Being a SIA security guard is more than just about being the brawns of an operation; a security guard might serve as the first line of defense against any unwanted guests or potentially violent or undesirable visitors, but they also must have a certain set of skill.
We’re not talking about how much they can press, or how far they can run. Security guards absolutely must have intuitive people skills, helping them to identify the likelihood of any person or group causing a disturbance.
It’s a security guards job to help protect you, your property, its contents and any other guests you might have present. That’s why our security guards have trained to the highest standards, giving them the ability to always know who might trouble – sometimes before they even know it themselves.
Let’s take a look at a few of the ‘secret skills’ that security guards possess, helping them to keep you safe at ALL times.
One of the most important skills for any security guard to possess is perception. This is the ability to perceive how any given person will act, based on whether they are alone or with a group.
Security guards have a superhuman form of intuition, and can often tell by just looking at someone what they’re really like. They could pick up on subtle cues, actions or mannerisms that will indicate trouble, before taking appropriate measures to deny them entry if they’re deemed to be a risk.
Most guards are also able to identify shady behaviours from miles away, allowing them to figure out whether any person entering a club, party or any other night-time event is likely to be hiding something.
It’s safe to say that security guards get around; chances are, they’ve stood watch over multiple premises, sometimes within the same sector. Naturally, they’re able to easily pick out ‘repeat-offenders’.
Security guards recognise anybody who’s caused trouble in the past, or who they might have had unpleasant interactions with. By recognising the person, they’re also recognising how they might have behaved in the past – and can turn them away before they start any more trouble on your doorstep.
It’s hard to think of a security guard as ‘approachable’ – maybe that’s due to their protective nature, their firm stance, or (in some cases) their sheer size! In actuality, security guards are trained to be polite, friendly and above all, approachable.
A security guard’s duty is primarily to keep you safe. They act as the very first line of defence for any undesirable behaviour, or an authoritative point where guest can go to feel safe.
This approachability ensures that everyone will feel safe at all times, creating a friendly atmosphere that everybody can enjoy.
We’re not saying that security guards are superheroes… they’re just very well trained in order to provide outstanding service wherever they are.
Whether they’re simply acting as a deterrent, providing customer service or keeping an eye on a crowded dance floor, it’s undeniable that security guards provide an incredibly valuable service.