Horizon provides security and medical turn-key solutions across the Middle East Regions ensuring mission success to all of our existing clients. Horizon Security Solutions has become a market leader in the United Kingdom, Middle East & Africa in the delivery of security and risk management solutions and training services. Since the company’s registration in 2012 it has expanded to include offices in Dubai, Nigeria and Malta, with partnership training centres in Ukraine and Bulgaria.
We have been awarded numerous ongoing contracts with major international companies, relief agencies, corporations and governments. We focus on and assist in achieving our client’s strategic objectives within a clearly defined operational framework. As a company, we have a sound knowledge of the complexities and dynamics often required to operate within multinational projects, added to a deep understanding of cultural awareness whilst complying with all applicable local and international laws and regulations. We are staffed by many highly experienced and qualified expatriates, all of whom have spent prolonged periods of time working in the commercial and corporate risk management industry, these include areas experiencing a hostile threat.
At Horizon, we are fully focused on ensuring that all of our security solutions are cemented by our fundamental professional standards ethos. So be rest assured, your organisation and staff members are receiving the best product in the marketplace, in terms of the service we provide.
Horizon provides executive protection, also known as close protection for high profile individuals throughout the Middle East regions ensuring all security and risk mitigation measures are taken to ensure the safety of VIPs or other individuals who may be exposed to elevated personal risk because of their employment, high-profile status, net worth, affiliations or geographical location. With strategic risk assessment’s and advanced planning, experienced security teams protect these high-risk individuals from physical, financial and reputational harm.
Our Protective Services Include:
Most high-value properties have sophisticated security alarm systems fitted along with the most advanced physical security locks and barriers. However, experience has shown that a professional criminal can, with determination, still gain entry into well-secured properties. It is also true that any alarm system is only as good as the security response to it once triggered. The surest method to ensure a property is secure is to have on-site security personnel. Horizon Middle East can supply trained security professionals to keep business and residential properties safe and secure, providing protection and eliminating the threat of crime.
We can provide anything from a single operative to a full residential security team. Horizon ME uniformed security guards carry out their role with a flexible approach and will implement any security measures diplomatically and discreetly to minimise the impact their presence.
Following an in-depth assessment to evaluate existing security measures and identify any vulnerability, recommendations, if required, will be made and, in consultation with the client, a comprehensive security plan will be produced.
Examples of the duties our security professionals can provide:
The most important duty of any security operative, is to make the property as secure as is reasonably possible, without their presence being an inconvenience to the client.
At Horizon Middle East we take great pride in our ability to deliver competitively priced, comprehensive, discreet, media security solutions. We understand the extensive risk management needs of media organisations – especially their teams deployed into conflict-affected regions. We provide specialist situational awareness and medical training for media teams working in developing or hostile places. We also offer physical protection, audience protection/guidance and security of a set protection allowing media teams to conduct their activities in confidence without disruption.
Guided by the expertise of our film and location consultants, our onsite security not only ensures the personal safety of cast and crew, we also deliver our service in accordance with Health & Safety Regulations. We can also provide staff with different levels of first aid qualifications. Horizon has a wealth of experience, having worked with multiple location Managers, Production Managers and Production Coordinators to formulate comprehensive, bespoke security plans appropriate to the needs of each location and shoot requirements.
After an agreement is reached regarding security requirements:
Horizon Middle East are able to meet all security requirements that may be associated with Film and Television ‘location’ projects. These include:
All our personnel at Horizon Middle East are fully trained SIA license holders and DBS (formerly CRB) vetted to BS 7858. We pride ourselves in only deploying operators that are polite, proactive and professional, but also able to be flexible and uphold our company values.
Is your organisation adequately prepared for a crisis?
Non-routine interruptions or crises, can have a catastrophic effect on the operations, financials and reputation of an organisation. Crises such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic leading to illness of key staff, major fire by lax safety culture, or communication systems failure, could make it near impossible to the continuation of normal business activities. All potential crises can be mitigated with a thorough and robust plan which could minimise any potential impact before, during and after an incident, to your organisation.
'Fail to Plan = Plan to Fail'
The following methodology should be considered when producing the plan:
Identification - What are the potential crises that could affect your organisation?
Establish - How does your organisation intend to minimise the risks of such crises occurring?
Explain - How will your organisation react if a crisis occurs? Incident management, levels of response, decision making and communications;
Scenario Testing - As the threat landscape can continually evolve, so must the response mechanisms of your organisation.
There are many possible events that might constitute a crisis within your organisation, these will be relative to the type of business you are in, the geographical locations of your business and human/organisational/social/technical and economical factors.
Horizon Middle East provide highly trained, qualified and fully licensed S.I.A security professionals to deliver planning and operational support to corporations, organisations and projects requiring consummate and diligent security management and/or manpower solutions, instilling confidence so our clients can focus on their operations without interruption. This includes the provision of hostile and executive protection teams, including residential security, medical professionals, operations and risk managers to name but a few. All of these serve and support our clients often operating in remote and hostile environments.
