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September 24, 2019
Regulation in the private security sector - too little, too much or just enough?
Currently, the private sector is made up of SIA licenced individuals and private security firms who operate under the regulatory body - Security Industry Authority. The SIA imposes a very little restriction on who can operate as a security firm and requires individuals to attend on average a 4 day to a 2-week course to get their licence.
The public sector on the other hand - the Police and Military, are heavily regulated by the government and must comply w...
July 16, 2019
Steve Barber from Norwich has worked as a doorman for the vast majority of his career, from the age of 18 he has held a number of roles, before starting his own business in the industry.
Mr Barber says he has done and seen it all; from witnessing the destructive power of alcohol on man to living the boisterous lifestyle of the popular doorman!
He admitted the frontline can be frightening. The role often went beyond protecting people and venues, where door men and women were often asked for emergency help.  One of Mr Barber’s employees were a...
August 19, 2019
Since 2016 the idea of Door Supervisors wearing a body camera has been circulating around top police officials and the security industry authority. It was first taken seriously by the UK police force in early 2016, in what was a roll out of over 20,000 deployed officers who were part of the first initiative for the use of body worn video (BWV) in line with common law and continues to be trailed out by many UK boroughs. 
The first security guards to wear body cams were in fact due to demands by the press after a Panorama documentary  ( https://www.bbc...
June 27, 2019
Many of your shifts have had specific uniform requirements albeit sometimes a little too overdressed, but it’s all part of the days work. But have you ever considered what shoes you should be wearing? or is there a standard of shoe that you should have as part of your gear?

When it comes to shoes for security guards there are a variety of options that are available and they vary in price and quality depending on the brand.

But first, what’s most important when it comes to choosing the right fit is the shoes durability and comfortability. Working in the s...
June 25, 2019
Technology is building all around us and is inherently weaving into what seems to be its new home in our businesses, economy and day to day lives.
It's the fascia of our society. And it's no different in the security indu...
June 25, 2019
A study by the University of Portsmouth demonstrated the potential effects on the mental health of security operatives as a result of stressful experiences on the frontlines of the industry. As we enter mental health awareness week (May) the study recognises that previous industry research on other frontline industries showed a sustainable amount of evidence of post-traumatic stress symptomology and suggests further exploration into the security sector may reveal similar symptoms.
The study shows that security operatives can experience multiple stressful and violent exper...
June 25, 2019
Inspiring stories of women in the private security industry prove that it’s possible for anyone to have a career in this sector. Meet Sarah Millar – a professional security guard and mum of two.

We got to know Sarah when she commented on one of our posts in Quick Click Security – SIA Security Jobs, Hire Security & Training. Sarah said:
“It’s great ...
May 14, 2019
We often think the rich and famous have an easy ride to the top, but  NFL player Nathan Shepherd's journey was one full of multiple trials, tribulations and a great deal of self-belief.
The defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd played football in high school where he eventually landed a spot on the roster at Simon Fraser University. However, after playing for 2 years he could no longer afford the costly tuition at Simon Fraser. 
Unable to pay for his tuition Nathan had to withdraw from the team. 
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April 26, 2019
Youtuber Bounty Tank also known as Frank Tank Frazier is a law enforcement officer who quit his job as a Police Officer 6 years ago to take on the physically demanding role of a Bounty Hunter in the USA. 

Looking back at when he was a Police Officer - Frank reminisces on the one thing that enabled him to be at the best - fitness!

In his personal Youtube vlog, he describes just how important being fit was for him when it came to law enforcement and how you can and should do the same.

Recollecting when he had to chase suspects,  being physically prepare...
May 14, 2019
Sounds a little far fetched right - what can a security guard really learn from a fictional video game?
There are in fact quite a few parallels between security guards in real life and fiction that a security guard much like yourself can learn from. In Payday 2, players must complete a series of heists consisting of collecting as much money from a bank as possible or destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stuff in a shopping mall. They do this by manoeuvring through the bank or shopping mall’s security s...
April 30, 2019
How does local law enforcement really view SIA security and private security industry?

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) surveyed more than 1,000 serving police officers questioning them on their professional view of the private security sector.  Specifically they wanted to understand how individual officers felt about a collaboration between the two sectors – something which has become more and more of a regular occurrence due to resourcing issues and spikes in particular types of crimes. The survey considered what support, if any, there was for the immersion of p...
April 26, 2019
Security Managers - Getting Started at a New Firm

Many of us feel pressured when starting out in a new role. Expectations are already set and we are often determined or not least expected to match or outperform our predecessor. Making a positive first impression is key.

Whether you are stepping up in your company or moving to a new organisation as a security manager here are 3 quick tips to help you get ahead in your first 4 weeks on the job:

1. Assess the current security provisions. Analyse the current processes and evaluate whether they work and remain funct...
April 26, 2019
SIA Investigation shows the regulator is getting serious about compliance and personnel due diligence.  So let it be a warning to all firms, contractors and subcontractors - ensure you know exactly WHO is working for you!

Summer and Festival season is, without doubt, one of the busiest times of the year for security firms. However, with plenty of events to secure comes the difficult task of finding enough seasonal or ad hoc workers. Many contractors will subparts of the supply out however recent SIA investigations should act as a warning to all, to ensure compliance and due d...
May 14, 2019
The rise of women in security has undoubtedly had, and will continue to have a positive impact on the industry as a whole.  Diversity is essential in any industry - this article considers the rise of the female in the private security industry and why their growing presence is well overdue!
There is (or certainly historically has been) a general consensus that the private security industry – both physical and cyber, is a male-dominated sector, with careers perceived as unsuitable, or even unappealing to women. Why and why does this matter?
Lack of diversity in secur...
May 14, 2019
Private Security Policing - a step too far or is this what today's society needs?
Statistics suggest that police budgets have been cut by £2.7bn since 2010, meaning there are over 21,000 fewer police officers now than in 2010 - leaving forces across the UK understaffed and overstretched. Policing staff levels are at their lowest in 30 years.
In what could be seen as a response to this and growing concerns over public safety, the private security industry is moving in.
My Local Bobby is an example of a new “private policing” service offering ‘...
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