Well hello there and welcome to my “About me” section. I guess the fact that you are checking out who this guy actually is, means that the information you found here so far was at least intriguing enough to wonder if it really is legit? Although the content shared here is FREE, I believe you have every right to know who the person behind this texts is, so that you can decide for yourself if this is actually useful advice. It is of course anything but easy, to squeeze a lifetime of experience into just a few sentences, therefore my excuse is: “you asked for it”! So, let me introduce myself, my name is Renato Skofac, and maybe let us start at the very beginning… I was just at school age, we had just left Croatia my home country, or what still was Yugoslavia back then, and moved to Germany. I had no friends, barley spoke the language, and I became the lonely and unpopular new immigrant child. I got bullied and beaten up by a group of other kids on a daily base and the schoolyard became my personal hell for years! I had to learn how to fight back in order to prevail and I turned out to be very stubborn, so giving up has never been an option for me. I got tougher with time and when I was 12 years old I started to officially train in martial arts. That worked out well for me, martial arts had transformed my life and although it all started out of need it eventually became a passion that lasted for a lifetime.

Due to my, by that time already extensive martial arts experience, and as I mentioned before, I had this “never give up” attitude, I was privileged to had been selected to serve in one of the most elite special forces units in my home country. That opened doors for interesting opportunities after the military in the private security field. Despite being an excellent student all my life and having many other options, I decided to build a career within the security industry.In the beginning I had worked for years in the physical security sector, in intervention teams, as team leader on big sport events and concerts, in alarm monitoring stations, securing cash in transit, working doors at night clubs and as a trained bodyguard protecting celebrities, business people and politicians.

It was when my first child got born, that I decided this kind of work became a bit too risky, so I decided to continue my education and to became a Security Systems Engineer. Eventually I started my own business and progressed over the years from a small alarm installer into a respected security system integrator. Over the years I had completed thousands of security systems, either by designing, installing and commisioning them, or as a project manager. I have also written and published many articles about technical security systems, and eventually became a sought after expert in the field. With 25+ years now in the security industry I have lived and worked so far in four countries on two continents. I studied Crisis Management, completed numerous courses and certifications in Project and Security Management, completed specialised Security and Close Protection Training and became a certified Self-Defence Instructor.

I have worked for some of the biggest names in the security industry and I am currently responsible for the security of numerous locations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, for one of the worlds biggest IT corporations. I have also been teaching self-defence classes for civilians and security professionals for almost a decade now and I am writing and publishing articles and videos for years on the topic of personal safety. I mention all this not to impress you, but to give the information I share here, the necessary legitimacy. Nowadays everyone presents him/herself as an expert, especially on social media platforms, when in reality there is not much or often even any real experience behind it. I just wanted to show with this brief introduction (and believe me it is brief), that I know a thing or two about the topics I talk about. That being said, I do not think that I know it all, or that I know things better than anyone else. I am simply sharing some advice coming from the summary of my personal experiences, with the hope that this information might be useful to some of you out there.

Stay safe!

Renato Skofac

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