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Qualifications to Look For in Your Security Guard Company

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Adrian Smith is currently working at Pikes Peak Security as the general and project manager. With previous military experience and enrolling in a business management program, he's continuing to expand and improve his skills and knowledge.


Finding a qualified security guard company for your business can often be a challenge, especially if you do not know what to look for. Since many security guard companies are private, the range of requirements that each individual company holds and puts their protective officers through can differ dramatically.

With 18 years of military experience and 8 years of industry experience, Pikes Peak Security offers the highest level of training for our security officers. We understand the range of essential hard and soft skills an individual needs to provide the best security service possible. Below, we outline the essential qualifications to seek out when hiring a security guard company.

What is the Main Role of a Security Officer

If you ask what the main role of a security guard is to any person, they may answer with “to protect” or “to provide security”, and though this is correct, a security guard often does much more than just providing additional security. Reputable security officers have a wide variety of tools and training experiences available to them that make them specialists in the field. Situations that security guards respond to could range from a health emergency to a security emergency, so they need to be able to act accordingly.

What are the Requirements to Become a Security Guard

As security guard companies are private businesses, the length and depth of training varies company to company. Before hiring a security guard company, make sure to explore what training they put their officers through. This will help you understand the variety of situations that the personnel can handle, and if they are the right choice for you.

One thing that you should look for is if the company and its security guards specify the licenses they have to operate as a security guard. In some cases licenses are specified for cities like Colorado Springs and Denver. Licensing is an important part of a reputable security company’s qualifications.

Types of Training for Security Guards

It is rare that security officers need to utilize their skill set, but when it happens, it is crucial that they have the correct training for the situation they find themselves in. Below is a list of essential skills that a security guard company should have trained their officers with:

  • Handgun Operation and Safety
  • Concealed Carry Training
  • Rifle Operation and Safety
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • AED
  • Life Saving Training

Professionally Trained and Licensed Protective Specialists | Pikes Peak Security

If after searching many security guard companies for these qualifications and you find yourself with inconsistent options, look no further than Pikes Peak Security! As a company that has exceptional security guard training, we are proud to have fully trained professionals on our team serving your Colorado Springs and Denver businesses. Our security guard qualifications are industry leading. Hire us today and we will put our experience to work for you.