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Surveillance Operator

Watch the premises of a company with surveillance equipment.

What does a Surveillance Operator do?

As a surveillance operator, it is your duty to maintain the safety and confidentiality of a company. You use special cameras and other equipment to monitor all the activities that take place inside the premises of the company. Surveillance operators also keep an eye on parking lots and outside areas. You watch the premises through the different cameras, regularly switching perspective. You alert authorities in case of theft or other criminal activities and keep a log of suspicious activity. Surveillance operators also check whether all the equipment, such as cameras and video storage systems, is working correctly.

It is common to have many surveillance operators working on casinos and gaming floors, where a lot of quick action takes place, and large sums of money are involved. You may work with a team of surveillance operators to watch all activities closely. Surveillance operators have to sit for long periods of time, remain focused, and have a keen eye for detail.

To be a surveillance operator, you need to have a high school diploma and experience with surveillance equipment.