Veterans in security

Ocucon bolsters senior team with appointment of Anthony King as a consultant

The world’s first Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) platform – Ocucon – has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Anthony King, formerly of King Security Systems, as a consultant to the business. Breaking new ground in surveillance technology, Ocucon delivers a powerful, cloud-based storage and retrieval platform, combining intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of HD video surveillance footage from withi...

Mark Rowley to discuss national security at World Counter Terror Congress during SCTX 2018

A week after announcing his retirement following four years leading the UK’s fight against terrorism, Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner, Mark Rowley has confirmed he will share his vast experience with delegates attending the World Counter Terror Congress, during Security & Counter Terror Expo from 6-7 March 2018. As Britain's most senior anti-terror police officer, Rowley has served in the police for over three decades and is credited for working alongside intelligen...

ZKaccess lends its support to the PTSD Foundation of America

ZKAccess and Smart Contactless support the military and appreciate their selfless service ZKAccess, a division of ZKTeco and leading provider of biometric and RFID security solutions, was proud to lend its sponsorship support to help raise funds for the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Foundation of America. The Foundation held its first annual Greystar Charity Golf Event August 18th at the Monarch Point golf Links in Dana Point, California. In conjunction with distribut...

Security employers recognised for being military-friendly

The security industry has been earning more than its share of accolades for employing military veterans. With big companies such as G4S Secure Solutions employing more than 9,000 veterans in various positions – 22 percent of its workforce – the industry has become distinctly “military friendly.” In fact, the company and rival Allied Barton Security Services were both named 2014 Military Friendly Employers by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. Both have also won the G...

Veterans in security: Military skills utilised to develop strategies

Veterans are able to use their skills from the military to help develop strategies Ex-army officers/ military veterans bring considerable skills and invaluable experience to security companies. Not only do they play an important role in frontline positions, but also their exposure to a diverse array of security challenges make them increasingly valuable in formulating security management strategies. At the same time, such companies also offer the veterans an alternative and re...

Word-of-mouth hiring of veterans is common

Many security company employees say they first learned about opportunities in the field through other employees The nation’s security companies are increasingly turning to U.S. military veterans to fill the ranks of both uniformed guards and management personnel. Getting the best former soldiers, airmen and sailors into the civilian workforce requires recruiting, and some of the best recruiters are other veterans. A wide variety of current security company employees say...