The use of bodyguards with executives and VIPs is on the rise due to their many benefits, with the first one being obvious that they can help defend against physical harm. A bodyguard should be well trained in defense and know how to handle a possible attack. Should an incident take place, the bodyguard will know how to handle the situation effectively as they have gone through extensive training on how to deal with all sorts of situations. They are also trained to know what to look and listening for in the immediate surroundings. Even the body language and behavior of others are details a bodyguard is mindful of. A bodyguard will be able to assess an area to be aware of potential dangers before an incident occurs, even doing some research ahead of time to become aware of new areas and what the safest routes to take are. They may even be able to provide a driving service, acting as a chauffeur to bring you safely to your destination while staying aware of any possible dangers. They could also follow your car to make sure you are not followed by anyone else. In addition, a bodyguard can go to a place ahead of time to check out the route, the area, all entrances, and stand and wait for the client to show up to escort them in.