Welcome to the official website of Close Protection and UK based International Security Consultant Michael Chandler. Here you will find generic information along with personally written blog posts about the security industry, his work at Vanquish® and personal points of views.

August 25, 2019

I am very excited to announce that my TSCM course is going on an international tour. Before I continue, I would like to thank everyone at Active Countermeasures for contracting me to deliver the programme in Sydney because it marked the beginning of what has now become...

August 11, 2019

I am very excited to announce that I will be travelling to Ghana later this year to deliver my TSCM training programme in person.

Please see below the video and transcript from it:

If you're based in Ghana or west Africa, I'm absolutely pleased to announce that I'll be h...

July 8, 2019

A few weeks back I wrote a guest blog post for TSCM International who are a new brand under the Vanquish umbrella, dedicated to bug sweeping services. This organisation are documented as "a dedicated and specialist organisation focusing purely on technical surveillance...

June 26, 2019

I am super excited to announce that I will be teaching the 2 Day Vanquish® TSCM (Bug Sweeping) Course in Sydney this October. I would like to thank Joey Saab of Active Countermeasures and Vanquish® Training Academy for this amazing opportunity.

This training progra...

June 10, 2019

The Consultation Services That I Provide - Identifying threats, establishing associated risks and recommending suitable countermeasures. 

With reference to security, my main areas of expertise lay in family/ personal security (close protection) and residential secu...

April 29, 2019

I am currently in the process of writing the second edition of my first publication of The Real Guide to Surveillance. This is an announcement that I have made before but this time, I mean it. In an effort to prove my dedication to delivering on this promise, I have in...

February 15, 2019

I am pleased to announce that the book launch date has finally been set along with the online training programme. On Friday 22nd February 2019, the softcover will be available on Blurb.com, Amazon Prime, Apple iBooks, Google Books and much more.


December 22, 2018

On Saturday 2nd February 2019, I will be making a presentation at the joint open day hosted by Vanquish® Training Academy and The Security Academy.


This is a free event and will encompass a wealth of information relating to close prote...

September 10, 2018

I want you to have a brief discussion about what to do should you or someone you know received a threat. Before I continue with this, I kind of wanted to  you know that very very new to the whole voice recording in I'm not very good at yet so there's going to be mistak...

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Michael has written more than 5 security related training courses from scratch. People have travelled from all over the world including Ghana, USA, Russia and South Korea just to attend one of his courses. 

In 2015, Michael started writing a close protection training course that was to be adopted and utilised by Vanquish in order for them to recruit new operatives. The course is now considered to be the most exclusive Close Protection Training Corse as it is application only. 


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