3 Ways to Help a New Security Guard Learn About Your Facility

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Starting a new job can be stressful—and for new security personnel, the pressure of making a mistake can be exhausting. Luckily, there are a few ways that facility owners and senior security staff can help make the first few days on the job a little easier for a new colleague. If you have a new security guard coming onto your team, consider implementing one or more of these methods to help him or her do the best job possible.


  • Give them a tour of the facility. Take time out of your schedule to personally introduce a new guard to the different areas of your facility with a one-on-one tour. Offering interesting facts about your layout or different product spaces can help him or her remember the ins and outs of your facility better. If your new security guard will be working the overnight shift, make sure to offer a tour both during the daytime hours and after it has gotten dark—some spaces can look completely different after the sun goes down.
  • Buddy up. Partner up your new security guard with a more experienced team member for their first few shifts to help them learn your staff’s daily routines. A friendly face and senior guidance can make a world of difference for a new employee!
  • Install aGuard Tour System.Guard Tour Systems, like those available from PatrolScan, can help your more senior employees provide feedback to newer employees, show them directly what they missed during their rounds, and can help employers gain the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing that their facility is secure.


Guard Tour Systems from PatrolScan are quick to install, come with a lifetime of free technical support, and can help you ensure that your security staff is on top of their game when they clock in for work. If you’re interested in learning more about how a Guard Tour System can benefit your business, give PatrolScan a call today at 1-800-878-SCAN.