Should I Hire A Security Guard for Home Security?

Jackie Chan is famous for his extensive filmography of martial arts movies, with his acting career beginning back in 1962. Though Jackie Chan was also famous for doing a lot of his own stunts, in the 2002 movie “The Tuxedo”, Jackie Chan’s stunts were augmented by the use of special effects. The movie, which was about an ordinary taxi driver (Chan) who came into possession of an extraordinary tuxedo, which he uses to fight off bad guys and act as a bodyguard for a genius scientist (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Though the movie didn’t do very well at the box office, it did have some fun, outlandish fight scenes between Jackie Chan and several security guards.

With how tight the economy is right now, hiring a security guard for your home may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, many people each year choose to put the protection of their home in the hands of a professional security guard.

Why Would I Hire A Security Guard?

In many cases, people hire security guards because they have special conditions. For example, a family may have a significant number of expensive items in their home. Or, a family member may be an important political figure. Some families hire a security guard simply because it gives them peace-of-mind about the security of their property.

Is it Expensive to Hire A Security Guard?

The expense of a security guard depends on several factors. If your security guard has been licensed, this means that you may be paying them upwards of $13.00 per hour. If your guard has not been licensed, you will be paying them from $8.00 to $12.00 per hour (though this is dependent on several factors). Even though it’s less expensive, it’s not recommended that you hire a security guard that has not been licensed.

What are the Risks?

Essentially, the risks involved in hiring a security guard are similar to hiring a babysitter, gardener or any other person who will have access to the security measures in your home. Because of this, there are a few things you can do to help lessen these risks:

Check References
When you interview potential security guards, they will most likely provide you with a list of their personal and professional references. By contacting all of these references, you can gain a better understanding of their past job performance and personal character.

As mentioned before, it’s best if you hire a licensed security guard. While hiring a guard that has not been licensed may be less expensive, it may mean that you’re hiring a guard that is not qualified.

If you want to make sure that you hire a reputable guard, you may want to contact a security agency. These agencies are usually able to meet the needs of businesses as well as the need for personal security guards.


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