27/02/2017

Gate Security Officer



Gate Security Officer, will be responsible for the access control of all incoming traffic. During the times when the booth is closed, visitors and deliveries will be handled by the Front Desk Officer(s). You shall also control, monitor, and direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the Visitor and Employee Parking Lots and to the Loading Dock.  
Additional responsibilities:
  • Full access control
  • Watch for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards
  • Sound alarms contact direct supervisor in cases of emergencies or presence of unauthorized persons
  • Warn violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking or carrying forbidden articles
  • Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and exits
  • Observe departing personnel to protect against theft of company property and ensure that authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate client requirements
  • Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities. Maintain written logs as required by the post
  • Provide assistance to customers, employees and visitors in a courteous and professional manner
  • Multi computer use and functions of computers, phone systems, alarm systems, turn styles, handheld radios 

25/02/2017

Physical Security & Protective services for Shopping Centers And Malls:




PLN9 Security Services can offer a highly experienced team that can give you a customized security program to match your needs and your budget. There is no other security program that is more comprehensive and more committed to your needs than PLN9 – we treat our clients and community relations as our top priority when it comes to ensuring shopping center security.
Our skilled security personnel are not only trained to ensure your safety, they also have the experience and the necessary Social Skills required for them to perform their job well… Because at PLN9. If it’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing well.
Our officers will take the time to know your tenants, their employees, and even their clientele. They have the analytic skills to help monitor and maintain safety in the establishment. With PLN9, you can rest assured that all your security concerns in keeping a safe shopping environment are professionally handled.
Some of the services that PLN9 offers for shopping centers include on site security guards, a 24-hour dispatch center, 24-hour random patrols, 24-hour patrol, and parking enforcement teams. We also provide other shopping center Security services such as towing violating vehicles, towing abandoned or inoperable vehicles within the shopping center’s premises, as well as parking sign installation and maintenance.
To ensure safety, we make sure that a team is present at the shopping center either by foot, in bike patrols, or in marked vehicles should the need take place.
PLN9 can provide you with outstanding service in preventing crimes from happening in your establishment. When you choose PLN9 Executive Security to provide your security needs, you are guaranteed to receive nothing less than highly trained and motivated security personnel.

24/02/2017

Temple Safety & Security



Not all crimes targeting Hindu temples are hate crimes. If a temple is targeted for theft and vandalism, and there is no evidence suggesting that the crime was motivated by an anti-Hindu bias, then the crimes are not treated as hate crimes. For example, the 2014 vandalism of the Vishwa Bhavan Hindu Mandir in Monroe, Georgia was not prosecuted as a hate crime because the perpetrators had also targeted a nearby church and parking lot, and as such, there was no evidence that they were motivated by any anti-Hindu animus.
If your temple is targeted for a hate crime or a hate incident, it is important to report the incident immediately. While the temptation to ignore minor vandalism is significant, it is essential that all incidents, no matter how minor, are reported. Law enforcement cannot respond to crimes unless they have a full record of all the incidents that have occurred.
A temple primarily serves a religious function, but also exists as a community entity. As such, one of the most vital roles of a temple leader is to maintain strong relations with the local community.
Community engagement and outreach is critical for all temples. Temples must seek to maintain a connection with the communities that they stand in, including with local residents and interfaith leaders. Temples can maintain such connections through:
• Keeping temple events open to individuals of all faiths and traditions
• Encouraging local community members to attend temple events
• Being respectful of local noise and nuisance ordinances
• Maintaining a tradition of seva or service in the local community

23/02/2017

A Physical Security Audit



A Physical Security Audit is designed to help a client to accurately determine the best mix of products and systems to optimally enhance the client’s physical security situation. This audit consists of inspecting the client’s site, premises and existing Physical Security systems to identify shortfalls, with an eye to finding solutions to remedy vulnerabilities.
Before conducting such an audit, the Physical Security Auditor should first assess the level of 6 specific threats to the client, in order to frame their subsequent recommendations in the correct, most effective context. This context maximizes the auditor’s chances of identifying the most real and pressing vulnerabilities to the client in their actual priority, and coming up with the right solutions.
Here are the 6 threats to be considered:
1- Nature
2- Location
3- Building Condition
4- Infrastructure
5- Human Resources
6- Budget
By taking these 6 threats into account before beginning the audit, the auditor will be in the right frame of mind to do the Physical Security Assessment accurately, and in line with Physical and economic reality. Having such context improves the chances of the client being receptive to the results, and the solutions derived from the audit being effective and appropriate.

