• The JTF Event Security Division

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. |

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    JTFSecurity offers many different services and has an impeccable reputation for safety and security.  Event security is no exception; be it large or small events, we service all with the same high level of attention to detail and professionalism.   

    We recognize that every event has its own unique needs.  As such, we offer highly customizable services, and integrate JTF personnel with your teams to create safe, secure, and successful events. 

    To ensure that all security details are thoroughly examined and addressed to meet our high standards, we carefully develop a security plan in conjunction with local authorities and organizers.  

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  • Being a Security Guard During a Heat Wave? by JTFSecurity

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. |

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Heat and humidity can have devastating effects on humans and can result in very serious health concerns. As a security guard, you are responsible for the safety of those you are hired to protect. You are also responsible for keeping yourself healthy and safe. 

    JTF has a few tips for all employees and security guards working during heatwaves and hot summer days.

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  • The greater value of Mobile Patrol Services by JTFSecurity

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: comox security , Comox valley security , Comox Valley Security and Response Services , comox valley security services , home checks vancouver island , Patrol Guards , Security Patrols , Vancouver island security

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Intrinsically, operating mobile patrol services in any community has many advantages- while effectively the clients that hire us are those who benefit the most, really,  the overall communities also greatly benefit from our presence.

    For instance, if you take a look at our patrol services in the Comox Valley- including Courtenay, Comox and surrounding areas, a single patrol car can have a great impact on the overall health of the community- especially when the security company has deep, active roots in the community it operates in.

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  • How to Protect Exterior Openings 101

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: Emergency Planning , Security Planning , Security Training

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Security professionals are always preparing for the next what if …

    In a climate where emotions are raw and people feel an urge to express their frustrations en masse in public and physical ways, it is crucial for schools, government buildings, retail outlets, healthcare facilities, corporate campuses and more to maintain a high-level of physical security, thereby protecting human life, infrastructure critical to operations and valuable inventory.

    From government buildings to retailers to pharmacies, security personnel and other responding parties must be able to quickly close off building envelopes to keep people and property safe.

    Here are few ideals for protecting exterior openings, and assessing the level of security required:

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  • JTF Employee Referral Program

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: Security Guard

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    JTFSecurity Group Inc. is proud to announce the launch of our new Employee Referral Program available to all our employees! 

    During these strange COVID-19 times, JTF has created a program where employment is put forward while supporting three different charities. Not only does this help to grow our team for our impending takeover, but it also generates a sentiment of collectivity. 

    Here is how it works: Employees that refer a licensed friend, family or acquaintance (and that person ends up working for JTF for a minimum of 24 hours), will receive $20

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  • Mobile Patrol Services in the Comox Valley

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: comox security , Comox valley security , Comox Valley Security and Response Services , comox valley security services , Patrol Guards , Security Patrols , Vancouver island security

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Mobile patrols are a service that JTFSecurity is proud to offer in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Our community patrol cars are ready to help all our clients and make our communities safer!

    JTF offers an excellent service that will surpass your expectations; all our drivers and employees who handle mobile patrol services are specially trained. 

    Mobile patrols are not only a visible crime deterrent and cost-effective- they are useful in a wide range of industries.  No matter if you are a homeowner, a property management company or a business owner, JTF can offer the

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  • Auto Crime Enforcement Month by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: Emergency Planning

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    April is Auto Crime Enforcement Month!

    It is very important to remember that items that might not seem too valuable to you, such as medical face masks, a grocery bag or sunglasses, can be the exact item that someone is looking for. 

    Fun fact: the most stolen items from cars in Canada (from Toronto to Vancouver to Montreal) are smartphones and personal electronics such as headphones, chargers, tablets and GPS devices. 

    JTF has a few tips everyone can follow to limit and stop auto crime! 

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  • 6 Reasons to choose JTFSecurity for your Home Checks in Tofino by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: home checks vancouver island , Security Patrols , Vancouver island security , vancouver security

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Did you know that JTFSecurity offers Home and property checks in the Tofino peninsula? We have local, vetted and bonded licensed guards who can discreetly or overtly check on your property and residence. We do both interior and exterior checks of your homes and outbuildings, perimeter checks, inside conditions, and any specific custom requests.
    Here is 6 reasons why you should choose us!
     
    1) We are local. We know the land, we know the people.
    It makes a difference- our guards are themselves residents of the peninsula. They understand the community dynamics, are available as needed, and will always keep the extra eye on your property.

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  • Family First by Taina Uitto, Director of Operations

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: bodyguarding toronto , Body Guard , bodyguard , comox security , Comox valley security , Comox Valley Security and Response Services , Executive Protection , Patrol Guards , Security Guard , Vancouver island security

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    JTFSecurity values family. As a leading a progressive security company, we understand the value of all our employees personal lives as much as we give importance to developing their career. Here are a few words from our Director of Operations, Taina Uitto.

    Family first-

    As someone who works very closely with all of our JTF employees, I was pleased to find out that our company was a finalist in the Family First category for our local Chamber of Commerce awards.  

    In addition to my other hats, as a scheduler my approach has always been to individually work with everyone on the team to ensure that their schedules match with their other priorities in life.  As a full-time single mom myself, I understand that life outside of work, sometimes demands a lot from us as well.

