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I get paid to break into millionaire mansions, ambush guards & ‘kill’ VIPs

AN ex special forces operative has revealed how he gets paid to break into millionaire’s mansions, ambush armed guards, scale walls and attempt to “kill” VIPs.

In an exclusive interview, Guillaume Vetier, 38, told The Sun how he is employed by wealthy clients to test every possible way to infiltrate their properties or security circles – and attack them.

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Guillaume Vetier is a former special forces operativeCredit: Inge van Altena Photography
He now runs a security company which infiltrates the homes of wealthy clients to expose risk

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He now runs a security company which infiltrates the homes of wealthy clients to expose riskCredit: Inge van Altena Photography

His team are nearly all former special forces personnel with a high level of close combat training and field experience, which they use to evade some of the best alarms systems and security guards in the world.

They then use fake paint bullets and marker pen “knives” to simulate an attack on their clients to show just how close an intruder could have got.

Guillaume, who is CEO of his firm Golem Protection as well as taking part in field missions, said: “Nearly all of our team is ex special forces.

“Our job before was to get people for real.”

“So our job before was to get people for real. And now we are protecting people. So we are coming from the opposite side of the fence.

“A few people do penetration testing like this but we are the only ones in the world who are actually testing the protection team. No one else is doing it.

“Our clients are usually dignitaries, high profile business people or wealthy VIPs from all over the world.

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“They hire us because they may have doubts about their security, they may feel there is a risk to their life or their families lives, their property, belongings or even secrets.

“We spend a lot of time assessing the property, looking at every possible way to get in. It’s really like a military operation and I have to be extremely careful what I say always because we don’t want to give bad ideas to bad people .

Guillaume’s top five tips to avoid a raid on your home

1. LOCK IT UP “For professionals like us it would take about 10 seconds to break in and enter a regular house, but there are steps you can take to protect your homes. Firstly 40 percent of break ins happens without the intruder breaking anything because people leave doors or windows open or spare keys out or in little boxes.This is like an invitation so remember to lock up.

two. SECURE YOUR YARD “Depending on the space you have you could use territorial reinforcements such as strategic fencing or spiky shrubs, but use them in a wise manner, don’t have lots of places where people can hide, trees where we can hide or items make a lot of shadows-remember we are men of the shadows.Keep things tidy and keep your view clear.

3. SECURE YOUR SLIDING DOORS “You can reinforce your locks and install safer locks on doors and windows. You can also place a piece of wood or plastic to stop sliding doors been opened from the outside. Remember these things won’t hundred percent stop someone getting in – especially if they are determined but it can make the break in slower and more difficult. Don’t be an easy target.”

4. DO NOT SHOW SIGNS OF WEALTH “Make sure you are not showing off you TVs and laptops or other expensive belongings through your window. You can put a mirror or film on your windows for about 20 pounds that stops people being able to look in. Keep cars and motorcycles in the garage rather than out at the front or in your garden.”

5. KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS “Many people especially in cities just come in and out and don’t know their neighbours. Make an effort to get to know them as they can let you know if there is a problem. Some people create Whatsapp groups in their neighborhoods so they can let each other know if they hear a strange sounds or suspicious person, sometimes even linked to law enforcement. Also you could get a dog – they are like living alarms – dogs are fantastic.”

“Then we break into the house, past any alarm systems or security, then get into close contact with the client to try to kill them. Obviously we simulate the killing part.

“The idea is to put the security teams and system to the test. Many people have no idea, no clue, who the people protecting them are.

“They don’t know their background or have proof of how effective their team is. They just guess that because they are security, they’re good.”

Guillaume says that operations can sometimes take weeks and describes how one time his team rented a house near their clients and one of his female team members moved in, posing as a mum.

“We knew this security team was very good and we were a bit worried about whether we could actually make it or not,” he said.

FAKE MUM ATTACK

“They had a residential protection team and then an executive protection bringing the people in and out. So there was always a team protecting the house.

“We had our team member pose as a fake mum with a fake baby and walk past the house every day.

“Eventually the security team got used to seeing her and did not see her as a risk.

“She is a close combat specialist and ended up getting the clients in the middle of the street and attacked them with a big Sharpie as a knife.”

Guillaume recalls one infiltration at the winter home of a wealthy family in Switzerland who were worried both about the risk to their family and of some secret information they were holding.

ROOF TOP INFILTRATION

The team analyzed the snow-covered property and realized they could only enter via the roof – then decided to strike as the clients were hosting a dinner for some important guests.

“We had to climb a piece of the structure of the roof, where the security service didn’t detect us,” he said.

“So we were with thermal cameras and night vision goggles, all equipped on the roof, waiting.

“And we dropped down on the balcony, where the guests and the clients were and began the attack.

“We neutralized all the protection team at the same moment.”

“We neutralized all the protection team at the same time.

“It was really intense because we didn’t want to scare the guests or injure anyone, but we had to control the security service.

“This contract was very interesting because it was penetrating the home to access some information and to access the clients because the client had safe room protection. So he thought it was impossible to get him.

“But on this evening, he was in the right spot and the information was in the house. So we get to the people on the balcony, which proves that the protection team failed.

“And then we enter inside the house and we finish the penetration by accessing the data on the desk in the office.”

‘ALWAYS AN ELEMENT OF DANGER’

Guillaume says every contract they take on is meticulously planned to ensure the safety of everyone taking part – and to abide by any laws or local regulations in the area of ​​the planned mission.

But he admits that there is still an element of danger to his job.

And Guilaume admitted that his tests are so realistic – he has even witnessed hardened security guards panicking and running away, ditching their clients behind them.

“Sometimes to maintain the ultra safety of everyone, we carry out the tests in semi private environments and I use stunt people,” he said.

“So they look like you and me, but they are able to jump above a car if something goes wrong, or if let’s say a door or a table is flying or something like this, they know how to handle it and we don’t insult any people.

“You have to be careful – what if a driver just went crazy and ran through you?”

“We are super, super aware about the protection of the people, because it’s very important. Also we cannot do whatever we want, like a movie in the street, we need authorization.

“However there is always an element of danger because you are testing a protection team.

“You have to be careful – what if a driver just went crazy and ran through you? Or if there are weapons, we have to be extremely careful that no one draws and tries to shoot everyone.

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“In our previous life, we were calculating and mitigating every risk constantly at a higher level. And we transferred this into the civilian world not to injure anyone, but to offer a test at this level.”

As well as offering security testing Guillaume’s company Golem Protection also provides security services and training – even training SWAT teams.

Guillaume works for clients all over the world

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Guillaume works for clients all over the worldCredit: Inge van Altena Photography
After exposing client's security risks he works with them to improve protection

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After exposing client’s security risks he works with them to improve protectionCredit: Inge van Altena Photography
Guillaume also offers training to security teams and SWAT teams

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Guillaume also offers training to security teams and SWAT teamsCredit: Inge van Altena Photography

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