Security as a way of life

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Developing a security mindset Please don’t think that the title of this article is me thinking that security is some form of noble crusade. I know that for many it’s just a job. For some though we find that over time it becomes a way of life. What I mean by that is over time we begin to ingrain habits …

Security Patrol Vehicles

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Security patrol vehicles: An overlooked risk and an underused asset I was prompted to write this article by two things. The first was the sight of a security response branded vehicle broken down on the side of a motorway over the weekend and the second was an e-mail I received from a patrol driver who was left high and dry …

A note on violence: When all you have is a hammer

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This one could be a short musing on violence and its use as a problem solving tool in the security industry. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘when all you have is a hammer every problem looks like a nail’? Its something I’ve often related to the security industry and something which my younger self was often guilty of. Its …

Duty of Care, Negligence and Liability in the Security industry

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Duty of care This week I’m going to go all legal and talk about duty of care. These 3 words on which a significant amount of business in the security industry are based. The words are used over and over in operations records, assignment instructions and legal issues around the security industry but how much does the average security operative …

Business Continuity Basics

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The subject of business continuity has never been more to the forefront in Ireland and the UK than this week. The so called Beast from the East and storm Emma have combined to cost many millions in damage and possibly hundred of millions in lost revenue and income. For businesses big and small there will have been lessons learned and …