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 …

Making Arrests in Retail Security- Part 2

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Retail arrest procedures variables and decision making. It’s happened again with this article. What started off as a two-part series is going to turn into a 3 part. Welcome to part 2. Last week we looked at the basic principles of making an arrest. We discussed the risks and the safety measures. We also looked at the approach and the …

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 …

Event Security

Event Security – Thinking of Working Events ?

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I’ve worked in many sectors of the security industry over the years but i can honestly say that working events is by far the most enjoyable experience I have had. There is something about the buzz, the enjoyment, the scale of things and the teamwork that is hard to explain but makes for a really memorable experience. For many security operatives, …

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 …