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Bodyguard Gear, Workwear and Law Enforcement Gear

You will find that most bodyguards have their own custom bodyguard gear kit, whether they’re working abroad or at home on operations and contracts you’ll generally find they have the best bodyguard gear. You might find that some bodyguards like buying more bodyguard gear than they actually need, however, it’s more showing off than anything.

Personal protection and bodyguarding can take many forms, which means that you’ll need many different pieces of bodyguard gear. You might be driving a car one day, working on the door the next or working in a different country armed protecting diplomats.

Best Bodyguard Gear

There are many types of high tech devices out there that can be used by bodyguards, some of which are listed below but you may also need things like vests, ear defenders, wireless earpieces, lightweight and portable firearms, body armour, tactical knives, handcuffs, metal detectors, stun guns, pepper spray, expandable batons and a flash light.

Most of them might seem like ordinary tools that won’t have a lot of impact but yet again, only security officers know their importance. Let’s look at each of these pieces of bodyguard gear and how they aid in bodyguarding.

bodyguard gear stab vestKnife Resistant Stab Vest

  • Concord Protective Security Vest. Stab And Trauma Resistant.
  • Removable Back Comfort Pad.
  • Fully Adjustable Shoulder And Waist Velcro Straps.
  • Flexible Protectective Poly-Myl Film Interior.
  • ISO 9001:2000 Certified , But NOT NIJ Certified And As Such This Vest Has Not Been Tested To Withstand All Instruments And Situations.



New Forthgoer DTDV219+ Portable Angel Eye Spy DVR (2.5 Inch LCD, Button Camera, Remote Control)Portable Surveillance Camera - Bodyguard Gear

  • Evidence Collection: Whether you need to video capture someone red-handed or in a compromising position, this amazing device delivers! Instead of wearing the spy camera system, you can also replace the pinhole lens with an external CCD surveillance camera and along with the unit’s on-board 2 inch LCD screen you’ve suddenly got a versatile CCTV solution on your hands.
  • Private Investigation: The mini spy camera is compromised of a high definition pinhole spy camera lens attachment that can be disguised as a shirt button and a pocket sized digital video recorder (DVR) which can easily be concealed in your pocket. One touch recording allows you to capture audio and 25 frames per second (fps) video in the popular AVI format. What’s more, just stick in your own 32GB mini SD card and you can hold over 8 hours of quality video recording at the highest video resolution of 720 x 576! It’s the perfect solution when dealing with suspects!



FLOUREON 1 X 8CH Security DVR +8 X Outdoor Camera HDMI USB WiFi 3G Security Kit UKSecurity Camera Set - Bodyguard Gear

  • You need setup a CCTV security system to Protect your home,shop and office.
  • Complete H.264 CCTV kit Comes complete with 8 Night Vision Security Cameras. Backup Via USB.
  • Remotely activate and View Via the Internet from anywhere and anytime. even supports live viewing via your smart Phone.
  • Support Cloud System For Remote Access/HDMI Output/USB Wireless Network Card /USB 3G Wireless Network Card.
  • Easy to install, simple to use and at a low price.


Level 3A PASGT (IIIA) Military Army Helmet Bullet Proof Ballistic Helmet US Personal Armor System Ground Troops One Size Israel Defence Force TestedBullet Proof Ballistic Helmet - Bodyguard Gear

  • The helmet shell is made of composite materials by unique technology. The shape of the helmet protects from injuries and allows the use of microphone and radio-telephone system.
  • Size: Standard size. Hand Size cm: 48 – 58. Weight: approx 1500gr. Protection Level: IIIA. Vo m/s: ? 325 m/s. All Metal is Protected against Rust
    Our helmet with a weight of 1500 gr. Performs Vo ? 325 m/s. Using a fragmentation simulator 5.56 mm, weight 1.102 +/- 0.02 gr. The helmet shell offers a ballistic protection level of Vo ? 620 m/s using MIL STD 662.E.
  • Protection Level : IIIA (3A). Color – Black, Weight only ~1.35 Kg. Offers Protection Against Bullets Fragments of Explosive Ammunition and Sharp Cold Weapons. Level 3A NIJ 01.01.04.
  • The Helmet HAGOR-BH01 offers protection against fragments and bullets of explosive ammunition, bombs and sharp and cold weapons.


Officer Swat Military Tactical Vest Cordura Combat Harness Distributed-Load System Size S Small Israel Defence Force TestedTactical Vest - Bodyguard Gear

  • The Vest Front: 4 Extra-size magazine pouches (for longer than standard sized magazines) / 4 grenade pouches / 4 Flare / sticklight / flashlight pouches / GPS / Compass pouch / Medium size first-aid / general utility side pouch / Knife holder
  • Made of Mil-Spec. water repellent treated Cordura nylon. Fully padded, removable pads, abdominal and lower-back padding. Fully adjustable, sides and shoulders. Olive-Drab color.
  • The Vest Back: Large upper-back pouch with inner radio/communication holder and velcro closure passages / Hidden flat compartment between back and upper pouch / Rope pouch / 2 lower-back pouchs (for hydration bag, general utility pouch)
  • Shoulder suspension and cushioned waist best assembly. All tactical vests of Hagor are designed for heavy load carrying and quick draw of all equipment. The functional and ergonomic design allows for load bearing, maximal mobility and combat readiness at IDF (Israel army) tactical heavy-load vest, this is the real, genuine standard infantry issue, made of the finest materials and will last heavy abuse for years. Thicker mag-pouches flaps with quick-pull leads, double stitching, extra grade velcro.



