Security Officer

What do security officers do?

The main responsibility of a security officer (otherwise referred to as security guards) is to maintain a safe and secure environment for facilities, customers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting buildings, equipment and access points
  • Permitting access
  • Monitoring surveillance equipment
  • Completing reports by recording observations, information, occurrences and surveillance activities
  • Maintaining an organisation’s stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements

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Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence 2022 winners announced

The International Foundation for Protection Officers and Security Magazine has announced the 2022 recipients of the Bill Zalud Memorial Award.

‘65% of people want safer stadiums and arenas’, YouGov survey finds

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Wisconsin tragedy highlights growing need for tighter security at public events this Christmas

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Facing the security challenges: Looking ahead to 2022

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SIA 2021 national conference opens registration

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has opened registration for its 2021 national conference, taking place on Wednesday 20th November.

More than 80% of women want safer pubs, bars and restaurants, says YouGov survey

Over three-quarters of UK adults think improved safety procedures in bars, pubs and nightclubs is necessary.

NSI, ACM-CCAS and SSAIB collaborate on fight against rogue labour in security post-COVID

NSI, ACM-CCAS and SSAIB join forces to protect the public from rogue security workers, and security workers from risk of exploitation. 

YouGov survey reveals importance of customer safety and security in hospitality sector recovery

Safety in licensed premises is said to be an extremely important factor in the recovery of the hospitality sector, reveals a YouGov survey.

Counter-terrorism e-learning module launched by the SIA as MI5 warns of potential “emboldened” terrorists following events in Afghanistan

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has launched the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Security e-learning module.

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Highlighting the mental health challenges the security profession is facing, and exploring the potential causes and solutions behind the issue.

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