Unarmed Security Guard

Unarmed Security Officer

Minimum 8th 

Certified training for Unarmed Security Guard (programme aligned to SKS/Q 0101 released by Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council)

Not Applicable

The tasks an Unarmed Security Guard is expected to perform include:

Noticing and encountering threats and risks that are detrimental to life, property and premises

Guarding against theft, criminal acts, emergencies, fire and other contingencies

Monitoring premises and property through his physical presence and by using security and protection systems

Guarding designated premises and people by manning the first tier of protection aided by appropriate security devices/equipment

Knowledge of the importance of security for societies, institutions and corporates 

Well-versed with the risks and threats to societies and corporates

Well-versed with different types of hazards/disasters and emergencies

Knowledge of the different types of arms in use by the public and police 

Proficient in the recording and reporting of events

Well-versed with the procedure for co-operating with investigations

Proficient in the administration of first-aid

Well-versed with using different communication equipment

Knowledge of access control equipment installed on the premises 

Well-versed with methods of assigned guarding, monitoring and patrolling 

Knowledge of using security equipment

Well-versed with warning signals from security and safety equipment

Knowledge of the common faults occurring in the assigned equipment

Well-versed with the security equipment installed on the premises

Well-versed with the capabilities and limitations of screening and  searching equipment

Proficient in identifying the common faults occurring in the screening and  searching of equipment

Knowledge of items that cannot be put through the screening and searching of equipment 

Well-versed with the procedure for checking the vehicle in a systematic manner 

Knowledge of common methods and techniques adopted by people to defeat the screening and searching of equipment 

Physically fit

160 hours of training as per the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act?2005

Good moral character

Mentally robust

Pleasing deportment

Team player

Good communication skills

Committed and proficient


Willing to take risks

Even temperament

Healthy habits



Calm composure

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from institution to institution

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous 

Health hazards include standing for long hours, exposure to arms and ammunition, working in night shifts, etc.

Occupational hazards include overexertion, injuries, sleep deprivation, etc.

For freshers - INR 9,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 13,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Private Security Sector

According to FICCI the private security industry in India is estimated to be worth 22,000 crores and is likely to cross 40,000 crores by 2015. The industry?s most notable growth has been in the past 6-7 years, with a CAGR of over 25%. The number of companies operational is approximately 15, 000 including both unorganized and organized sectors. There are over 5 million private security guards available, as compared to 3.2 million police officers, which is one of the major factors in boosting the demand in the industry.

The domestic private security services industry aims at registering over 20 per cent growth in the next few years and expects to double its market size to 80,000 crores by 2020. The 40,000 crores private security sector in India, which has over 15,000 security services firms, operates across 600 districts and directly employs about 70 lakh individuals, and plans to achieve robust growth on the back of rising demand for manned guarding and cash services business. The private security services sector has a workforce of 7 million guard-men and women engaged in providing private security cover to the nation. The cash services business is still a small category of the private security industry, which currently contributes 10 per cent to the industry. This segment is expected to grow at a rate of 20-25 per cent over the next few years, which has to do with the growth of ATMs across the country.

This sector employs about 50,000 individuals and caters to approximately 1 lakh ATMs pan-India for cash replenishment services. Apart from man guarding and cash services, several security service companies provide allied services such as installation, operations and maintenance of electronic security products such as CCTVs. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for an Unarmed Security Guard across towns and cities in India.

Security companies/agencies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

All commerce, science and arts colleges across India

Frontline Group

Scientific Security Management Services Pvt. Ltd.