Metal Detector Security
When using a metal detector for security check, it is critical the security personnel assigned to the detector be thoroughly trained in all necessary procedures. While this equipment is very advanced and capable of detecting almost any item that attempts to pass through, the fact is terrorists and others intent on committing violence are finding new and more creative ways to sneak weapons, bombs, and other items through these security checkpoints. Because of this, security firms and their personnel need to stay up-to-date on the latest security trends and training. At Ranger Guard and Investigations, we do this by continually providing training to all our officers. Along with standard training in Defensive Tactics, First Aid, and Emergency Procedures and Communications, officers who will be overseeing security metal detectors are also given training in bag searches, surveillance technology, and other related areas.
Military and Law Enforcement Experience
Along with providing our officers with the latest security training, Ranger Guard and Investigations also makes it a top priority to hire officers who possess significant experience in such areas as law enforcement, military intelligence, and combat operations. Since many military veterans who have been in combat have worked checkpoints and other situations where metal detectors were used, they already come to our agency possessing valuable experience in this area. In addition to their specialized training, they also begin work with our firm having demonstrated an ability to not only handle responsibility in a professional manner, but also be able to use sound judgement and excellent communication skills should an emergency arise.
For many facilities that have metal detection systems in place for security purposes, they are sometimes lulled into a false sense of security that the metal detection system by itself will be enough to keep them safe. Unfortunately, that is not the case. While it may act as a deterrent to some individuals, it will not stop those who are determined to be violent. Because of this, we highly recommend that along with the metal detection system, all facilities also make use of armed security guards to provide an even greater level of security. By having these guards stationed at a metal detection security site, there is a much greater chance that should a serious event take place, the guard on duty will be able to assess the threat and take appropriate action.