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Run-Flat Tires: What are they? How Much do they cost? Should I use them?

Run-Flat Tires: What are they? How Much do they cost? Should I use them?

What is a run flat tire?

A run-flat tire is either a pneumatic vehicle tire specifically designed to resist the negative effects of deflation when punctured or the term may also refer to a standard wheel and tire that has a run-flat device affixed, see ‘auxiliary-supported’ below. This enables the vehicle to continue to be driven (at reduced speeds, typically under 55 mph) for limited distances (up to 10 mi depending on the tire/device).

EP Industry Break In Guidance: Lessons Learned Through Experience

EP Industry Break In Guidance: Lessons Learned Through Experience

Breaking into the Executive Protection (EP) industry, putting in work or sometimes you’ve got to pay the bills.

After a successful career as a military member, police officer, and security professional I made a decision to walk away from my position as Assistant Director of Public Safety at a college to enter into the world of executive protection.  Doing EP work had long been a goal of mine and I felt that I was ready and able to make the move.

Protective Operations Training for Today’s World

Protective Operations Training for Today’s World

“Do I need training?” “How much does it cost?” “Who is the ‘best’ provider?” Etc. Etc.

These questions are and always will be rampant throughout the various social media groups as the desire to get into executive protection will always be there. In my opinion, it takes a distinct individual to be successful in protective services, so only the top tier of physical security professionals will survive the jump up to executive protection and there-in lies the problem: the desire is larger than the need. Much like a threat assessment, the fears almost always surpass the reality, (and they should), therefore a pragmatic decision must be made. To mitigate threats, the appropriate level of resources are applied, similarly an appropriate selection must be made regarding employment in this small, niche field.

Tasking Statements & Mission Planning In Protective Services

Tasking Statements & Mission Planning In Protective Services

Communication is commonly the largest contributor to the friction within any team, and it is no different in protective services. Being able to communicate effectively is a critical skill which is infinitely more valuable than putting a few in the X ring at the range. This article will discuss tasking statements & mission planning In protective services.

Medical Response Training and Equipment for Protective Services

Medical Response Training and Equipment for Protective Services


As part of the big picture when providing protective services, the security, safety and reputation protection of the client are our main objectives. In this regard, the ability to provide medical response is a vital aspect as we will certainly be the ‘first responders’ at the point of wounding. Although this means we have already failed out main objective, ‘damage control’ and increasing the chances of survivability going forward are still your responsibility. In this article we’ll discuss appropriate training priorities, goals and equipment selection for providing point-of-wounding care in a realistic protective services scenario

Protective Medical Training Course

25 Tips for Surveillance Operatives: On Tactics, Equipment, and Reports

25 Tips for Surveillance Operatives: On Tactics, Equipment, and Reports

As featured in Pursuit Magazine

A Private Investigator’s Tricks of the Trade, from Surveillance Prep to Gear and Reports Surveillance is one of the oldest and most common practices in investigative services. But whether you’re gathering protective intelligence on a subject or investigating an insurance fraud case, real-time direct observation remains a useful tool to keep greased in your toolbox .

Mobile Security: Best Practices for Minimizing Exposures

Mobile Security: Best Practices for Minimizing Exposures

The majority of attacks on mobile devices in 2015 focused on human exploitation, as found in the Proofpoint Human Factor Report. Basically, various messages, mainly emails, were sent with malicious attachments or links that relied on human actions or responses to initiate the breach, rather than technically infiltrating a system directly. This being the case, increasing your knowledge and awareness is going to be the best preventative action you can take to safeguarding your information.

Task, Threat, & Environment: The Mindset of a Protective Services Professional

Task, Threat, & Environment: The Mindset of a Protective Services Professional

For a number of reasons, the most difficult thing to instill in a student during training is the proper mindset. Every student has bias from his or her experiences and the appropriate mindset for any professional must be ingrained through operational experience, not simply embedded through osmosis from instruction alone. In this article I’ll explain the mindset that I have developed which is largely responsible for the effectiveness and success in the way I work a detail.