Duties of Security Guards
Duties vary for security guards depending on who they are employed by. Security guards at a bank may be stationed physically in the actual bank to protect the employees, customers and money. They may also be stationed in an enclosed area monitoring activities in the bank by security cameras. They are usually on duty during the banks business hours.
In a museum, security guards usually work day or night. Artifacts in a museum are rare and need protection day and night. During the day the guard would monitor both guests and property. They attend to any emergency services needed by guests or employees. At night the guard is mainly concerned with security issues such as intruders wishing to commit theft.
Many residential areas are "gated communities" with security provided to only allow authorized people into such communities. The security guards also may patrol for extra security during the night time hours.
Security guards are usually responsible for maintaining daily security reports detailing any disturbances, who was in and out of the property, and any property damages or thefts that may have occurred. They are usually also responsible for checking locks, alarms, windows, doors and gates to be sure they are secure.