Peace of mind is of paramount importance today. However, when the weightof protecting a business, property, or another individual keeps a one stressed out, peace of mind is substituted by a constant worry over what one has to protect. This is where security services come into play. They ensure that you are protected whether it be an individual, family asset, business, or employee by providing accurate and vigilant protection during tense situations.
The role and scope of a security guard take a multi-dimensional setting. This field in itself is primarily branched into a variety of areas such as the diverse security roles played by general security guards, Police Officers, Hospital Security guards, and many others. These individuals are solely bound by a duty to provide security, what are the things you need to know about security services based on the diverse industries to which they provide safety?
Thebasic role of a general security guard working for a security service is to ensure the safety of the individual, asset,or property he or she has been entrusted to protect. This could be done by patrolling, monitoring surveillance devices, and other access points. Apart from these, there is a variety of other duties they are entrusted with depending on the nature of the security service.
The commonest type of security service is that rendered by a general security guard. Their duties include locking doors, monitoring surveillance devices, lookout for any suspicious signs or activities, or listening to unusual sounds. Security guards also can make a citizen’s arrest and summon the Police via 911 in most extreme cases. Thereby, it becomes evident that this type of job requires meticulous routine and consistency.
‘Loss Prevention Job Officers’ are personnel who are vested with the fundamental duty of working in retail environments to prevent shoplifter theft and to provide safety to employees and customers of shops. They have to closely monitor public areas of shops for potential threats, identify potential thieves, confront suspected thieves or vandals and more experienced loss prevention officers often help shops develop security policies.
Another very familiar security personnel are Police Officers. They exercise the prime duty of upholding law and order in everyday social settings. They work on a shift basis while completing a variety of duties such as preventing crime or acts which take up a criminal nature, recognizing and stopping underage drunk drivers, intervening in situations of domestic assault, handling traffic accidents, and executing warrants are a few of their duties.
The job of a Hospital Security Guard is another very challenging job that revolves around the duty of providing security to the premises and its occupants coupled with providing front-line customer service.
The significance of security services lies in a number of factors. Firstly there are a variety of areas in this profession and secondly, all of them put together with their respective job roles build and ensure sound and strong security of a country.