Security are described as individuals who have been employed by a public or private company so as to employ the assets such as people, property, equipment and money for the employing party. Unsafe workers behavior, waste, damaged property, criminal activities such as theft as well as enforcing preventative measures for these hazards are some of the hazards that security guards will be protecting their clients. Some of the ways that the security guards use to maintain safety includes maintenance of a high visibility presence which will prevent inappropriate and illegal actions, looking for possible crime signs, taking actions that will help reduce damage as well as making reports to the emergency services and their clients regarding an incident. Patrols, video surveillance cameras, as well as monitoring through the use of alarm systems, are the various techniques that security guards use to monitor for illegal and inappropriate practices which can either be done directly or indirectly.
When providing their services, security guards have been taught of a set methodology of working which they have to follow in the line of duty which is detected, deter, observe and report. The set methodology that the security guards follow is mostly uniform for all and is taught by the propriety security departments and security firms. Security guards usually call the police to arrest wrongdoers since they are not given the mandate but the police can request them to enforce the law. Most security firms will sign a contract with their clients where they send security guards to be protecting the lives and property of the clients. Security guards can be given basic training as well as specialized training on specialized training where they can controlling and arresting, performing first aid, operating emergency equipment, taking accurate notes and writing detailed reports as well as any other role that they may be assigned by the client.
For security guards to offer their services effectively, they need to possess certain qualities to ensure effective service delivery. Being alert at all times ensures that security guards are able to be keen on their surrounding and being responsive in case there is a need. Honesty and integrity is another attribute that security guards should possess since they are given the responsibility of protecting buildings and business against crimes such as theft. An honest security guard will not collude with the crime perpetrators hence compromising the security of businesses and buildings. A security guard need to be physically fit to ensure that they carry out their duties well. Being a good communicator either orally or in written form is very important for security guards ensuring that they can meet the needs of the clients well.