Types of Security Guard Services

There are many different types of security guard services. Executive protection services and personal protection services are staffed by armed guards who may be uniformed or work as plainclothes bodyguards. Event security services protect people and property at conferences, conventions, trade shows, and other functions. Hotel security guards patrol and monitor parking lots, lobbies, elevators, and other locations to prevent the theft of vehicles, luggage and personal belongings. Hospital security guards protect expensive medical equipment and computer systems. They also prevent unauthorized access to drugs and other medications, and ensure the safety of medical staff and visitors. Security guard services may patrol buildings on foot or use motorized vehicles. At shopping malls and warehouses, for example, retail and commercial security officers provide gatehouse monitoring but are also mobile. Within office buildings and factories, in-house security officers protect data centers and industrial machinery. School security guards patrol campuses and monitor closed circuit TV cameras (CCTV) to ensure student safety. Bank security guards perform similar duties within financial institutions and help safeguard automatic teller machines (ATMs). Apartment guards protect residents from burglaries and home invasions.


A residential security guard is responsible for protecting housing properties. Housing properties would include apartment complexes, assisted living communities, gated communities and even dorms or student housing. Residential security guards are charged with not only protecting the property from theft or vandalism, but also protecting the residents living there.


Private business properties usually require some type of security as well, which is where you will see our commercial security guards. These security guards are charged with safeguarding commercial properties, but they may also be responsible for monitoring restricted areas, checking personnel in and out, protecting confidential business information and trade secrets, and much more. From a small medical practice to a 10-story office building, commercial security guards are hard at work keeping your business, your assets, and your employees safe.


Similar to a commercial security guard, a retail security guard works for private businesses. However, where a commercial security guard may have a wide range of responsibilities, a retail security guard has one main job—to prevent theft. For many retail businesses, shoplifting is a serious problem that can significantly cut into their assets. A retail security guard helps prevent theft, not only by having a trained eye to spot shoplifters, but also by being a warning presence discouraging potential shoplifters from attempting to steal in the first place.


Most security guards do not carry a weapon; however, under certain circumstances, armed security may be a necessity. In cases where an individual’s life may be in danger, potentially volatile circumstances or for a business located in a high-crime area, having armed security on hand may be the only way to ensure protection and that a safe environment is maintained. Keep in mind that armed security guards are licensed and highly trained, not only on how to use their weapon, but how to control dangerous situations and prevent circumstances that would require the use of a weapon in the first place.

Whether you are looking to work as a security guard or are trying to find the perfect security guard services in Rajasthan, IL for your home or business, it’s important that you understand the many different types of security positions we offer here at SHRI SHYAM SERVICES. To learn more about what we offer or to schedule a security survey to see what type of security professional will best suit your needs, call us today. Our team looks forward to working with you!

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