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Career Paths in the Security Industry

Career Paths in the Security Industry

Are you thinking of starting a career in security? Working in security can be a very rewarding profession, though there are a few things to consider and essential criteria to meet before you can start. The first step is to visit the Security Industry Authority 

Are you paying a fair price for your security?

Are you paying a fair price for your security?

The Security Industry in the UK has a reputation for poor wages and in many cases individuals are not earning above minimum wage. This blog looks at fair pricing policies to ensure that appropriate wages are being paid and analyses some of the immoral and 

Top Tips For Applying For Jobs In Security

Top Tips For Applying For Jobs In Security

Searching For Jobs Before you start applying for jobs, you should consider a number of important factors when picking the right job for you. In some cases, and often more specifically in security, jobs are offered outside of the legal requirements. Be aware that the national 

How To Recognise Modern Day Slavery

How To Recognise Modern Day Slavery

Modern slavery is commonplace in today’s society, as of 2016, it was estimated 40.3 million people in the world were exposed to modern slavery, of which, 70% were women and girls. There are a multitude of ways that you can look out for the signs 

Defining Quality of Service – The Key Elements of Guarding Delivery

Defining Quality of Service – The Key Elements of Guarding Delivery

Do you purchase security? If so, how would you define quality of service? What do you think the key elements of guarding delivery should be and what does ‘value added’ look like from your perspective? From the perspective of an ACS approved security provider, delivering 

GuardTools – Innovation for Information!

GuardTools – Innovation for Information!

GuardTools is an innovative and forward thinking operational support system specifically designed, but not limited to, the security industry. The attention to detail within the system leaves no room for ambiguity between security providers and their clients. With inadequate focus on price, the security industry 

Tips for Security Buyers – A Security Industry Authority Publication.

Tips for Security Buyers – A Security Industry Authority Publication.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have put together some information about the importance of investing time when buying security. The whole document can be viewed here: https://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Documents/acs/sia-acs-guide-to-buying.pdf. There are a number of things to consider when thinking about appointing a security provider and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has some 

Festival Security – Know Your Staff!

Festival Security – Know Your Staff!

In January 2017, Tony Woolcott of Avantguard Security was featured in a ‘Meet The Security Company’ article in Risk UK Magazine.  As part of this article a question was raised about Business Licensing and part of his response was as follows:-   “In terms of 

Update from the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

Update from the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

We recently received the below update from the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Although it is aimed at companies and people working in the private security industry, we felt that it contained  useful information and guidance on dealing with the terrorism threat. There are a number 

Security – Are you asking the right questions?

Security – Are you asking the right questions?

On a daily basis throughout the country, clients pass over the keys to buildings, alarm codes, door codes and security passwords to their security providers, cleaners, staff and contractors. Even at an initial introductory meeting with, what is essentially a ‘stranger’, clients are willing to