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Answers to Common Questions about Security Guards

There are a lot of good reasons to hire security guards to monitor, patrol, and protect your business. The presence of a security guard is one of the best crime deterrents, and there’s a great deal of peace of mind that comes with knowing a security guard is on the premises in the event of a robbery, altercation, or other type of criminal activity or event. If you’re thinking about hiring security guards in San Jose, here are answers to some of the questions you likely have.

Q: Are security guards armed?

A: Although most security guards are unarmed, there are also armed security guards who are licensed to carry a firearm while on patrol. Armed security officers must go through intensive training above and beyond what is required to become an unarmed security guard. The level of security you require will determine whether armed or unarmed guards are appropriate.

Q: Can security guards make arrests?

A: Security guards are able to arrest a person under the same power that any private individual has to arrest another individual. A “citizen’s arrest” is when a citizen, or in this case a security guard, can detain any person who has demonstrably committed a crime until the police arrive.

Q: How much does it cost to hire security guards?

A: The cost to hire security guards varies depending on a number of different factors, including the number of guards you need, the duration of their patrols, and whether the guards are armed or unarmed. Call and talk to a security guard company to discuss your needs and price out how much daily security patrols will cost your business.

Security Code 3 (SC3-DVBE Security Services) is proud to be one of the leading private security guard companies in San Jose. Our trained and licensed security officers are professional, proactive, and committed to keeping your property, employees, and customers safe. Call SC3-DVBE Security Services at (408) 978-9111 to learn more about our security patrol services.

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