than 5 levels of knowledge in each type of the topics we teach and we certify only the CPOs (Close Protection Officers, or better known to the public as "bodyguards") they cover the minimum optimum of our standards and up.
We teach them that, what it makes the difference and makes our teams be the most famous in the world, are the skills they must get in and out of our classrooms and training "arenas".
That's why inside our teams, you can find Officers who can "follow" the client to all his/her activities.
Because, WHO will protect our client/principal when he/she goes for sports (like jogging, skiing, horse riding, scuba diving, skydiving, etc.)? We will.
We have also Pilots, Yacht Skippers, etc.
In order to understand more about how we work, please read the FAQ below:
Q: There is someone to drive my car safely, especially under a stressful situation?
Q: Why I need a CPO? Should I hire someone only to try to save my life in an attack, or this person can be more productive? For example, Can I use him to assist my house's daily needs or to send him/her to make shopping for me?
A: When you hire a person directly or via our Group and you pay wages to one or more CPOs, is totally acceptable to use the services of your employee as you wish.
But, if the moment of an attack your CPO is in Super Market? Nobody can do anything about it. And if you use him in other jobs more often as you use him/her as a CPO, then maybe you must ask yourself if you really need to have a CPO.
Security is like insurance. You pay it always and you will need it once. But if when you need it is not there or he/she is occupied, then maybe is better to use someone else to do the shopping.
Q: My wife goes for shopping many times. Must the CPO help her to carry the shopping bags and boxes or not?
A: Any employee must respect his/her boss and he/she is obliged to help your wife.
But if this means that the CPO must carry so many bags and boxes that is impossible to save the life of your wife, when in "a blink of an eye" someone who passing next of your wife pokes her with a knife to take her purse, then is better another person to be with them and carry the bags, but the final decision belongs to our client.
Q: You noted that your CPOs are well trained in many different areas. But except security issues, do they know how to save the life of my child when he/she takes it to the water pool while I'm in a meeting?
A: Yes. Not all CPOs can do that (yet), but if we know that you will use the services of a CPO during your vacations, we can provide you those they took also lifeguard's course.
Q: I'm not a target of terrorists or organized criminals, but recently for some reasons I'm a bit concerned. Do I need more than one CPO?
A: One CPO is better than no CPO, but the level of protection is no more than 10%. If you want to have an acceptable level of protection, you will need minimum 4 and one extra car and if you are under a serious threat, you will need a much bigger team of CPOs, but also other specialists who can work in order to minimise your exposure in risk. There is no formula for people in threat. We act like doctors. First, we need to know the symptoms, to estimate the danger, to know who we will face and how equipped and skilled is the "enemy", to know the reasons and the benefits of the enemy and then we will be able to design the counter-measures.
This is a costly procedure, but usually clients with big security issues, they can afford a serious security team.
Philosophy & Services
Our philosophy remains the same since our foundation.
We are here to upgrade the international security and close protection industry, providing serious education and services of serious professionals.
The security industry is a very big professional category, which started -as most of the professions- to cover needs in a higher level of protection than the irreplaceable and always valuable service of the police.
In the way, mainly by some unprofessional security companies, created myths and attempts to mislead the public in order to sell services and products.
Today, serious professionals (under unions and associations) and in cooperation with governmental authorities in most of the countries, security industry finally found its way.
Security is a valuable issue to all and in order, industry to move forward is needed to educate properly all people who are working on it.
Our job is like cooking. All we can read a recipe and add the materials, but only few can make a food tasty, healthy and presentable.
But those they can do so, for sure they had some serious studies. Because a healthy food it's not only the food with healthy ingredients. It's also the food that produced in a sterile environment and we will not serve germs and eggs of insects to our clients.
A good chef, need to know also which materials can be combined. Because a wrong combination can lead his/her clients to the hospital and even worst.
So, nothing is so simple as it looks. In our industry, many "rulers" of security companies aren't educated to the profession.
