These are the results of a 2017 executive vehicle survey sent to Secure Transportation and Protective Services practitioners. A new survey will be available in 2019.Practitioners who participated in the survey represent over 300 Corporations, plus the High Net Worth, and Private Security communities. Their job titles are Director of Security, EP Managers, Security Drivers and EP Specialist. This survey is a reflection of those with a substantial amount of experience in the Protective Services/Secure Transportation Industry. The average years of experience of those that participated in the survey are 15 years.Keep in mind that the survey indicates vehicles that are most commonly used, not necessarily the best vehicles.Read More
the International Security Driver Association, Inc (ISDA) and their members have created a Protective Services Roadmap to Success (available to members only), and from the Roadmap, ISDA created the Protective Services Roadmap Checklist (available free). Many have been working in the profession for an average of 15 years. The checklist is a reflection of their experiences – the good – the bad and the expensive – with the hope of preventing others from making the same mistakes.Read More
To ensure the safety and security of the principal, security drivers and secure transportation providers should understand that all vehicles have inherent characteristics that decrease the performance of the vehicle, and create a dangerous scenario for the principal. One of those characteristics is the vehicle’s static stability factor (SSF).Read More
One of the most asked questions in Social Media and from the ISDA Network is – “What training program should I attend?” When selecting a…Read More
One of the questions we (ISDA) are often asked is; “Where can we rent high-end vehicles – with or without Security Drivers?” Keeping that question…Read More
In the process of going about our job of curating EP and Security Driving job opportunities for our ISDA members, we came across this ad for a Driver/Handyman/Security Professional.
These are some of the duties.Read More
There has been a surge of carjacking throughout the US and in other countries.
In our (ISDA’s) opinion, the number of carjackings may vary from year to year, but it is not a new phenomenon, they have been and always will be a problem. The threat of carjackings is an issue that you may want to bring to the attention of those you protect.Read More
This is a redo of an old post. This question was asked while I was observing an EP Training program. The time frame was about…Read More
Circuit Magazine is one of the best publications covering the Protective Services Profession. For the past ten years, every issue features great articles written by…Read More
The ISDA Membership is diverse; members work in all aspects of Protective Services. Zachary Rugen is an example of the diversity of our members. Zachary’s post – “From Nightclub Security to Executive Protection” can help answer a common question we see on Social Media – How do I get into the profession?Read More
All driving scenarios, be it an accident or ambush, no matter how simple or complex, are exercises in the laws of physics. Using the Science of Driving is the key to measuring an individual driver’s capability behind the wheel; it’s the only way to objectively measure their driving skill.Read More
What constitutes a crime and what rises to the level of a reportable crime? What is observing an action of bad taste and what does it mean to observe an action of malfeasance? If you, as a professional in the executive/corporate protection business can’t tell the difference, it will come back to haunt you someday.Read More
When a vehicle is approaching its limit of adhesion, a driver has two conflicting signals. The first signal is the steering wheel getting light, which means that it requires less effort to increase steering input (turn the steering wheel). The reason for this is that the adhesion the tire makes with the road is getting increasingly smaller – quickly.
The second signal is the vehicle load the driver feels at the back of the seat (their butt), which at the limit of adhesion is high.Read More
The Survey The ISDA Executive Vehicle and Secure Transportation Surveys have indicated that, from year to year, the use of armored vehicles in the private…Read More
The 2017 Executive Vehicle and Secure Transportation Survey and Report will be available by the end of this week to ISDA Members and survey participants…Read More