Have You Considered Working as a Night Security Guard?
Are you a night owl? Or what some might refer to as a ‘vampire?’ Do you enjoy staying up into the wee hours of the night and sleeping during the day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider being a night security guard. Overnight shifts are anywhere from eight to twelve hours a shift, sometimes more. The days of the week vary, depending on what company you work for. You definitely need to have a security license, and many companies require you to pass a drug test.
Primary Duties for a Night Security Guard
When looking for work as a night security guard, primary duties usually include patrolling the area and doing surveillance, making sure there are no intruders who wish to cause harm to the area you are watching. Intruders usually are looking to steal or vandalize. A night security guard will provide overnight security for a building, including its personnel and customers. You will either be patrolling on foot, in a car, or watching the grounds on a closed-circuit television system. Depending on where you work, you may also answer phone calls, take messages, and help with customer service questions as needed. Security guards need to be able to stand for extended periods of time and capable of lifting up to 50 pounds. Specific duties depend on the location, company, and type of business that you are working for.
Hotel Duties for a Night Security Guard
Hotels require having a night security guard present, and their list of duties is quite different than someone who is patrolling a mall parking lot. Their main responsibility is to ensure the safety of employees and guests in the hotel, maintaining a safe and secure environment.
Some standard duties a night security guard would do at a hotel include:
* Perform security patrols and lockdown
* Assist with housekeeping calls
* Retrieve breakfast menus from guest’s doors
* Deliver express checkout pamphlets to guest’s doors
* Respond immediately to emergency incidents
* Ensure the safety of guests, associates, and hotel property
* Complete activity reports
* Monitor associates/guests entering and leaving the hotel
* Check all personnel entering and provide information and direction as needed
* Ask permission for non-staff personnel to enter the property
Contact APS if you are interested in submitting an application for a night security guard or if you are interested in learning about available employment opportunities. You can reach us at 1-866-770-0004 or online order form.