2014-02-23 18:33:07 - Independent Bodyguards Direct makes the hire of your perfect Bodyguard easy with the iBD international Bodyguard Database.
For many Officers looking at a career transition, a move into the private security industry is an attractive option. Coming out the Force, you are likely to have exactly the right skills needed to become a top-flight bodyguard - and not just the skills, but extensive experience of putting those skills to use in the most challenging of situations. So how do you make that move? You might want to undertake specialist Executive Protection (EP) training, and you'll definitely need to get your Executive Protection Front line license, but what next?
For years, the only available next step has been to register with as many private security companies as you can, and then hope that you catch the eye of
whoever is responsible for allocating tasks that come in. But the world of bodyguard hire just had a wake up call with the launch of the independent Bodyguards Direct (iBD) database. The iBD database allows subscribers to create their own profiles, which are then accessible to potential clients/employers the world over. Clients can contact you direct via the contact button on the Bodyguard profile, and you can then call/email back to talk about the protection they are looking for and what you can provide.
"There will always be a need for private security companies," said iBD founder, David Dodge. "If you're taking on a particularly complex job, knowing it's all being effectively coordinated is important. But for most tasks, being able to deal direct with clients has so much to offer: you get to hear exactly what it is that's concerning them, you make sure you're getting the information from them that you really need, and you can be confident that you are providing them with the appropriate level of protection. And, of course, you both benefit from agreeing the fee direct - no agency fees for the client, no agency cut taken from the bodyguard."
A profile on the iBD database allows you to provide as much information as you want to. You can list all the qualifications and experience you have, any languages you speak, you can specify when and where you are available to work, and you can upload up to four images. And as a subscriber you get access to the member’s only resource centre where a range of top quality equipment and services are available to buy or hire, at significant discounts.
Now with thanks to the iBD app Bodyguards and Executive Protection operatives can have their profile advertising their skills & experience directly in the hands of potential clients & employers and earn 100% of the client fee when employed via the iBD site.
"Catching the client's eye is all important," continued David Dodge, "and the database gives you plenty of opportunity to do that. But it will also help equip you to offer an even better Close Protection service than you might other wise be able to."