Whether you are a well-known celebrity, wealthy businessman or someone with a lot of enemies having a London security guard can provide you with protection and peace of mind. In the massive metropolis there is undoubtedly some evil lurking here and there.
Security guards are usually large in size and quite often their sheer presence is intimidating enough to keep harm away from their clients. Security guards usually carry firearms and are often trained in martial arts or have some other combat skill.
London is home to many celebrities, recording artists and television and movie actors not to mention some super-rich yet reclusive veterans of music, stage and screen. While some celebrities really do need a security guard with them every time they go out in public, most only use their services in certain situations.
A recording artist will often hire security guards to assist them at concerts where there are a large number of people. The security guard can provide protection from the crowd as the artist moves from the dressing room to the stage and back again. If the artist chooses to sign autographs or meet fans in a controlled environment, such as separated by a fence or barricade, the bodyguard will remain close to the artist ready to provide assistance if any fans get out of control.
Security guards can also provide assistance to celebrities when they are accosted by paparazzi, which is a common occurrence in London. While most paparazzi behave in a civilized manner when there are a large number of them around a single celebrity things can quickly escalate out of control and put the celebrity in danger.
Some other situations where a person may need to hire a London security guard involve celebrities, politicians or other wealthy people who may be dealing with a stalker or otherwise threatening person or persons. Being stalked or threatened can be a very dangerous and scary situation and can make even a simple trip to the grocery store a harrowing experience, especially if the perpetrators identity may not be know. Many politicians employ full-time bodyguards that are always by their side. These are the most dangerous of client/security guard relationships and often both the client and bodyguards will wear bullet-proof vests when they are highly visible to the public at events such as conventions, rallies or traveling in a motorcade.
Security guards take their work very seriously and follow a strict code of ethics. Their primary directive is clear. They are to protect their client from harm at all costs.