Posts Categorized: Security Services

What Does an Access Control Security Guard Do?

What does an access control security guard do? He or she essentially controls access and egress to a facility or area. That way, only authorized personnel, vehicles and materials are allowed to enter, move within, and/or leave the facility/area.  Specifically, access control guards utilize a four-step process: detect, deter, observe and report. It’s a tried-and-true…

Common Duties of Security Guards

Security guards often deal with uncertainty. They have to rely on their judgment to make good decisions. Safety is of utmost importance. Ideally, guards need to be decent communicators as they’ll be talking with people, listening to people, observing people and places, and writing reports about what they saw. Security Guard Duties What are some…

Why Security Guard Uniforms Are Important

The other day there was a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Buffalo, New York. Marching in the parade were several men and women in uniform. They looked so smart, clean, crisp and, above all, professional. There’s something about uniforms that make people look important. It shows they’re in control more than the rest of us.…

How Security Guards Keep Crowds Under Control

Security guards handle many tasks during their shifts. One of their typical functions involves keeping crowds under control. Event planners and site managers often rely on security guards to help maintain a sense of order and decency at events where crowds gather. To help establish order at an event, security guards are usually stationed at…

When Should Schools Consider Hiring Security Guards

Schools are public places where many people gather each day. From administrators to teachers and students to parents, a school is one of a community’s major gathering spots, and therefore, sadly, a target for those who want to upset the community with violent behavior. Schools house the most vulnerable of our population: kids. If a…