What is a corporate security officer?

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Also referred to as security guards, corporate security officers can commonly be seen in places where valuable items can be found, including banks and art galleries.

Employed to ensure the safety of the guests, maintain protocol, and deter the nefarious, corporate security officers have a very important job to do and for the most part, do all of this while remaining discreet and inconspicuous.

So, what can you expect from corporate security?

What Is A Corporate Security Officer

What does a corporate security officer do?

When working as a corporate security officer, every site and job you complete is different and brings changes to your general job role.

However, most corporate security professionals will complete the following general tasks on every job they do:

  • ID checks and bag searches where necessary
  • Be the first port of call in an emergency
  • Assess and maintain the safety and security of the area
  • Interact with clients and customers
  • Regular patrols of the premises
  • Greeting customers, colleagues, and visitors professionally
  • Assisting with queries
  • Filling out incident reports
  • Ensure all visitors follow protocol when entering and exiting

These general tasks maintain the security of the guest, the environment, and any assets within the space that are considered valuable – allowing event staff to concentrate on running the event without worrying about security.

Corporate security officers are the epitome of the old Scouts saying – Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. They provide security services that hopefully will never be needed, but if they are, can take charge, protect, de-escalate, and remove the threat without causing too much of a distraction.

What makes a good corporate security officer?

Far from the rough and ready image you might have, corporate security officers are well respected, professional, and approachable, which enables them to blend in and also take charge of the room if a situation occurs.

The best corporate security teams all have the qualities and key skills that make them great at their job. These include:  

  • Accuracy
  • Vigilance
  • Commitment
  • Drive
  • Confidence
  • Discretion
  • Professionalism
  • Flexibility

But being a good corporate security officer is about more than innate personality traits – experience and specific qualifications also help them to be the best in the industry.

Experience is a valuable asset to any corporate security officer, as it gives them the prior knowledge they need to fall in line with your company’s settings and expectations. While every company they are contracted by will have slightly different expectations, this experience of tweaking behaviour, carrying out new duties, and working within your parameters makes them invaluable to you.

Similarly, all of our corporate security officers are highly qualified and complete regular training to ensure they stay up-to-date with the latest requirements. Each member of our corporate security team is accredited by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) as well as the ISO, while our services fully adhere to ISO 9001:2015 standards.

The last essential quality for corporate security officers is physical fitness. Not only does it help the officer maintain an air of professionalism and deter criminals from acting, but it ensures that if needed, they are physically able to catch and remove the threat.

As the first line of defence against those who may be trying to steal or cause harm to those who work at the corporation, having well-qualified, experienced, and physically capable corporate security officers are essential for any corporation or corporate event.

Where might I need a corporate security officer?

Wondering if you need a corporate security team?

Commonly found in large corporations, businesses that deal routinely with assets, and during a specific event, corporate security is ideal for:

  • Corporate events, including gala and themed nights
  • Charity events, including auctions and fundraisers
  • Locations that include banks, art galleries, museums, solicitors offices, courts, listed buildings and palaces that are open to the public, etc.

Practically anyone can use corporate security teams and enjoy the peace of mind they bring, even if for a one-off event or situation – for example, an open day of English Heritage blue plaque property.

Do corporate security teams work well with other security options?

Our corporate security officers are trained and experienced enough to work alongside other security options if needed by the client.

Other security measures considered by our clients include:

  • CCTV monitoring
  • Dog handling
  • Door supervision
  • Close supervision
  • Surveillance

Combining corporate security teams with other security measures allows our clients to build a completely bespoke service so that you, your guests, and your property are fully secure and safeguarded from intrusion.

Contact Double Check Security for the crème de la crème in corporate security

If you need corporate security officers for an upcoming event or to help keep your business secure, reach out to Double Check Security today.

You can call us on 020 3794 8182 or send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.