And if these "rulers" have the last word on who must hire, then the results many times are catastrophic for the clients of the specific company.
Instead to try to put brains to these people (sooner or later the market will eliminate them), is better to educate the service providers. The people. Soonest all security and close protection officers are well educated, we will be able to say that the industry is in the same level of all other professions who dealing with a so serious subject as is the protection of the people and of their properties.
So, we enforced to move also to education and we do it in excellent level (according to the opinion of our students and of their clients and employers).
The same time, we provide opportunities for a career to the best students we had, giving another serious motive to all our students to study very hard, in and out of our classrooms.
If you don't have time to read all above, then here is what we do in titles:
FOR THE PROFESSIONALS
Background Check of our future students (we know who we will teach and for this is solely responsible the Organiser of the event).
Educational Courses and Training Seminars, in 5 different levels, plus we provide the option to our best students, later to be even Instructors.
Options our students and active members (active is the active member for more than 3 continuous years) to work in other countries
Options to our best students to be hired by our Group or directly by one of our clients
Options to provide very attractive franchising to same-minded franchisors
FOR THE CLIENTS
Security and Safety Assessment, Risk & Threat Evaluation and Analysis, Security Plan & Procedures Design
We provide human resources in security, close protection & safety
We provide vehicles, protective wear, electronic systems, etc.
And many more (like the administration of secure vacations, etc).
All our services are provided directly or indirectly via our approved executive partners around the world, but only under our administration, control, and responsibility.
Nothing can be possible, if our partner of every country does not see the cooperation with our Group very seriously.
The motives we provide are unique, as the model of cooperation we provide gives all possible motives first to our students and to our members by receiving amazing quality of training, after to our partners by receiving the biggest amount of the profit of the event and at the end our Group, by recieving the smallest amount of profit of the event, but the biggest amount of pride because we remain totally on track with the promise to upgrade the profession to a unique level.
That's why our Team Members are the best in the world.
1998 - 2018
That's why WE are the WORLD Bodyguards Association. That's why maybe WBA started later than others, but succeeded within the 20 years of its existence to be the FIRST in professionals and clients minds and people's souls.
We celebrate our 20 years of excellence and we invite you to celebrate with us!
In order to be a new WBA Member, you need to prove your skills and knowledge, by graduating our courses, or by passing our tests. Then, you can use this field to pay your membership fees.
ATTENTION: To receive our ID & Badge you can apply a request, with the payment of the fourth membership (to complete a minimum of 3 continuous years), or to finish successfully all 3 levels of our courses and seminars.
According to new regulations of our Group about our the ways our Group it works, only acceptable way of payment, is directly to our Group. DO NOT pay to anyone else membership fees, even if he will pay it to us. It's illegal!! Is like we try to hide funds from our tax authority.
From 1st of January, only PayPal and Bank transfer to our Bank will be recognised by us.
We must know all our Partners better than anyone.
Our Partners dealing with all issues of our Group and we need to know them well.
The specific procedure must take place within the first days of every year.
Our Certified Partners will receive:
ID & Pin (ID & Badge provided only once and remaining as a property of WBA. Delivery expected within 3 months after the first payment)
WBA Instructors & WBA Team Members are active WBA Members. The difference is that because their position is very active & reputable, they need to be updated with the latest rules and regulations of our Group. For this reason, their contract with WBA cannot be valid for more than 12 months, because our Group needs to be updated with new pictures, new police background checks and new cooperation's agreements.
In a case of checked complaints for any reason, the cooperation with our Group it will end.
Instructors and WBA Teams are Partners of our Group and they need to apply the first days of every year for renewal.
They will receive
ID & Badge (within 3 months after the official registration. WBA ID & Badge, remaining always as a property of WBA and issued only once).
The Client/Principal, the Instructor, the educational event Promoter, the CPO and our Group.
Nothing can go wrong, when all parties are happy.
Why we offer the best Services
When our target is the excellence, results are acceptable only if are at least very good.
