The difference between professional security guards and internal security guards

The demand for professional security services is increasing nowadays, especially from businesses with large facilities and high-value assets. With such a case, why are professional security guard services so valued and essential?

 

NDS Professional Security Guard
NDS Professional Security Guard

It is important to recognize that the purpose of having security guard services is to ensure the safety of areas where there are people, such as companies, factories, hospitals, schools, office buildings, malls, residential areas, banks, events as well as important individuals. Generally speaking, all activities and businesses listed above require protection and safety in order to operate effectively in an organized manner. 

Nevertheless, the security option that each organization or individual chooses is different. To have an overview, Night & Day Security, a top security guard services provider in Vietnam, will introduce 02 basic security guard service options. From there, based on their usage needs, businesses can decide. For this reason, let’s analyze to distinguish the differences between internal and professional security guards. 

 

NDS Professional Security Guards getting professionally trained by the Ministry of Public Security for fire protection measures
NDS Security Guards getting professionally trained by the Ministry of Public Security for fire protection measures

 

Internal Security Guards: First of all, most of the internal guards are elderly people or retired cadres/soldiers who are careful, patient, and willing to do odd jobs such as gardening, weeding, or driving. These guards are directly paid and managed by businesses; therefore, it is unsure if they are professionally trained or not. Additionally, they may or may not be equipped with supporting tools that are in accordance with the law as well as uniforms. 

Professional Security Guards: This force is between the ages of 18-45, has good health, and a clear profile and background. Most importantly, this force is recruited, trained, and protected by a legal security services entity. In essence, the process of recruiting and training professional security guards is strict: in addition to having clear profiles, the labor force wanting to become professional security guards needs to study, be professionally trained, and take examinations to receive a professional certificate by the Ministry of Public Security and certified as professional security guards. 

 

NDS Professional Security Guards getting trained by the Ministry of Public Security
NDS Professional Security Guards getting trained and certified by the Ministry of Public Security

In the process of performing the duties at security sites, professional security guards will follow the company’s guidelines and implement professional measures. Communication skills, proficient use of support tools, fire protection handling skills, and other situations within the permissible scope must be adept, trained, and supervised by all levels of management and operations. Moreover, professional security guards are equipped with legal knowledge while performing the duties at the site. 

NDS Security Guards performing duties at Pepsico
NDS Security Guards performing duties at Pepsico

Professional security guards will wear uniforms as per guidelines, receive salary and benefits from the security service company, and are responsible for incidents during duties.  

Without a doubt, being professional in the security service filed is essential. Hence, being attentive and understanding the nature of security guards’ jobs are necessary skills. Currently, the nature of security guards’ work is expanding, so professional security guards must constantly learn, update new skills and knowledge to develop themselves and the security service industry. Most importantly, professional security guards have the right to be proud of and honor their profession as a foundation for their career development. 

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