Security Guards survey the areas to which they're assigned in order to detect illegal activity, suspicious behavior, or dangerous situations. Security Guards carry great deal of responsibilities such as reporting vandalism, presence of unauthorized persons, suspicious activities and injuries to authorities; investigating disturbances; and screening individuals, cars, baggage and personal items.
Unarmed Security Guards, or simply Security Guards, work to ensure the safety of the property, employees, or residents of the location for which they work. Unarmed Security Guards show off such skills as examining gates, doors and windows to determine their security, preparing incident reports, and observing and reporting irregularities like leaking water pipes, unlocked security doors, the presence of unauthorized persons, bomb threats, and elevator emergencies.
Armed Security Guards monitor sites to prevent harmful situations like theft, fire, and vandalism. Skills highlighted on example resumes of Armed Security Guards include monitoring and operating the surveillance camera and security desk; creating and maintaining the operations log book; and responding to emergency calls with EMT and local law enforcement agencies. Armed Security Guards get additional hours of training, which are necessary when handling firearms, and guards are carry the card they are given that allows them to legally carry a firearm while on duty.