Attributes of a Great Security Guard

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Whether he works at a mall or office building, a security guard has a very important job to do. He has the responsibility of being vigilant and protecting his clientele. All Security companies have to exercise caution, and hire people who are mature and trustworthy, and SKRAN Security goes above and beyond in this matter. We believe it is extremely important for a security firm to hire and properly train the right person for the job. Here are some attributes of a great security guard.



A good security guard is always alert and aware of his surroundings. It is necessary to constantly stay focused and avoid distractions as much as possible, or risk missing something that could prove important. An unobsevant officer could easily overlook something that could put lives in danger, or miss out on witnessing a crimminal or thief in action.


A good security guard must be honest. They are responsible for securing access to buildings and protecting a business against theft and other crimes. If a security guard is dishonest, he might steal or put the company at risk. That is why it is so important for security companies to do thorough background checks on their security guards to make sure that they do not have any criminal history or dishonest activity.

Physical Fitness

A security guard should be within a healthy weight range and exercise regulary. An unfit security guard might not be able to perform their role optimally. Being in good physical shape leads to mental alertness. The officer needs to portray a clean professional image, with a neat uniform and their shirt clean and tucked in. They should look well put together and portray themselves and the client in a positive manner. Security is at the forefront of relations with the general public. The guard needs to be courteous and professional at all times.

Good Communication Skills

A good security guard knows how to communicate effectively both verbally and in their writing skills. Clear, courteous communication can be the deciding factor in handling a tricky situation effectively. Communication also allows the security guard to carefully and accurately document each and every incident of importance, as well as the status of the facility at the close of their shift. Also. as important as it is for a guard to be observant and alert for the safety of clients, the majority of their interaction will be with the clients, employees and customers they protect, so courtesy and a friendly attitude is key.

Ability To Serve Client’s Needs

It is essential for a security guard to be detail orientated because he has to perform a lot of tasks and remember details in serving our clients. In addition, the guard needs to be able to follow post orders. Each security guard on duty is assigned a “post” which he is to man. At each assigned post there will be written instructions based on the client’s needs, referred to as “post orders.” Guards are trained on these specific duties before ever assuming their post.

These are all important attributes that all security guards should have. SKRAN Security makes sure each time we hire a guard, we ensure that he possesses these qualities.

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