For an insider’s perspective on the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation, we’ve been talking to a few of our industry experts to help us better understand what’s happening on the front line while we all try to flatten the curve and #stayhome
To help you better understand what’s unfolding in the security world, as we all hunker down inside our homes and #stayhome, we reached out to our industry experts to get an insider’s perspective on the COVID-19 coronavirus situation. Here’s the first in our virtual “Security Q & A in the Time of Pandemic” Series with Jeff Young, a Security Expert in the Healthcare Industry.
During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, all over the world, security guards are seeing their roles change as they have been enlisted to assist the community and the government in combating the COVID-19 in what may once have been seen as non-traditional security roles.
In an industry that is constantly responding to changes in technology and evolving threats like the COVID-19 outbreak that has brought much of the world to a standstill, security service providers are challenged to keep up to date and adapt existing solutions quickly to keep their client’s property, employees, and data safe.
Given the evolving situation of the COVID-19 coronavirus, TrackTik has put together a primer on the available resources from our Security Industry Associations. We will continue to provide you with additional resources as they become available.
The situation is evolving fast with the TrackTik team keeping track of various resources to give you as much heads up as possible on industry shifts and changes that may impact us - short, medium and long term. One thing for sure is that small- and medium-sized businesses are affected to various degrees. The impact on the security services sector will vary based on jurisdiction and local realities.
We have all been affected by the pandemic both personally and professionally. Whether it be in the form of work-from-home mandates, school closures, or spikes and decreases in security coverage requirements.
As we move into 2020, dubbed “the year of data” by analysts, recognizing the tremendous value of data will be crucial in streamlining your security operations. And while many security service companies already collect data, many don’t know how to leverage what they have.
Is your security strategy at the top of your organisation’s list of priorities in 2020? If not, maybe it should be. There’s no denying that the UK saw an increase in crime at places where people conduct business over the past year. Businesses were hit with offences like shoplifting, burglary, and criminal damage at a rate of more than once every minute, and this statistic is from a study of police-recorded crimes across the UK, and doesn’t include statistics where the vandals got off scot-free.
In the aftermath of a string of attacks targeting various communities around the United States, many state officials are calling for more protection. In New York state, for example, the governor has announced increased patrols by the state police in communities to counter what he calls “domestic terrorism.” Several state lawmakers across the United States have also asked the National Guard to visibly patrol and protect communities.
The word “Change” is often thrown around as a buzzword. Trendy or not, it applies to the security industry and let us be honest that change is a good thing! Change in the form of people, threat environments and, of course, technology.
Considering how big the security industry is, it is impressive how small it is at the same time. Of course, when we say small, we are talking about the network that exists of security professionals. Let's get started.