Here comes Easter for 2023!!!
Here comes Easter for 2023!!!
We are a security advisory group of practitioners spanning cyber, alarm, CCTV, physicabiometric, investigation, bugging, tapping, prevention, and access control solutions. We work with a number of vendors including ADT, CPI, and Securitas. We typically help private estates, clubs, yachts, airships, resorts, and hotels.
Hardened, ferocious response mechanisms designed to protect.
Over 160 newspapers and magazines have featured us in articles worldwide. Additionally, we have appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, FOX, CNN, BrusselsTV, NHK Tokyo, Vitaya, and more...
We have been honored to work in the private estate and resort management industry on six continents and live on three. Our CEO, Marti Mongiello, started cooking around four and became an apprentice Chef at 16 to three CIA grads. In the US Navy at age 18 - he graduated from cooking school and later, Restaurant Management Schools and Hotel Management School. He became a GM of the 1500-room Bayshore's Resort in Pensacola, Florida. Marti later graduated from the Department of Defense High-Speed Driving School, Police Academy (1st in class), US Marine Corps Physical Security school and Anti-terrorism school, ESCORT, and CIA training with the US Army and US Secret Service protection for the first family (schools). He has built, owned, and sold two alarm and security companies with all residual accounts as a polymath and polyhistor.
SPIES "R" US - Photo credit: The Virginian Pilot Star, Business Weekly (front-page article) showcasing our bugging, tapping, private detective academy, teaching police officers, body, blast armoring, and investigations. Bob Capello was featured left, and Martin Mongiello was featured right.
The Business Weekly front cover featuring Bob Capello and Martin Mongiello.
Later, as one of many Managers of the Camp David Resort and a White House Chef, he furthered his art of private estate management. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Starkey International Institute for Household Management and has helped families and family offices worldwide for 30+ years leading over a dozen on our team, including Mr. Antwain Thomas and Mr. Allan Miller, owner Stormy Mongiello, and Kim Hambright.
Photo credit: The White House, Sharon Farmer. President Bill Clinton (middle), Secretary Hillary Clinton (right), and Marti Mongiello, left. This photo was taken during Marti's US Navy career as a Presidential Aide to the first family. Over 25+ years, Laurel team members have worked in the CIA, FBI, NSA, black ops sections of the CIA, the White House Military Office, and all military branches. Our Vice President, Martin CJ Mongiello, CSCS (SS/SW), USN, Ret. holds a 30-year retired certificate from the military.
Marti Mongiello featured left, President Bill Clinton center, and Secretary Hillary Clinton right.
We have planned estates, air yachts, ships, security protocols, attack and kill drills (a killing cycle), cyber penetration, kidnapping or rape protocols, bribing, payoff, counterintelligence country recruiting in some cross modalities, and poisoning prevention. We have also have worked on large beehive response armies hidden from view protecting principals and families with massive, heavily armed response groups. Private Military Companies (PMC) can comprise up to ten battalions. Advanced security mechanisms of blood-vein check, CCTV, highly advanced alarm design, bomb, proofing, man-down mercury switch, run-flat, missile target saturation, spray master, wooden assembly gun, retinal scan, voice analysis, hardening, polygraph, regression therapy, psychoanalysis, torture, beating, medical death prevention, and doping techniques are a specialty.
Photo credit: The Virginian Pilot Star, Business Weekly showcasing our client of Zero's Subs with closed-circuit television applications. Martin Mongiello is featured left and Bob Capello right.
The Virginian Pilot Star, Business Weekly showcasing our client Zero's Subs with CCTV.
Body armor and backpack armor by Premier right here in Kings Mountain, NC.
Dillon Aero retrofit onto armored SUV. Armoring right here in Shelby, NC.
Armoring right here in Shelby, NC.
