Security is always a prominent factor when planning a production in Israel. Sadly, not only is the land known for its beauty, but also its conflicts. When entering an area of higher instability, there is always a risk of falling victim to extremism. We provide security services for journalists and TV crews in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. To ensure the safety of our clients, our team always maintains a high level of vigilance, and provides direction in a calm, tactful manner.
In the past years we have provided many international productions with security of all levels. As a diversified company, we use both Israeli and Palestinian security personnel; this of course, being based on our customers’ needs, and the security conditions of the area. We also offer highly experienced, armed and unarmed security personnel; and personal protective gear for journalists and TV crews visiting Israel, the West Bank and Gaza: bullet proof flak jackets (vests), helmets and gas masks – all in the highest professional standards.
When filming with high profile talents, actors, or presenters, we may suggest using our personal bodyguards. In these cases, the bodyguard’s sole responsibility is that of the assigned individual’s safety and security. Additionally, we often provide detailed information on our entry and exit plans.
Operating in conflict areas
We keep direct communication with the police authority in every area. At all times our office coordinators monitor multiple alerts systems. This way, we can notify a client on developing security conditions in an instant. At times we may advise our fixer on location to change a planned route or to avoid a location altogether. Every few years Israel is involved in a military conflict with one of its neighboring countries. We believe that in the end no footage is worth someone’s life. Our war-savvy fixers, will advise if you should take shelter or leave an area.
Highlight Global Security (HGS) is the initiative of experts from two separate disciplines – film production, and security. We aim to provide fully customized security services for journalists and TV crews in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and for the entertainment industry in general; specifically international productions arriving to Israel and the neighboring countries.
Production Security Solutions
HGS delivers carefully planned static and dynamic security solutions, with the ability to adapt to rapid changes in location, timetable and conditions. We consider ourselves a high end, customer service focused, security company. We are based in Tel Aviv and operate in Israel, the West Bank (Including the Palestinian Authority areas) and Gaza.
Our mission: To assist and protect the client’s production from beginning to completion
Our specialties include:
- Executive Security Services, highly trained plain-clothes security staff providing discreet protection for journalists and TV crews in Israel and Gaza.
- Armed and unarmed security personnel – all veterans of Israel’s elite units.
- Security consulting: vulnerability and threat assessments /Risk Analysis.
- On location security of gear, trucks and personnel, stages, locations, transportation, equipment, set pre-rigs, base camps, etc.
- Airport / checkpoints, border crossing protocols and advance coordination.
- Online security updates: due to the dynamics of security events in Israel, our Tel Aviv HQ personnel are connected online to all our security agents in the field. HQ advises the agents re developing threats, nearby security events or any change in local security conditions.
- Professional crowd control
*Due to the discrete nature of the business, we cannot display the resumes of our experts, nor can we provide references on our web page. However, we have no issue providing these when directly contacted by a prospective client.*