security guard


Security guards observe, detect irregularities and protect people, buildings and assets. They maintain security at all times by patrolling designated property areas, controlling access at entrances, watching alarm and video recording systems, asking suspicious individuals for identification and reporting infractions and law breaching activities.

Alternative label

  • garage security guard

  • corporate security guard

  • airport security guard

  • security professional

  • pre-boarding security guard

  • cemetery guard

  • security supervisor

  • security chief

  • garden guardian

  • stadium guard

  • parks guardian

  • event security guard

  • building security guard

  • plant security guard

  • security manager

Regulatory aspect

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