Doorman? Think again, he's a private security officer

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.

Decked out in a sharp suit and a skinny black tie, Mr Rosli Ahamad, 56, swings open the heavy doors and greets everyone who enters the jewellery boutique with a warm smile and a "hello".

But he is not the doorman.

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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 'Doorman? Think again, he's a private security officer'. Print Edition | Subscribe