Private Security will be fundamental in society's adaptation to the new normality

Little by little, Spain is beginning to see with hope the results of the quarantine to isolate the cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronavirus (COVID-19), thanks in part to private security. In the last month the dreaded contagion curve has been drastically reduced and, although we cannot lower our guard, it is clear that the conditions are in place to gradually make the transition to the state of 'new normality' that we are going to live in until a cure is found or, at least, there is an effective treatment to alleviate the disease .

So we citizens are still in for a long haul, and social distancing and hygienic measures will have to remain the order of the day. Once the state of emergency comes to an end at the end of June, the most important restrictions throughout the country will have disappeared, but certain protocols will need to be certain protocols in public and private spaces will be necessary to avoid the possibility of the to avoid the possibility of an undesirable resurgence of Coronavirus that could practically return us to the same situation. the same back to the same starting point of March 14.

Y, As has been the case during the worst days of pandemic incidence, both public and private security both public and private security forces will be key players in ensuring that this transition to the 'new normal' takes place under optimal conditions. to ensure that this transition to the 'new normal' takes place under optimal conditions. In fact, as far as we are concerned, we at the SICOR Group would like to highlight thes appreciations made by the the Observatorio Sectorial Observatory of Private Security on the role that our sector is going to play, in these important dates, to consolidate a healthy and responsible environment for all our customers. for all citizens. citizens.

Adaptation and preparation for the new context

The reality is that in the short term nothing will be the same as before, because it will take months for the exceptional measures to be implemented. exceptional measures precautionary measures will not have to be applied. For this reason, it will take months for the exceptional precautionary measures not to be applied., the private security must be consolidated as an effective mechanism to ensure the control and compliance of all these aspects.; This will also increase the demand for this service after the three hard months that its the three hard months experienced by its professionals.

Specifically, the Sector Observatory Observatory highlights three aspects in which the contribution of private security will be fundamental because of their training and which, in addition, can help decisively to reactivate and boost employment in the sector.:

  • At at parameter control you setn health authorities, such as temperature levelssuch as temperature levels or access to facilities. As these are activities of of activities, all of these processes must be carried out under the under the regulatory framework and with the and with the maximum guarantees of protection for the workers involved, as well as for the as well as security in the processing of the data. privadata of the userss.
  • In the extrapolation of measurementsin transport networks and supermarkets and, where possible, at legal and organizational level, in where possible at the legal and organizational level, for limitto limit access to spaces and comply with the rules distancing between users. In this respect, it will be necessary to follow the strict principles of Article 41 of the Private Security Law, adapting them to it will be necessary to follow the strict principles set out in article 41 of the Private Security Law, adapting them to a wide variety of areas such as beaches, parks or recreational areas. In fact, y given its breadth, it is likely that the competent authorities will authorize and require that that private securityprivate security to act as a serviceto support the police and security forces. dand State Security Forces and Corps.
  • Last but not least, the implementation of new services in sectors that have been particularly affected by this health crisis. by this health crisis. These include reinforcing and increasing the visibility of their protection systems to ensure full security and peace of mind. Examples of these include leisure and sporting events, the activities of cultural centers and the tourist sector, etc. In addition, due to their relevance, it will be advisable that they have the legislative and economic support of the competent public authorities.

Requirements for Private Security to perform its work properly.

In this situation, the Observatorio Sectorial calls for the fulfillment of two two aspects fundamental aspects to be able to offer this service with full guarantees:

  • That the public authorities make every effort within their powers and the law in force, to facilitate the private security sector to carry out its functions, to facilitate the private security sector to carry out its functions, with the maximum possible scope and level of efficiency.with the maximum possible scope and level of efficiency.
  • That the necessary measures be put in place to enable the sector to offer its security services adapted to the needs of the present time, avoiding the pessimistic questioning adapted to the needs of the moment, avoiding the pessimistic questioning that certain organizations are making in order to cast doubt on the suitability of the adoption of security services., by security officers, of these new functions. In this sense, it is essential to highlight the importance of preserving and enhancing both the safety and health of all citizens.

In short, in a difficult situation for all of us, it is essential to understand the value of the role that private security wants to play. wants to to help society. A public health problem as important as this one requires the collaboration of all of us. everyone y our sector must be fundamental to ensure that citizens make the transition to the new normality in a completely safe way. safely. For this reason, it requests the collaboration of the competent authorities to encourage their intervention, as well as to create an environment in which in which it can play and to give new impetus to its work in the most effective, healthy and and legal way possible.

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