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Latest issue of Security Solutions Magazine out now! Security Solutions Magazine is a leading security resource for business, government and the security industry. Through Security Solutions, readers enjoy access to information from leading experts on issues such as terrorism, operational security matters, technological developments, risk management and IT security as well as the latest news on security events. As a … [Read more...]

Real Prevention Requires Real Help


By Ray Esposito. Loss Prevention is as much a philosophy as it is a department. To reach shrink goals, a company must enlist the help of every associate. Belief that one person or a single department is solely responsible for loss control is no more valid than the belief that a company mission statement can ensure great customer service. Real prevention requires the real help of every associate. Established policy and … [Read more...]

Integrity Measures: What Works, And What Doesn’t


By Mark Jarratt. Integrity is a term often cited as a quality indispensable for those with power to approve or deny benefits and access to valuable assets including cash, equipment and information. But how is integrity assessed, and what approaches maximise workforce integrity? This article briefly presents the vital elements of integrity assessment, commenting on measures which are effective and other approaches … [Read more...]

Understanding Aviation Security Regulations


By Steve Lawson. For some time I have wanted to write an article about the various regulatory regimes and contrast and compare them, yet it just never seemed the right time for me to do it. However, with the recent change to Australia’s threat environment, now may be a good time to look at the various types of regulatory regimes. I intend to make this a discussion about the different models, not a criticism of any … [Read more...]

Understanding What Encourages Skilled Workers To Join Your Organisation


By Barry Anderson. In a fiercely competitive worldwide employment market, where do Australian HR departments sit? We know which HR policies contribute to attracting and retaining the best and brightest in their respective markets, so we must acknowledge that some HR policies deliver more than others. This article summarises the latest piece of research completed in a program that has run for over 20 years across … [Read more...]

Ground Dynamics: Down But Never Out!


By Richard Kay. No other information has received as much attention as statistics that purportedly show that more than 90 per cent of physical altercations ‘go to the ground’. Many arrest situations involve little or no force, and minor resistance does not qualify as an ‘altercation’. Semi-compliant persons are often stopped by a mere order to comply or with firm control of an arm for handcuffing. Nonetheless, even … [Read more...]

Media Release: Seadan Security & Electronics appoints new National Marketing Manager – CCTV


Seadan announced today that David Pettigrew has joined the firm to further develop their growing portfolio of national CCTV accounts. Pettigrew comes with a wealth of business experience, skill and expertise in transmission products within the security industry. Pettigrew joins Seadan as National Marketing Manager – CCTV Division, to continue Seadan’s success in providing business services to many of the top companies … [Read more...]

The Importance Of Tolerance In the Face Of Terror


By Matthew Curtis. Against the backdrop of national security uncertainties arising from the arrests in the past weeks of extremists in Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland, the Security Profession would like to offer some thoughts to those in the community who might be wondering what it all means – what the threat actually is and how people or their organisations should be responding to it. Australia’s national security … [Read more...]

Qualities Of Leadership


By Bob Ansett. In what must have been the longest running election campaign in our history, we witnessed a true presidential style campaign that would do justice to American elections. Although we have a Westminster Parliamentary form of government, our federal election campaigns have nevertheless morphed into the American Presidential style of campaigning with the outcome determined pretty much by the image, … [Read more...]

Turning Purpose Into Profits


By Omer Soker. Every company launches with the vision and creative spark of its founder – be it a security consultancy, patrol business, integrator or monitoring center. But what happens to this original purpose once the business starts employing new staff and managers? And how can the current workforce access the passion and enthusiasm that started it all? It is no longer enough for business owners to simply charge … [Read more...]

Revolutionary new facial recognition technology takes the hassle out of getting a police check in an Australian first!

When it comes to police checks, National Crime Check have changed the game with this month’s release of an Australian first technology to improve and streamline the process making it easier than ever before. The innovative facial recognition technology National Crime Check have implemented on their online portal is a first in the industry. Nationalcrimecheck.com.au’s facial recognition technology enables users to … [Read more...]

Turn On Your Mobile Phone, Sir


By Clive Williams. The new airline passenger screening requirements coming out of the US seem to be an over-reaction to intelligence that al-Qaeda and like-minded groups are focussed on perfecting an explosive device that could be hidden in shoes, electronics or cosmetics. The information is, at least in part, credible, but the way in which screeners have been expected to respond is lacking in common sense and simply … [Read more...]

Professionalism Under Fire

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  A recent incident caught on a mobile phone camera showed a foul mouthed bully on a train in Queensland using racial taunts and slurs in an attempt to provoke a security officer to violence. Despite the incredibly insulting and confronting nature of the bully’s taunts, the security officer in question demonstrated the utmost professionalism and restraint, remaining calm and even protecting his protagonist from … [Read more...]

Compliance Techniques: Hands-on Resistance Control


By Richard Kay. The most important elements of an officer’s operational safety toolkit are strong command presence, a positive mindset, excellent communication skills and well-developed operational awareness. The combination of these four attributes means an officer can resolve most situations safely and with minimal force. However, to be truly effective and confident in the operational environment, officers must have … [Read more...]