22/02/2017

Personal Safety for Women





Security and safety has become an issue of importance for everyone especially for women. Concerned about the rise in violent crimes including muggings, sexual assaults and domestic violence.7 things every woman should know about security and safety and are covered in Security and Safety courses.
1. Personal Awareness
Most people think of knees to the groin and Bruce Lee moves when they hear the term 'self defense'. However, true self defense begins long before any actual physical contact starts. The first, and probably the most important, part of self defense is personal awareness. Awareness of yourself, your surroundings, and any potential threat or danger.
2. Woman's Intuition
Women's intuition, deja-vous, sixth sense, instincts. Whatever you want to call it, your intuition will invariably help you subconsciously 'feel' good or bad about a situation or person. All of us, but especially women, have this intuitive feeling but very few of us pay attention to it.
3. Self defense training
It is important to evaluate the practical usefulness of any woman's self defense programmed before you sign up. Here are 3 tips:
a) Many women's self defense programmers teach variations on martial arts techniques.
b) The self defense programme you choose should include simulated assaults with a fully padded instructor who will put you through realistic rape and attack scenarios thus allowing you to practice the simple techniques you've learned.
c) If you really want to see if your proposed self defense instructor is up to the job - see if their courses are recommended by your local Police.
4). Avoiding bogus callers.
Criminals will use every trick in the book to gain access to your home, whether out or in. Never open your door unless you either are certain you know who's on the other side or you can verify that they have a legitimate reason for being there. Bogus callers may resort to dressing up - from everything from a repair person from the Gas Board to a Police Officer checking you home security. If in doubt, check them out. Ask them for identification and call their boss to make doubly sure that they are not bogus callers.

21/02/2017

Security Robots





In future where robots will keep Companies safe,will take security into their own hands by investing in wheeled machines that patrol streets, sidewalks and schools — instantly alerting residents via a mobile app of intruders or criminal behavior. It’s going to turn the security guard and security industry into super humans.
Here's why several companies are apparently considering hiring the security robot, despite its strange appearance. It patrols your grounds continuously, no need for sitting down or going outside to smoke. It's a "physically commanding presence," warding off intruders and no-gooders. With sensors and lasers, Robots build a three-dimensional map of their environment that lets them navigate without bumping into anything. Every couple of hours, they find their charging pad and top off their energy during a "coffee break,"
It is the world of Security, though, where the potential and pitfalls of robotics are perhaps most apparent. Already, corporates are using robots to patrol parking lots — keeping an eye on cars and acting as a deterrent against speeding drivers. Others are serving as roving security cameras that can roll to possible trouble spots in sprawling corporate campuses.

20/02/2017

Off-Site Event Security



An off-site event is an opportunity for your security team to really shine – or really not. The best way to avoid pitfalls and ensure a safe, secure and successful event is to follow a proven event security formula.
Assembly and coordination with facility security management is a standard element of the intelligence gathering process that should inform the overall strategy and approach. In addition to culture the facility rules and regulations, security must study the facility floor plan and identify entry/exits, stairways and other access points. A location for the security control center must be selected, and control center equipment requisitioned, if applicable. The parking lot should also be assessed to determine the need for additional lighting or security escorts.
The proceed team should gather details about the area surrounding the venue, including locations of the closest police station, airport, etc. Nearby medical facilities should be identified, although medical response and transport should always be coordinated with venue security. Many venues have established protocols with respect to medical situations, and some even have paramedics on staff. Security agents must be respectful of the venue's medical incident protocols while working with venue security to resolve medical situations in a cooperative spirit.

18/02/2017

Canine Security




It has been proven time and again that dogs are one of man’s best friends. These days, dogs are becoming more useful to man beyond being pets and hunting. Today, special dogs have taken up the duty of security and personal protection and these dogs are called “Guard Dogs.”Before explaining the roles and tactical applications of Guard dogs in security situations, there is need to first define what a guard dog is. 
what is a guard dog?
A guard dog, also known as a watch dog or attack dog is a dog that is specially train to serve as a sentinel and also attack intruders that trespass within its set territory.there are watch dogs and there are attack dogs; but both of them are guard dogs. #Watchdogs are specially trained to keep watch over a given area and bark strongly at the sight of any intruder or strange object. They do not attack the intruder. Attack dogs on the other hand do more than bark at intruders – they attack.
No every dog is a guard dog by default. You need to #train them extensively and socialize them in order to turn them into #ReliableGuards.
10 Roles and Duties of Guard Dogs:
1- To guard properties in the presence or absence of the owner
2- Personal protection of lives
3- To attack and defend you during violent confrontations
4- To sniff and detect substances such as drugs, guns, etc.
5- Chasing after criminals on the run
6- For tracking and trailing purposes
7- To disperse riots and for crowd control
8- To guard livestock such as poultry and keep them within the stipulated perimeter
9- To carry medical supplies in war zones
10-To pull wounded soldiers out of battle scenes

