The employees of RH Security were able to accompany an exciting support assignment in event protection in August 2022: The organizer of one of Germany’s largest gemstone fairs needed additional armed event and personal security guards to support DEFEN.S.I.S. as its superior security service provider.

Gemstones, jewelry and diamonds have always enjoyed a great attraction, even for thieves. 

Our assignment at the gemstone fair therefore included the protection of valuables as well as ensuring the security of exhibitors and trade visitors for the duration of the event together with DEFEN.S.I.S.

The implemented concept of security intelligence with civilian forces and clearly recognizable armed forces on all days of the event had full success and there were no incidents in the area of event security.

As part of the protection concept, which had been cleared in advance with the authorities and the police, armed event guards had already been deployed for this trade fair in recent years, but there was an increased need for protection due to a recent incident in June 2022.

The reason was the attack on a similar event on June 28, 2022, in Maastricht / Netherlands. In this case, armed criminals entered the event premises and committed an assault with brute force and by displaying weapon-like objects.

See the video about the attack in Maastricht on n-tv

Our event protection assignment at the gemstone fair was interesting and exciting for all participants. We look forward to accompanying and supporting events of this kind in the future.

Ivo Schendel

Ivo Schendel

I am a close protection specialist with more than 10 years of experience in a special unit of the NRW state police. Since 2016 I am the owner and managing director of RH Security.