Security has become a very critical issue recently, following the number of insecurity incidents being reported worldwide. The reason is the presence or terrorist groups that have to paralyze the lives of the people such that no one is safe, and the living standard of people in the developing nations which has changed such that most people cannot afford to earn a living for food and take care of their families. Everybody therefore is in need of security. People want to be secure at home; especially those with wealth who fear thieves and armed robbers might grab their property by force. Business premises also require security to guard the stock and even customers coming to purchase the stock. Furthermore, institutions such as colleges and universities with a lot of people and business around require CCTV installation Sydney for the safety of property.
That is why there are a good number of security companies worldwide venturing in the business of training security people. Here, clients who are in need of security guards places a contract with the company and the security people are deployed to the premises. However, there are also those people who have decided to work without being under a company name; these are the private security officers who are mostly employed in homes and small business premises. Security involves various functions.
One purpose is to provide protection to the client and the properties. It involves keep a watchful eye on the property as a home guard, or taking care of property, staff and the employees if employed in a business shop. Those working in busy shopping malls; have duties to act as human security cameras, to prevent any person from theft or damage of property; And afterwards to give a record to the supervisors or the employers on any unusual incidence that happened after noting down. Such information can be useful when doing investigation in the matter.
Apart from that, those officers employed in business premises are expected to offer retail security services. Some of these services include working as receptionists. This entails welcoming customers to the mall, directing where to park the vehicles and keeping a close look at those suspected to have wrong motives. It also involves directing the customer on any issue inside the business building, receiving calls and giving directions in hours when businesses have closed.
Another duty is to work with the police or the fire department in case of any emergence. This include sounding an alarm to alert people, being able to provide guidance to the crowd and offering warnings and safety tips, after that, liaising with the police to keep the safety of the people; they answer alarms and work to investigate any disturbances caused in the cause of their working areas.