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Most Famous Security Guards in History

Where celebrity and history is concerned, even the most simple of jobs can land an individual in the spotlight. If you’ve been the bodyguard of Abraham Lincoln or Muhammad Ali, then you’re bound to get a little windfall of fame and fortune for doing a good job and standing out from the crowd. Here are history’s top 5 famous security guards.   1. Laurence Tureaud, aka Mr. T Mr. T isn’t a celebrity in his own right? Of course he is, but before Mr. T shot to fame as an actor in The A-Team, he was a bodyguard in high demand….

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What Do You Need to Become a Security Guard?

We’ll take you through all you need to know to be a competent and highly respected security guard. Whether you are training for the role or are a veteran in the trade, we have something for everyone, from technical requirements to attitudes and aptitudes. Let’s see what you’ll require to be a security employee that stands out from the rest. SIA Licence For UK security guards, the SIA (Security Industry Authority) regulates the private security industry. They ensure high standards by licensing individuals undertaking defined security activities within the industry, and they manage the Approved Contractor Scheme. This latter duty involves…

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Safety Deposit Boxes vs Home Safes

Home security is especially important if you’re looking to protect valuables and priceless items from burglary. Perimeter fencing, alarms and remote CCTV is all well and good but for total peace of mind, a lockable, secretly concealed safe is sometimes the only option. The key decision you have to make is, should you entrust your valuables to the bank, a high-security premise or take it upon yourself to install an in-house safe? This month, we’ll be considering the pros and cons of safety deposit boxes and in-house safes so you can make an informed decision and choose the correct ultimate protection…

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The Biggest Security Breaches in History

Even the largest institutions in the world suffer breaches in security. Some faults are down to human error, others are mechanical or digital failures and some are just plain old bad luck. Let’s take a look at 4 of the most infamous security breaches in history. Fake Cardinal Sneaks into the Conclave As the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, The Pope has one of the highest levels of personal protection on earth. However, in 2013, German Ralph Napierski made it past a flabbergasting amount of security all the way to the square in front of the Paul VI Audience Hall,…

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The 3 Biggest Security Mistakes All Companies Make

You should never ignore opportunities to improve the security measures of your business. It’s all part of the risk management process which is ongoing in all sizes of business, whether they’re an industry leader or a brand new startup. With the safety of staff, customers, assets and finances at risk every day, it’s wise to periodically assess your security protocols to keep up to date with the latest trends and fix any glaring anomalies. To help you avoid any costly hiccups, here are the top 3 biggest mistakes that all businesses make at some point or other.   1. Failure To…

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How Private Security Helps Your Business

Taking on a private security company to deal with external threats to your business is the best investment you can make that’ll ensure the safety of your employees and premises. It’s inevitable that at some point your property will be victim to some form of criminal activity – whether that’s vandalism, petty theft or burglary. In these economically rocky times, it’s a smart move to avoid any unnecessary expenditure caused by damages or loss, so opt for a turnkey service in the form of a manned security presence. Below are the top 5 ways in which your business security can be…

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12 Signs Your Business Needs a Security Guard

There are numerous reasons to start taking security within your organisation more seriously. From petty thefts to physical altercations, you need to be ready to deal with whatever the world of work has to throw at you. To alleviate your fears, a hired security guard should always be a consideration. So, what are the signs that you require a professional security guard? You lack the resources to handle emergencies If you are a small business it’s hard to cover all bases where emergencies are concerned. A professional security guard is trained to handle all types of emergency situation, from physical conflicts…

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Why you should outsource your security guards

When you outsource your security guard needs to a private company, you can be certain of a professional service by fully trained personnel. There’s no need to conduct employee interviews and source a second opinion on candidates if you are inexperienced with security matters yourself. This frees up a worthwhile amount of time, so you can get on with the important job of running your business. All the while, you’ll know that your customers and employees are in the safe hands of a private security professional. Let’s take a look at the reasons why so many small to medium businesses are…

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Does your business have a security plan?

As creatures of habit we all like to repeat our daily tasks in a planned and uniform manner so that we know what, how and why a task was done. This is no different while at work and is very important for your business security. Adequate safety and security procedures protect staff and customers, and in many instances they are required by law. They can vary, from simple procedures like double checking a door is locked, to more complicated procedures, like learning how to use an alarm system or coordinating security staff. The size of your business premises This will directly…

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Do I Need to Install CCTV for my Business?

CCTV is an increasingly popular security measure used in shops and many other medium-to-large businesses. Should a crime occur on your premises, CCTV will make it easier for the police to charge criminals for their actions and it’s a proven method that has increased conviction rates. This month, Ibwest Security are taking a look at whether your business could benefit from a CCTV system. Why you need CCTV Every business takes operational risks, like placing premium merchandise on the shopfloor, where it is vulnerable, or filling a single warehouse with thousands of pounds worth of goods. The potential for attracting theft…

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