Job Duties and Tasks for: “Security Guard”

1) Patrol industrial and commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.

2) Answer alarms and investigate disturbances.

3) Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.

4) Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.

5) Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons. 6) Circulate among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property.

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Security work is an overlooked and under-appreciated profession. While certainly not police officers, security officers do function as private law enforcement and frequently work with police departments in detaining and arresting shoplifters, vandals and violent offenders. While some job assignments can be more mundane than others, security work requires a great deal of personal responsibility and professionalism. Most states require security personnel to be licensed and there are habits that every security officer should employ while on the job.


In my experience most people want to become security guards for extra money as an easy job to get into. In Australia you can get a security job easily and after only 10 days training and paying for a license. Suddenly you are now a security guard.

You are responsible for peoples lives

Do you really think that doing 10 days in some training companies teaches you enough to be able to protect a person and business by yourself. Most of the time you will be by yourself and it will be entirely on your shoulders if something goes wrong and you screw it up. This is only the start of your training.

What you need to do

  1. Review and study all your courses manuals every week until you know it all of by heart
    2. Attend every refresher course and upgrade in person. DON’T just RPL it. This is lazy and you miss opportunities to learn from other experienced guards every new course you attend.
    3. Read and study a security manual or text book every month to increase your knowledge.
    4. Get fit and exercise everyday. You will need to use it one day to save yours or someone else’s life.
    5. Practice self defense techniques every month with a friend or work colleague. Play hard so you work easy
    6. Read the news and stay ahead of security crime events in your working areas
    7. When you start work with a security company read all their manuals and Operating procedures every week until you know them off by heart.
    8. Find a more experienced security guard to help you with questions and solutions for problems you have faced recently.
    9. Build a strong learning and development work habit by asking a security manager to help mentor you in advanced security techniques.
    10. Never make assumptions when dealing or approaching people when working. Everyone is dangerous and it only takes a second to cause you serious harm. Keep your focus and be safe at all times.

Security Professionals

If you want to become a security professional then you need to do all the above and apply it every time you work. In addition, you need to get more qualifications each year in the security industry. If you never develop your security skills and knowledge why should the security company use you for better jobs or management work.



It all starts with you.

As an Emergency Response Team leader and specialist in providing Risk Management services to clients across Australia I am able to deliver hands on realistic training courses to help your business manage its risks.

Through my desktop scenario emergency simulations your emergency management team can rehearse and practice its response procedures to a range of customised critical incidents that may impact on your business.

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JSC SECURITY SERVICES SDN BHD is a Bumiputera Security Company, which was incorporated as a Private Limited Company on 13th September 2001.

In the new century, private security organizations are moving towards a new professionalism. JSC Security recognizes the need in emerging the Malaysian corporate security to a higher to serve credible standard of service to the public. We at JSC Security have a vision to drive to the right direction and understand the principles that by virtue creates value in life.

Would like to share our experiance…

During your shift, you will deal with gang members, would-be terrorists, and angry citizens. Sounds like a tough job for any cop, but you do it every day without weapons and enough training. Imagine trying to do the best job possible with limited resources – it’s a constant challenge. Your job demands that have to keep order and often times you’re the first to deal with a bad situation – because of that you need real self defense training. You can’t tell some scum bag they’re not supposed to fight back and expect them to just walk away without a struggle.

Most security guard jobs are down right boring, but they never stop being dangerous.. Remember, you have an important job to do no matter what people say.

Most of the time your job is to watch, report and provide information to the people working in and visiting your complex – but if things go to hell you’re it until help arrives. Take some time to learn all about the place and the people who work there so you can be someone they can depend on by taking your job seriously. It’s also important that you learn real self defense and be ready to fight someone if necessary. It might not be part of the job, but you better know what to do if things get violent. If you’re the first to get there you’re also the first to fight. You have to begin preparing yourself for the dangers that come with the job before something bad happens.

For many you’re the friendly face that tells them where things are and helps them out when they forget their keys – but you know at a moment’s notice you will be the first person on scene in a crisis situation. You help the police and fire department stop the bad guys at the door. You do the hard part and supply the courage, but to survive until the end of your shift you need good self defense training. When you step into action you need to have all the training so you can guard the people you have been assigned to protect.


