Working in Security – Behind the Scenes

Security isn’t all about the flashy suits, the muscle power, the authority, the brain, the braun or what have you.

Sure, when we look at sports, its the players that score. They put in the physical work. They are the face you see – they’re representing a team, a family. At the end of the day, they carry a huge burden on their shoulders. They also carry all the glory. The recognition. The praise.

When it all goes well, they know. They were there to see it, witness it, and pull it off – first hand. At the same point, when there are issues, it all falls back on them as well. At times they’re forced to make split second decisions and make things right for themselves, clients, their team and everyone around them.

We can take the theory of a sports star, and apply it to everyday people. People in basically any job or situation, and especially in the security industry.

And just like the Sports star has a team to work with, they also have a team behind the team. Managers, administrators, clients, support staff – a whole array of people that are there to work together. Part of a bigger team that is built to make sure that all aspects of the game go well.

In some cases, there are people there that answer the phone – they make the initial arrangements, and pass the baton on. The next team, confirms the details – arranges the schedule. They make sure dates are in line and the right people are in place. They pick the players. They look at who they’re playing against, what they’re dealing with. They look at who is available and make the final team that will represent the organization and make all the right moves so the event is a success. Then of course you have the stars of the show. The faces of the team. They’re the ones that take the plan and put it to action.

It doesn’t end there. Sure, the game may have been a success and our stars are getting ready for the next one, but for part of the team, that game isn’t over. Reports, billing, invoicing, paperwork on paperwork – until the bank book is balanced, technically the game isn’t over.

This is why all the stars need a team.

The support of others is something that can never be forgotten about. Whether you’re scoring the game winning World Cup goal, diffusing a hostile situation, or maintaining a presence and ensuring everything goes as planned, teamwork is not anything to be slighted.

At the end of the day, we’re all lifting the trophy together. Whether you’re physically there to support the cup, or you’re behind the scenes celebrating out of watchful eyes – we’re all in it together.

Recently, some companies have come together to financially boost a company that supports software for Security companies. In a field that has seemingly relied on using multiple platforms to support their business, having an option that is gaining so much support gives hope for all teams.

To potentially have a platform that understands the complete need of a Security company from the first moment that pencil hits the paper, until the budget balances $0, is a leap forward.

All teams, companies, and families have their own needs, wants, and requirements. While using multiple platforms and tools is not the wrong answer and may make complete sense to the teams that use them, having options is never a bad thing.

As companies grow, change, and expand, so do their needs. With a huge amount of IT companies throughout the world, supporting multiple organizations  with a variety of needs, its not hard to find something that at least somewhat fits. Or works for the time being while you may use a secondary platform to boost your requirements on different levels. However as society shifts their awareness to the importance of security on a multitude of levels, its nice to see that software developers are taking a look at the bigger picture as well.


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Guest Blogger Rayna Davies

Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management.  She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security.  Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details.  These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.  She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.  Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.