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What do static security guards do?

When you hear the phrase ‘static security guard’, it conjures images of a security guard who sits around in a portable cabin all day, scanning CCTV and drinking coffee.

This misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.

In reality, despite their job title, static security guards are usually on their feet for most of their shift, patrolling your site or business, responding to any issues and keeping it safe and secure.

In this blog, we take a close look at what static security guards do and the role they play in protecting your business, your people and your reputation.

What are static security guards? 

Static security guards are your business’ first line of defence against theft, crime and other offences. Despite their name, they are far from stationary and play a key role in monitoring your property, assets and premises to ensure they are secure, and resolving any issues quickly. 

While static security guards often have a base of operations – whether that’s a front desk, a security kiosk or cabin or even their own office or control room – most static security guards are on the go all day. They patrol your business premises, speak with staff, customers and visitors and generally keep an eye on things. 

Having static guards on-site provides an excellent visual deterrent to would-be criminals, but they offer so much more than a physical presence. They are there to protect your business, people and assets and represent your brand in the right way, as well as carry out a host of other essential duties.

These can include monitoring access and visitor control, managing deliveries, locking up and opening, night watch security, keyholding, alarm or CCTV monitoring or much more besides. 

Static security guards can be deployed in a wide range of commercial settings including construction or development sites, factories and workshops, warehouses and industrial premises, schools or colleges, empty or derelict properties, business and leisure parks, retail outlets and shopping centres, office blocks and leisure and hospitality venues. 

While their roles may vary from business to business, there are some typical duties that static security guards undertake to help protect the organisations they are working for.

Security Patrols

Static security guards are primarily deployed to help a business protect its premises, people and assets. They will regularly carry out on-site security patrols to check for, and prevent, a host of issues including fire or flood risk or damage, theft or damage of company property or resources, security incidents or other threats. 

Most static security guards have their duties and patrol routes documented and work through a checklist to ensure that areas are monitored regularly, and any potential issues are responded to quickly. 

Static security guards are usually the first on the scene in the event of an incident, so can provide an effective interface between your business and the emergency services if required.

Protecting your business

Static security guards can be used to ensure your staff and visitors are following your business’ rules, regulations and procedures while they are on-site. These can include anything from enforcing health & safety or no-smoking policies to carrying out routine searches to prevent property theft. 

They can also be used to check for, and switch off, any unnecessary lighting or electrical equipment whilst patrolling your premises to help reduce your environmental impact and save money on your energy bills.

Risk assessments

Static security guards are often highly knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to detecting and preventing security risks and potential incidents. 

They can work with your operations or site management teams to carry out a full risk assessment of all your buildings and premises to identify any risks, recommend additional security or crime prevention measures, and establish a checklist of activities that need to be carried out regularly to keep your property secure. 

They can also ensure that any security policies or procedures are kept up to date to keep your business, people and assets safe.

Front of house

Static security guards are often the first people visitors see when they come to your business. They might operate your security gates or front desk, provide front of house, concierge or reception services, or manage signing-in and deliveries.

They also provide a reassuring visible presence to customers and staff and an effective visual deterrent to would-be criminals.
If you use static security guards in this way, it’s essential they represent your brand and business in the best light.

Static security guard solutions from TitanServ

At TitanServ, we understand that commercial security is about more than just protecting your people, property, and assets. It’s about protecting your reputation too.

That’s why all the static security guards we supply are highly trained and experienced and work to the highest standards in the industry, so that when they are deployed within your organisation, they represent it in the right way.

To find out more about how we can help you protect your business with static security guards, give us a call on 01792 720955, or email