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The Most Common Security Guard Duties

The duties of an unarmed security guard may include securing a commercial premises and patrolling a property. Crowd control in hotels and music festivals.


The duties of an unarmed security guard may include securing a commercial premises and patrolling a property.

Security Patrol Duties can be done on foot or in a mobile security patrol car, these duties may include the following common procedures:

  • Inspection and patrol of a regular premises
  • Securing all exits to to a building
  • Checking all doors and windows are closed and secure
  • Monitoring the property entrance to ensure it has not been broken into
  • Report of any suspicious activity in the area
  • Physical check of security surveillance cameras, which may be remotely monitored
  • Check with Security Control Room of activated alarms

Security Training for Patrol Duties

When training to be a security guard, the course covers units of competency for the duties of a Security Patrol Guard. These units include, CPPSEC2107 Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security and CPPSEC2109 Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises.

Upon completion of the full security guard training course, you can then apply to the SLED for an 1A Unarmed Guard security licence.

A security guard’s duties are highly respected, as they work with the police and with the client to reduce the risk of crime. 

Crowd Controller Duties

Of course other duties of a security guard can crowd control in hotels and large venues such as music festivals.

A crowd controller’s duties include, managing large crowds at hotels/clubs or music venues, or other locations of mass gatherings such as festivals, celebrations for example New Years Eve.  A crowd controller must keep constant watch of the crowd during a specific event such as speeches, events, concerts, in order to prevent and react quickly to incidents. Their duties include the entry of venues, monitoring crowd behaviour, handling aggressive behaviour and conducting emergency evacuations, should the need arise.

The Security Licence 1C Crowd Controller licence can be applied for on completion of the security guard course CPP20218-Certificate II Security Operations.

In the security guard training course units are covered for the duties of Crowd Controller training involving having effective communication skills to maintaining security.

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