17/02/2017

Fire Prevention-Duty of Security Officers



Fire prevention as one of the most essential duties of security officers. A Security guard should always watch for potential fire hazards while patrolling or maintaining her post. This can include unusual sparks or heat from electrical equipment or storing combustible or flammable items near heat sources. This also includes visually inspecting fire extinguishers to ensure that they are not past their listed best before dates and haven't been damaged.
If there is an alarm going off, smoke or other signs of a fire, a security officer may be expected to confirm the fire. Once he has visually confirmed a fire, he may be expected to activate the fire alarm (if it's not already ringing) and call the fire department. He should also call his supervisor or client to inform them of the situation. The officer's own safety should be a priority and he should keep in touch with another officer, his supervisor or the dispatcher while waiting for emergency services.
If the fire occurs in a crowded area, like a shopping mall, the security officer should follow her employer's emergency procedures. This will most likely include helping to direct the crowd to the nearest emergency exit. With large crowds, there may be crowd control duties both inside and outside of the structure, along with helping to direct emergency personnel when they arrive on the scene. Even before a fire happens, the officer should always ensure that items aren't stored in or obstructing corridors and exits likely to be used as fire escape routes.

16/02/2017

Solar Plant Security


With Solar energy playing an increasing role in power supply, it is ever more important to secure these critical infrastructure sites effectively. Prevention of unauthorized access, vandalism and theft are key concerns in safeguarding costly investments in photo voltaic technology. Solar farms are often isolated, unmanned sites dispersed over large geographical areas, making remote supervision the most suitable option. Installations vary widely in size and a security solution and the related services should be easily scalable in order to accommodate future demands. A key requirement is the flexibility to integrate various sensor types and detection methods to suit a range of geographical landscapes. This helps to minimize false alarms and avoid costs incurred through unnecessary resource dispatching.
Security Solutions for photo voltaic power plants must meet highest performance requirements while allowing the integration of multiple security technologies. Best-in-class solutions combine intrusion detection systems with video surveillance and access control together with bespoke services for optimum protection of the site.
PLN9 is specializes in providing total integrated security services, with risk analyses and trained guards to corporate organizations and high value individuals. In specific the company undertakes the provision of security consultancy, guard'training, intelligence gathering, supply, installation & maintenance of  Modern Electronic Security Devices & Fire Fighting Equipment.

15/02/2017

Building Security



Building automation is the automatic centralized control of a building's heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and other systems through a building management system or building automation system. The objectives of building automation are improved occupant comfort, efficient operation of building systems, and reduction in energy consumption and operating costs, and improved life cycle of utilities.
Building automation is an illustration of a distributed control system – the computer networking of electronic devices designed to monitor and control the mechanical, security, fire and flood safety, lighting (especially emergency lighting), HVAC(Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and humidity control and ventilation systems in a building.
Lighting can be turned on, off, or dimmed with a building automation or lighting control system based on time of day, or on occupancy sensor, photo sensors and timers.One typical example is to turn the lights in a space on for a half-hour since the last motion was sensed. A photocell placed outside a building can sense darkness, and the time of day, and modulate lights in outer offices and the parking lot. 

13/02/2017

Bouncer Security




A bouncer (also known as a doorman, door supervisor or cooler) is a type of security guard, employed at venues such as bars, nightclubs, strip clubs or concerts. A bouncer's duties are to provide security, check legal age, to refuse entry for intoxicated persons, and to deal with aggressive behaviour or non-compliance with statutory or establishment rules. Bouncers are often required where crowd size, clientele or alcohol consumption may make arguments or fights a possibility, or where the threat or presence of criminal gang activity is high.
The use of force by bouncers are "the highest preventable loss found within the [bar] industry", as many bouncers are often taken to court and other countries have similar problems of excessive force. In many countries, federal or state governments have taken steps to professionalism the industry by requiring bouncers to have training, licensing, and a criminal records background check.



A Bouncer should have an ability to judge and communicate well with people will reduce the need for Physical intervention, while a steady personality will prevent the bouncer from being easily provoked by customers. Bouncers also profit from good written Communication Skills, because they are often required to document assaults in an incident log or using an incident form.

10/02/2017

Soft Skill (Leadership)


