Electronic security systems are perfect for many of today’s monitoring and safety applications but sometimes you just can’t beat the presence of a security guard keeping your staff and premises safe.
Because the security needs of every business, event or location is quite unique our guards are trained to handle any situation, Security Red Alert will liaise with you to discover exactly what your requirements are and select the staff who would be best suited to work with you.
Unfortunately it is impossible to predict every situation that could arise and that’s when you’ll be grateful that you invested in having security personnel on the scene.
Security cameras, intruder alarms and routine patrols are effective security measures which are adequate for most requirements but there isn’t anything better than the protection that is provided by having staff located on site throughout the day and night.
The Essential Roles And Responsibilities Of Security Guards
A security guard’s role is to PROTECT people and property of his employer or contracted clients.
So, the major responsibility of a security guard is prevention BEFORE an incident/offense occurs.
The absence of incidents or offenses (crimes) is one sign that a security guard is doing a good job.
Security guards should remain visible as a deterrent to criminals. Thefts, damage and injuries can be thwarted when the perpetrators see a security guard. So, a security guard should be highly visible. By being seen, the guard may discourage anyone who might be considering theft, damage, or personal injury.
Security guards must remain alert to watch for abnormal activity or hear any unusual sounds. A security guard’s job is PREVENTION. To do the job well, the security guard MUST: Be alert, Listen and Watch. In fact, security guards should be suspicious of any activity that may draw them away from their post. It could be a plan to draw their attention away from their duties.
Observe And Report
A security guard’s responsibility DURING or AFTER an incident/offense has occurred is to OBSERVE and REPORT. If an offense occurs, a guard does not charge in. Instead, the security guard should:
• Stay calm
• Observe and remember events
• Report to the police/or the security guard’s supervisor (follow employer policy).
SITUATION SECURITY GUARD’S ROLE
BEFORE the incident: PREVENTION
DURING OR AFTER the incident: OBSERVE AND REPORT