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The Importance of Highly Trained Security Guards

Residential or commercial Security guards are sometimes jokingly referred to as “rent-a-cops” because people often think they are undertrained or unskilled. Although this may be true for a small percentage, there are many reasons why it’s important for a business to employ highly trained security guards.


One of the main reasons to have highly trained security guards is safety. Highly trained security guards will have the right skills and experience to properly assess a dangerous or hazardous situation and make intelligent choices under pressure. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they are also less likely to injure themselves on the job.

Consistency and Efficacy

Highly trained security guards are more productive and more effective according to the Department of Homeland Security. They are also more diligent and less likely to make an error that could inconvenience tenants or customers and wind up costing the business or residence money.


Security guards, especially those who work in residential developments or commercial buildings, must have a dynamic personality to handle the diversity of people they’ll meet on a day-to-day basis. This is in addition to communications with a security supervisor, clients, or unwanted guests. A comprehensive training program will ensure security guards have the social skills and abilities to handle any type of communication necessary.

Cost Savings

Although highly trained security guards might cost more up front, it will pay off in the long run. From making fewer mistakes to pleasant customer engagement, better vigilance to less liability, well-trained security guards are worth any additional costs.

Are you looking for security for your commercial or residential development? Reach out to ADS Guards San Jose, a leading provider of highly trained security guards for nearly two decades. Give us a call at 1-800-794-1550 for a free quote.