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Security guards may work in a variety of industries such as banking, government, retail, transportation and healthcare. The training that you will need may cover the basics of protecting property and maintaining a secure environment. Some training may also be geared towards the specific needs of the industry. Before pursuing security guard training, you might want to determine if this is the right career choice. The primary duties include monitoring the premises where you work to prevent theft or violence. Security guards are responsible for preserving order and ensuring that rules of conduct are followed. As a security guard, you might have to use violence to fulfill some of these dutieSECURITY MONITORINGs. Typically, the level of training to be a security guard depends on the extent of your job duties and your employer. Basic training may consist of learning general procedures for patrolling and securing an area. If you want to become an armed security guard, you will need basic training and additional training on firearms usage and safety. To work as a private security, you may receive training from the company. Training needed to become a basic security guard typically involves a criminal justice course that could last from one week to one month. You will learn how to respond to emergencies and secure areas. Material in the course may also cover the legal authority that you will have as a security guard. Most courses also teach safety and accident prevention techniques. To carry a firearm as a security guard, you will have a set number of hours for firearm training. This may vary based on the industry. In addition to the basic training courses, you will also learn firearm safety, marksmanship and legal issues surrounding using a firearm in the line of duty. You can expect rigorous testing that demonstrates knowledge and proper handling of firearms before passing the course. In most states, you will need to be licensed to carry a firearm. Airport safety is a serious issue in the country. To work as a security guard in a major airport, you will receive training from the federal government. You will need to pass a background check and physical exam in Malayasia we call “Vetting Process” .

