News

There are many reasons why you might need to hire a temporary security guard. The following discusses such situations, the advantages they bring, and the essential aspects you should consider with such a hire.

Reasons to Hire a Short Term Security Guard

  •     From events to property security

From events to property security

The use of short term security guards is beneficial for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps you’re planning a large scale gathering that needs such a service, or your business has suffered an acute power outage that renders its alarm system and monitoring ineffective.

Other reasons might include:

      A short term project during on-going building work or renovations 

      Post-emergency or disaster where power outages might put a home or business premises at risk

      Event security

      Nightclub security

      Festival security

      During fumigation or pest extermination

      Construction sites

      To protect a residential or commercial building

      Security patrols

Advantages of Using a Privately Contracted Short Term Security Guard

  •     Benefits of short term contractors

Benefits of short term contractors

Short term security guards offer many advantages for both businesses and individuals. If there’s any reason for concern to a place, people, or a combination of the two, then knowing that there’s a professional presence providing the necessary security brings much peace of mind.

The benefits of hiring from a reputable private source include:

      Qualified, professional service

      Uniformed if the situation requires

      No need to carry out laborious interviews or background checks

      Quick response in time-critical situations

      Fully insured

Vital Considerations When Recruiting a Short Term Security Guard

  •     Short term security hiring checklist

Short term security hiring checklist

Hiring a security guard for a short, flexible, or fixed-term period should be undertaken with care. Of course, there’s always the option of hiring directly. However, this comes with many challenges, by far the greatest being that of a guarantee of capability, qualifications, credentials, and insurances. Because of this, many people will choose to utilize the services of a professional security company.

Whichever route you decide on the following should be taken into consideration:

  1.     The security guard/s should be experienced, qualified, and hold the necessary credentials to carry out their duties.
  2.     They should have in-depth knowledge of how the law applies to private security guards in the state in which they’re working. This applies to both armed and unarmed security guards.
  3.     Can your supplier or individual provide the service you need within an agreed time scale?
  4.     Do they wear a uniform (if required)?
  5.     Is there an option to extend the length of service if it’s needed?
  6.     Have the relevant background checks been carried out?

This is not an extensive list of considerations when hiring a short term security guard. Whether you hire directly or via a security company you should be satisfied that due diligence has been carried out and that the person/s can legally and efficiently operate in the role that satisfies state and/or country laws.

Contact Fast Guard Service For Your Short Term Security Guard Needs

No matter what the reason for a temporary security guard or the urgency in which you need them, the experts at Fast Guard Service guarantee provision anywhere in the US within a four-hour time window.  

As a world-leading provider of all aspects of security, Fast Guard understands the vital need for an emergency response that can be relied on, both in pre-planned situations and when time is of the essence. To find out more visit Fast Guard Security Service.