Kevlar Vest (Black) Bullet Proof Body Armor V.I.P. Protection Level 3A (IIIA)kevlar vest - Bodyguard Gear

  • Adjustable with Velcro-Straps at 4 different points. Easy to wear. Will fit under business suit or sport clothing. Package includes a Carrying Bag.
  • Specially made Compartments provides the ability to add armor plates for better protection. Comes with 5 years manufacturer Warranty.
  • Light Weight Concealed vest – Only 4.3lbs / 2.1Kg. Level 3A NIJ 01.01.04. Level 3A Bulletproof Protection (NIJ Certified, NIJ Standard-0101.06).
  • Technical specification – Bulletproof Vest. Ballistic area: Front – 0.42m2. Back – 0.35m2. Basic protection: Level III-A. Stops: 9mm + Magnum or protect from ricochet . Weight: Approximately 2.1kg. Color: Black. Use: Army, Civilian and Security/Body Guard
  • Manufactured in Israel. Shipped from Israel. Please allow 14 to 21 business to arrive (90 percent of the time will arrive even earlier).



Female Bodyguard

female bodyguardBeing a Female Bodyguard is becoming a lucrative business, more now than ever. With the need for a female bodyguard for some of the biggest names in the world becoming more and more, it’s no wonder that we’re seeing more women taking to the job.

And rightly so, there’s nothing stopping women joining the circuit as a personal protection officer or bodyguard. After all, they will often come from the same backgrounds as most of the male and celebrity bodyguards in the industry.

And when some clients don’t want the overt approach, they’re likely to look for a female bodyguard to join or lead their security detail.

A Foreign Female Bodyguard

In China, it is becoming common for rich businessmen to have a female bodyguard on their detail. They go through just as much training as their male counterpart so why not?

In China, many female bodyguards go via the Tianjiao International Security Academy in Beijing. The founder of the academy said she spotted an opening in the industry and joined the booming market.

They’re multi-talented, not just as a security operative but also they’re trained in wine-tasting or personal assistance. This means they can communicate with their bosses on multiple levels and aren’t solely stuck in the security role.

More so, China has a booming economy meaning more and more business residents are becoming millionaires and billionaires. A lot of these business people are women and they prefer to have a female security team.

Before Colonel Gaddafi’s fall he used to be flanked by anywhere up to 40 female bodyguards. They were known as the Revolutionary Nuns, not much else is known about them but many stories say whilst they were part of his security team they weren’t treated correctly.

Female Bodyguard at Home

It wasn’t too long ago that Emma Probert, a close protection officer was in place to protect The Duchess of Cambridge. On top of that Prince William, Nicole Kidman, Katie Price and Justin Bieber have all had a female bodyguard in the past.

Needless to say that female officers blend in that much easier than their male bodyguard counterpart.


Celebrity Bodyguard

celebrity bodyguardIf you follow any kind of celebrity, politician or public figure you’ll notice that when they’re out in public they’re usually accompanied by security guards or celebrity bodyguard.

Sometimes there is just one celebrity bodyguard and sometimes there is a team of them.

Why do you need a Celebrity Bodyguard?

There are people in the world who want to hurt public figures, celebrities and politicians through their own or other agenda. Whether that be physically or mentally. For that reason, many public figures require bodyguard services to secure their safety.

Some bodyguards are ex-military or specialised law-enforcement and a casually described as Close Protection Operators or Close Protection Officers. You may well think that celebrity bodyguards are all muscle and no brains, but you’ll be glad to know these professionals are just that. They know their jobs inside out and have your personal protection as their first priority.

Many don’t need weapons unless they’re in a war torn country. They use their professionalism and training to get by and resolve issues and problems before they become one.

Celebrity Bodyguard Salary

In recent years, a bodyguard salary has gone up depending on who the contract is with and where in the world the contract is taking place. According to a recent study, a bodyguard salary could be anywhere between $38,000 and $120,000 with the average being around $65,000 per year.

The more risky the contract, the more the pay goes up. To get higher paid contracts you do have to be a seasoned protection officer who can deliver the safety required by their celebrity employer.

Reputation is everything within the industry and if you’ve done a good job on one contract then you’re either likely to stay employed with that contractor or passed on to another friend of the celebrity through word of mouth. Some but not all successful operators have started their own private security firms.

Famous Celebrity Bodyguards

There are a few well known celebrity bodyguards who have been on the circuit for a while, they’re almost celebrities themselves.

Reshawn Davis – An active serving security officer and even has his own TV show and owns a clothing line.

Mykola Melnychenko – Retired bodyguard of a Ukrainian President. He defected from his role and country after recording the presidents conversation and released them.

Chuck Zito – Currently retired looking after his own companies. Zito worked as a celebrity bodyguard for Lorna Luft who passed him on to many of her friends in Hollywood thus enabling Zito to setup his own company.




Private Detective Licence UK

Private Detectives in the United Kingdom now require a licence under new laws. To rid rogue investigators, the United Kingdom will be introducing restrictions, including criminal record checks, by next year.