Security guards are being hired by businesses and other organizations that would have never thought of hiring guards a few years ago. The growing demand means more trained and licensed guards are needed.

Reasons For Increased Security Guard Demand. The pandemic is the primary factor for the increase in the need for security guards. Guards are regularly stationed at medical facilities to monitor who enters. And, mask-wearing conflict has also increased the need for guards at stores, restaurants and other businesses.

Expect the need for guards to continue as vaccination verification is required to enter indoor and outdoor venues.  In Los Angeles County, people will need at least one vaccine dose by October 7 and be fully vaccinated by November 4 to enter indoor bars and nightclubs. Also beginning October 7, people must show proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test to enter venues holding more than 10,000 people in Los Angeles County.

The vaccination mandates in Los Angeles County and other cities and counties in California will require guards to be on hand when the inevitable dispute or argument arises.

Guards in public places have now become the norm. To attract qualified security guard candidates, guard companies are offering competitive salaries and flexible hours. Security guard firms such as Access Control Security provide online guard licensing options. To find out how you can become a security guard in California, go to or call 877-482-7324.