Why Observation Skills are Essential to Success as a Security Guard
- Good observation skills help you to identify threats: Shoplifters and those who want to do harm try to operate under the radar. You can spot them quickly if you have good observation skills.
- Good observation skills allow you to react appropriately in an emergency: If a natural disaster, a health emergency, or a threat arises, you need to be able to quickly assess the situation and decide on an appropriate course of action. If you are familiar with everything going on around you and have noticed all the small details, you can be more effective at taking prompt action.
- Good observation skills make you a more effective protector. If you are protecting people and property and there is a threat, you’ll often need to work with police. The more you can tell law enforcement about what you saw, the more likely it is police will be able to identify suspects and resolve your concerns.