TV feature highlights how security leader keeps VIPs and citizens safe in volatile Sao Paulo and other cities
MIAMI, FL, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - AFIMAC Global is pleased to announce it has delivered an incident-free World Cup series in Brazil for its clients with leading-edge security and crisis management services. The challenge of providing full security services at an event of this scale and in this location is profiled by Bloomberg TV in a special feature filmed prior to the event. The feature highlights the security challenges faced by AFIMAC, along with state-of-the-art techniques and resources employed to keep AFIMAC clients safe in Sao Paolo and 11 other cities. Click here to view video.
More than 400 AFIMAC agents and security drivers were deployed to twelve host cities. These elite professionals were entrusted with the protection of thousands of people over the course of the games, including celebrities, corporate executives and their families. Transportation services via armored and unarmored sprinter vans, buses, and cars were provided to transport groups and individuals while helicopters were also used to avoid major traffic congestion. Motorcycles along with advanced intelligence analytics and GPS were also employed to ensure all travel routes were carefully mapped in advance and client positions were monitored in real time.
"Brazil is a very complicated country when it comes to safety and security due to its high crime rate and troubled infrastructure" says AFIMAC CEO Peter Martin. "The resounding success of the World Cup event which unfolded with zero incidents for our clients underscores both the importance and value of what we do, and the level of planning and prevention that goes into our security work."
With widespread poverty and a murder rate four times higher than the United States, Brazil is a country rife with safety and security challenges. The threats that AFIMAC agents successfully avoided during the World Cup included kidnappings, home and restaurant invasions, carjackings, brazen street robberies and traffic jams as long as 100 miles in some areas.
About AFIMAC Global
For more than 30 years, AFIMAC has offered elite strike security, executive and close protection, cargo security, investigation and workplace violence services to image conscious companies across the globe. AFIMAC prides itself on partnering with their clients to protect people and property both during times of crisis and regular business operations.
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