Lock it down with security guard scheduling

Enforce your territory with easy and free security guard scheduling. Communicate across crews, track time on the clock, control labor costs, and add tasks so everyone knows what needs to be done.


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Easy to create shifts, user friendly and great to message employees individually or by group.

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Security guard employee scheduling

Serve with authority by scheduling just the right amount of agents, no matter your team size or structure. Build the perfect schedule and be done before the next perimeter check. All while minimizing labor costs and complying with your local rest and break laws. Your team views their assigned shifts from anywhere and receives custom notifications to remind them. Plus, post available shifts and allow teammates to swap, freeing you up to focus on your clients’ assets.

Time clock for security guards

Track team members’ time on the clock down to the minute and sync with your payroll to ensure accurate paychecks and reports, every time. Employees clock in and out of shifts right from their phones, or from a central kiosk. Enable GPS geofencing to verify teammates are on site when they clock in. Optimize your schedule by seeing who shows up on time, late, or no-call no-shows.

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Security guard employee messaging

Keep your entire team engaged and alert with streamlined communication. Send private and group messages, create custom newsfeed pages, and deliver organization-wide announcements from your desktop or mobile device. With Sling’s communication tools, you stay in control of the message while everyone on your team stays in the loop.

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Labor costs for security guards

Labor is one of the largest expenses for your security operation. De-escalate your costs of labor by tracking hours worked and setting the most efficient schedules for your team. Plan ahead of payroll by viewing time on the clock and potential overtime as you schedule. Stay on budget by comparing labor costs to projected and actual revenue to get the most out of your spending.

Task management for security guards

Keep everyone on task and focused on the priority by handing out clear assignments. Add tasks specific to any employee or shift so everyone knows what to do. Create a task from scratch, or use a premade template for recurring tasks. With task assignments, your team is more self-sufficient and gets more done.

Sling is a phenomenal product…

…that changed our staff scheduling 100%. We went from using spreadsheets to having visibility to hourly staffing levels in various positions.

Spend less time on security guard scheduling and more time protecting your clients

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Work across multiple job sites from one place

Manage multiple crews working across sites from wherever you are—at the office, on site, or on the go. Whether you have one crew in the field or 100, Sling helps you keep track of who is working, where they are and what they’re doing. Get your teams organized and focused with clear scheduling and communication to help you get the job done.

Keep track of credentials with employee documents

Never worry if a license or certification has expired again. Attach important files to teammates’ profiles to see who is certified for what. Keep contracts, records, or anything else that matters to you right next to your team members’ profiles. You even receive alerts when documents are about to expire, so you never have to worry about slipping out of compliance.

Instantly sync timesheets to payroll

Avoid payroll and reporting issues before they occur and save time calculating time on the clock. Track the cost of your labor compared to your cash flow. Sync employee timesheets with your preferred payroll software, or export reports for down-to-the-minute accuracy. Sling simplifies your payroll process while improving accuracy for every paycheck.

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Keep your clients—and employees—top of mind

Scouting for new clients and managing team trainings are taking up enough of your time. Handle your business and use your time more effectively with Sling’s security guard scheduling with time management, internal communications and labor cost controls. Whether you have a team of five or 500, Sling frees up countless hours each week so you can get back to taking care of your clients.

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Having both a desktop and mobile app makes it very convenient to spend time building a complete schedule from the desktop but manage changes on the fly from mobile.

Frequently asked questions

Is Sling good for security guard scheduling?

If you own or manage a business with team members who work in shifts, then Sling was built for you. Sling is particularly useful for security businesses with help for scheduling, communicating and managing the labor costs of your workforce.

I operate multiple locations, will Sling work for me?

Whether your operation has one, 100, or 1,000 locations, Sling works for you. Filter schedules, communications and reports by locations or regions, and manage your multi-location operation from anywhere. Learn more about multiple locations.

What is security guard scheduling software?

Security guard scheduling software is a set of digital tools that simplifies the time-intensive process of creating and managing your team members’ shift schedules. Learn more about Sling’s employee scheduling capabilities.

How does Sling reduce security guard labor costs?

Labor costs are one of the largest expenses for your security business. By measuring the cost of your team’s time and analyzing it against revenue, you see exactly how much support you need to schedule and the cost of that labor.

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Key features

  • Shift scheduling

    Organize and manage employee work schedules

  • Time-off requests

    Approve or deny employee requests for time off

  • Available shifts

    Easily see which shifts still need to be filled

  • News sharing

    Share news with your team through targeted pages

  • Long-term scheduling

    Build employee schedules months in advance

  • Private messaging

    Communicate with employees one-on-one

Plus many others


Take it to the next level by adding tools for tracking time and optimizing labor costs.


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Key features

  • Mobile time tracking

    Accurately clock in and out of shifts from a moble device

  • Labor cost management

    Keep track of your labor costs and compare against sales

  • Overtime tracking

    Track, analyze and prevent excessive overtime

  • Private and group messaging

    Communicate with employees in private or group conversations

  • Calendar synchronization

    Keep track of your scheduled shifts on any calendar app

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Understand your labor data, pull reports for payroll, and run your business efficiently!


per user per month

Key features

  • Kiosk time tracking

    Use a shared device for employees to clock in and out

  • Reports

    View reports of total hours worked and wages earned

  • No-shows

    Track and manage shifts employees miss

  • Sick call-outs

    Track and manage employee sick call-outs

  • PTO management

    Approve and track paid time off requests

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