Security guards have a tough job, as do most jobs that include protecting people and property. It can be a cold, dark and repetitive grind punctuated by moments of adrenaline, chaos and excitement.
Because of the nature of the job, it is no surprise that security guards choose to invest a lot of money in their most valuable tool – the tactical flashlight!
Walking the rounds – Every security guard is familiar with this part of the job. It’s when you take the time to walk the perimeter of a lot or the interior hallways of a building to check on things. This is a general survey of the surroundings and for this you need a light that casts a large cone of light. A nice diffused cone of light that can illuminate a large area is ideal.
Interacting with people – In the course of your duties, you may be called to interact with people. Whether that is someone who just took a wrong turn, a group of drunken college kids or a potential dangerous threat, you want the ability to probably access the situation. A flashlight that is able to “dial down the power” is perfect. You want to have a clear view of the area but at the same time to want to be able to switch to a lower output so you don’t blind anyone.
Investigating disturbances – When you investigate a potential disturbance you need laser-like focus. You need to find the threat and assess the situation as quickly as possible. A light that offers a high lumen output as well as a tight cone of light is great for these situations. Anything over 100 lumens can be temporarily blinding, so if you’re looking underneath cars and behind dumpsters, shining that bright light can give you the time to subdue your target.
Depending yourself from an attack – Often security officers are advised not to engage with potential criminals. But, it rarely happens that the police get there on time to handle it. There might come a time when you need to defend yourself from an attack. Tactical flashlights are a great weapon; the strobe can temporarily blind and disorientate and the bezel can be used as a striking weapon.
At Klarus Light, a large range of tactical flashlights that meet the needs of the security professional are offered. Feel free to browse the website and look through the inventory before making your decision.