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Strengthening Security in Schools Across All Levels

In today’s world, schools are more than just educational institutions; they’re communities where the next generation is nurtured and educated. However, the serene façade of these communities is occasionally shattered by news of gun violence, knife attacks, and other forms of crimes. Despite their inherently safe perception, schools have become soft targets with significant media […]

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Navigating Rising Security Costs and Talent Shortages Under Singapore’s Progressive Wage Model (PWM)

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has introduced the Progressive Wage Model (PWM), effective from 2024. This model covers retail workers, in-house cleaners, security officers, and landscape maintenance workers. Its primary aim is to elevate the wages of lower-wage workers. Under this model, a full-time security officer will see a 60% increase in base salary in

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The Evolution of Security: Emerging Security Trends for 2024

In an ever-evolving landscape of technological advancements and societal changes, the realm of physical security stands at the forefront, continuously adapting to new challenges and innovations. As we step into 2024, let’s look at the emerging trends set to shape the security industry. Performance-Driven Contracts The emphasis on performance-driven outcomes signifies a departure from the

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Navigating the Unique Security Challenges of Luxury Retail

Recent news from The Straits Times highlights a worrying surge in shop thefts from January to June 2023, compared to the same period in 2022. This alarming trend underscores growing security concerns in retail environments, especially the luxury retail sector where high-value items are stored. Notably, these incidents of theft aren’t limited to external shoplifters, but also involve internal

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Interoperability in a Service-oriented, Outcome-based World

In the evolving landscape of security, the Singapore government is urging a shift towards technology-driven, outcome-based security approaches. This strategy is not just to keep pace with the growing demand for security services but also to deliver enhanced security outcomes. At the TP-SII Security Industry Conference 2023, Ademco’s Group Managing Director, Toby Koh, delivered key

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Safeguarding Your Data Center: The Vital Role of Physical Security Solutions

In April 2023, a damning report on one of the biggest tech companies in the world was released,  exposing serious security vulnerabilities and lax protocols plaguing their data centers, where private data of their U.S users were housed. Allegations include unescorted visitors wandering the premises, mysterious flash drives plugged into servers, and even illicit crypto

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Why are organisations shifting to Managed Services Model

Electronic Security Solutions are vital in protecting businesses, assets, and people.  However, acquiring a good security system often requires a significant outlay, which can lead to inefficient use of the organisation’s capital. Importantly, it is also challenging to ensure continued system support and maintenance after the initial investment. The unpredictability of maintenance and repair costs

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Singapore, Covid-19, Security, Pandemic Response

Pandemic-Responsive Security: Managing Touchpoints in Healthy Buildings

In June 2021, the Singapore government announced plans to start moving towards a “living with COVID-19” strategy, focusing on tracking and treating outbreaks with vaccinations and hospital admissions – toning down on the strict lockdowns, border closures, and work-from-home orders that have been the defining feature of much of their pandemic-afflicted peers across the globe.

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