Human factor is seriously concidered by WBA and this is the reason we base our operation in strict regulations and well designed procedures.
There is no option for a second chance in WBA, for those they didn't apply a full attention to his/her obligations.
As easy for us to remove from our Teams a WBA Team Member, as easy is to deny a service request by a client who didn't fulfil our agreement (amount and date of payment, disgraceful treatment to our Team Members, direct cooperation with people we provided, etc.).
As there is no option to give a second chance to our staff and we provide a crystal clear model of cooperation to the client, we demand client to keep this cooperation under the same model.
Our administration fees are so small, that there is no financial motive to anyone to exclude the only part who will keep always high, the level of quality of all provided services.
People are good, but sometimes they change in the way (especially when they come "closer" each other).
We stay focused to our target and our staff knows that we give no second chance to anyone.
But if we are excluded by the client's/principal's decision, then the specific team will be the only chance of the client and this is something which is obvious and many times people taking this advandage to ask a higher payment, or to provide lower quality (and bad results of no control, aren't finishing in these examples).
Protection of very important people.
We protect world's leaders and their families successfully, for the last 20 years.
We protect families in and out of home.
Protection needs unfortunately does not end while our client and his/her family are on the streets.
We protect people when they travel abroad.
WBA Teams network is the most extended network of Executive Protection Officers in the world. Call us to pick you up from the airport.
Are you protected inside your car?
We provide transportation protective solutions, with the armored cars we sell or rent.
Today, even the "next door" criminal carrying a gun.
Don't leave your life and the lives of your family in pure luck, when the 90% of assassinations taking place in victim's car.
WBA Nanny Guards
Are your children protected?
IN FEW WORDS
What is a nanny guard? Nanny guard or "nannyguard" as all people pronounce it, it is a profession that exists for many decades.
These services provided in the past by few security companies, but this is not well known service to the public, as in general is not a low-cost solution and this was the main reason that never was a popular service.
The name of the profession is in the same way known, with the same way as became known also the name of the profession of the "bodyguard" (nanny-guard is a body-guard for babies and young children).
The differences of a nanny guard with a bodyguard is that the bodyguard cannot be a nanny.
But also the differences with a simple nanny are many.
Nanny guards police background is checked and they have a wide range of knowledge, including first aids and security. Actually they are good and checked nannies, well trained as bodyguards.
We all know the "hidden camera" videos on YouTube, with nannies who abused children. We also know that most of the nannies around the world who migrate in other countries by seeking job as maids or nannies, they don't have a traceable record and even if they are provided by nanny agencies, not all companies applying a real background check, simply because it is a costly procedure that nobody will pay.
Also, what a simple nanny can do in a case of fire? In a case of a medical emergency? And in a case of a serious security issue like an attempt of kidnap, how they will react? When will they be able to understand the intentions of the kidnappers? After the kidnap or enough time before the attempt?
They will provide the "environment" a kidnapper wants to have in order to attempt a successful kidnap, or are they properly trained to add serious obstacles?
WHAT IS THE ADDED VALUE OF WBA NANNY GUARDS VS SIMPLE NANNY GUARDS
The difference between a simple nanny guard and a WBA Nanny Guard is focused to who are the nannies and to the type and level of the training we provide them, by using Ph.D. doctors, medical doctors, medical nurses, etc., all specialists in their sector. These are not "big words", but the truth, as we use the same instructors, teachers and lecturers we use to provide high degrees.
Except training that we do it perfectly, we are focused on the references and even to the character of the nanny as a person and as a professional nanny.
Our Group provides trained WBA NANNY GUARDS to protect your child from every possible danger, and the same time she provides a productive time by teaching your child new things, as the WBA nanny guards first and above all are good nannies and they love their job.
They were good nannies before we make them WBA Nanny Guards.
We have the ability to provide many times the "best solution", as the "end-product" of the service provision, is the combination of a unique type of a nanny, as each nanny she is different from the other, with different qualities and skills, and after our extensive training we have a professional with a new attitude.
