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The interaction of security and safety

Monday, March 31, 2014 

By John Slater

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines security as “the thing that guards or guarantees safety of State, company etc. against espionage, theft or other danger.” It goes on to define safety as “freedom from danger and risks.” The American Society of Industrial Security lexicon defines security as “the condition of being protected against hazards, threats, risks or loss.” So where do security and safety interact?

Recruitment and Training

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The twin pillars of the security industry

March 2014, BLUE LINE Magazineby John Dewar

Security guarding operations have been around for a long time. Allan Pinkerton started his famous company in 1850, perhaps the first recognizable forerunner to today’s increasingly competitive security sector. Security guarding companies today still wrestle with the dual tasks that plagued Pinkerton in the 19th century: recruitment and training.