Many of us have security roaming our neighborhoods and places of work, but how many of us actually know who these security guards are? Getting to know your security guard is a great thing to do for many reasons. Not only will you feel more secure if you know more about the person who is keeping you safe, but it’s nice to form a relationship with the guard you see almost every day. Even something as small as calling to ask a question is made better when the person on the other end of the phone knows exactly who are you and vice versa.
We’ve put together a list of 3 tips for getting to know your security guard better:
- Find out their name: This one seems obvious, but you would be surprised how many people don’t even know the most basic information about the person protecting them. Next time you see them, just start by asking their name. It’s the first step to starting a good relationship with them.
- Ask and answer questions: You can’t just stop at asking their name if you really want to get to know your security guard. Ask about their life and their family. It means more than you realize to know that someone is interested in learning more about you and chances are they will want to get to know more about you too. Neither party should be too personal, but knowing each other better will make it easier for them to protect you, as well as make you feel more secure.
- Stop by and visit: This last one is key. You can’t expect much after one conversation. Next time you’re driving in to your neighborhood, go through the visitors side and say a quick hello. Stop by to wish them a happy holiday. They really will appreciate that you went out of your way to come see them.
While some of these tips may seem a bit obvious, they really will help you get to know your security guard. It all starts with just a few steps, and before you know it, you will be stopping by just because you want to see how they are doing. They will know you when you call and know how best to help you when you need them.
What has your best experience been with your security guard?