Royal Security Group LLC is an Asheville, N.C.-based independent security management and expert witness consulting firm. We assist with Board-level or Owner-level risks.
"Independent" means that we are only compensated by our clients. We have no affiliations with any product or service providers and receive no referral fees. Therefore, our recommendations are strictly based on what's best for our clients.
The services we provide are:
Assessments are conducted by an ASIS International Board-Certified Security Consultant using methods recommended by the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).
Ken Wheatley has been a member of ASIS International for over 25 years, earned his Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation in 1997 and has been recertified every three years.
He has also been a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants for 20 years.
Ken served as president of the International Security Management Association, the global Association of leading Chief Security Officers, and has been a member since 1997.
Sales & Marketing - A President who was reviewing a business unit he had taken over had concerns about a NATO bid project in Europe that had dragged on for 3 years. They had already sent $3 million in product to the "procurement office" for testing. Our work uncovered a $100 million scam that also impacted Mercedes Benz, Apple, IBM and others. Recovered $2 million in product.
M&A Due Diligence - Uncovered two competing companies owned by the principals of the primary company being acquired that wasn't divulged in their disclosure paperwork.
Commercial Real Estate Investment - Investment company purchased portfolio of 15 large, multi-building residential complexes around the U.S.. One location suffered four murders, numerous assaults and car thefts. Royal Security Group conducted a site risk and threat assessment to determine the cause of the problems and made recommendations for security system and operational improvements. Recommendations were also made on tenant screening and systems improvements to property maintenance. Also uncovered $200k in contract fraud and numerous fire and safety violations.
Witness protection - Multinational law firm engaged RSG to protect key witness in major civil/criminal case.
Law Enforcement - Assisted a police department under federal consent decree.
Workplace Violence - Conducted workplace violence prevention training around the country to 3,000 management level staff - from supervisors to division presidents. Responded to, and defused a number of imminent threat situations.
Travel & Meeting Security - Conducted international travel security & response planning for 6 Olympics and various meetings in the U.S. and overseas, such as sales and marketing conferences (competitive intelligence), Board of Directors, etc.
High-profile security - Oversaw security for 2 World Insights Conferences and have arranged security for Maya Angelou, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, Dan Brown, Tom Hanks, Will.i.am, Norm Swartzkoff, & Benazir Bhutto. Conduct briefings to families of senior executives on personal security.
Journalism - Conducted security and threat assessments of the San Diego Union Tribune HQ and various residences of the (now deceased) owner, David Copley. During the assessment discovered that Mr. Copley had been paying thousands of dollars in monitoring and maintenance fees for a non-functioning security system. Also uncovered technical equipment and operational issues with the uniformed security staff that been unaddressed. Oversaw security design, installation and repairs for systems at his residences and the newspaper.
Competitive Intelligence (CI) - Established CI capability within a client's company.
Crisis Management/Business Continuity - Established programs, mass notification system and ran table-top exercises.
Retailer - Client suffered $500k embezzlement and a separate attempted armed robbery. Assessed all aspects of their operations and made recommendations on cash handling, vendor and employee management/screening, physical and technical security, etc.