Bodyguards are VIP Security guards, you don’t get to see them manning the doors, they are always close to the person they are contracted to guard. Unlike the typical security whose job is to guard a specific area.
From their name VIP (Very Important Person), it’s safe to say, wealthy and influential people are the ones that can afford to have well-built and trained security details follow them around all day; but of course they are better paid!
If you have thought about the reason why body guarding is more ‘lucrative’ and most challenging, then this article should interest you more, we have broken down the duties of bodyguards into two parts for better understanding.
10 Facts about VIP Security Guards (Part 1)
Here are the first 5 importance and duties carried out by VIP guards (Bodyguards):
They Keep a Keen Eye
Bodyguards are visible for all to see, they are not behind the scene, they are observant and can quickly spot danger and use their body as shield for their clients until they have gotten to a safe place. Their presence alone can foil attacks, and other life threatening acts.
Their presence provides their employer safety and helps them to have a good time wherever they find themselves. Top personalities in the society have been able to focus more on their professional duties because of the presence of bodyguards. For them, the safety of clients is their priority, which is why you don’t see them leave their bosses or clients behind when there is a security emergency.
They are vigilant
A bodyguard typically watches out for anything suspicious that may cause harm to their employer. Hence, officers who work in this capacity have very sharp senses of sight, hearing, and smelling.
They are able to smell it when a cable is burning or when a gas or chemical leakage. Likewise, they can detect strange sounds, for example when someone is trying discreetly to open a door.
Professional bodyguards are trained to cleverly suspect when someone or something is trying to distract them from their duty. And he should be able to interpret quickly whatever he sees.
So, based on these responsibilities, someone who is short-sighted or long-sighted won’t make a good security guard.
They Provide Quick and Appropriate Response
For a bodyguard, being vigilant is never enough, they are quick to respond to dangers and accordingly, they make on-the-spot decisions, and one wrong response can spell doom for their employers.
Therefore, a security guard must always be at alert to avoid being caught unawares. However, the way of response differs, it depends on the type of threat posed. A bodyguard must know how best to respond to various dangerous situations.
Reporting is a critical aspect of security guarding service, just like any other professional job as it were. Even at the Police Station the very first thing an accuser and suspect writes is a statement about the reported case.
Even after a danger has been averted, a bodyguard does not lower their guards yet. The bodyguard keeps observing until he is sure there is no danger to be worried about. He reports the incident to his supervisor, the police or the appropriate authorities for evaluation who then recommends appropriate action to prevent a repeat of the incident.
Request Help Where Necessary
Even though they are specially trained, there are some crises they cannot handle themselves, for instance in the event of an armed robbery, attacks or assaults with deadly weapons, a bodyguard might be unable to single handedly keep his employer out of the troubled area.
Hence, they call for the police or the closest officer for help. By getting help this way, the loss of lives or property would be prevented.
The concluding part of this article will be shared in a few days, please do well to read.