Security Interview Questions & Answers

  1. Question 1. Explain Me One Of Your Achievements?

    Answer :

    I am proud to say that I assisted in devising an alarm system that works with body heat sensors. I was the prime source of information and feedback for this project.

  2. Question 2. Explain What Are Some Of Your Greatest Strengths?

    Answer :

    This is your chance to show off a little bit. Perhaps you can talk about your effective problem-solving skills, the way you stay calm under pressure, and your ability to prioritize tasks – especially in emergency situations when multiple issues must be handled simultaneously.

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  4. Question 3. Tell Me Do You Have Anger Issues? If Yes, How Do You Deal With Them?

    Answer :

    I am not temperamental by nature but there are times when even the most docile of people lose their tempers. Especially in a setting where law enforcement is involved. It might seem a bit childish but counting from one to ten takes the edge out of my behavior like a charm!

  5. Question 4. Tell Me Do You Use Computers?

    Answer :

    Yes! I am adept at using computers and CCTV Camera programs. I am also a good user of MS Word, Excel, Windows, Internet and email.

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  7. Question 5. Tell Me How Do You Know When To Enlist External Help?

    Answer :

    Security guards can practice law up to a certain limit. After that, it is up to the authorities to take over. While I know exactly how to look for and catch suspicious individuals or investigate thefts, it is not up to me to keep someone under lock and key. This is where I ask for external assistance.

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  9. Question 6. Do You Know What Are The Major Duties Of A Security Guard?

    Answer :

    Depending on the environment that a security guard is hired in, they patrol commercial and residential buildings to ensure that there is no sign of nefarious activities, and ensure the general safety and wellbeing of the residents in the assigned community.

  10. Question 7. Tell Me What Is A Main Duty Of A Security Officer From Your Point Of View?

    Answer :

    The main duty is to keep all the customers and employees safe and secure.

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  12. Question 8. Tell Me How Would You Make Sure That Undue Instances Do Not Transpire?

    Answer :

    The key to making a community or premises as secure as possible is to make sure that a vigilant eye is kept on surroundings.

  13. Question 9. Explain Me What Would You Do If A Hurried Visitor Resists Metal Screening While Entering The Premises?

    Answer :

    I am committed to provide exceptional customer service, therefore, I would convince the visitor to calm down and cooperate for the sake of their own security and that of the premises. If they still do not cooperate I would not allow them to enter the premises.

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  15. Question 10. Suppose You Are Working As A Security Guard In A Commercial Building. What Would Be Your First Responsibility?

    Answer :

    Screening people who enter the building, ensuring that they are not carrying prohibited items such as arms or drugs and generally looking out for suspicious persons, would be the prime duty in a commercial setting.

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  17. Question 11. Tell Us What Is Your Physical Condition?

    Answer :

    Physical condition is very important for a good security officer. You can hardly catch a young burglar on his way out of the shop if you are not in a good shape. That’s why you should mention that you go to gym regularly and do at least some condition sports.

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  19. Question 12. Tell Me What Would You Do If You Find Out A Coworker Is Accessing Unauthorized Files?

    Answer :

    I will not stop him/her personally but I would immediately report to the supervisor.

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  21. Question 13. Do You Know What Type Of Skills Are Required To Work As A Security Guard?

    Answer :

    Security guards need to be extremely vigilant as well as skilled in handling adverse situations. While they cannot enforce law, they can ensure that law and order is maintained. To work at this position, one has to be physically dexterous and possess an active mind. Additionally, one needs to be well-trained in using firearms in situations that demand extreme action.

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  23. Question 14. Tell Me In What Situation Would You Use A Weapon?

    Answer :

    Unless there is a direct threat to any individual, I am not authorized to use arms. But if I sense that a potentially harmful situation is about to take place, I will have no choice but to use a gun to save innocent lives.

  24. Question 15. Explain Me What Kind Of Security Or Public Safety Experience Do You Have?

    Answer :

    This is a great opportunity to talk about how previous field experience has taught you valuable lessons not learned in traditional classroom settings. If you don’t have direct relevant experience, use real examples that most closely match with the job you’re applying for.

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  26. Question 16. Tell Me Can You Carry A Gun? How Do You Feel About Carrying Or Using A Gun?

    Answer :

    This is a catcher question. Employers do not want you to use gun, if there is any other option available. That’s why you should mention that you would never use a gun in your job, except of the situation when a burglar uses a gun against you.

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  28. Question 17. Tell Me How Does “visibility” Help?

    Answer :

    Being a deterrent to criminals is what security guards are all about. If they are “seen” constantly and project a “no-nonsense” image, criminals are automatically discouraged.

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  30. Question 18. Tell Me What Are The Main Responsibilities Of A Security Officer?

    Answer :

    The main duties of a security officer include checking luggage and visitors to ensure no weapon or hazardous material enter into the premises, noting sign-in/out for visitors, recording IDs of all visitors, responding to security calls and conducting scheduled patrols in the assigned area.

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  32. Question 19. Could You Imagine Working 16 Hours A Day As Security Officer?

    Answer :

    Security officers are sometimes required to work longer than other employees. If you get this question, you should simply mention that you have experience with working more than 12 hours in a row and that it is OK for you and you can still maintain the high level of concentration and awareness.

  33. Question 20. Tell Me How Do You Spend Company Downtime?

    Answer :

    Companies are aware that you may experience some quiet moments from time to time, and want to make sure that you’ll somehow use it to benefit them and not spend it daydreaming about dinner or texting your friends. Research some useful, relevant, and creative ways to help enhance the company during downtime.

  34. Question 21. Explain Why Are You Interested To Become A Security Officer?

    Answer :

    Helping people has always been one of my favorite things to do ever since I was a mere child. It gives me a sense of great achievement when I know that someone is feeling secure because of me. What better option did I have!

  35. Question 22. Tell Me What Are Your More Technical Skills Related To This Position?

    Answer :

    I have been trained in setting up and monitoring surveillance equipment and I take an active part in managing this from scratch wherever I work so that I know what to expect from a certain situation.