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What are the main duties of a security manager in a hotel?

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July 10, 2012 9:52AM

· The Security Officer is responsible for safety and security of guests, workers and hotel buildings

· Crime prevention and investigation

· Security systems including security patrols, surveillance systems, door locking mechanisms, control of restricted areas, monitoring of master keys, etc.

· Initiating or maintaining policies and procedures for general safety and security

· Training of staff for emergency procedures

· Inspections relating to hotel security

· Regular security meetings

· Supervising the security team effectively (i.e. monitoring whether security guards do their job properly)

· Maintaining good working relationships with management and members of other departments

· Keeping up-to-date with world news and hospitality security trends

as well as plenty of other duties.