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Security Guard

Job Summary

Responsible for patrolling the premises of residences or buildings to detect suspicious activity, assist tenants, and ensure the safety of occupants.

Primary responsibilities

  • Protect property and lives by patrolling the area.
  • Monitor entrance of property through surveillance.
  • Identify visitors and ask for appropriate documents.
  • Guard against theft and maintain security.
  • Respond to alarms and calls of distress.
  • Stop suspicious people and ask for identification.
  • Investigate thefts and file police reports.
  • Call for aid if necessary.
  • Use walkie-talkies, pagers, and cell phones to stay in contact with security personnel.
  • Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed.
  • Report rule infractions and violations.
  • Issue tickets and citations.
  • Apprehend criminals and evict violators.
  • Prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • Check purses, pockets, and bags for suspicious items.
  • Remove weapons and stow away for later retrieval.
  • Inspect and adjust security systems, equipment, and machinery to ensure operational use and to detect evidence of tampering.
  • Regulate and monitor building systems.
  • Inspect windows and doors to ensure locks are in place and working.

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