Is Technology a Threat or an Advantage to Security Guards?

Technology progresses every single day and with regards to security, the technology changes affect both the attacker and the defender. New devices, newly tailored software and even robots are being utilized to help perform tasks in our daily routines. It’s all about efficiency and quality. Security is no exception when referring to technological change and its benefits to delivering exceptional results. Particle and temperature sensing robots with live CCTV connection, facial recognition and identifying repeat offenders and Drones overseeing crowd density at events are all great examples of effective use of new technology to mitigate security risks. Security guards should be ahead of technological trends to maximize people’s safety and wellbeing.

Should security guards use technology at work or continue doing with current methods? As we are in a constantly changing society, it can be a battle to try and keep up with technological trends. But if we want to be a leader in the industry and remain relevant, we must embrace these technological changes.

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Scott Taylor - COO, Southern Cross Group

Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma. Today is the World Mental Health Day and we promise to raise awareness about mental health within Southern Cross Group(SCG) and beyond. Join Mental Health Australia & Southern Cross Group and make a promise to help shed a more positive light on mental health. Share your promise below.

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Uncover Truth, Spot Lies & Read Emotions Workshop

Training Workshop - Elly Johnson

Have you ever wanted to have better skills to uncover the truth, spot lies and read what people are feeling?

This three-hour intensive workshop is presented by former Police Officer Elly Johnson, leading authority on truth, trust & deception. She will reveal how organisations can reduce the risks associated with harmful deception, fraudulent behaviour & hidden truth.

You will discover why it is important to boost your ability to become a ‘truth-attractor’ reducing the number of lies and making them easier to spot.

DATE: TUESDAY ,  23 OCTOBER   2018
TIME: 9 AM – 12 PM
LOCATION:   CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB

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9 Reasons why Electronic Security Systems are important for your business

Professional Electronic Security Systems have saved billions of dollars since their invention and implementation in residential and business environments. Thanks to Marie Brow, inventor of video home security systems; Augustus Russel Pope, creator of burglar alarm systems; John R. Wiegand, inventor of the magnetic effect used in early technology access cards and many other great minds, today we can be fully protected by the Integrated Electronic Security Systems.

Some of the electronic security systems that you should consider for your business are CCTV Security Cameras, Security Alarm Systems, and Access Control Systems.

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Top 7 Duties of a Mobile Patrol Security Officer

Mobile patrol security officer

Australia is one of the safest countries in the world, however robbery and intrusion take place every single day. Do we want the worry about our assets being robbed? Probably not.

Often, we get help from technology to protect our assets from a theft or invasion. But there is no better deterrent than a real security guard or a security officer equipped with technology, experience and expertise.

Mobile patrol security officers provide peace of mind that our assets are safe and secure.

The quality of professional security services is highly important as the client is placing their trust on the officers to prevent any illegal activities taking place.

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Risk Assessment in Shopping Centres: Why is it needed?

Effective, efficient and tailor-made retail security management plans are required for shopping centres, to ensure the safety of patrons, store employees, management staff, and physical assets within their premises.

What is Risk Assessment? The process of identifying possible hazards and threats to the establishment and their level of vulnerability to threats.
The risks are assessed by measuring the levels of threat and vulnerability individually. When neither of the two is present, chances of risk would be thin. To ensure zero risks, security management plans are devised to reduce threats and decrease the establishment’s vulnerabilities.

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PM Malcolm Turnbull appreciates SCG Security Officers

Malcolm Turnbull with SCG Security Officers

PM Malcolm Turnbull quoted “Thanks for keeping me safe” to our security officers S1 Troy, S2 Jamie and SO Stephanie joining RSM Cindy Clifford, after his quick visit to Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre alongside local MP Ross Vasta.

The team was also appreciated by Scentre Group Officials Adam Weinstein, Nigel Habben and Richard Heinz for their excellent work.

Congratulations team!

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 #PressforProgress

International Women’s Day, a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme, Press for Progress, calls on all of us to step up to help create a world that is more inclusive and equal.

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Why use Southern Cross Group’s Traffic Control Services?

Southern Cross Group offer comprehensive Traffic Control services 24/7.

Southern Cross Group’s proven experience in analysis, planning and implementation of traffic control services provide solutions for our clients. Our traffic control services are fully accredited and are available all year round.

We work with road authorities, councils, commercial, construction, industrial, retail and entertainment/event clients to develop critical management plans for controlled traffic requirements. Smooth passage flow and safety of motorists and pedestrians, minimizing public hazards and maximising operational efficiency is paramount.

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About Us

Founded in Sydney in 2005, Southern Cross Group is one of the few remaining, wholly owned Australian services company with a focus on delivering Facility and Technology solutions. Working in partnership with our clients, Southern Cross Group provide a consultative approach to truly understand our clients’ needs. We deliver comprehensive integrated services to over 800 client sites across Australia. We provide a wealth of experience and solutions in complex environments, ranging from retail, commercial/corporate, infrastructure, government, health, industrial, manufacturing, events and entertainment. Southern Cross Group – where facility and technology solutions merge to deliver peak efficiency.
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