Signal 8 Security Services Malta Ltd (S8S) is a private company set up purposely to provide a whole range of professional security services for various entrepreneurs and the community in general. S8S employs professional expertise; we are proficient in carrying out on-site surveys to establish the vulnerabilities that exist within premises, and giving written advice of precise security measures that need to be equipped.
At S8S we provide outstanding supervision for all our contracts. We continually strive to improve and keep up-to-date with any means of feedback on the performance of our personnel. We believe this is crucial in understanding what kind of improvement is required to upgrade the service according to the circumstances which may arise from time to time.
Signal 8 Security Services Malta Ltd. is the only authorized representative of the International Bodyguard Association. The Signal 8 Security Training Department within the company was formed with the intention of providing training solutions for employees who on a daily basis and through their responsibilities face challenging behavior at work. Our experienced and qualified instructors have worked closely with a wide range of established companies, across a variety of sectors. These individuals are driven to provide the kind of excellence and customer care that our clients expect.
Our company has achieved an excellent reputation within the security sector. We take pride in providing individual attention, backed by years of experience. We welcome regular meetings with our customers to discuss any issues, and to assess the performance of our personnel. This will ensure that any difficulties will be rectified immediately, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction.
Joseph John Grech (better known as Jovan) was born in Senglea, Malta, on the 21st May 1961. He comes from a family of police officers, and was naturally brought up to think like one. From a young age, he showed interest in policing, and used to spend time with his uncle, who was a Police Superintendent.
He joined the Malta Police Force as a Police Constable, at the age of 22. Jovan was immediately ear-marked to join the elite squad of counter-terrorism formally known as the SMU (Special Mobile Unit). This unit, amongst other commitments, had the role of providing Close Protection for Dignitaries visiting Malta and other VIPs, including the President of Malta. Thanks to this placement, Jovan was given special training, including: Military Combat Training (Missione Militare Italiana), Special Firearms Specialist (Malta Police Force) and Kung Fu (Môn Lung Style) (Malta Police Force).
He was further involved in special assignments, including the Egyptian Air hijack in November 1985, where he was part of a major clean-up after the disaster left by the Egyptian Commandos. Jovan was then entrusted with the security team of the last remaining hijacker, who was being treated in St. Luke’s Hospital, and was also in charge of his escort to and from prison towards the improvised courtroom at Fort St. Elmo. Furthermore, Jovan was chosen to read a course with the US Secret Service, where he specialized in Defensive Marksmanship and VIP Protection. Within three years he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and put in charge of Unit B of the same SMU, a position he held for about 5 years.
Jovan then entered the Nightclub Security business as a door supervisor (bouncer), holding the position of Chief Security in most of the venues he worked at. Throughout these years he successfully dealt with a variety of situations, adopting a versatile approach to create a safe environment for all. As a result of this experience, Jovan is adamant that individuals interested in working in this field must possess the right skills and undergo specialised training so that they can resolve most situations in a calm and assertive manner without the need for physical confrontation. Jovan’s experience has taught him how to protect patrons and how to deal with a variety of situations, and he has developed a versatile approach which helps ensure a safe environment.
In addition, Joseph John is an instructor, qualified to give specialised training and helping bodyguards develop professional skills. He is also responsible for holding courses and seminars on behalf of the association. Jovan was the first to promote and deliver various specialised security courses on the island, among which included bodyguarding courses and training to military, police and civilian bodyguards. His zeal and competence over the years have proved him to be one of the most influential leaders in the security industry on the Maltese islands.
Jovan holds numerous diplomas in the field of Close Protection, such as ‘Threat Management’ ‘Body guarding Skills’ ’IED Searches’ and ‘Counter Surveillance’ to mention a few. The expertise and values of Jovan are imparted with all the security officers of Signal 8 Security Services Malta Limited and help create a highly disciplined team capable of dealing with any situation they may encounter during the execution of their duties.
In December 2008, he was asked to deliver a speech (Case-Study) at the East-West Security Conference. For the last 10 years, Jovan’s vision to improve the security profession in the leisure industry has been high on his agenda. He is the founder of the first security company to provide door staff to nightclubs and the popular parties. He closed this company to set up another, further improved organisation, which expanded to form Signal 8 Security Services Malta Ltd: a company with a clear mission to better the security industry in general. The values which led to Signal 8’s success reflect those which form Jovan’s personality and attitude: determination, ambition, hard work and a continued commitment to always be the best in the industry.
