WHAT IS SECURITY?

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A short note as we head into the weekend on a topic that I spend a lot of time trying to explain in a simple way. What is security? To define what security is firstly, it’s important to explain what it isn’t.   Security is not a system, procedure, person, place or piece of equipment. All of these are important …

Changing jobs in security

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How to change jobs in security The security industry is finally returning to a stage where the demand for good security operatives is outstripping the supply. That’s not to say that there aren’t enough security staff out there but there certainly is a shortage of professional security staff out there who are becoming sought after. Those who have placed themselves …

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Security Operative basics: Setting the standard

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Short rant crossed with a basic message this week. Is it just me or have standards dropped in the security industry in the last few years. I’m not talking about the standard of person entering the industry or standards of work conditions. I’m talking about the standards of how we look, act and behave while on duty. Maybe its just …

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 …

Security operative questions answered: March 2018

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I said last week that I had gotten a number of question that I felt was best answered in a public forum. These are the questions I have received both before and since I made that announcement. Everything from safety boots to guard dogs and a few more in between. As always I advise you not just to take my …