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Retail Security Guards

November 10, 2019
With the increasing reliance on technology and decreasing focus on manpower, the number of security guards directly hired by retailers may decline in coming decades. The increased  employment of contract security retail officers may be a side effect.

Using contract officers may not be any more or less fraught with potential problems than deploying proprietary staff, but it does come with a unique set of challenges.

One important issue is supervision. Retailers can’t allow reliance on a contract security arrangement to blind them to problem personnel.

“Most of the [retail security officers] that I see get in trouble aren’t taught the law, and their supervision is terrible,” said one longtime retail security consultant. “A lot of security lawsuits could be prevented if the supervisor was asking questions and challenging these guys when they screw up.”

His tip? Periodically test retail security guards and their supervisors on the state’s penal code that governs the legal authority for private security forces. “How can you put someone out there who has never heard of the statute that allows them to do what they do and tells them how to do it?”

To avoid potential problems, retailers must also confirm that contract security retail officers are performing their duties as required under the security contract. Frequent audits are important to meet this goal. Retailers should develop and maintain a system for confirming officers’ compliance with post orders.

In this regard, it is helpful to provide instructions on exactly what these inspections should entail. Without a protocol in place, the quality of inspections is likely to vary from store to store and region to region. Some managers may do little more than a uniform check, while others may do a more complete review of guard certifications, knowledge of post orders, uniform and equipment checks, and inspection of timecards.

Finally, a retailer that relies on a contract guard firm may still want to monitor for itself security officers’ training and certifications. Without its own tracking system, a retailer will have to rely solely on security firms’ assurances that officers are maintaining the necessary training, certificates, licenses, and permits during the course of their employment.

That very thing has been found to be problematic in a number of contract security arrangements, including in the US government’s contracts with the more than sixty private security companies that it uses to protect thousands of federal facilities.

Get the Most for Your Money

In addition to avoiding potential problems associated with oversight, retailers may want to examine whether they’re capturing as much value as possible from arrangements with their contract security retail officers. A study funded by the British Retail Consortium and conducted by Perpetuity Research suggests four lessons that can help retailers get a larger return for its security retail officer investment.

Cruise Ship Security

November 10, 2019
Some security officers perform their duties on cruise ships. Perks – especially for those who are unattached – can be considerable. They include not only seeing the world but also having some time off between trips. Security professionals who work for major cruise lines can avail themselves of on-ship recreation during their off-hours. Some ships have recreational amenities such as rock climbing walls and simulated surfing. The job can be a change of pace – and a professional challenge....

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Church Security

August 27, 2019
Holy places and Places of Love welcome individuals in with open entryways, however that could be the fateful opening that leaves them defenseless against somebody with terrible aims.


A valid example: the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in downtown Charleston, SC where an aggressor ended the lives of nine people, and now, the taking shots at the Principal Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which as of this composition, left 26 people dead and 20 injured. ...

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School Security

August 27, 2019
With the terrible shooting assault at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Secondary School in Parkland, it was South Florida's go to observe the revulsions of such an assault. Seventeen lives were lost and a lot more will convey the mental and physical injuries for the remainder of their lives. 

The million dollar question, once more, is what should be possible to avoid the following one? 

In the event that we draw back, leaving feelings aside, and take a gander at this from the vital level… we have two...

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

August 27, 2019
The Christmas season has arrived and with it comes the busiest travel period of the year. Planning for each situation during the mayhem will enable you to travel securely and certainly. 

Here's the way you and your representatives can remain safe when voyaging this Christmas season: 

Know Before You Go: As you start to book travel, look into the goal in advance. This incorporates distinguishing unsafe territories, mapping neighbourhood spots to look for help, and keeping crisis numbers availabl...

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Mobile Adoption For Physical Security

August 23, 2019
To start with, how about we address the "why." For what reason would it be advisable for you to considerably consider receiving versatile innovation in your physical security and access control? 

Why Receive Versatile Innovation: 

  • We live in a versatile first existence where we carefully collaborate with utility applications consistently. 

  • Versatile is turning into the fundamental stage of the new advanced economy. 

  • Versatile accreditations give a positive representative encounter by making it si...

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Corporate Security

August 11, 2019
Let's be honest; VIP's are not simply individuals who stroll down a celebrity main street in the midst of crowds of popping flashbulbs and shouting fans. The present VIP might be the President of your company, or the keynote speaker at your next enormous industry show. Corporate security envelops numerous pictures, from the courteous fellow opening up the entryway to the vehicle while holding an umbrella, to the watchman remaining at the entryway checking identifications and certifications. T...

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Making sure your Nightclub is safe

July 26, 2019
The festive season is just around the corner and this is the time when nightclubs will be getting all ready and decked up for increased footfall and a rise in merrymakers all of who will be looking to have a grand time. However, this is also the time when all that cheering and merrymaking can go a bit out of control; leading to unpleasant situations and experiences.

While nightclubs do everything they can to ensure a good time for customers, they should also pay attention to the safety of thei...

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