Career opportunities rise as security goes high tech

Jobs becoming more diversified with growing demand for roles like intelligence manager

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When Certis vice-president Jackie Ong first joined the security industry as an officer commanding 18 years ago, security officers had to sign notebooks along their patrol routes to check in.

Now, they have handheld devices tracking their location, making it easy for supervisors in the command centre to dispatch the nearest officer to the site of an incident.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 15, 2022, with the headline Career opportunities rise as security goes high tech. Subscribe