Intelligence and Close Protection: A Practitioner’s Primer

By Kristin Lenardson Schwomeyer and  Charles Randolph The article is the personal opinions of the authors and not their employers. The notion of ‘intelligence’ covers a broad spectrum of concepts.  It conjures an array of images from military operations utilizing drones to attack a predetermined target, to clandestine spies meeting with sources in a dark corner of a bar … [Read more...]


This is an old booklet, written in the late 80’s by Tony Scotti on how to avoid vehicle attacks, specifically carjacking. The book was written when carjackings were prevalent. It was written as a marketing tool for a company that made shatter proof glass. It covers the ingredients necessary for a successful ambush, and what a driver can do to mitigate vehicle violence.  It … [Read more...]

Escaping The Kill Zone – What Is Good?

By Joe Autera - Larry Side - Tony Scotti A while back we wrote a small article titled “You Can’t Be Average”; the article got a great deal of response, and one of the most asked questions was - OK, when talking about driving and Escaping The Kill Zone, (ETKZ) if not “Average” then  “What is good”. To answer the question we go to the data VDI collects to test their … [Read more...]

Security Driver Magazine 2nd Issue

The Magazine is for those who supply Secure Transportation. This issue has articles by Joe Autera - Frank Gallagher - Glen Edmonds - Larry Snow - and me (Tony Scotti). There are a total of six articles - later magazines will have more content, with more features.  This is still a Beta test - any and all comments or questions are welcomed. We are opened, in fact welcome, … [Read more...]

The Protective Services Business Calls Many – But Chooses Few

I took some liberties with the articles title - the phrase is a comment made at a conference - not an EP conference, a Photographers conference; I substitute the word “Photographer” with the words “Protective Services”. This article will take you to a Blog which will lead you to a video, which will explain the phrase. Watching the video will require some time and thought. At … [Read more...]