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by Tom Darville

A naturally irrefutable and prevailing sense of self confidence and authoritarianism whilst on duty is a key quality required to work in the bodyguard industry. Representing a visual preventative, a bodyguard will deter those acting inappropriately, vandals, thieves and people attempting to gain unlawful access to a certain property. Either observing through monitoring alarm systems, regular foot patrols, monitoring video surveillance systems for signs of crime, fire or disorder, an on site security guard can quickly respond to a trespasser.

With methods of observation such as monitoring alarm systems, regular foot patrols, monitoring video surveillance systems, fire or disorder, an on site security guard can quickly respond to a trespasser. The importance of monitoring and recording the intruder’s actions and movements in order to inform the police of all the details to enable the police to effectively capture the perpetrator is immense. The more information received by the police from you the more likely they are of tracking down and arresting the criminal. During your bodyguard training you will already have an array of responses that will allow you as a bodyguards to enter any situation that may arise with confidence. The “detect, deter, observe and report” method is used among bodyguard firms and agencies worldwide. In some instances you may be required to perform a citizens arrest to gain control of a situation.

The “detect, deter, observe and report” method is used among bodyguard firms and agencies worldwide. In some instances you may be required to perform a citizens arrest to gain control of a situation. Arrest and control procedures may be performed by bodyguards including operating emergency equipment, taking accurate notes, handcuffing and restraining, performing first aid and CPR, taking accurate notes, writing detailed reports, and performing other tasks as required by the client they are guarding.

There are many different situations which require a security guard or bodyguard. Ensuring that personnel wishing to gain access via building entrances and vehicle barriers have the correct passes or identification before entering the premises, you may be on the front line of control that is often a very effective security deterrent. Access control is a very important part of security. Without correct and consistent access control a every single person within a compound could be in danger.

Should the situation arise, aiding with serious emergencies even though the emergency services are in attendance by helping to redirect foot traffic to safe locations, directing emergency service crew to the scene of the incident and keeping complete documentation of what happened on an incident report. In this situation any person with a background that could save time and lives is utilised.

As a security guard the positions you may be stationed t could include:

seminars and conferences

trade shows and exhibitions

private parties and functions

car parking supervisor

exhibit protection, galleries, shows, museums

retail stores and shopping centres

music festivals and concerts

sports and athletic events

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