CEO Martin CJ Mongiello, MBA, MA, MCFE, (CSCS SS/SW, USN, USN, Ret.) learned the majority of his skills as the principal of The MCM Security Group and Aegis Security National, Inc. Designing and building security systems worldwide are a specialty as well as private investigations. Different schools from the USMC, CIA, USN, and USA rounded him out. At times, clients, through Mr. Antwain Thomas, may operate via his wife's company (Stormy L. Mongiello, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP - USN veteran) of Laurel Estate & Resort Management & Placement (LaurelPlacement.com). Feel free to review our instructors and staff. Training of household staff is conducted through the Intercontinental Academy of Household, Hotel, Resort Management (IAHHRM.com). Martin held a TOP SECRET, Yankee White, SCI clearance working in the first family's bedroom, home, and kitchen. Today, he is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the United States Presidential Service Center. Feel free to analyze our board, staff, and trustees.
Mr. Antwain Thomas, CDO, Intelligence/Signals/Cyber Security Expert (United States Navy), is a Post 9/11, Gulf War II veteran in intelligence, signals, and cybersecurity as an expert. As a licensed private investigator in Maryland, he has been fingerprinted and passed a background investigation with the state police.
He specializes in conducting threat assessments dealing with all cyber intrusions, securing all forms of communications (critical infrastructure), and helping clients evaluate threats to the family and the enterprise.
FBI/InfraGard National Captial Region Members Alliance (FBI Vetted Cyber Expert): Membership #: 10120789
Mr. Thomas has been vetted by the FBI to be included in the exclusive FBI InfraGard critical infrastructure network as an expert in cybersecurity-related to communication and financial network security.
Physical Security Standards that we require for staff: Understand and know about all aspects needed for family concerning alarm systems, CCTV, and biometric access controls. Previous design, blueprint, and installation experience is a plus. Written or authored articles/designs in security periodicals are a plus. This is part of our curriculum here.
Photo credit: Pensacola News Journal, Your Money, frontpage featuring The Business of Secrecy and Martin CJ Mongiello with listening devices at Aegis Security National.
Physical Security Standards that we require for staff: Lighting, locks, building, and safe room experience along with duress signaling experience is crucial. In some instances, the family may have minor concerns about the Act of God weather plans, such as a tornado, hurricane, fire, or earthquake.
These areas are of significant interest – look for expert experience here. In some cases, dirty-bomb blast concerns are very valid – again – ask for specialist expertise to be documented and proven. This is part of our trainable curriculum here.
Automobile, yacht, and aircraft attack concerns also need to be handled by an expert. The Estate Manager often should have graduated from numerous schools on Anti-terrorism (US State Department, USMC, USA, or others) and can readily be more of help to any Security Leader already on your team. In these regards – there can be the best qualified and the least qualified.
You take your life into your hands when you treat this area with casualness. When someone needs training and getting certified, that is easy to do with an Aide that you trust and like. We don't need a new person.
Graduates from necessary personal protection and driving schools like Independent Security Advisors (ISA), US Secret Service (USSS), FBI, CIA, Department of Defense, and Tony Scotti's Vehicle Dynamics Institute (VDI) provide the most reliable skills. You are not looking for mania – what you are looking for is protection during the once-in-a-lifetime attack someone in your family could experience. As an Ultra-High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) or family, you most likely will only encounter a life-changing death scenario once or twice in your life, and protection will get you through it - unharmed. Otherwise, these things don't happen regularly. Trying to excite them up therapeutically to scare clients is wrong and unpractical.
PHOTO ABOVE (example client): Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall had Marti redesign their home security atop Los Angeles (seen above), sold to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson for $26 million. We worked with ADT Los Angeles (Gold Membership with executive response), Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica. Photo credit Marti Mongiello in a helicopter by OrbicAir of LA.
Dillon Aero is also highly used, worldwide for water, air, and land applications including in motorcades and on large ranch estates and properties. At times, Ultra Armoring may need to be combined with Dillon and a number of other vendors for interior oxygen supply, medical and blood backup kit, run-flat tire systems for tires, hardening, glass, body conditioning, and strengthening, specialized braking systems, and several more items.
