5 Common Misconceptions about Security Guards It goes without saying that movies and TV shows can often influence the way we think or view the world and the Security industry is certainly no exception. Thanks to Hollywood, there are a bunch of misconceptions out there about being a security officer and what it’s really like to work in the industry. If you believe what you see in movies, you might think that security jobs are all high-flying and dangerous. Or on the other side of the stereotype; you may perceive security officers as being lazy, unskilled or that [...]
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Why Should Women Consider Private Investigations As A Potential Career Option? Private investigator – what images does that conjure up? Long gone are the days of men hiding in the shadows, and not every private investigator wears a moustache or drives a Ferrari. According to some of the major security firms, female investigators make up more than 50% of their workforce – and for good reason. Put Your Natural Abilities & Instincts to Test The unique skills, talents and abilities of women are recognised as essential and in high demand in the industry. Female investigators tend to be [...]
5 Great Reasons to Start A Career In Security in 2018 “What are my prospects? Why should I join Security?” This is the second, most asked question by our students aspiring to join the security industry (First one still being - Will you help me get a job?) Well, how’s this for a start, Security is never going away, EVER! 1. Security is the Future (A Wise & Safe Career Choice) There will be obvious changes in the way Security would be carried out in future, but this is one profession that is going to stick around. Individuals [...]
Security Guard Wages: A Comparative Infographic Displaying Expected Earnings of a Security Guard in Australia If you are wondering how much a security guard gets paid, this comparative infographic demonstrates the hourly and weekly rates along with overtime, public holidays and weekends. The data in this infographic is sourced from Fairworks website. Like any other job, experience and contacts play a vital role in shaping your career in security industry. Better compensation is also a direct outcome of your employment track record and references. Looking for an exciting and promising career in security? [...]
A Definitive Guide On How To Become A Security Guard & Start Working At Exciting Locations If you are you wondering on how to become a security guard, this definitive step-by-step guide will assist you in choosing your career pathway in the field of security. Congratulations on taking the first step towards an exciting, stable and promising career that will take you places. No matter what your background is, security industry can be a great career option. Step 1. Find The Right Training Provider Choosing a right [...]
Perception Change of Site Security Vulnerabilities - Licensed Premises We are all creatures of habit. We get dressed in the same order every day, brush our teeth in the same way and eat our breakfast in basically the same routine every day. We are all creatures of habit. We get dressed in the same order every day, brush our teeth in the same way and eat our breakfast in basically the same routine every day. Unfortunately, habit also crosses over to the way we look at our places of work. Quite often we park in the same place, [...]
Developing A Loss Prevention / Security Culture In Your Organisation The security / loss prevention department in an organisation is one of the few departments that regularly has its value measured by what does not happen rather than what does. Due to this fact, coupled with the ever ongoing problem security professionals face, of tangibly showing senior management a clear return on investment in funding the department, security / loss prevention departments can quite often be resourced to the bare minimum with a small handful of people. So with only having access to minimum resources, how can an [...]
A Quick Guide To Applying For A Victorian Security Licence This guide aims to help you develop an overall understanding of the process of applying for a Victorian Security Licence. Individual and business Private Security Applications must now be lodged online via the Victoria Police eServices Portal. To lodge a new application you need to register for an eServices account. Click here to register The eServices account enables you to complete your application online, track the progress and receive notifications from the Licensing and Regulation Division. Available Services/Applications with the Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD) The Licensing & Regulation Division [...]
Top 7 Tips To Tighten Your Supply Chain Security We have all heard the saying “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” but to repair or replace that weak link, you first need to identify it. These are my seven tips for improving the sustainability or resilience of your supply chain security 1. Identify all of the nodes in your supply chain No two organisational supply chains are alike, as there are many dependencies and interdependencies at all levels. Some organisations perform a cursory mapping of their supply chain (some not at all) [...]
Verbal De-Escalation Techniques That Actually Work To be able to verbally de-escalate conﬂicts takes patience, tact and, to be blunt, the ability to control one’s own pride and ego. A key aspect of minimising any security related conﬂict is to understand it is not personal. In security industry related conﬂict, in most cases, people are purely venting at the authority you represent, not at you personally. It is the authority you represent that is not allowing that person entry into a venue or not allowing that person one last drink or arresting a person for shoplifting. Once you [...]