Private Security Services in Turkey-Istanbul
Dear visitor, Since 1995 safety and security issues have gained major importance all around the world, creating one of the fastest growing industrys sectors. The situation in Turkey-Istanbul is no different. Research called the International Crime Victims Survey, conducted in Turkey-Istanbul in 2005 by University as part of a worldwide study, shows that 65 percent of the city’s residents do not feel secure. Istanbul although Turkey has been dealing with issues of terrorism and political violence for decades, the rapid increase in crime, private and commercial fraud, fires and other safety hazards have rendered security a prime concern for private citizens as well as for industry and commerce. Thus, demand for safety and private security equipment and services has been stimulated, and the sector is experiencing remarkable growth.
Turkey, The total market for safety and private security equipment and services in Turkey was estimated to be around $ 2.9 billion in 2006 and is expected to climb to $3 billion in 2007.Turkey-Turkei In 2007, physical security services, meaning private security guards, patrols, and private security training services, are expected to capture $2.4 billion of the total market, electronic security methods $370 million and cash in transfer services (C.I.T., cash and valuables) $168 million.
Dear visitor as these figures indicate, the safety and security sector in Turkey by and large consists of physical private security services, whereas in economically more developed countries, the safety and private security sector is more weighted toward electronic security methods. This fact is due to the advantages of comparatively lower labor costs in Turkey and it can be expected that as the Turkish economy advances, a shift toward electronic private security methods will take place.
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Turkey, The growth in the safety and private security equipment and services sector in Turkey is related to the new investments made by financial institutions, airports, large industrial groups, multinational corporations, real estate companies, shopping centers, and retail chains.
Physical Private Security Services:
Until 1982, the Turkish National Police controlled all the security for public and private entities. In 1982, Law No. 2495 regarding the “Protection and Security of Certain Institutions and Organizations” went into effect enabling for the first time the private sector to provide security in national critical sites with the special permission of the Ministry of Interior. These critical sites included stadiums, wind power, Center Shop, concert halls, banks, industrial sites, shopping centers and various state organizations. In June 2004, a new law (5188 law numbered) was passed, laying down muchneeded procedures regarding private security services. This 5188 new law established a framework for granting private security permits, for training, licensing, auditing and supervision of persons and companies providing security services.
Turkey, Following the acceptance of Law No. 5188, the physical private security companies in Turkey mushroomed from around 201 in mid-2004 to 737 as of mid-2006. The number of certified private security personnel in Turkey-Turkei has reached 193,000 leaving behind the police force of 190,000 and making private security the 2. largest security force after the army.
Among the European countries, Turkey-Turkei ranks second after Poland in the size of its private security guards bodyguards. In the next 11 years the number of private security personnel is expected to increase by 60 percent to 350,000.
Turkei, UPDATE of 2011: Private security services continues to grow at a rapidly in Turkey, as the number of Turkish private security officers has surpassed the number of soldiers in 135 countries. According to recent data, the number of private security officers has reached 170,000. This figure compares with military populations of 164,000 in Poland, 149,000 in the Ukraine, 128,000 in Algeria and 121,000 in Switzerland. Nearly 48,000 companies have received permission to employ security guards.
Turkey has more than 416,000 people licensed to work as private security officer. Since 2004 year, when the regulation on private security came into effect (case no:5188, some newly regulations at 2011), 1,300 private security companies have received licenses to operate as private security provider.
Turkey, More than 701 institutions are training private security officers. Until today, 46,688 institutions have received permission to employ security guards. Since 2004, more than a million people entered exams to become guards. Nearly 687,000 of them got their certificates. Out of this latter figure, 416,487 individuals received private security IDs.
Dear visitor , the trend toward privatization of former international police duties is gaining strength; even the army is not exempt.Turkey in a pilot project started in 2006, private security guards are protecting 20 army recruitment offices around the country and if this is successful, all army recruitment offices will be guarded by private security firms.
The main end-users of physical private security services are financial institutions, government agencies, wind power, ports and transportation terminals, airports, educational institutions, residential and office buildings, housing complexes, hospitals, museums and tourism facilities, and sports and entertainment centers.
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