The job of a security guard is extremely challenging. Your responsibilities may include protecting people or keeping houses and companies safe and secure from intruders and thieves. If you are seriously thinking of taking this as a profession, the below information is intended to provide a brief knowledge about the job requirements and responsibilities.


A security  guard is required to have some basic set of skills. Such as:

  • Politeness
  • Well-mannered
  • Honest and Responsible
  • Good level of physical fitness
  • Basic understanding of technology
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Brave, focussed, and Alert
  • Good writing skills for making short reports

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Most security guard jobs  require the candidate to have a Security Industry ( SIA) front line license. The SIA licencies vary depending upon the  different roles ie. CCTV operation and Personal Security might require different security license. So it’s essential to make sure that the training course you are taking covers your field of interest.   For any SIA license,  you’ll have to pass the SIA training from a college or centres which offers it.  Your criminal history is of importance and  should be clear  as these are checked regularly by most hiring security agencies


As a security official, you might work  in different kinds of  industry. Each role varies and is proportional to the industry you are working in.  Common roles include:

  • Patrolling or monitoring premises like companies, houses, or airport.
  • Providing personal security
  • Safe and secure transport of valuables or individuals from one point to another
  • Customer care and assistance
  • Guarding Doors
  • Dog handling

Working hours:

Most security jobs involve working in shifts. The hours may vary depending about  the role or the needs of the situation. You can expect to work for around 48 hours/week.

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