The UAE places a premium on safety and security. From safeguarding skyscrapers to ensuring the tranquility of residential communities, security guards play a crucial role in maintaining law and order. The UAE’s commitment to safety is evident in its low crime rates and its reputation as one of the safest countries in the world, making security services an integral part of the nation’s infrastructure.
Who is a Security Guard?
A security guard is a dedicated professional entrusted with the responsibility of protecting people, property, and assets. They maintain a vigilant presence, deter criminal activity, monitor surveillance equipment, and respond to emergencies. Security guards serve in various settings, including residential complexes, commercial establishments, hotels, malls, and public events, ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals and properties.
What is the Average Salary and Benefits Enjoyed by Security Guards?
On average, security guards can expect to earn between AED 2,500 to AED 6,000 per month depending on the type of establishment, location, employer, experience and the job role. Other benefits enjoyed include;
- Potential tips
- Overtime pay
- Flexible work schedule
- Health insurance plans
- Paid leave
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Monitoring premises through security cameras and regular patrols to identify and deter suspicious activities
- Checking identification, authorizing entry, and ensuring only authorized individuals access secured areas
- Responding to alarms, disturbances, or emergencies, and coordinating with law enforcement if necessary
- Assisting visitors, providing directions, and offering assistance with various inquiries
- Documenting incidents, preparing detailed reports, and maintaining accurate records of security-related activities
Job Skills and Required Qualifications
- High school diploma
- Goal-oriented and passionate
- Strong and energetic
- Safety conscious
- Pay meticulous attention to details
- Good physical stamina
- Strong communication skills
- Effective customer service and interpersonal skills
- Efficient time management skills