There are many roles and responsibilities that can fall under the position of security officer, and the exact requirements of the job depends on the area of security or guarding a client is looking for. One of the core areas of work for Zed Security and Guarding is event security.
For a security officer at an event, the essential responsibility is for the health and safety for those attending the event and making sure the right people gain access to the event in a safe and controlled manner. Whether the activity is a largescale public event or a more intimate gathering that requires more specific security, a security officer will need to carry out their duties in a friendly and professional manner, using their experience to recognise potential risk and manage any issues arising within the groups of people in and around the venue.
A very different area of security provision is static or manned security, and this will therefore require a security officer to perform a very different set of tasks. Static or manned security will require a security officer to monitor office buildings or premises for businesses, organisations or private individuals.
This may involve a security officer to be on site to provide 24/7 supervision of the location, keeping an eye on any activity around the building or monitoring access for those that need to use the premises. In a similar way, Zed Security and Guarding also provides keyholding services, which involves a security officer taking responsibility for locking up buildings to make them secure overnight or opening up before the working day.
This can also include an alarm response service, in which a security officer will respond to an alarm system fitted at a property. In this scenario the security officer will be required to visit the premises if the alarm sounds and investigate the cause of the alarm.
An alarm can be activated for a number of different reasons, but as a professional security officer you will be able to assess the cause and potential risks before also securing the premises as required or involving any of the emergency services that might be needed. One of the critical advantages of having a trained security officer taking key holder responsibilities is that it protects an untrained member of your staff from being put in a vulnerable or even unsafe situation when visiting the premises when the alarm has been activated.
For all of these different types of security activity, Zed Security and Guarding employs highly skilled and professional security officers, with a depth of experience. Every member of staff is trained and vetted to beyond the industry required standard, ensuring that whatever role they are required to perform as a security officer, you can be sure that an employee from Zed understands their role and has the skills to deliver that effectively while also in an approachable and friendly manner.
By appointing a security firm, such as Zed Security and Guarding, you can hand over this responsibility to trained and skilled security specialists. By providing keyholding services, Zed will look after an extra pair of keys to your business premises, meaning we will take over the responsibility for responding to any security issues.
Not only is this safer and more secure, but there is no risk of conflict or confusion, and a long-established security firm is set up to provide a full 24/7 service without any compromise.
As a leading security firm we can offer the capacity to monitor your premises consistently and be ready to be on site if any problems should arise. If there is any evidence of an incident or uncertain activity at the property, no matter when it might be, an experienced security officer will be ready to attend. Whether there is a serious attempt to break in by an intruder or something suspicious that turns out to be a false alarm, you can rest easy that a member of the Zed team is looking after things.
If required, it is also easy to extend these services to include a site check at the beginning and end of each workday as part of a locking up and unlocking service. This ensures that the building is always secure overnight and means you get advanced warning of any issues that might have occurred rather than an unpleasant surprise as you arrive for work.
All of the keyholders employed by Zed Security and Guarding are qualified, experienced and professional in their approach, with a broad knowledge of the correct security procedures when monitoring a building or investigating a possible security breach.
If there is an incident to be dealt with, whether that be criminal or even a form of accidental damage, our team will take the appropriate action making sure the property remains as safe as possible. As a business you are also better protected, as any circumstances will have been witnessed and recorded by a trained security professional.
To find out more about our keyholding services and how we might be able to improve the safety and security of your business premises, call us on 01206 481681.