Misconceptions About Security Guards
Security Guards: They’re Not What You Think
We see security guards nearly every single day. Some people work side-by-side with them without really thinking much at all about the daily role that they play in our lives. Other times we just pass them in public without a second thought. Whether you’re a business owner, a security manager, or just someone who works alongside security personnel, it can be easy to have misconceptions and misunderstandings about guards. We see movies and television shows with guards in them, but we don’t know the reality of their daily world.
Part of the reason there are so many common misconceptions about security guards is that there is a great deal of variability between types of guards and in how guards are utilized. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there are over one million security guards employed nationwide. How they operate on a day-to-day basis can vary depending on given needs, requirements, and goals. There is a world of variability in how a guard might operate depending on the context, the guard, and the role of that guard within the larger security program.
If you’d like to learn more, read on to see 10 common misconceptions about security guards.