Security Guard Payroll Software: Features You Need

Security guard payroll software has unique needs. Security companies often utilize a combination of contracted workers and hired employees to fill positions. In some cases, these workers are contracted out to third-party companies. In other cases, the security company may handle a specific location. Sometimes, a business may hire a single guard to handle all security-related responsibilities. A payroll system should be able to handle all the various configurations a security guard company or contractor may require.

AMS Payroll, our accounting and payroll software, offers the flexibility and user-friendliness security guard payroll software needs. Our software connects to our base platform, the W-2/1099 Forms Filer. This means our tools can support any combination of W-2 or 1099 employees. This remains the case whether you employ one or 1,000 security guards. If you’re in need of security payroll support, AMS can help.



Unique Demands of Security Guard Companies

There are two types of security guard. The type of security guards you work with, or employ, will dictate your tax and wage obligations. They are:

  • In-House Security: This type of guard is personally hired by a specific company to work for them. They are full employees of a company. The hiring business, no matter the industry, distributes and reports security guard payroll. This is a common practice at hospitals, banks, hotels, nightclubs, and museums.
  • Contract Security: This is the most common type of security guard. In this case, individual contract guards are hired by private agencies. Then, clients hire a specific security agency, which supplies the guards. The agency handles all tax- and wage-related responsibilities. These security guards often serve as bodyguards, armed security, patrol, video surveillance, and/or event security.

Companies who utilize in-house or contract security guards will still have complicated payroll needs. For example, an in-house security guard may be an employee at a company that works primarily with contractors. In contrast, a contracted security guard may work in an agency that has a handful of full-time employees. When searching for security guard payroll software, users need to prioritize the ability to work with a wide variety of W-2 and 1099 forms. Otherwise, the tool won’t meet their needs.


Find Effective Security Guard Payroll Software with AMS

 Whether you run a security company or are looking to hire a bodyguard, you’ll need a specialized payroll tool to get the job done. AMS Payroll, our payroll platform, supports most types of W-2 and 1099 workers. This powerful program also supports up to 1,999 payers and up to 9,999 employees per payer. This means we’re a great option regardless of your firm’s size.



AMS Payroll processes both “live” and after-the-fact payroll, which can be important to security companies. Users have the option to input up to 40 user-defined fields for deductions and additions, like health insurance and retirement contributions. Plus, AMS Payroll seamlessly integrates with all other AMS products to create a wholly customized accounting suite. Our tools are affordable and user-friendly – the perfect option for security guard payroll.

Think we might be a fit? Try our free demo software. If you have questions, give our Sales and Information Team a call at 800-536-1099.

Software Solutions from AMS

Our W-2 and 1099 Forms Filer is our only required platform. From there, users pick the services they need. Choose from the tools below to build out your customized accounting software.