Hong Kong Secure Transportation Services
ETS Security Overview - Hong Kong
The political situation in Hong Kong is normally considered to be safe and stable until June 2019 where widespread protests broke out. This was due to the Hong Kong Extradition bill allowing for persons to be extradited from Hong Kong to China, Taiwan, and Macau. This bill was primarily put in place to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong however locals of Hong Kong protested due to the possibility of applying the bill to extradite persons who may be political activists, journalists, and not fugitives.
Despite the government withdrawing the proposed bill protests continue due to feeling on the ground that withdrawing the bill is not enough. This has led to numerous mass protests where police and protestors have had both peaceful protests but also violent confrontations with one another. This has led to security forces deploying riot police, the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons, and on some occasion’s live rounds.
Because of the ongoing nature of the protests the city is subject to disruption should planned protests escalate into other areas of Hong Kong. This has led to disruptions in public transport, whether that be rail services or buses but also vehicle traffic. It is commonplace for impromptu barricades to be set up on roads which then requires alternate safe routes to be utilized at a moment's notice.
Terrorism in Hong Kong is generally low but there have been instances of attempted Improvised Explosive Device attacks that were neutralized by the police before the devices were activated. This is an ongoing threat that travelers should be aware of.
Hong Kong is considered to have a low level of street crime; however, pickpocketing and bag snatching do occur. Local parks are vulnerable to opportunistic crime which has led to an increase in police patrols to mitigate the issue.
Natural Disaster: Typhoons can be an issue; the season typically runs from April through to October. Travel plans have the potential to be disrupted during this period due to an increased risk of flooding and the closure of significant facilitation networks.
As part of our service all clients have free access to our ExploreSecure® eLearning Travel Security Training pre-departure.
Hong Kong Executive Protection and Security Services
ETS has a robust capability and is able to provide clients with a range of security services within Hong Kong whether that be secure airport transfers or executive protection officers to ensure your safety while traveling between meetings. We have bilingual security and driver options, as well as translators and business risk management consultancy experts.
ETS is able to ensure that you are secure for either short term or extended periods while traveling in Hong Kong. Due to our trusted team of experienced security staff we are able to offer you a best in class service while also being able to adapt plans at a moments notice should your plans change due to the security situation.
Hong Kong Secure Transportation and Executive Protection Services
Executive Protection and Secure Ground Transportation Services provided by ETS Risk Management in Hong Kong help mitigate and manage inherent risk. The ETS team has an excellent working knowledge and impressive experience of operating within Hong Kong. We have comprehensive coverage throughout the area and are able to provide executive protection, secure transportation, and excellent local knowledge through our staff in location.
Secure Airport Transfers – Hong Kong
ETS Risk Management provides Secure Airport Transfers in Hong Kong at competitive rates with VIP security drivers and high-level vehicles while also operating with a low profile if required. Our local security teams and drivers can meet and greet in a low-profile manner at the airport or hotel, escort you to the vehicle, and ensure a secure transition to your destination. We are also highly adaptative to change and ensure that the ETS team on the ground can transfer you safely and efficiently should the situation on the ground change at short notice .
Security Services Offered in Hong Kong
• Security officers
• Executive Protection Personnel
• Local Drivers – Bilingual English speaking
• Secure SUV’s, Sedan’s and Luxury Sedan’s
• Site Security Surveys
• Travel Risk Management