Security Guards: Know the Types Part One


Have you ever seen some guards escorting a person and you are shocked they are carrying guns and you begin to ask, aren’t they just guards, why are they holding guns? Yes, they are guards and they are allowed to carry guns. You are only shocked because you do not know that there are different types of guards. 

Even the state laws made provisions for different types of security guards. That is why you will see those security guards vary according to how dangerous a premise is. So, here are the different types of security guards that operate and serve different purposes. 

Armed Guards

Uncommon but yes, they are legal and are an approved type of guards. This type of security guard has been highly trained and specialized. Usually, they protect high-profile personalities and protect valuable assets. They are also stationed at premises that have higher chances of crime. This includes Banks, government houses, houses of dignitaries, pubs, etc. They are one of the most expensive security guards to hire.  

Unarmed Guards

These types of guards are the plainest types of guards. Generally, the belief is that they have nothing to even defend themselves since all they do is ward off intruders or disturbances. However, this is not entirely true. These guards are also with seemingly small types of weapons, this includes baton, pepper spray, handcuffs, etc.


These are otherwise known as personal guards. They are hired to guard just one person. A personal guard has to be with his/her client at all times. Most times, bodyguards are always in a unit. So by rotating one another, the job is easy. Becoming a bodyguard requires special training as well. They go around with athletes, celebrities, company CEOs, etc.  

Stationary Guards

Do you know those guards that you see in a spot throughout the day? Those are the stationary guards. These guards have a particular subject of focus for a day and that’s what they watch after. They are usually found at Palaces, government houses, etc. 

To be continued