Our work with clients of the Mobile Drug Task Force in Alabama and the Virginia Governor's Crime Task Force are well noted.
Photo credit: Security Distributing and Marketing (SDM) Magazine published our Vice President, Martin CJ Mongiello's microwave protection systems solutions which were adopted to protect aircraft in the Gulf Wars, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Security Distributing and Marketing Magazine (SDM) also published Marti's designs and blueprints for panic switches, alarm systems, and CCTV.
Photo credit: Security News published a full-page article on one of our companies, Aegis Security, quoting VP Marti Mongiello's views on the industry. So did Security Sales Magazine.
Personal Protection Standards that we require when reviewing team members for hire: Bodily protection measures are necessary and different from physical security as they include personal protection and electronic protective methods. These include high-level meetings held in the mansion that could be bugged or tapped. Electronic countermeasures technologies are critical to being understood as the office typically offers the most significant protections, and the estate does not. Digital theft, copying, banking online, scams, schemes, and photographing are all areas to evaluate and put your Estate Manager to the litmus test against. In all cases – these skills can still be taught – should an Estate Manager not have them on their CV.
Duress codes, devices, and signals are critical and must be understood. Ask them to explain the difference between all three for the average family. Poisoning is on the rise worldwide. Billionaire Long Liyuan (49 years old) recently was poisoned with meat in the Guangdong Province, China, and Millionaire Stephen Clayton (64) was poisoned with eye drops in his water in Clover, SC, USA by his wife Lana (52). She was a US Department of the VA nurse. Stephen had rebuilt a perfect replica of Mount Vernon for his wife at her request for their home. Neither were our clients, and we have never lost a single client, including USMC Commandant Gray or President Bill, Secretary Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton.
Some new studies have been released now, proving children six and above survive more, depending on your car and seat belts, sitting up in the front. The front and back devices are not the same in many cars. Traditional models still show high-success rates when the car seat is in the middle of the back seat - and NOT left or right. Much of this depends on the physical growth shape and size of children and age - as well as booster seat use.
Bodyguard and weapons proficiencies/techniques may be needed, and to most extents, not all Estate Managers can facilitate those needs – but some can. Before hiring or evaluating in this area, know that Independent Security Advisors (ISA) designates graduates with credentials behind their name. Matt Parker is the CEO. In all cases – in all of these areas – look for certifications and graduations that lead to classifications. “Self-appointed,” authorities and the local Black Belt rarely bring the skills that are needed.
Team members, the greatest asset is the capability to maintain integrity within themselves, not succumb to bribery and have the willingness to die when faced with overwhelming threats against their own family. You can read more about our high-profile cases here and warnings issued worldwide.
Navy SEALS are shown entering a smaller mobile submarine.
"The whole idea behind the movie Firewall (alluding to the concept of a firewall on a computer network protecting intruders from the outside) is the concept of "Social Engineering." As the chief of security who designed the security of the bank's security network, Harrison Ford was leveraged in hacking into a system he designed by using his family as bait to transfer funds. Ironically, the same Firewall he designed to keep criminals out of the bank's network was taken down by the very person trusted to protect the bank. Through simple research, his family became a target and was selected as an easy target to gain access to a protected resource. No matter how secure you are, one must always be vigilant and limit exposure as much as possible. Being the chief of security of a major bank can create a false sense of security due to their position at the job. However, the family is always a weak point as they can be used to pivot and leverage an outcome." Mr. Antwain Thomas
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The sniper scene that shocked fans. | Bodyguard - BBC. Hardened cars with survival systems are paramount in family situations. "A very few of our 2% families think being famous is fun and a game - or that Hollywood dreams up these scripts for movies that are actually based on our agent's lives." Martin CJ Mongiello, MBA, MA, MCFE.
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