For example, is not possible us to teach a language to a nanny within days. Is not also possible to teach how the nanny will communicate with a baby, as not only every nanny is different, but also every baby. Also, if we say that we teaching them martial arts, it will be also a lie, as is very difficult to find a nanny with a combatant's attitude and ready to learn within days how to fight. If she loves martial arts and she is good already, then this can be an added value. Some skills must be there already. To the question, if we have also mannies (male nannies), the answer is no. We use only female nannies. If the presence of a man is critical, then we suggest a nanny (not a nanny guard) and a male WBA CPO (WBA bodyguard). If a nanny exists and the provided quality is at a very high level, then we suggest adding a female CPO.
The role of a "WBA super nanny" as some people calling them, maybe looks too much just for a child, but with our program we protect families not only from external threats, but also we minimize the problems you can have by hiring the services of an unknown nanny who lived the most of her life in another country or another State and locally you aren't able to find anything more than the information she will provide you or the agency who will get paid to suggest you the specific one.
We initiated the provision of these services in the year 1998, when a famous journalist hired the services of a nanny and after financial loses they had (she was stealing their money), they searched and found out that not only she wasn't a real nanny (actually she were a maid in her previous job), but her brother was the most "famous" drug dealer in the home country of the maid. Initially, we called them "Security Nannies" and when our industry started to provide also bodyguard services to children by these nannies, the specialization renamed to nanny guards, pronouncing them as "nannyguards". Since then the number of nanny guards in the international market it was small, but lately and especially after multiple actions of organized criminals, more and more clients asking us about nanny guards.
WBA Nanny Guards are nannies with a traceable and checked by us professional and medical record (with official psychopathological tests by our approved by us medical doctors of each country we are working).
We trace their record in their home country and we teach them their duties in security and safety, and also their duties as Executive Protection Operatives (in order to make them understand the possible threat of a kidnapping for example, and how to react in this or in any other danger).
Also, we are sure that they know very well how to provide first aids especially to children -and not only-, etc., because we are teaching them also this.
But before all above mentioned, we search their background even by asking -in a low profile- her previous employers and her neighbors. This is a costly service, but we aren't able to give our title otherwise. To ask and get only a police background check for no criminal record, it is something we do but does not provide the real background of a nanny. Does not answer all possible questions of the parents about WHO really is the person who will be the most of the day with their baby.
Also when we training them, our well-experienced instructors they already know if they meet the standards we demand a WBA Nanny Guard to meet, before they get our title.
We have the ability to provide also different options, for example, to have a very good knowledge of a preferable language and much more that we don't announce publicly for many reasons.
Also, sometimes (but not often) we undertake the order to make WBA Nanny Guards the existing nannies of a client, but this demands the nanny to be a citizen by birth of the country she works, in order her background to be traceable.
We do provide courses to create nanny guards, but only few they take the title of a WBA Nanny Guard and you aren't able to hire them without our agreement (in order to not get a non-approved by us nanny, as our checks are not applied once. We provide all above-mentioned checks, everytime a WBA Nanny Guard is approved by the client and ready to provide her services, in order to know that our information is valid the day of her employment).
What makes us the best also in this sector?
Simply because before we start training WBA Nanny Guards, we providing training to professional "bodyguards", to ambulance crews, to firefighters, to forensic professionals and we teach even how the investigators they must apply a real background check. We don't teach how someone can be a nanny, as this can take a very big amount of time. That's why we provide training only to referenced professional nannies.
For more information, contact us.
You have a serious reason to call us if..
- You need highly trained Executive Protection Officers (men and women)
- You need a referencedExecutive Protection Officer or a WBA Team
- You are a WBA Member who meets the requirements and you want to be a WBA Team Member
- You can organise training seminars/events in your city, for the best Security School worldwide
- We share the same vision for success and excellence and you want to be our Partner.
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