Filming a documentary or reporting the news in a volatile area? Then you need a professional back-watcher who is politically aware and has the correct experience in the environments in which you are working. A back-watcher who can sense when the local atmospherics are changing and make the right decision to keep your production team safe. Back watch is a different service to close protection where the aim is to avoid trouble, generally back watch is required where your production is at the centre of the trouble reporting the facts. ESI hand picks their Back-watchers from a pool of operators who have served with specialist military units, have an abundance of combat / hostile environment experience, and have a good level of proficiency in a martial art.