Jovan believes that unless the industry sets itself higher standards as far as training and qualification requirements are concerned and is better protected by the law, local security companies and businesses are leaving themselves open to all sorts of liability risks. He is calling for the security industry to be regulated in the interests of all stakeholders and the business in general, which include the clients and the same people working as security guards.
Throughout the years, under the guidance and leadership of its top management, Signal 8 Security has established itself and achieved an excellent reputation both in Malta and abroad, and is now considered as one of the most respected Security Companies in Malta.
We at Signal 8 Security Services Malta Ltd. aim to provide the best possible service to our clients. Personnel are hand-picked for particular assignments and are individually subject to the approval of the client. This applies both at the initial vetting stage and also for the duration of the contract. Our vetting procedures are systematic and thorough. All recruits are carefully screened for honesty along with their experience; their qualifications are also rigorously checked. They must be well-spoken and meet our high standards for loyalty, adaptability, common sense, politeness, impartiality and physical fitness.
Signal 8 provides a consistently high standard of security services in Malta; in addition to this, we ensure that our staff display the appropriate attitude for any assignments they are entrusted with. This means that along with regular security training, our recruits are trained in people and communication skills, ensuring they meet all expectations in terms of professionalism and care.
Our customised range of cyber protection solutions are designed by our expert consultants to suit small to medium-sized businesses; we also cater for large-scale enterprises and business groups. Our team conducts accurate vulnerability scans and safe penetration tests, as well as detail-orientated audits of IT and network security architecture.
As part of our security services in Malta, Signal 8 offers designed strategies to mitigate risks and liability. We strive to enhance our clients’ success and their operations by providing consulting services with the highest degree of integrity and responsiveness.
Our executive protection team plans and organises protection strategy for private personnel and corporate groups visiting Malta or other countries. We use exceptional client management skills, advance operations and undergo ongoing extensive training to handle all situations.
For managers of commercial properties (office buildings, warehouses, depots, etc.), we will secure properties, assets and tenants from theft, vandalism, and personal injury. We will prevent unauthorized access to the site and maintain fire watches. Your company will be designated as an ‘Additional Insured’ under our comprehensive Liability Insurance Policy.
Whether it is a a promotional event, a corporate meeting, a concert or any other event, you can depend on our team of security guards who can bring the blend of experience, judgement, sensitivity, efficiency, and professionalism that you expect and your guests deserve. All our recruits are reliable, highly trained, licensed and fully insured to meet all expectations and requirements when it comes to professional event security services in Malta.
As part of our specialised security services in Malta, our keyholding service has the capability to respond to any alarm activation within any given sector. More importantly, as our mobile units are fitted with a real-time tracking device, we can respond to most cases in less than 20 minutes, ensuring a reaction to any problem effectively.
The responsibility of protecting a merchant’s assets is something that Signal 8 Security has excelled at over the years. By implementing a loss prevention strategy (which includes employees), we have been able to virtually eliminate losses for many of our retail clients. We station uniformed, highly visible officers at all entrances and exits and utilize undercover officers to catch would-be criminals in the act.
Our high-profile personnel act as security conscious receptionists, working under your direction. They provide a reassuring presence when greeting visitors and offer a polite personal touch, especially valuable in multi-tenant buildings.
We provide licensed officers in modern, well-marked, specially equipped vehicles to perform routine inspections and unscheduled visits at your properties. In addition, a Security Coordinator is assigned to be your single point of contact for all your security needs, from locking up a customer’s premises to responding to incidents on-site, working in conjunction with our camera monitoring service.
Smart, well-trained guards ensure your premises are safe and secure, with each one trained to meet your site’s security needs. Routine security patrols of the premises are electronically recorded, and patrol reports are available in real time through the Internet. Each site guard has his own duty supervisor to maintain the highest standards and to ensure that the operation runs smoothly.
We have openings for the following positions:
Security Officer/Clerks/Field Officer
Front Office Personnel/
Preference will be given to candidates:
///Have excellent communication skills
///Are smart, alert and able to work under pressure
///Are flexible and able to work various time shifts
///Own their own transport