How to Become a Security Guard - Career Guide & Jobs

Security Guard Job Description

Security guards are responsible for the protection of an organization’s personnel, property and information against theft, vandalism and other threats.



Security Guard Job Duties

  • Patrol an assigned area of an organization’s premises
  • Check windows, doors and the interiors of buildings for signs of forced entry, damage or theft
  • Respond to complaints in a timely fashion
  • Use electronic surveillance systems to watch for intruders
  • Record security related activities
  • May be accompanied by dog or other security guards
  • Respond to alarms for schools, homes, businesses and other buildings
  • Confer with police officers when crime has occurred




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