There are different types of security guards who work for licensed security firms in Sydney. It is essential to understand the job description of every group of guards to get the best services. One category that is usually hard to understand and confusing to most people is static security guarding.
Simply put, a static security guard is a highly trained security officer who is hired to secure a specific place or premise. Don’t get it twisted, though; the word “static” does not mean that they stand in or around one place throughout the day or night. There is a host of things that static security guards do to safeguard the premises or areas assigned to them.
Here is a brief overview of the job description of a static security guard.
Regular Security Patrols
A qualified static security guard is armed with a baton, handcuffs, and a flashlight that enable them to carry out thorough security patrols. Nowadays, most security companies equip their guards with a body-camera that discreetly records everything going around the area. The recording can be presented in court as evidence in the event of a burglary.
When planning to hold an event, it is wise to consider the security of the guests. A security firm will send over static security guards to control the crowd, especially if it’s a public event such as a music festival. The guards will ensure that the crowd does not gain access to the VIP section or any other part of the venue that is private.
Provide Personal Protection
Globally, 8,302 terrorist attacks were reported in 2019, but in 2006, more than 14,371 cases were reported. Even though the government security agencies have beefed up security in public places and invested heavily in new generation security systems, there is always the risk of been attacked or losing items to burglars when in public places.
Static security guards offer personal protections to people concerned about their safety, especially when in public places or traveling abroad. They will be present as you shop, dine in the restaurants, and visit other locations to ensure that nobody attempts to attack you or steal your items. The service is often charged at an hourly rate of between AUD 30 and AUD 90. Be sure to get a comprehensive quote from the security firm to budget accordingly for the service.
Manning Access Points
Static security guards will come in handy when holding a private event or need to beef up security around your home or business premises. The guards will come equipped with various security
Equipment and Valuables Loss Prevention
It is not always possible to be around your valuables such as jewelry, cars, and expensive equipment. No need to worry though, the security firm can assign send a static security guard to guard them as you go about your other daily chores.
If you purchase new equipment for your office or business, the guards can protect it and ensure that only authorized personnel access or use it. For example, the guard can guard the equipment at night or for several days as you make the necessary arrangement to have it transported to the main production facility.
If you run a retail shop, the static security guards will wade off shoplifters and take the necessary steps when one is caught. They can also give you recommendations on how to beef up security around the shop and implement them.
To properly collect evidence, it is imperative to secure the scene as the investigators and police skim through for evidence that may help to apprehend the culprits. Static security guards are also hired by companies to secure commercial premises as the investigations are being done after an unfortunate event such as burglary.
The guards are given clear instructions on who should be allowed to access the scene and how to respond to intruders. They may use handcuffs to restrain intruders who gain access to the property without your consent or permission from the police.
Reduce and Prevent Wastage of Resources
The best security companies train their static security guards to offer personal protection and other related services to reduce/prevent wastage of resources in the premises they are deployed. That is, if you are going on a vacation or business trip, the static guards will not only man your home but also turn off the lights at the specified time of the day to cushion you from high energy bills at the end of the month.
More importantly, the guards are trained on how to respond to harsh weather conditions such as floods that can damage your property. In the event of a fire, the guards will contact the fire department and spring into action to put off the fire before help arrives.
Prevent Avoidable Accidents from Occurring
When holding a public event, there is always the risk of accidents such as stampedes occurring. That should be the least of your worries if you have a qualified team of static security guards at the venue. They will control the crowd to ensure that they remain orderly. They will also go the extra mile to make sure that the maximum number of people who can be accommodated the venue is not exceeded. Such safety measures will significantly reduce the risk of accidents occurring and ensure that your event goes on smoothly.
Static security guards play an essential role in safeguarding not only people but also properties. The job description above is far from complete, but it gives you an idea of what you should expect when you hire a static guard. Different security companies have varying static guard job descriptions—request a full overview to know if the company can meet your security needs.
We, Security Professionals Australia, take pride in having a team of highly skilled and talented static security guards committed to providing nothing but the best security services. We continuously train them to hone their skills and expertise and have working protocols to maintain the highest level of professionalism.
Don’t leave anything to chance; get in touch with us for professional static security guards. We look forward to hearing from you.