Potential clients should be asking themselves these questions to determine if a protection detail is warranted, or even an appropriate fit at that time.
There are many others to be asking; we just ran out of room to post them all here so our post in Medium will have the rest for you.
Do you truly understand the threats and the likelihood that they may impact your life, family & business?
Are you concerned about residual affects or collateral damage to others, such as family members or key staff who may inadvertently exposed to a direct threat or share your risks when they are with you?
If you already have a personal security protective program do you share a clear and agreed understanding of its value proposition, the short term goals, and what your big picture profile looks like moving forward?
Does that understanding include the acknowledgement of secondary program benefits; such as financial & logistical efficiency, peace of mind, avoiding embarrassment, discretion, confidentiality, detecting, deterring, & mitigating threats?
Is the perceived need for a protective program temporary and can it scale if the need arises?
Does the program address the tangible "feel" of being a protected person, whether you're in public or at your residence; and does it address the benefits as well as the drawbacks?
Does it explain and reinforce the notion that despite every attempt to minimize its impact, there will still be some level of invasive nature associated with establishing a protection detail?
Is everyone that is affiliated with the client understanding & on board with having a protective detail introduced into their current level of operations?
Does the protection detail work to safeguard others and consider them secondary clients; such as family members, senior executives & associates; and if so, was it originally designed to do this?