Being a security guard requires lots of skills—both physical and mental. While much of a guard’s work is routine, there are times when split-second decisions must be made. In these cases, guards are called to step in to protect people or property.

When Guards Become Heroes. Guards are placed in situations where there is a concern that inappropriate or illegal activity could take place. Whether it’s a nightclub, parking structure, music festival or shopping mall, it falls on security guards to keep people and property safe. Prevention is key, but when poor behavior occurs, guards are trained to take action—many times risking their own personal safety.

Examples of guards being heroes are everywhere in all sorts of interesting situations.

If you think you have what it takes to be a strong, reliable and effective security guard, go to the  Access Control Security (ACS) security guard training website,, to learn more.