UHNW Families Supported by Remote Medics to Ensure Safety & Security

COVID-19 pulled the rug out and brought the world to a standstill. As every country sorted to deal with the deadly pandemic their own way, sanctions on travel were not something that was up for debate. The United States, Australia, and the whole of Europe, placed travel restrictions.

As returning residents and overseas visitors aided the spread of the disease in each country, minimising the import of it took priority and this almost decimated the entire travel industry across the globe.

In saying that, recently, a few countries started to open up and along with it a slow drip of travel options. It seems like the urge to connect to the rest of the world has become stronger than ever.

Some destinations in Europe, Tahiti, and several islands in the Caribbean have taken first steps towards reopening their cities to travellers. Although you wouldn’t see travel return to pre-COVID levels anytime soon, the trend is positive at the moment.

The government of Tahiti has opened the country’s borders, welcoming international UHNW tourists but in medically supervised conditions. This calls for high end security and precise medical aid to be available at all times.

 

Remote Medics at Panoptic

Remote Paramedics, also known as Expeditionary Medics, are medical practitioners with expertise in providing emergency medical care, first aid, injury prevention, CPR, and other clinical aid to clients in remote or secluded locations.

At Panoptic Solutions, our remote medics are trained professionally to deal with extreme climatic conditions and have proven their capabilities in the toughest of environments.

 

Here are a few highlights of our remote medics:

  • Military-trained healthcare personnel at the moment of emergence.
  • Panoptics’ remote paramedics use telemedicine as a source of providing medical assistance in extenuating circumstances. Equipped with working knowledge of the terrain, individual decision-making skills, and quick-thinking capability.
  • We ensure our clients’ safety by doing a preliminary assessment of their medical history, which may be crucial in crisis situations. Extensively trained clinicians carry this medical history, diagnostic knowledge, and experience in treating clients in isolated locations to potentially save lives.
  • Our remote medics work alongside the military or the local law enforcement to medevac the patient on a helicopter, take care of the hospital admittance, and even coordinate repatriation of the client if required.

 

 

Medical Support Services by Panoptics

At Panoptics, we are steadfast at delivering an experienced, trusted, and proficient remote medical support system that is tailored, as well as customised to meet business needs. Here are some of the remote medical support services we offer:

  • Remote medical support services
  • Event medics
  • First aid support
  • Medical repatriation
  • Commercial medical escort

 

For our remote medical support service, highly trained medical professionals are hand-picked to aid clients in the most remote and disparate geographical or climatic conditions.

Reaching the frigid ice shelves of Antarctica, desolate islands of the Philippines, treacherous mines sites in Australia to name a few, our medics team is at your medical aid in any emergency situation.

Event medics are on-hand overseeing sporting events, racing, festivals, and other adventure activities where the likelihood of injuries or emergencies increase considerably.

Having hosted & supervised world-renowned events like International Children’s Games, True Grit, Aussie World Titles Obstacle Racing, Big Pineapple Music Festival, Tash Sultana and many more action-packed events, the Panoptic medical support staff is experienced and prepared for any emergency.

In the case of clients travelling by themselves or with their families, the hands-on-deck remote medical escorts & air travel support team takes care of their medical requirements as well as safety. The onboard clinicians are equipped with the right tools and the expertise to assist in any health-related matters.

Covid19 may have taken over the world but Tahiti opening its borders is good news for travellers. Coupled with Panoptics’ elaborate solutions that prioritise safety, security, and wellbeing of all its guests, it is a win-win proposition for corporates & individuals who are tired of working at home.

 

Our other service offerings

Other than remote medical support services, Panoptic Solutions also offers:

  • Protective Services: Highly trained, former military or law enforcement specialists can be hired to ensure your safety. The experts can plan your safety in advance based on your itinerary and facilitate all aspects of your personal safety & security.
  • Risk Management: Panoptic Solutions has expert risk managers, crisis response teams, vulnerability assessment teams, breach drills, penetration testing personnel and others who can help you assess, identify, and apprehend any & all types of personnel or professional security breaches you may encounter.
  • Infrastructure Security: This team of professionals can be hired to protect your office, hotels, black tie events, board rooms, constructions, private parties, sporting events, music events and many more. The infrastructure security wing also offers you electronic bug detection, phone tapping identification and other attempts to infiltrate your smart devices or other electronics

Give us a call to discuss your specific security requirements.

 

Tahiti Opens International Borders to Welcome Tourists

A few countries have started to open up their borders and along with it a slow drip of travel options. It seems like the urge to connect to the rest of the world has become stronger than ever.

Some destinations in Europe, Tahiti, and several islands in the Caribbean have taken first steps towards reopening their cities to travellers. Although you wouldn’t see travel return to pre-COVID levels anytime soon the trend is positive for the moment.

