Singapore’s MHA and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) are joining hands
to bring technology to small and medium security agencies helping them go digital. The
initiative will receive funds to the tune of S$9.54 million over the next few years. The
programme aims to support technology and innovation in the industry.
The launch was announced by Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs
The Security IDP is an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide designed to help small and medium
enterprise (SME) security agencies adopt digital technologies at each stage of their growth.
It is a key initiative under the Security Industry Transformation Map and SMEs Go Digital
programme to support technology and innovation in industry. The Security IDP draws out a
roadmap of technology solutions for security agencies at each stage of their development.
The first stage of this, “Getting Digital Economy Ready”, lists the elementary technology that
every security agency needs to stay competitive in the future, by automating routine and
manpower-intensive tasks. These include automated visitor management systems, mobile-
enabled patrol and incident management systems, and surveillance cameras with analytics.
The next two stages of the roadmap identify technology for more advanced security agencies, such as cluster guarding or robotics.
The Security IDP also includes a Digital Roadmap on training to prepare the security
industry’s workforce with the necessary mindset and skills to adopt and benefit from
technology. This training guide was developed with SkillsFuture Singapore and the Security
Industry Institute and is aligned with the Skills Framework for Security.