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How Much Does a Security Guard Cost?

Average Price.

As a security company we often get the question: how much does a security guard cost? Are you looking for security for your business, but do not know how much it will cost you? Look no further. The cost of security guards can vary massively. It depends on multiple different factors, including location, contract duration, duties and how many guards you need. All these factors impact on how much you will pay for the security of your business.

If you are looking for manned security, you can expect to pay anything between £10 to £20. However, the price will ultimately depend upon the duty’s you wish security guards to complete and where.

So, how much does a security guard cost? Here is a list of security guard services from the lowest to the highest average cost per hour. The lowest would be anything from £10, and the highest could be up to £60.

  1. General static or construction security guards.
  2. Retail security guards or store detectives.
  3. Security guard supervisors or door supervisors.
  4. Mobile security.

What Impacts the Price.

Security guards undertake varied shifts of work in various locations and under different circumstances. This means there are numerous factors that impact upon the price you will end up paying.

Factors that impact greatly on the rate you receive include: how many security guards you require, the duration of the contract you apply for, the location the security services will be completed and most significantly the duties you require.

The location of the business you need security for impacts the price, because different locations carry different crime rates. This means places with higher crime rates will pose more risk to the safety of security guards therefore the price will be higher. The graph below shows the pay averages of security guards per area. This shows that somewhere like London where crime rates are higher will require guards to be paid more for their services.

Pay Difference by Location.

London, England     11%
Liverpool, England       0%
Glasgow, England       2%
Manchester, England       3%
Sheffield, England       4%
Cardiff, England       4%
Edinburgh, Scotland       7%

“Employees with Security Guard in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 11.0% more than the average. The lowest salaries can be found in Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (6.6% less), Sheffield, England: South Yorkshire (4.4% less) and Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff (3.6% less).”


Security guard duties.

The duties security guards undertake also impact on the price you pay.

For example, one of the lowest costing services is static and construction security guards, this is because their main role is to patrol the empty site. Therefore, they cost less than say a retail security guard whose role requires them to talk to the public, show them around and deal with shoplifters. More expensive security services include security guard supervisors and door supervisors who are will manage a team of guards. Door supervisors would also be stationed on pubs, events, or weddings where they may have to deal with people drinking, which would be more demanding than other roles. In addition, security guards with dogs and mobile patrol security guards will be more expensive due to the extra maintenance charge of the car and looking after the dog.

How much do we charge to hire security?  

Here at Region Security we take pride in our motivated and dedicated team of security guards, who can provide you with leading security services at the best price. We pride ourselves in our competitive security guarding rates. We promise to meet or beat all our competitors’ rates without decreasing the standard of the security we provide, so you can protect your business at the price you want.

We are committed to bringing you the highest quality services at an affordable price for you.

Our Price Promise:

  • We promise to beat any competitors current rate on your proposed project.
  • We will provide only the best and cost-effective solutions based on your needs and budget.
  • Once we verify the competitors service and rate, we can match it or offer you a better deal.

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