Keeping an eye on works of art

Security manager Derrick Tan from Horus I may not have an eye for art, but he certainly knows how to keep a careful eye on it.
Security manager Derrick Tan from Horus I may not have an eye for art, but he certainly knows how to keep a careful eye on it.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

As the private security industry looks to upscale and upskill by using technology to relieve security officers of the conventional and sometimes mundane jobs of patrolling and guarding, The Straits Times looks at some existing roles in the private security industry that break out of the mould.

Security manager Derrick Tan is often surrounded by paintings and other artwork worth millions of dollars.

The 50-year-old keeps an eye on them from the point they arrive in Singapore to when they are sold.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2020, with the headline 'Keeping an eye on works of art'. Print Edition | Subscribe