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  • Arrests made after security guard assaulted at Courtenay hotel

    Author: External Author | | Categories: comox security , Comox valley security , Comox Valley Security and Response Services , comox valley security services , Security Guard , Vancouver island security

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    COURTENAY -- Two people have been arrested following a weekend assault on a security guard at a Courtenay hotel.

    According to one of the directors of the security firm at the Travelodge Hotel in Courtenay, one of the guards was assaulted Saturday evening by two people who were not guests of the hotel.

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  • The Most Hacked Passwords and Tips to Stay Safe Online

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. |

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    These days it seems like everyday there is some new app or account that needs to be created or kept up to date. Whether it be for work, family reunions, online shopping or myriad of other things, no matter what, a new password will be required. However, we do not always realize how much information these simple (or not so simple) keywords and numbers keep hidden and secure from troublesome hands. 

    A study analyzed over 18 million passwords to find the 20 most common ones. The goal of the research was also to find patterns in the way people searched the web that could help hackers around the world. 

    Here at the 20 most used passwords:

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  • Preventing Theft and Fraud at Work from Customers and Employees

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: loss prevention toronto

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    The best way to prevent theft and fraud is to create an environment where customers and employees don't have a chance to get away with it. Here are a few ways to help your company or business stay safe.

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  • LPO Safety 101 by Vali Majd

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: loss prevention toronto , Loss Prevention Services , Security Training

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Vancouver Police recently shared the results of an operation they ran targeting shoplifters. 130 convictions were secured.

    Most importantly, the prevalence of violent shoplifting incidents proves itself to be highly alarming.

     

    Here are 12 safety tips for Loss Prevention Officers and Retail Security Guards.

     

    -Always introduce and identify yourself as security twice- especially if you are in plain clothes- so there would be no confusion.

    -Risk vs Reward: Regardless of the store's SOP, guards need to factor for themselves and calculate the risks vs rewards of any attempt to arrest, detain or recover merchandise.

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  • Security- More Than Just Protecting by JTFSecurity

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: comox security , Protective Services , Security Guard , Security Training

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Security is as much about protecting people and property as it is about serving and assisting.  This is why we have high expectations of our teams to deliver excellent customer service.  Interestingly, however, customer service is still the less familiar and perhaps less popular concept when it comes to security, and hence something that many entry-level guards have to be trained and coached on.  
    At JTFSecurity we base our customer service ethic for our guards on three R’s: Reliability, Responsiveness, and Relationship Building.

     

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  • Dealing with Irate Individuals by Emmanuel Manolakakis, Regional Director

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: comox security , Protective Services , Security Training

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    A security guard’s responsibility is to handle individuals with different personality types in the best possible way. When dealing with irate individuals, a security guard must always:
     

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  • 6 Attributes for Protective Agents by Vali Majd

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: bodyguarding toronto , executive protection toronto , Body Guard , bodyguard , Executive Protection , Patrol Guards , Security Guard , security services toronto , Security Training

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Nowadays, a protective agent can mean many things and have many different roles: there are Executive Protection Officers, Asset Protection Agents, Patrol Officers, Bodyguards, Security Guards, Security Managers and the list goes on. Even if the job descriptions of these titles diverge, all these security specialists need similar qualities to be good at their job. Here are 6 attributes that protective agents should possess:

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  • The Fallacy of Security

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: Security Planning

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    It is as if we all suffer from some level of cognitive dissonance. The difference between feeling safe and being safe. And long the way are the many agencies, organizations, policies, plannings that most civilians entrust with their personal safety- us- the security professionals.

    Yet, as I get to the airport in the back of my Uber I cannot but notice the planes taking off in abrupt ascents less than 800 meters from us. There are also the various police agencies, private security companies, airport greeters, and in many airports around the world- heavily armed military personnel. But today, I am only flying nationally from Vancouver Island to Toronto...

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  • Communication Styles by Emmanuel Manolakakis, Regional Director

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: Emergency Planning , Security Training

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    For security professionals, it’s important to remember the different types of communication styles that are available to you. Here is a shortlist of

    some basic ones …. 

    5 Types of Communication Styles

    Passive communication.

    Aggressive communication.

    Submissive communication.

    Naturally, we will all favor one or two types, but it's important to know them all...

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  • Listening Is Critical by Emmanuel Manolakakis, Regional Director

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: Body Guard , Security Training

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    “SPEAKING ONLY WORKS IF IT GOES INTO A LISTENER”

    YOUR SILENCE IS GOLDEN—STAY GOLDEN! Ask if they want to add anything.

    Choose a goal that “resolves” the antagonism by getting beyond the conflict toward an agreement.  

    1. Listen first
    2. Check your understanding for accuracy

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  • The Body Never Lies by Emmanuel Manolakakis, Regional Director

    Author: JTFSecurity Group Inc. | | Categories: Security Training

    Blog by JTFSecurity Group Inc.

    Body Language is older than spoken language. If the human race is nearly 3 million years old, human speech is only 100,000.

    As a security professional, it is vital that you develop the skill of observation. Take the time to learn how to read and decode body language: first individuals and then of groups of people.

    Here are a few mistakes I’ve seen security guards make …

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