More and more company events are taking place in third party locations. Whether it’s a board meeting for top executives, an international meeting to discuss expansion plans or legal mediations, external venues such as hotels are increasingly being used to host sensitive corporate meetings. Security at business meeting venues is high on the agenda of event organisers as more examples of phone hacking and espionage make the headlines.
In 2007 a security contractor found a microphone planted inside a baby monitor that had been left behind a sofa in Porsche’s CEO Wendelin Wiedeking’s hotel suite. The discovery was made one day prior to a high-level meeting with Volkswagen in which Porsche owned a 31 percent stake. The decision to employ technical security countermeasures (TSCMs) not only proved to be a smart move for the security contractor and for Porsche but would also be a wise decision for other players in today’s corporate event environment.
Conference, Meetings & Events
Security at business meeting venues is high on the agenda of event organisers, as increasing reports of phone hacking, bugging and espionage make the headlines. The confidentiality of sensitive business discussions is a major consideration when deciding on suitable venues and as such, conference and venue managers and hoteliers need to recognise the importance of confidentiality and take measures to ensure that their client’s meetings are handled discreetly and professionally.
Premium hospitality venues strive to offer its VIP clients the highest quality, bespoke solutions in order to satisfy their requirements. When anonymity and security are paramount, providing a full spectrum of appropriate security services is essential in ensuring your VIP clients enjoy the very high level of privacy they demand.
Esoteric Ltd can deliver a range of services that will help in reassuring clients that the integrity of their information and conversations is high on your list of priorities. These include
- Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) / Bug sweeping
Conference rooms, meeting rooms, bedrooms and suites can be swept with the very latest, specialist search equipment and finger-tip physical searches prior to their occupancy, ensuring that environments are free from eavesdropping devices and hidden cameras. Vehicles can also be swept.
- In Place Monitoring Systems (IPMS), 24 hr Countermeasures
Real- time, permanent countermeasure sensors offer round the clock protection from eavesdropping for the most sensitive of meeting rooms. Often described as a burglar alarms for conversations, IPMSs can be installed into meeting rooms, board rooms and private residences and will alert if an illicit device is detected.
- Live Monitoring
For the most sensitive of conversations, Live TSCM monitoring can be provided for the duration of meetings, events and conferences. Skilled TSCM engineers, present on location, would provide continuous live monitoring to detect whether any new devices have been introduced, or if something was transmitting that could compromise the meeting.
- Espionage Awareness & Threat Briefings
Tailored to suit each client’s requirement, briefings will provide attendees with an understanding of the current threat from modern day espionage. Briefings will address the risks to the individual/organisation from espionage; how espionage is conducted and by whom; and will provide practical mitigation techniques. Briefings can be provided to VIPs, their families or their security personnel.
- Solar, Safety and Security Window Films
The installation of the specialist window film can provide a number of security benefits to VIPs including privacy, protection from eavesdropping interception and bomb blast protection. Esoteric works with specialist partners to ensure the best solution for our client’s individual requirements and their building characteristics.
- Covert Surveillance
Using sophisticated communication equipment, photographic imagery equipment and specialist vehicles, on the ground covert surveillance teams are trained to gathering information, ensuring that if necessary evidence is admissible in court or tribunals.
Offering the latest technical surveillance countermeasures will go a long way in reassuring clients that the integrity of their information and conversations is high on the venue’s list of priorities and will add real value to that venue’s event offering as a whole. To learn more about how we can help you to better support your client’s requirements, contact Esoteric today.