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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|

Should Your Security Guards Start Wearing Bodycams?

Bodycams have been in the news quite frequently these days and have become an increasingly popular addition to law enforcement around the country. That’s led a growing number of security firms to wonder if bodycams are an advantageous service their own guards should have. The answer can be a little complicated: Private security guards may [...]

By |2021-05-18T16:48:22-06:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Employment Practices Liability Coverage

In an industry where high employee turnover is normal, how can a company protect themselves from wrongful termination lawsuits? Over the past decade, the number of employees alleging claims such as wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation has increased exponentially. Employees’ willingness to sue has been further compounded by the fact that settlements and [...]

By |2021-05-14T09:45:56-06:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

7 Important Surveillance Tips for PIs Watching Remote Workers

One corporate field of investigation has seen especially high growth in 2021 – surveilling at-home workers. With the sudden spike in remote work situations across the majority of industries dealing with COVID-19, companies found themselves wanting a way to make sure that key workers were actually performing their duties…and if they weren’t, actionable evidence that [...]

By |2021-05-18T16:43:12-06:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|
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