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The minimum structural standards described below will be required for all future construction.
Existing structures shall be brought into compliance before they are approved for storage of Title
II weapons. A deficiency in a given element of the standards will not constitute grounds for
disapproval if it is compensated by an appropriate countermeasure that assures the overall
security of the facility.
A. High-Security Warehouse – High security warehouses shall have walls constructed of
masonry (reinforced concrete blocks, brick) or rein-forced concrete with concrete floors.
Roof structures and/or ceilings shall be of fire-resistant construction which will provide a
degree of security equal to or greater than the approved protection of windows and
doors. The number of doors and windows will be limited to those absolutely necessary.
1. Windows shall be protected with 9-gauge steel mesh with a 2-inch diamond grid
secured to a steel frame securely attached to the building with the fastenings
inaccessible from the building exterior. Expanded metal providing the same
degree or security as 9-gauge steel mesh may be used in lieu of that mesh. Steel
bars may be used to protect windows if vertical bars are not more than 4 inches
apart with horizontal bars welded to the vertical bars so that the interstices do not
exceed 32 square inches. The ends of the steel bars will be embedded securely
in the structure of the building or welded to a steel frame fastened securely to the
building, as mentioned above. Operators should establish procedures to assure
that all windows are locked at the close of business each day.
2. Access doors shall be constructed of materials that will render forcible entry
extremely difficult within five minutes, using tools that are readily obtainable from
retail stores. All doors, except the main entrance, shall be secured on the inside
by deadlocking bars or bolts. Deadlocking bars shall be shielded from defeat
from the exterior and drilled and pinned to their holding brackets. Door frames
shall be fastened to the building so that they cannot be separated from the
casing. The main entrance to the warehouse shall be secured by a high-security
padlock and hasp. Out swinging doors shall be mounted on fixed-pin security-type
hinges, safety stud hinges, or the equivalent.
B. Buildings Which Contain a High-Security Storage Room – the circumstances
surrounding the location of a high-security storage room within a specific building will vary
from one facility to another. Customs shall encourage operators to establish procedures
to reduce the opportunity for unobserved access to the high-security storage room within
the building. Internal procedures shall include provisions to prevent loitering near the
high-security storage room. Physical security measures for buildings in which a highsecurity
storage room is located shall, at a minimum, comply with Customs Standards for
Cargo Security (TD 72-56).
C. High-Security Storage Room
3. The roofs, walls, and flooring of high-security storage rooms shall be constructed
of the same materials as a high-security storage warehouse.
a. Windows – The number of windows shall be limited to those absolutely
necessary. All high-security storage room windows shall be protected as
described in paragraph A(l) above.
b. Doors – The entrance door to the high-security storage room shall be
constructed of solid steel or of solid wood covered on the outside with
plates of at least 12-gauge steel. Door hinges shall be of a fixed-pin
security type or of a type which provides equivalent security. Unless
safety stud hinges are used, exposed hinge pins shall be spot welded or
otherwise secured to prevent their removal. All doors except the main
entrance shall be secured on the inside by deadlocking bars or bolts.
Deadlocking bars shall be shielded from defeat from the exterior and
drilled and pinned to their holding brackets. The locking device used on
the entrance door shall be a high-security padlock and hasp.
Other doors to the high-security storage room shall be of equivalent
structural strength as adjacent walls and shall be secured so as to
preclude access to the locking device from the outside. Doors leading in
or out of adjoining rooms shall be of equal strength and construction as
the door(s) to the high-security storage room.
4. A high-security storage room shall be located as distant as is practically possible
from a receiving or delivery dock.
Physical Security Measures
A. Interior and Exterior Lighting – Interior and exterior lighting shall be provided
for all high-security storage rooms themselves. The lighting shall of sufficient
intensity to afford observers immediate recognition of illegal acts such as
breaking and entering or unauthorized removal of merchandise during
nonworking hours or reduced visibility. Areas appropriate for lighting include
entrances to buildings, corridors, entrances to merchandise rooms, and interiors
of storage rooms. Switches for exterior lights shall be installed only in the interior
of the building. Exterior lights shall be covered with wire mesh screen or similar
material which will prevent their being broken by thrown objects.
B. Guard-Protection/Surveillance
1. Operators of facilities containing a high-security warehouse or highsecurity
storage room shall avail themselves of the services of a security or
guard patrol, unless this requirement is waived by the Port director.
2. Liaison shall be established with local law enforcement agencies to
assure that periodic surveillance is conducted and that a coordinated
plan for security exists. Where electronic intrusion detection systems are
used, arrangements shall be made to provide for notification to police in
case of unauthorized entry. Customs shall be notified immediately of any
theft or attempted theft at a high-security facility.
C. Electronic Intrusion Detection System
3. Intrusion detection alarms are an essential adjunct to the physical
security system. These devices, however, are not a substitute for the basic
requirements of barrier protection and administrative control as outlined in these
4. High-security warehouses and high-security storage rooms, when
actually employed as such, shall be protected with electronic intrusion
detection systems when they are not under guard. Procedures shall be
established to assure that the alarm system is engaged properly when
the building is not under guard.
5. Intrusion detection systems shall have electronic line supervision to
assure that they are operating properly, shall be subject to periodic
routine maintenance, and shall be monitored continuously when they are
in operation. Response time to alarms shall not exceed 5 minutes.
D. Key and Lock Controls
Keys to high security warehouses shall be issued only to the facility manager and
one assistant, and to the supervising Customs officer of the facility. Both
Customs and the zone operator shall establish a key control plan that identifies
and records where keys are at all times, who has physical possession, and for
what purpose. There shall be no master key, and only one key or its duplicate
shall fit each key way. Locks shall be re keyed at least annually at a random
unannounced time. Combinations for combination licks shall be memorized, and
shall be divulged on at least as limited a basis as keys are issued. Locks, keys,
and combinations shall be changed whenever it is known or suspected that they
have been compromised.
E. Security of Tools
Tools located in the vicinity of high-security storage areas shall be secured in a
locked container and removed from the vicin4-ty of the high-security warehouse
or storage room. When a high-security warehouse or storage room is the only
secure location available, the tools shall be stored within a locked container in
that warehouse or room. When the access door to a high-security storage room
is located within an adjacent room, tools shall not be stored within that adjacent
room. Examples of such tools are hammers, bolt cutters, chisels, crowbars, and
similar items which would assist in gaining forced entry to the secure areas.
F. Personnel Security
In addition to the requirements of Section 146.7(g) CR and the recommendations of TD
72-56 concerning Personnel Screening, the facility operator shall furnish Customs with
the names and dates of birth of all officers and employees at the time the warehouse is
considered for storage of Title II firearms. The officers and employees shall be given a
background investigation consisting of at least a TECS and NCIC check before the
warehouse is approved for storage of those firearms.

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 who is Security Officer?

A security officer is trained to recognize unsafe and insecure conditions as well as the proper method to respond to those conditions. This encompasses the discipline of security.

A security officer must possess good judgement, physical fitness, and the proper attitude. An officer must ask their self , ” If something goes wrong, then what will I do? What possible safety hazards, fire hazards or security breaches might I have to respond to, and how might I prevent them? What specific steps should I take on a day to day basis to keep the post secure? What emergencies may occur and what is the proper way to deal with them? What resources do I have to conduct security?


