There has been phenomenal increase in the security guard business in the recent past, because citizens’ awareness towards security has increased. The criminal incidents in the city like murders, burglaries, thefts, terrorist attacks, bomb attacks etc. have kindled a fear in the minds of the citizens that one day, they would be attacked too. Unable to live with this constant fear, they hire the services of professional security guards who are expected to continuous vigil, thereby protecting themselves from potential dangers.
Security guard companies have also started capitalizing on this fear element of the citizens. They provide highly qualified security guards to their clients (corporate, high profile businessmen, middle class residents) based on their client’ s affordability and expectation levels. These companies operate legally with licenses obtained from the local governments. The security guards that work for these companies go through rigorous exercises physically, mentally and psychologically so that they are better equipped in case of any emergencies.
Security guards training includes how to handle firearms and other weapons, diffuse bombs, use force, observe and nab culprits intelligently, keep constant vigil in precarious positions, take notes on the pattern of crimes etc. As more and more people approach the security guard companies for professional services, there is an increase in demand in the number of people who apply for these posts.
Candidates, who want exciting jobs that require dealing with danger in their daily routines, find the security guard job interesting. There are approved institutions that impart training to these security guards for a specified duration and for a specified fee. Retired army and military personnel find this as a good source of employment post their retirement. These are the best people to impart training as they have seen worse situations in the army and hence know how to train the guards to keep their cool in terms of emergencies.
With most of the institutes slashing their rates and with the pay for these security guards getting better and better, a lot of young and energetic candidates aspire to become professional guards and enroll for the training courses that shape their overall development and transform them into thorough professionals.