The government of Tahiti has opened up its international borders for all tourists—becoming the first nation in the region to do so. While a 7-day quarantine was mandatory for tourists who arrived at French Polynesia between July 1 and July 15, 2020, the same will not be necessary henceforth. You can now enjoy your stay at Tahiti without having to be quarantined for an entire week.

Stringent safety protocol, however, has been put in place to ensure safety of tourists. An amalgamation of preventive measures by Tahitian authorities coupled with security of your own would infallibly protect you from the dangers of possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

 

A few of the guidelines provided by French Polynesia are as follows:

  • Starting July 15, the Tahiti government has waived off the 7-day mandatory quarantine regulation opening up the economy once again for international tourists.
  • A COVID-19 test report taken within 3 days prior to the day of departure needs to be submitted at the time of check-in to the airport. Only passengers who test negative will be permitted to enter French Polynesia.
  • A Sanitary Entry Form is required to be filled online once the test report from the health authority center is received.
  • The Sanitary Entry Form entails information regarding health safety measures regulated during the pre-boarding, flying, and disembarkation phases as well as the complete stay at Tahiti. The receipt received on completing the form needs to be printed out and submitted along with the test report. Also, the same receipt has to be carried at all times during the stay.
  • Details regarding the itinerary, accommodation, contact details, and inter-island commute plans need to be filled in the form. In case of change in itinerary, the same needs to be updated on the website.
  • On reaching Tahiti, a self-administering test kit is provided to each traveler at the time of arrival at the airport. Oral and nasal swabs along with instructions are provided in an envelope. The test needs to be taken four days post reaching French Polynesia.
  • All tourists are required to wear masks at all times during the flight as well as during the complete stay in Tahiti.

For more details, please visit the Country Information page.

How can Panoptic Solutions assist?

Panoptic Solutions has been a preferred partner for individuals, families, and companies across the globe who are in need of top-notch security and logistics services—be it for business or leisure travelling.

  • Our trained personnel have a solid track record of providing bespoke services to clients on the go. Safety and security have always been our priority.
  • The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic brings with it risks of contamination on coming in contact with any individual who carries the virus. The support we provide at this stage is an added layer of protection to eliminate such risks.
  • Our operatives will conduct an all-round risk assessment to keep clients away from engaging in COVID-risk activities and provide spontaneous remote medical support in case of need.
  • Our Executive Protection services will ensure round-the-clock close protection for clients by well-trained personnel with backgrounds in corporate security, military, and law enforcement.
  • We, at Panoptic Solutions, also provide, through our trusted partners, safe and hygienic flying options such as private aircrafts, and your risks travelling with other passengers are eliminated.

Our personnel have been trained and equipped to support you in having a safe flight (in the true sense of the word) as well as a risk-free stay at Tahiti.

We are only a call away to chalk out the blueprint for your travel and stay in Tahiti.

Progressive Force Concepts Group – Training & Protective Intelligence | The Importance Of Both

In this episode:

Aaron’s journey from active military duty for the army in Washington DC and Europe and his transition to private security


Travis’ journey from a Political Science student, to the Marine Corp Military Police and his transition to private security, with an emphasis on investigative research and threat assessments


Travis’ involvement with Ontic Technologies providing ‘Machine Assisted Protective Intelligence’


A run through the PFC Group of Companies and the various functions they perform in the industry


Why they created Skypoint Concierge, a service for clients who want the benefits of security but without specific mention of security


The distinction between being a bodyguards and being a security professionals


Providing a protective service is about making the client feel comfortable


The distinctions between hard skills and soft skills


Hard skills are the ‘fun’ and critical but soft skills make you a professional in the industry and get you the cooperation you need throughout the day


Communication and being able to communicate well in writing are essential


The relationship with the client should be such that they follow your lead because they want to rather than ‘have to’


A rundown of what’s involved with Protective Services Operational Certification training


Why a lot of trainees don’t qualify at the PPS (Protective Pistol Skills) stage until the second or third time around


The problems of presenting a weapon out of concealment


The problem that led to the birth of Ontic Technologies


What protective intelligence is and how it is used


If nothing happens on an operation clients can misunderstand this to mean that protection or planning wasn’t necessary


Data gathered by the Ontic platform helps make the value of the protection and planning more visible and quantifiable


EP Nexus – A blog Travis put together about protective security. It looks at the industry from a less experienced perspective


Aaron’s and Travis’ Travel and Executive Protection Hacks


 

Home Security Fundamentals

We’ve become complacent about home security because we rely on a range of high tech equipment to protect us, our home, our families, and our possessions. Many of us are also guilty of thinking ‘it can’t happen to me’. However, the risk of burglary is ever-present and paying attention to the basics will help keep you and your home from becoming a victim of crime.  With Christmas holidays just around the corner, we at Panoptic Solutions thought it a good time for some revision on home security matters.