Horizon Middle East also specialises in security consultancy and has significant experience in providing teams to co-ordinate with and mentor host nations security forces, overseas major strategic changes in security plans and policy within the cooperate environment and other such similar services. At Horizon our core recruitment pool is predominantly drawn from ex-British military, although not exclusively, including the Parachute Regiment, Royal Military Police Close Protection Unit, Royal Army Medical Corp, Royal Air Force and British Special Forces. Horizon also utilise experts from the civilian sectors who have a proven track record of a first-class product delivery. We work tirelessly to attract and retain the best people to deliver services on behalf of our clients, always exceeding their expectations in all areas.
Typical positions we recruit for on behalf of our clients include:
Horizon Middle East offers a variety of security and medical realted training courses, such as:
Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)
Our Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) course has been specifically designed to cover all the relative subjects that relate to non-governmental organisations, media, listed charities, aid agencies, private security companies and blue-chip companies operating in potentially volatile areas around the world. Whether it be in a humanitarian, disaster or war zone situation, various risks arise from working in these hostile and challenging environments.
Our course includes both security and medical related subjects to ensure that learners are fully aware and trained for the environments they may operate in. Security lessons consist of planning, risk assessments, site security, crisis management, kidnap, detainment, conflict management, cash security and bribery and corruption to name a few. The medical portion of the course teaches learners basic first aid to begin with, then brings these skills to a higher level to deal with trauma related injuries.
At the end of the course, learners are put through a series of scenarios that are based on real life situations that have occurred to test the skills learnt during the course. After training, students will be able to confidently deal with trauma related injuries in a calm and professional manner.
Kidnap & Ransom (K&R)
Horizon’s Kidnap and Ransom courses are delivered to give our clients a realistic grounding in kidnapping operations. We will teach you how to plan to avoid and deal with terrorist and criminal attacks, and teach you practical counter kidnapping procedures and responses to deal with crisis situations. Kidnap and Ransom are on the rise globally and therefore it makes sense that everyone learns strategies to how to deal with being involved in a criminal, terrorist or kidnapping situation. Long gone are the days when only the rich and famous were at risk of being kidnapped by organised criminals and acts of terrorism can affect everyone.
Our Kidnap prevention courses are aimed at individuals, who travels internationally, for either business or personal reasons; these courses are also relevant for people who are concerned about the safety issues in their daily lives. Our courses will teach you how to put in place realistic security plans and procedures, and how to react and deal with being kidnapped, teaching you how to identify and avoid potential problems.
Hostile Environment Close Protection Operative (HECPO)
The Horizon HECPO course is designed to prepare Close Protection Operatives prior to deploying in what would be described as hostile countries such as Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The course fully complies with DODI 3020.50, Private Security Contractors (PSCs) Operating in Contingency and DEFSTAN 05-129 Defence Standards Procedures & Requirements & DEFCON 697, Contractors on Deployed Operations.
Civilian personnel deploying to theatres of operations must meet mandated pre-deployment requirements. Horizon’s Pre-Deployment Training Course was designed to make this process quick and efficient for deploying personnel. Horizon Middle East will help your teams meet all training requirements.
The Pre-deployment course ensures the maximum number of fully screened and trained contractors are ready for deployment faster and more efficiently than anyone else. This all-inclusive course includes both a medical and security training portion.
Defensive Driver Training (Armoured & Soft-skin)
Our Defensive Driver Training (DDT) course is specifically designed by subject matter experts in this field. It offers the client’s organisation enhanced skills to its staff drivers. The majority of accidents in the Middle East happen on the road, it is imperative that drivers have the knowledge to correctly deal with planning, management and delivery of defensive driving and relative procedures in the ME Regions.
Hazardous environment driver awareness is essential to coping with internal and external security threats that an international or domestic mission can likely face on the ground
Level 3 Award for the First Person on Scene International (FPOS)
This qualification develops the knowledge and skills required by those working in security services or high risk environments who are required to hold an advanced first aid qualification. The qualification ensures learners are able to provide suitable assistance for a range of medical conditions and trauma related injuries including developing an awareness of ballistic and blast injuries. The qualification supports a role in the workplace and will enable learners to progress to further learning in this sector.
Who is this for? The QNUK Level 3 Award for the First Person on Scene (International) (RQF) is designed for Close Protection Operatives and those working in similar fields, within the UK and internationally.
Medicine in Remote Areas (MIRA)
The MIRA course has been designed to provide personnel who already have experience in prehospital care, the added skills and knowledge to be able to deal with casualties in remote and challenging environments. The course focuses on stabilisation of the casualty, through to the skills required for prolonged field care until the arrival of the emergency services.
The MIRA course is ideal for medical professionals who work in or want to work within remotes areas as a tier 1 remote medic.