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The Top Types of Certifications Every PI Should Consider in 2021

Experienced public universities, local training academies, online colleges, and a variety of similar organizations can offer robust training and private investigator certifications. This is an excellent way to add new skills that can generate additional revenue, expand a current skillset to be more applicable to today’s clients, or keep up to date in a rapidly [...]

By |2021-08-26T10:40:20-06:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

New Trends: Alarm Installation for Seniors and Aging in Place

A growing sector of the alarm installation market is focused on providing solutions for those who plan on aging in place or working with clients that manage assisted living facilities. We are seeing some very innovative applications in this area, such as IBM Research’s trial run using lidar from self-driving cars in seniors’ homes to [...]

By |2021-08-17T11:14:22-06:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

The Advantages of Switching to Mobile Patrol Apps for Security Guards

Security guards are currently making decisions about whether or not to adopt mobile patrol apps to help coordinate and communicate between patrols, security stations, and the office. Some are sticking with traditional two-way radios for now, while others have fully moved to mobile apps offered on platforms like Security Guard, Guard Center, Novage, GuardMetrics, and [...]

By |2021-08-17T11:14:29-06:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Voice Assistants are More Popular than Ever in Security Alarm Systems: Here’s Why

Over The past several years, we have seen popular voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant spread throughout the smart home – and arrive in alarm systems. What started out as an add-on or gimmick has quickly become an important feature to many buyers, more so in 2021 than ever before. Let’s take a look [...]

By |2021-07-22T17:00:05-06:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

Important Tips for PIs Interested in Becoming Process Servers

Private investigators and process servers share a lot of overlap in their duties – locating and tracking people, interviewing, using the latest technology to gather information, and so on. It’s no surprise that many PIs choose to expand their offered services by also offering to serve legal papers. This can be a significant source of [...]

By |2021-07-22T16:48:47-06:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Is the Apartment Security Guard Industry Right for Your Firm?

The apartment security industry is a particularly lively field right now, and if your firm is interested in expanding your clientele, we suggest looking at local opportunities. While the basics are fairly clear – guarding multi-family dwellings and managing access – there may be several questions about the details and what to expect. These FAQs [...]

By |2021-07-22T16:41:51-06:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Will Security Guards Be Asked to Check for Vaccine Cards? Here’s What to Know

There’s currently a lot of discussion about what businesses and other organizations will do regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. Will companies require proof of vaccination for certain locations or activities? Could businesses be liable if they do not? How easy are vaccine cards to fake, anyway? For security firms, the questions are slightly different: Can companies make [...]

By |2021-06-21T11:00:13-06:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

What Security Installers Should Say When Owners Have Privacy Concerns

Privacy is on everyone’s mind lately: There’s always a new headline about hacked data, stolen identities, and general examples of how modern technology isn’t always safe when personal data is concerned. That leads to a rising number of questions from clients who are interested in a new alarm or security system, but are wary of [...]

By |2021-06-21T10:55:40-06:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

The Practical Gadgets PIs Should Actually Add to Their Kits

The PI world is inundated with products marketed toward those interested in surveillance and security. Unfortunately, most of them are unnecessary and shouldn’t be cluttering the kits of any professional private investigator. That raises an especially important question for PIs out in the field: What equipment is beneficial for the job or adds important capabilities [...]

By |2021-06-21T10:48:46-06:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Surveillance & Trespassing

Guest Post By: Ron Buretta, Ron R. Buretta & Associates, Inc. I authored the following article for PI Magazine in February 2003. This involved surveillance in rural Illinois which resulted in a lawsuit against the investigators and their client. In October 2014 the issues of intrusion of seclusion and trespassing was litigated but this time [...]

By |2021-06-21T13:37:26-06:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Guest Post|
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