Why are Security Guards Important?

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You will see security guards in many locations, some providing security for one-off events and others monitoring the vicinity of a nightclub or shopping centre. The role of security guards is long-standing and extremely important. In our latest post, we take a look at the reasons why many find this role an invaluable part of their business and the role of a security officer.

The Role of a Security Guard

Although a security guard can restrain someone if it becomes absolutely necessary, having a singular security guard or a team can act as a great deterrent and prevent anti-social behaviour before it starts.

Security guards can monitor a particular area as advised by the business they are working for, or periodically check several areas if being positioned at one spot isn’t necessary.

Security guards are often the first ones at a scene of a disturbance and will have the responsibility for contacting the necessary authorities when necessary, such as the police, ambulance or fire brigade.

As well as being a deterrent for crime and being able to use reasonable force, (as stated by the Criminal Law Act 1967) security officers can monitor who enters a building. This is especially important for night clubs or establishments with strict dress codes, events and office building, heightening the security of those that are inside.

Umbrella Security Services

Here at Umbrella Security Services, we work with many security guards, providing effective training at our base before they work out in the field. We understand that the role of our security officers can sometimes be stressful and we work to keep our officers motivated, helping to ensure that a first-class service is always provided.

If you would like to find out more about our wide range of security services, or would like to hire an individual or team of security guards for your event or business, call today on 0121 554 2761. Alternatively, you can send you enquiry through to our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.