Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a security guard? Due to Movies and T.V., you may have some misconceptions about what the job is like from day to day. The media often tends to portray the job as either boring or dangerous; we’d like to offer a little information about what a career in private security is really like!
The idea that working in security is boring may depend on the type of person you are. We definitely don’t find it boring! One great things about the job is that you’re not stuck at a desk all day; you’ll often have ample opportunity to be moving around and getting fresh air. If you enjoy people, but worry about having a solitary job, you may be happy to learn that much of your day will often be dedicated to interacting with the public; greeting people, giving assistance, and sometimes politely but sternly requesting people leave the property or stop activities they might be doing. For example, if you’re stationed at a construction site, you may be asking people not to trespass.
Other things you may be doing is patrolling properties in a car or on foot, particularly during night shifts. One of the great things about working for our company is we are happy to change up your guard posts if you’re the type of person who enjoys a change of pace and scenery! Due to the fact that security guards often work alone, this is a great, low stress position for people who enjoy working by themselves and don’t want to be micro managed.
The second misconception is that the job is dangerous. All of the sites we send our guards to are very safe, and do not require any self-defense or weapons training. We only employ unarmed guards, so you won’t be carrying weapons. While some guard companies employ armed guards, we don’t use aggressive techniques. You’ll be able to make a citizen’s arrest if needed, but our clients prefer guard services that require common sense and communication skills. If you see any criminal activity, such as a burglary, your job is to keep your distance and call the police.
If you believe that being a security officer is a good fit for you then please contact us. Weinstein Security is hiring for Security Guard Services in Sonoma and Napa Counties.