Many security-related issues continue to plague Indonesia. Thus, finding an appropriately trained and vetted individual with the title of a security guard in Indonesia seems invaluable while facing mass protests and terrorist events. For the sake of enterprise leaders and their businesses, we discuss which criteria to use for selecting skilled protection professionals in the said country.
When anyone types in security guard Indonesia in their search engine, they are sure to get many hundreds of results. However, one must do plenty of more research to establish their credibility.
It is true to say that being a security guard in Indonesia is generally seen as a lower-level occupation. However, using a professional company will ensure that a higher standard is used to support various security-related tasks, including CPP or EP operations.
To start with, let us ask a few questions that should precede selecting a company:
- Are they legally registered?
- What are their work portfolios and operational capabilities?
- In which areas do they operate? These could include Borneo/Kalimantan, Jawa, Sulawesi, Papua, and other regions.
- Do they have a valid company’s address, phone number, and website?
- Are they members of prominent international security bodies?
As a rule of thumb, it would be wise to ask fellow industry peers for recommendations. In fact, there are many fake security companies that offer subpar services and can put the life of any high-profile individual at risk due to negligence, scarce experience, or poor training.
Therefore, let us explore a few examples to discuss what it means to have a security guard in Indonesia.
There are many applications for protection professionals in Indonesia. Some include venue or halls-and-walls security in assisting executive protection teams. For instance, an EP company from abroad could be searching to employ a security guard in Indonesia for a single function.
In this case, applicants for the position must go through a detailed vetting and application process. However, certain established companies maintain a pool of security guards on standby 24/7. This helps in getting them on-site as soon as possible.
Conversely, other firms may choose only part-time, low-experience workers in this sector, thereby adversely reflecting the level of service. We believe this is not a good solution, as security guards must be at the top of their game, constantly mastering their skills, with sharp senses to combat any eventuality.
The G20 Presidency of Indonesia is a prime example of how venue security specialists can assist in ensuring a safe, secure environment. With hundreds of high-level officials, it is paramount to protect them from ill-intentioned individuals and groups.
So, here are a few ways that security guards can help as they
- Make everyone — whether foreigner or local — feel safe due to their sheer presence,
- Act as a visual deterrent to criminal behaviour,
- Manage crowd control with fences, access control techniques, and other tools,
- Scan for weapons and employ metal detection devices,
- Secure equipment and non-security staff, and
- Ensure organisers can turn to other aspects of the event.
Although foreign guests will be escorted by their personal security detail, the outer perimeter of the venue where the meetings are held will indeed require security guards.
In many respects, these protection professionals are a necessity rather than a nice-to-have. With bombing and terrorist attacks still fresh in the minds of Indonesians, security efforts must be at the forefront of the organisers’ concerns.