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Cyber security, tracking devices and female bodyguards: how the super-rich stay safe today

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With violent crime on the rise, the 0.01% need ever more extreme ways to protect themselves and their property Credit: Mikael Jansson / trunk archive 

Perhaps it is best to start from the outside: with an intruder picking their way through a maze of infrared motion-sensor cameras crisscrossing the manicured lawns of a Home Counties mansion. Watch them skirt the artfully sculpted pyracantha - planted to draw blood and capture DNA - and arrive at a French window of 14mm laminated glass so tough it takes a dozen swings of a pick-axe in order to even crack the surface. Still, it beats having a go at the front door, whose oak veneer shrouds a core of reinforced steel.

Every step inside the home will trigger all manner of alarms, silent and otherwise, prompting security doors to automatically slam shut at the top of the spiral stairs, sealing in...

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