Understanding the Professional eligibility of an unarmed guard.

Some situations can be monitored well by discreet security features and the use of an unarmed guard bestows a high level of protection on people and/or assets.

They maintain a safe and secure atmosphere for businesses, establishments, and residential places. These guards from the private sector are the first level of defense, who detect & encounter threats and risks crucial for life, assets, and property. Their primary objective is to guard designated areas and people by stationing themselves properly with devices and equipment.

Selection process 

Private security companies interview & shortlist candidates who are fit physically & mentally, intelligent, committed, and proficient. After the selection process, recruits are then divided into sections that specialize in a specific area of security. Recruits selected for unarmed security are subjected to extensive physical training as well as stress training. Stress training is important for security guards because providing security can feel monotonous and guards need to be sharp-eyed and jump into action anytime. So, scrutinizing and extensive background checks of recruits are absolutely necessary.

Training regime

Companies in the security business train their candidates as per international standards and according to the needs of recent times. The training regime includes features such as physical training, mental conditioning, radio communications, laws of the state/country, medical training, and threat response. Some training features are discussed in brief detail below.

  1. Physical Training

Training one’s physical condition is an essential feature in terms of security. A guard has to be physically fit to do patrols, observe, detect, and capture criminals. Physical conditioning prepares a recruit to withstand physical stress from instances like manning security posts, checkpoints, etc. They perform their designated duties during any weather scenarios so being physically fit enables them to survive harsh weather attributes.

  1. Mental conditioning

Mental conditioning has proved effective in recent years as providing security can be a monotonous job resulting in security lapses and declining mental states. Recruits are subjected to extreme mental duress & trained to function effectively. There can be instances where a guard’s mental strength will be challenged by situations unknown to them. So, it is necessary for companies to train their recruits to withstand various mental challenges and work swiftly.

  1. Radio Communication

The use of wireless communication and radio frequencies is essential in security detail. During live scenarios, many unwanted situations are reported and suppressed with the help of a wireless communique. Recruits are trained to operate walkie-talkies, and radio frequencies, and maintain, and repair communication devices.

  1. Threat Response

Unarmed security personnel is briefed on various threat responses that can save their lives as well as the people they protect. For example, In cases of armed threat guards are instructed to follow rescue, evade, and report protocol. They are notified about emergency contacts like, the fire department, police authorities, medical care, etc so that the concerned departments can assess and respond to counter these threats.


Unarmed guards are the first line of defense when it comes to security. They work relentlessly and provide extreme vigilance in order to detect & neutralize threats concerning security.

Concerned government agencies often work with them to provide care, support, and security to their clients. Last but not least, security guards are important to provide a danger-free environment so that citizens can operate without hassle.