Security Services Colombia

Security Services Colombia

Black mountain solutions are able to offer full security services throughout Colombia including;

We are highly experienced in servicing all industries and sectors including;

 About Colombia

Colombia, located on the northern tip of South America presents a wide array of dangers when visited by international travellers. Enterprises operating in Colombia should consider security provisions when protecting their most important assets, people, property and Information. Colombia, home to 4 major cities Bogota, Cali, Medellin and Barranquilla all present risks similar to any large Latin American City. Colombia to date has two cities ranked in the top 10 of the world’s most dangerous cities index and presents a multitude of risks such as common street crime. Moving in and around the urban city areas can present dangers such as muggings, carjacking’s, assault, kidnappings and riots/civil unrest. All cities have areas that offer a higher security risk and are recommended no go areas for international travellers.  Ultimately being in these areas, the wrong place at the wrong time can often escalate to an undesirable event.

Black Mountain Solutions can mitigate these risks by providing a robust Journey Management solution. All staff has a security background whether it be military or police, and have a sound working knowledge of the local areas and risks faced by international travellers. Moving in and around the urban city areas on foot can present a significant increase in risk than travelling by vehicle. BMS can provide trained and experienced Close Protection Officers to provide that additional layer of security when on foot between vehicle and destination. All staff is vetted for criminal background checks and relevant licensing in accordance with the Colombian law and regulations. All vehicles utilised by BMS are no more than 5 years old, insured and meet the Colombia road regulations requirements. Vehicles are of a low profile, meaning that they blend in with the local traffic, bear no markings or logos and avoid attracting any unwanted attention. In Colombia drivers and passengers often suffer from muggings whilst static at traffic lights or junctions, often articulated in the form of two armed criminals on a motorbike demanding the passengers or drivers belongings. To mitigate such dangers, BMS utilises vehicles that bear tinted windows to obscure the inside contents of the vehicle from any persons outside the vehicle.

Colombia recently signed a bilateral peace deal and currently undergoing a demobilisation with the country’s largest rebel group the FARC, is suffering furthermore violence in the country’s rural areas. Information suggests that the cause is due to organised crime groups, drug trafficking groups, splinter groups from FARC (who were not supportive of the peace deal), and other guerrilla groups moving into the once occupied FARC areas in intent to fill the vacuum. This has seen an increase in violence and fighting between various groups in these areas. Several Community leaders and social activists have also fallen victim to assassinations, with a number of 58 being reported in 2016 in Colombia’s outlying regions. Black Mountain Solutions can provide a risk assessment to any enterprise desiring to conduct business operations in such areas. Based on the risk assessment Black Mountain can implement a cost effective security plan in order to mitigate such risks and threats.