A security guard (or security officer) is a person who is paid to protect property, assets and people. Security guards are usually privately and formally employed personnel. Often, security officers are uniformed and act to protect property by maintaining a high visibility presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, observing (either directly, through patrols, or by watching alarm systems or video cameras) for signs of crime, fire or disorder, then taking action and reporting any incidents to their client and emergency services as appropriate.
Since at least the Middle Ages in Europe, the term watchman was more commonly applied to this function. This term was carried over to North America where it was interchangeable with night-watchman until both terms were replaced with the modern security-based titles. Security guards are sometimes regarded as fulfilling a private policing function.
The Security Guard is the person who is guarding and protecting either facility or people. Usually the security guard are working under another company or organization which are dealing mostly with security, but sometime they can be part of the same organization which require the security guard to be there.
Most of the time they are taking care of the order and protecting the facilities from anyone who want to enter to the place without any permission so they will stop the person and ask for the reason before let him or her to enter the place, also sometime they will not allow anyone to enter unless they get the order from the manger or the chief directly then the pass will be granted.
Moreover, the security guard is given the work and orders from the manager or the admin person who is in charge of them to take care of the organization or the building by moving around the place for checking or whatever there is any suspicion thing should be reported or take an immediate action.
In addition, some places require from the security guard to guide the visitors where to park their cars and in what position all this to control the safety in that place and to avoid whatever danger could happen. Also some places require from all the visitors to register their names, positions, date/time and where they are going so they will be provided with a visit card so they can enter. On the other hand, some places they do physical checking before entering like checking the bag or the pockets if it’s necessary and if there is more than one person sometime they will allow only one to enter not all of them. All of this is because of the importance of security and it is different from one place to another place depending on what is the requirement needed for the security.
With most of the security guards or the security company should take a standard training that can make them fit and ready to take the position of security guard because if it is not done then it will cause a lot of problems and security issues for everyone due to not enough training which is required for such a position.
Finally, the security guard position need a lot of things so he can do his work in a proper way so, he will need other equipment like for example security camera, a phone or a mobile, a uniform to be recognized and many other things which will help for the work to be done in a professional way because mistakes in this work is dangerous.
There is a lot of advantages of having security system and also security guards. By having the security guards we can be safe in different ways like:
• Money saving
• Assets and property protecting
• People safety
• Preventing more damage if there is an accident
If something happen like if someone want to break in or want to steal from some place then the security guard make it very difficult or even stop it from happing, while if the security guard not available then it will be very easy to break in to any place and steal or even make the...
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