Here are the 10 leadership lessons to be learnt.
1. Dream to create champions:
You can create a better future only when you dream for it. Discontent creates Desire. Desire creates Dreams.
2. Believe in Competencies:
When you start believing in competencies, gender becomes irrelevant.
3. Find Solutions not excuses:
When you want to achieve something, then you don't see obstacles. You try to overcome them by finding ways, however unconventional they are. You don't care about - “What will people say?”
 4. Make others believe in vision:
All leaders build vision and give people a cause that motivates them to achieve more. The second most important aspect is to make others believe in the vision and gather the needed support to realize the vision.
5. Balance motivation with Internal Realization:
Leaders do provide external motivation to the team to achieve the vision. Until the team realizes what is in it for them, getting extra ordinary results is not possible. That is why leaders need to explain the stake of team in the vision rather that constantly repeating what they want to achieve.
6. Take Calculated Risks:
Leaders take calculated risks to realize their vision.
7. Overcome your fears to be successful:
You need to overcome your fears to be successful. If you want to be the best then you need to compete with the best. This is a solid confidence booster.
8. Be Disciplined and Work Hard:
There are no alternatives to Discipline and Hard work. When you are after a goal, you must build your life around the goal and you must start enjoying it. If you try to find happiness outside, then you compromise with your dreams.
9. Prepare Strategy on your strengths:
Generic strategies don’t work in competitive world. You need to analyse your strengths and craft your winning strategies yourself.
10. Learn how to fish:
It is important to teach your team how to fish because you cannot be around all the time.
One should first believe in the vision itself before making anyone else believe in it. One’s internal realization should be extremely strong on the other side and took a calculated risk of remaining silent in the argument no one can win. One should be work hard on its fears in a disciplined manner as standard methods have failed multiple times. So playing on own strength of alignment and learn how to fish.

09/02/2017

Motivation of Security Personnel



Security Guards are hired for many reasons. However, it is very important that you look for a company that provides fully proficient guards. Generally it is believed that the company with a high turnover rate is not a good option to consider because constant turnover of security officers means that there is a high chance that a few or all the officers on duties are either inexperienced or new.
It usually takes six month to train a security guard which means that a company with more new security officers is not reliable as their guards will not be able to detect an unusual activity due to their unfamiliarity with the site. Furthermore they will be less likely to make a good decision in case of any emergency.
The security guard company is bound to take essential steps to retain their experienced security guards. However this is certainly not sufficient as there are a number of things that the client company should do to improve security guard retention. Both the client and the company has to work together to solve this problem.
Being a client of a security company, here are some of the suggested changes that you can make to keep the security guards motivated in working for you:
1- Treating them with respect
2- Get to know your security guards
3- Providing clear directions to the security guards
4- Show them your support when they are doing the right thing
5- Acknowledge good performance
6- Provide a healthy working environment
Many security guardhouses are cluttered places that have not been cleaned in years. Similarly, the patrol vehicles issued to the guards are often beaten up wrecks that are not reliable at all. Above all, the two way radios, flashlights and other equipment given to the guards are in poor condition as well and therefore not reliable. It is important to remember that security guards can only perform best when they are given a healthy working environment with the best tools and equipment. If you expect him to work as a professional then you need to act as one as well.

06/02/2017

Safety Instructions For Security Personnel



Safety Instructions For Security guards:- 
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
1. carry out safety of workplace in line with organisational procedures
2. keep emergency and escape routes free from obstructions and report
violation
3. wear personal safety gear and clothing as per organisational procedure
4. check violators of defined safety and security instructions and report
violations
5. report to superiors and emergency service organisations for assistance in the
event of emergencies
Identify and report fire hazards: carry out fire-fighting in line with organisational training and procedures report fire incidents to superiors and emergency service organisations, participate in evacuation of casualty and premises
Deal with medical emergency: To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
1. Render first-aid
2. Use available basic First-aid Equipment
Knowledge and Understanding-The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
organization’s procedure relating to safety in the workplace,details of emergency exits, alarm, signage and other safety equipment,reporting procedure for incidents and emergencies details of local emergency service
the requirements of maintaining physical fitness, personal hygiene and good habits, organization’s procedure/ guidelines relating to fire safety, details of floor plans, emergency exits, alarm, signage and other fire-fighting equipment, details of emergency exits, alarm, signage and location of first-aid and evacuation equipment
reporting procedure in case of medical emergencies, contact details of local hospitals and ambulance services, reporting procedure for fire incidents, training and mock drills.

03/02/2017

Security Operations Working Group



In larger duty stations the Security Official may consider establishing a Security Operations Working Group, which would resolve detailed planning, operational and logistics issues related to security, but to a degree of detail beyond that which could be expected of the Security Management Team. The working group, normally headed by the Field Security Officer, would organize such areas as:
1- Communications; 
2- Logistics and procurement in support of the Security Plan, e.g., supplies for the Concentration Point;
3- Research, e.g., evacuation route reconnaissance, reception capability at safe haven, etc.;
4- Transport, e.g., airline/boat charter and schedules, listing of vehicles available for evacuation; and
5- Training, e.g., identifying training requirements and conducting training for staff as required.
The Designated Official should consider organizing a Crisis Management Working Group. This working group would be responsible for managing an ongoing crisis on a 24-hour a day basis until the emergency is resolved. The general responsibilities of the working group are to:
1- Provide hands-on management of the emergency on a full-time basis;
2- Keep the Designated Official fully informed at all times;
3- Brief the Security Management Team as required;
4- Maintain full-time communications;
5- Coordinate required resources; and
6- Maintain a log of all requests, actions and instructions either given or received.