How To Know If You Need Temporary Security Guard Services

At Off Duty Officers, we understand that not every business or individual needs security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are many circumstances, especially as we continue to endure the COVID-19 outbreak, that you may find it more beneficial and cost-effective to hire temporary security guards for your protection. Clients across the country have opted for short-term security guards when hiring for public and private events, construction or renovation jobs or even during the holiday shopping rush.

Temporary security guards are not only professionally trained and experienced enough to handle a variety of situations, they are often much more affordable than permanent guards. Many businesses choose to hire short-term guards to protect their valuable assets while still staying within their budgets.

Do you think you may benefit from hiring temporary security guards for your business?

Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether temporary guards or permanent guards will best suit your needs. You can always contact Off Duty Officers to speak with one of our security specialists who will help you evaluate your needs and suggest the best security solutions for you.

You can also ask yourself the following questions to get a better idea if short-term guards can help:

  • Has your business or workplace experienced a recent workplace violence incident, theft, vandalism or other suspicious behavior?
  • Are you experiencing unique circumstances that will increase traffic to your business or property?
  • Are you operating a large event that will host large numbers of guests, VIPs or valuable assets or merchandise?
  • Are you unable to provide the necessary security you need with your current staff?

If you answered yes to the above questions, temporary security guards might be the right solution for you. To further evaluate whether short-term guards are the best fit, let’s explore some of the more common situations in which businesses hire short-term security guards.

When to Hire Short-Term Security Guards

COVID-19 Outbreak Response

Globally, we are experiencing a unique situation with the COVID-19 outbreak. Because of social distancing and stay-at-home orders throughout the United States, businesses large and small have experienced closures, layoffs and temporary reductions in business.

Because of this hopefully short term disruption to regular life, retail establishments, restaurants and many other businesses have left their properties vacant. Short-term security guards can be hired at an affordable rate to protect your property, and if you’re operating with a skeleton staff, your employees. Other businesses, such as hospitals, are experiencing significant increases in traffic. Additional security officers can help manage access to the hospital and handle unruly behavior if necessary.

Private and Public Events

Event producers have a lot on their plates. Many moving parts must be juggled to pull off a successful event. Unfortunately, security is often put on the back burner.

If you are hosting an event, from a small private function such as a wedding to a large public event such as a music festival, political rally or concert, temporary security guards from a professional company will know exactly what to do to keep your business and guests safe. From checking credentials and tickets to patrolling for suspicious behavior, short-term guards have the skills to manage potential security threats so you and your guests can enjoy your event.

Construction Projects

While it may not seem like it, construction projects are temporary. Many construction site managers choose to hire temporary security guards to secure their sites both during work hours and after hours. Construction sites are home to valuable equipment including tools, construction materials and machinery. They are often targets for thieves who want to make a quick buck. Hiring temporary security guards can protect the property by performing mobile patrols at irregular intervals, securing entrances and reporting criminal behavior to law enforcement.

The Benefits of Temporary Security Guards

If you’ve decided that temporary security guards are the right option for you, you might be wondering what the benefits are for your business. Clients who have worked with Off Duty Officers for their short-term security guard needs have cited the convenience, affordability and professionalism of hiring temporary regards.


When you decide you need a qualified security officer, one can be deployed to your business right away. With one phone call, you can have an experienced guard who understands your needs and is ready to work. You don’t have to call around, interview candidates or worry that you made the wrong choice. With Off Duty Officers, we make it easy to hire competent, reliable and professional security personnel.


Temporary security officers are typically less expensive than hiring a permanent security guard. Many businesses have small budgets for security but still require professional protection for short periods of time during the year. Temporary, short-term security guards are often the best option for businesses who want security support without breaking the bank.


One of the primary benefits of hiring a security guard through a reputable company is that you can feel confident that the guards who show up at your door are professionals. Not only have they been extensively vetted and trained, they are held accountable for their performance. Guards that work for professional security companies like Off Duty Officers have made security their careers, and so they take their positions very seriously.

Hire Temporary Security Guards for Your Business

Are you in the market for temporary security guard services for your business? Don’t hesitate to contact Off Duty Officers to learn more about our temporary, short-term security guard solutions.  For over 25 years, we have been providing comprehensive security solutions for businesses across the nation. We are proud of our reputation for providing professional and reliable security guards that are unmatched in the industry. 

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