NDST Ltd Security Guarding is simply the protection of persons, property and premises. This can be achieved through the use of systems, personnel or physical security.
There are three main sectors within the Security Industry:
- Manned Guarding – Human presence maintaining high visibility to deter criminals by way of patrols or through the use of certain security equipments.
- Systems – electronic methods of knowing who may have accessed property or premises and preventing or minimising the risk of criminal and dangerous acts example; Alarms , CCTV and Access Control keypad’s or swipe cards
- Physical – Gates, Barriers, Pad-locks
For the purpose of SIA licence Security Guarding course focuses mainly on the role and responsibilities of a Security Guard in the Manned Guarding sector, monitoring “systems” and manning gates, barriers; undertaking reception duties at corporate or commercial premises. Like other frontline SIA courses, Security Guarding training covers the role or use of Communication in Conflict Management.
The SIA training for Security Guards also covers the roles of a Security Officer and how they complement systems and physical security in protecting persons; property and premises in places where public may or may not have free access.
This is a specialist SIA course for those wanting to work as Security Guards who do not want the option to work in Pubs and Night Clubs or Sports Stadium for which Door Supervisors are specifically trained to do.
Though a Door Supervisor is legally allowed to work as a Security Guard using their Door Supervision licence according to the Security Industry Authority (the – SIA), Door Supervisors are not specialists in the field of Security Guarding – Static and Patrol.
This SIA Course is called Security Guarding – STATIC AND PATROL meaning that the actual job of the Security Guarding licence holder involves reception duties, customer service, access control, response to security systems (alarms), key control and patrol duties. Though these topics may be mentioned during Door Supervision training, they are not covered and do not form part of SIA Door supervision training course.