While most of us are working remotely, socially distancing when running errands, or encountering neighbours on the street, security officers continue to show up for work, often commuting by public transportation to perform their shifts and then returning home.
With tensions at an all-time high right now, it’s important to ensure that our frontline security officers remain as calm, cool, and collected as possible during these difficult and trying times.
Digital technology has changed the way we access information, work, and connect with each other, and that statement was never more true than during 2020 which was predicted to be “the year of data'' (before it became known as the year of the pandemic).
All over the world, the terms “security guard” and “security officer” are often used interchangeably, but in the UK there is a growing movement to replace the term “guard” with “officer.”
As seen in the December edition of City Security Magazine, TrackTik presents a couple of security best practices for lockdown 2.0 in the UK.
The Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) is a quality assurance program for the private security industry sponsored by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) who approves private security companies to ensure that the business is fit and proper (which includes criminality checks) and has been assessed as meeting the specified quality standards.
There’s no doubt about it. The last 9 months have seen an increase in the number of security guards in our communities. They’ve worked in the education, public, and healthcare sectors, and are a valuable asset in supporting public events.
While many security companies recognize that hungry and tired security officers aren’t at their most productive, providing meal or rest breaks to employees isn’t universally required by law (though many employers do provide meal or rest breaks out of courtesy).
One of the most effective methods of deterring the presence of crime on any property is with the use of K9 security units.
In the security industry, technology is moving at lightspeed. New devices, automation, custom software, and robot and drone technology is constantly being developed, improved upon, and employed to help security guards perform routine tasks.
TrackTik Software, the leading cloud-based security workforce management solution based in Montreal, Quebec, recently announced the issuance of Canadian Patent 2799170, which relates to the System and Method for Monitoring an Area Using NFC Tags.
In this unprecedented time (oh, how we miss precedent times), we recently attended GSX+ 2020. As a workforce management software company, we were excited to be a sponsor and our team was raring to go.