Directory of pages on this site:
Uniform or Plainclothes -- two distinctly different types of security officers are explained here.
Stationary or Patrol -- discusses the duties, responsibilities, and differences between guards at a stationary or static post and guards that patrol on foot or by vehicle.
Armed or Unarmed -- do you need an armed guard? This page discusses the pros and cons to hiring armed guards.
Interactive Systems -- the latest in technology allows one operator to monitor dozens, hundreds and even thousands of cameras without leaving his or her chair.
Background Checks -- includes background checks and other screening techniques.
Interviewing -- questions to ask and things to look for when interviewing a job applicant.
Training -- required in most states prior to receiving a 'guard card'.
Wages and Other Costs -- average costs for a security guard in the US.
Guard Service Companies -- companies that hire, train, and supply private guards.
Uniforms and Equipment -- description of equipment necessary to protect the property and the guard.
Government Licensing -- how to get your 'guard card'.
Self Defense -- a 'must have' skill for those in a position of risk.