The Private Security Industry

The Private Security Industry

As defined by the Association of Certified Security Agencies (ACSA), the private security industry provides manpower, security equipment and procedures in a property for the protection of personnel, assets and information from any form of hurt, loss or sabotage. The private security industry also includes security training. In recent years, the private security industry has seen many changes. It has been given recognition, challenged to maintain only the highest standards, and moved forward alongside globalisation. To work in the private security industry in Singapore, one needs a license from Police Licensing and Regulatory Department (PLRD) in accordance with the Private Security Industry Act (PSIA). High security areas would even require more specialised training. Since 2008, the industry has also been challenged to continuously maintain and improve standards as the PLRD introduced a compulsory grading system for all licensed security guard agencies. Technology has also made its way into the private security industry, with more companies using technology alongside manpower, thus enhancing the quality of security provided. At the moment, the industry has a strength of 255 security agencies.

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