Who we are
“We do not operate a ‘one solution fits all’ approach”
Cat 1 is a privately owned, client focused ‘boutique’ security management company. Operating from our Mayfair headquarters we currently offer many tailor made security services to corporations and individuals. We advise and provide to clients listed on the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500, luxury British fashion houses, Investment banks, private banks, private members clubs and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals.
“Many operate in the private security industry but few have the passion and leadership we do.”
We maintain and develop a cadre of selected personal protection operatives who came highly recommended. Most hail from the military and police and naturally have experience in protecting royalty, senior military personnel, politicians, diplomats and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals.
“If a UHNWI wishes to operate ‘under the radar’, we ensure a low profile, fuss free security partnership”
Cat 1 has a referenced record of delivering flexible and bespoke event security management. Our experience and knowledge in this area has amassed from years of working at some of London and the UK’s most desirable high profile venues. By continually adapting to meet objectives set by our clients, we have enabled them to focus on delivering their events in a safe environment.
“Those in attendance should enjoy the planned experience”
The traditional role of driving and protecting remains of paramount importance but we encompass a more ‘helpful’ approach day-to-day. These operators are former police or military officers who have undergone a range of driver training; they are alert, aware and always professional.
Some of our clients now contract a ‘retained’ security service. As part of the retainer you as the client are assigned a personal Cat 1 operator and vehicle if required. Due to the fact the service is retained, the same driver and vehicle report for duty. This helps to maintain good solid relationships with clients, family members, venues, office and household staff.
“This service is suited for clients who do not wish to have an overt security presence.”
We watch over individuals, their families, assets, residences, headquarters, venues, temporary locations and remote and rural sites. We understand fully the need for a balance between security, privacy and lifestyle.
“Cat 1 works harder than most behind the scenes and on the ground ‘keeping the gates'”
Cat 1 offers an extremely private Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) service. In a period where information is a highly prized commodity and covert listening and viewing devices (bugs and cameras) are freely available via the internet, it makes commercial sense to ensure your personnel and business information are kept private. Our technicians utilise the latest confidential technology to successfully detect the presence of such devices giving you piece of mind and to ensure a level commercial playing field.
“Watching the watchers”
Those working hard behind the scenes, delivering the product and building solid working relationships with our clients are in high demand. Cat 1’s HQ is home to former members of British Special Forces, British Intelligence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Metropolitan Police Service.
“Over the years we have built up and maintained a close network of influential contacts and associates.”
We have access to the latest technical equipment and to the most experienced surveillance operatives on the circuit.
We have permanent assets and teams located in London and Europe carrying out surveillance and counter surveillance on behalf of clients. Our intelligence teams also assist corporations with minimising fraud, dishonesty and organised crime.