Top unarmed security guard skills needed to get the job.

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What are the top 3 traits or skills every unarmed security guard must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your unarmed security guard expertise?

RJ in Tucson, Arizona

59 months ago

You must endure prejudice from ill-behaved client employees who think "ratting out their guard" is the right way to do things. If a guard doesn't do things the way a Mgr (who never worked in security) thinks is proper they get nagged and coerced into doing things when it violates common sense and proper procedure. Ex. client's un-badged employees have door access anyway.
Often security gets blamed for workplace conditions the client deliberately ignores; door faults, obstructions like mirror glass, and employee thieves in the parking lot. Client employees are frequently rude and ignore security. Guard management could care less about real security they just want a body there so the client pays.

Yea Really in Haverhill, Massachusetts

59 months ago

Been their done that is all I can say. Clients who treat guards/officers like that and also let their employees treat their security with disrespect and circumvent the security protocols they hired you to enforce is quiet common.

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