JSC Security’s prime mission is to provide excellent and competent security services to our clients and safe environment to the public. By doing so, we have to identify the most probable action to be adopted on every assignment undertaken. This will determine the adequate number of personnel to be allocated for the proper and exact specification needed. Consequently, this will indicate the type of personnel to be engaged in enhancing the productivity to satisfy the needs of our clients. We are bound to deliver the best to our clients.

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As a security officer, your observations show your client what you are doing during your shift and protect your client should an incident occur. For these reasons, your Daily Action Report (DAR) must be accurate and detailed. The DAR is also referred to as the Shift Report or the Patrol Log.

  • Write legibly in printing, not in cursive. Your client needs to be able to read your handwriting, and if there is an incident on your shift your log may be used as evidence in a police report or in court..
  • Include your name and the date of your shift. Also include the start and end times of your shift
  • Take notes in your field notebook while you do your rounds. Do not use your memory to complete your DAR. Note the time regularly.


  • Make note of the weather. Write down detailed descriptions of people. Your client does not want to see “All quiet” written in your report every two hours. Even everything is quiet, make note of what is going on. Details like weather, the time and who was in the area can be important should an incident occur.
  • Avoid shorthand. Avoid any types of abbreviations not commonly known outside of the security business, as someone else may need to refer to your notes later.Make note of everything you do on your rounds. This includes making note of any potential fire hazards, any insecure areas and any areas that are not well-lit. Part of your job is to protect your client from liability cases, so make sure to make note of anything that could cause someone harm.
  • Be detailed, objective and specific when writing your report. Use the notes you made in your field notebook. Write down your observations, not your opinions. Keep your notes brief. Bear in mind that the person reading your report is looking for informative detail, not overly descriptive or opinionated passages that go on for pages.
  • Sign and date your report.


If you make a mistake, make a single line through the error, and initial it.

  • You may want to write out your report on practice paper first, and then read it through before you write your report. Make sure your report makes sense to you as you read it, and that you can determine what actually happened.
  • No one reading your reports should be able to determine any real pattern in how you do your rounds.
  • If an incident does occur, make sure you make detailed notes about who was involved, what happened and when it happened. Also make note of where the incident happened and why or how it happened. If the people involved left the scene, add notes about the direction or directions they or the cars they were in went.


  • Avoid scratching mistakes out completely in both your field notebook and your DAR.

Our security Managers and officers are mainly from ex-Armed Forces, Royal Malaysian Police Force, Malaysian Prisons Department or any other allied security services. These officers are capable of guiding and training our security guards to perform professional job in whatever assignment undertaken by us. Statistically, our company consist of 70 % Bumiputera Guards, 20 % Indian Guards, 5 % Chinese Guards and 5 % other ethnic guards. Our guards age range from 20 to 59 years. Our Security Guards are vetted before being employed. We also provide elite Gurkha Guards service (from Ex-Army background) recruited from Nepal.


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10 September 2012

Selaras senapang patah dan tiga butir peluru milik seorang pengawal  keselamatan didapati hilang selepas pejabat Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) cawangan Sungai Buloh dekat sini diceroboh Sabtu lepas.

Timbalan Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Selangor, ACP Rosli Mohd Isa berkata, kejadian itu disedari selepas pengawal keselamatan berkenaan pulang daripada menunaikan solat kira-kira pukul 6.45 pagi.

“Pengawal keselamatan itu meninggalkan senapangnya di dalam pejabat ketika keluar menunaikan solat pada pukul 5.30 pagi dan selepas pulang semula ke pejabat, dia dapati keadaan di pejabat berselerak dan senapangnya telah hilang,” katanya dalam sidang media di Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Selangor, di sini hari ini.

Rosli berkata, siasatan mendapati terdapat kesan pecah masuk di tingkap belakang pejabat itu dan suspek dipercayai bertindak sendirian.

Siasatan lanjut juga mendapati tiada barangan lain yang hilang selain senapang dan peluru berkenaan, katanya.

Beliau berkata, rentetan kejadian itu, seramai tiga pengawal keselamatan yang bertugas semasa kejadian termasuk saksi kejadian ditahan reman selama empat hari bermula semalam bagi membantu siasatan.

Rosli berkata kes itu disiasat mengikut Seksyen 457 Kanun Keseksaan dan jika sabit kesalahan boleh dipenjara sehingga lima tahun dan denda.  – Bernama

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