The perfect scenario for a security guard is a quiet scenario. Although we depend on them for security and to keep ourselves and our area safe, they want things to always be peaceful. As a result, security guards need to find a way to stay motivated and stay alert during those quiet times, day or night, when everything is as it should be.
Here are a few ways that security guards can be kept motivated and kept alert:
The best way for a security guard to stay alert is to play observational games. These games come in a variety of forms, but the most efficient one is to observe and write down what people are wearing and how many people are wearing a specific article of clothing.
Security guards can write down how many people are wearing a specific color, a type of clothing, or specific shoes. Not only does this keep the security guard alert, but it also helps them closely monitor who is around, and that is information that could come in handy if the police need information.
Require Detailed Reports
When a security guard needs to hand in detailed reports, they will most likely pay closer attention to what is going on around them to the very last detail. This kind of alertness will keep their minds sharp and fully present in the moment.
Having to report on all things related to the security of a home or place of business will then require a security guard to get up and walk around. The movement will allow for the security guard to wake up and have more energy. A person can become very lethargic when they sit around all day; movement is motivation.!
When you sit for a long period of time, the juices and fluids in your joints and muscles start to turn thick and gel-like. Unfortunately, when this happens, it becomes harder to move your body. This is why it is instinctual to stretch first thing in the morning when you wake up. Stretching turns the fluids in your body into thin fluids that make movement easier.
When security guards take a few moments once an hour to get up and stretch, they will be able to react faster to anyone who tries to enter a space unlawfully. Specifically, stretching once an hour is all you need to keep your body alert and sharp.
Swap Out Guards
Every so often, switch a guard’s position. A new view or change of scenery can really help a guard avoid boredom. Specifically, seeing different people and surroundings helps wake up the brain as they explore new areas. Ultimately, different positions help keep security guards fresh and ready to do their job.
Breaking up the monotony is key to ensuring your security guard has an amazing work experience and does a proper job of protecting and watching your residence or business property.
If you are in need of security services, Main Security And Investigations can help. To learn more about the services we can provide your residence or business, call us today at 281-574-1871.