A burglar’s three worst home security enemies are light, time and noise.

Remembering this can help you protect your home from crime. A burglar won’t find your home an easy target if he’s forced to work in the light, if he has to take a lot of time breaking in, and if he can’t work quietly.

Take the time to ‘case’ your own house or apartment, just as a burglar would. Here are a few questions to get you started:

Where is the easiest entry? How can I make it more burglar resistant?

Trim trees and shrubs near your doors and windows, and think carefully before installing a high, wooden fence around your back yard. High fences and shrubbery can add to your privacy, but privacy is a burglar’s asset.

Consider trading a little extra privacy for a bit of added home security. Force any would-be burglar to confront a real enemy – light. Exterior lights, mounted out of easy reach, can reduce the darkness a burglar finds comforting.

How can I slow burglars down?

Time is a burglar’s enemy, too. A burglar delayed for four or five minutes is likely to give up and try for another, less difficult, location. Simple security devices – including such basic equipment as nails, screws, padlocks, door and window locks, grates, bars and bolts – can discourage intruders and keep them from entering.

How about noise?

Try to make the general prospect of robbing your home a noisy job. Noise is that important third enemy of the burglar. Many types of alarm systems are available, with detectors to be mounted on doors and windows. Deciding just how much home protection you need – and can afford – is a personal judgment. Many reputable physical security firms will send an agent to survey your home and advise you about suitable protection.

Some Home Security Specifics

  • Lock the doors and windows to your home, all of them, including the door to the garage.

  • Don’t leave the door to your home that is connected to the garage, unlocked thinking the automatic garage door will protect your home. A change of frequency on a garage door opener could make your home an easy target. What about the windows in your garage?

  • Don’t leave your garage door opener in your car. Breaking out a car window or accessing your convertible with the top down can give a burglar easy access to your residence.

  • Keep your doors locked even when you are at home.

  • How many people do you know who were burgled while they were at home in another part of the house?

  • Install outdoor lighting to illuminate doors and windows. Lights with motion detectors are very effective.

  • Check to make sure all doors are installed properly; hinges to the inside with locks that have at least a 20 – 25 mm throw. Consider installing a peephole in the door.

  • If you have lost your keys, have the locks changed.

  • Sliding glass doors should have special locks mounted. A well-placed piece of dowel in the track will make it almost impossible to open any sliding door or window.

  • Ensure your sliding doors are properly installed with anti-lift capping. Many homeowners would be amazed to learn that sliding glass doors are often installed improperly – all a burglar has to do is lift the door out of the tracks to gain entry to your home.

  • Consider investing in ‘CrimMesh’ – or similar security screening – on all windows and in place of fly-screen doors. If you go down this path, ensure you have an escape device installed on one window in each bedroom to use in event of fire or other emergency requiring quick evacuation.

  • Window air conditioning units give a very easy point of entry if they are not installed properly. If the A/C is not mounted to the frame, and secured so that it cannot be easily removed, have it installed by a professional.

  • Don’t hide a spare key. If you must have an extra key, give it to a trusted neighbour or family member. Never place it under a front door mat or in the letterbox for a friend, vendor or family member. It’s the first place a burglar will look.

  • Remember to require vendors to show proof of identification; uniforms are not enough. Make sure you know who the caller is before you admit him into your residence. If you are unsure, do not open the door and call the person’s company to confirm his / her identity.

  • Don’t open the door to a stranger. Remember, no matter how strong a door is, once it is open by even a crack, you become vulnerable.

  • Never admit that you are home alone.

  • If someone wishes to use your phone for an ‘emergency’, leave your door locked, get the details and make the call for them.

  • Keep your shades and blinds down at night.

  • Don’t rely on others to protect you. Get to know your neighbours, your community and your surroundings. Be aware of who is in your community and report any strange behaviour.

  • Keep a list of emergency numbers near your phone in the event they are needed. Never hesitate to use the emergency telephone number if you are in trouble or are genuinely concerned about your personal safety.

  • Don’t carry your house key on the same key ring as your car keys. Burglars have been known to be valet attendants or car detailers that use clay moulds to replicate your keys – it is a simple matter for them to discover your home address via your vehicle registration.

Conclusion

Get back to basics by inspecting your home today to see what changes you can make to your home security. You will be surprised that there is an area or two of vulnerability to your home. While there is no cause for undue alarm, the simple things we do to protect ourselves will go a long way to ensuring home security.

For more information on this subject, or to discuss your needs in relation to home security, contact Panoptic Solutions on 1300 651 407 or info@panopticsolutions.com