Whether you are an unarmed or armed security officer you need to be fully prepared and look professional at your job. Some jobs restrict certain gadgets to carry but it never hurts to upgrade what you have. This list you are about to read will have some affordable and some expensive items and it’s up to you to decide which you would like to get. Whether you’re buying something for yourself or maybe a friend or loved one, these items are worth checking out.
1. Security utility belt.
Your job may require it or it may be optional. Security utility belt helps keep everything you need on it. Amazon has a few to offer and most come with all the bags and pouches you need for your items. I recommend this belt from Amazon Security military tactical duty utility belt. As you can see through the link, it comes with all the pouches necessary for your equipment and you can’t go wrong with the price. If you do not need a utility belt, there is always the Security Friendly Belt. A light belt that also helps you keep that professional look.
2. Flash light.
Every security officer has a flash light. The question is do you? If you do, how powerful is it? Flash lights vary from the rechargeable type to the battery type. One of the best selling on Amazon and also affordable flash lights would be the Outlite A100 Portable Ultra Bright Handheld LED Flashlight with Adjustable Focus and 5 Light Modes. A water resistant LED flash light gives you a crispy clear image at night time. If you’d like something a lot more professional and a lot more brighter, you can get the Night Provision TX11 Tactical Flashlight with a 1000 Lumen LED, this flashlight is something you’d love.
3. Pepper Spray.
It’s great to have one of these whether you’re a security office or not. If you do get one of these for your personal reasons, don’t abuse it. The SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray has 35 shots which is more than enough for you. Great seller and great product.
4. Pocket Knife.
There are soooo many different types of pocket knives but the one I’m providing are most professional looking and great knives in general. I have 3 pocket knives and planning to get a couple more. If you’d like a simple pocket knife I recommend the Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Liner Lock Folding Knife. You could always go for this high customer reviewed pocket knife, TAC Force Tactical Folding Knife and it has different color options.
5. Incident Book.
Security, police, journalist, you name it, they all have some type of small book where they can write they’re reports on. Very important and handy to have one so if you do not, check this one out. Rite in the Rain All-Weather Field Interview Notebook is the best notepad to have. Why? The name speaks for itself:)
You may or may not be able to carry a taser. This is something you should check with your manager and your state. I live in Virginia and it is legal to carry a taser around so it’s always in my car. The following stun guns are all rechargeable and have LED flashlight embedded in them. You can get the VIPERTEK VTS-880 – 260,000,000 Mini Stun Gun or the VIPERTEK VTS-989 – 610,000,000 Heavy Duty Stun Gun or maybe the VIPERTEK VTS-195 – Aluminum Series 600,000,000 Heavy Duty Stun Gun. Depending on the voltages you want or need, you can make your decision.
Most likely you are an armed security officer to carry a set of handcuffs. Handcuffs from my personal knowledge and common sense are not illegal to carry for your personal use. Say you need to make a citizen’s arrest, having a set of handcuffs can come a long way. But before you starting thinking about all that, you obviously need to know how to use handcuffs before you think about using them on someone. Anyways, the only handcuffs I recommend would be these VIPERTEK Heavy Duty Hinged Double Lock Steel Police Edition Professional Grade Handcuffs. You could always get them in black if you’d like.
8. Body cam recorder.
If anything was to happen while working and there are no cameras around, having one these can save your life and job. With it you will not be accused of anything, you can use the media recorded against someone who has done something to you or the property. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Cam recorders can be expensive, if you’d like an affordable one I recommend the Mini Spy Hidden Camera HD Body Video Recorder. If you want something worth your buck that’s much better quality then I recommend the Veho Micro Spy Camera Nanny Cam. There are so many different body cam recorders but most are crappy or very expensive and there is no need to overpay for something you can get for a lot cheaper and yet it does what it needs to do.
9. Other types of accessories to look professional.
- Badges: Your job should provide a badge but you may want a badge holder? Check out these.
– Universal Magnetic Badge & ID Holder
– Genuine Leather Badge Holder with Neck Chain and Belt Clip
– Tri-Fold Ballistic Badge Holder, Wallet w/ID Window
- Security shirts/hats: SECURITY Hat & T-shirt Bundle
- Security pants: Most pants fade fairly quickly so I recommend the 5.11 Tactical Pants.
- Boots: The highest reviewed boots on Amazon would be the Maelstrom Men’s TAC FORCE 8 Inch Military Tactical Duty Work Boot with Zipper. If you plan on getting them, don’t forget to get your size.
- Whistles: When it comes to whistles, you don’t want to get a referee or coach whistle do you? Check out these police whistles.
– Rothco Gi Type Police Whistle
– Metal Police Whistle
This concludes my post, and I really wish I am able to post every one of my favorites items from the lists but I feel that I would overwhelm myself as well as you guys with deciding on a choice! If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to contact me!