The State of Security Guard Regulation – And Why It’s Starting to Change

We have talked about issues related to security guard regulation before, but it’s time to shine a spotlight on it again, because things are starting to change even more quickly – and it may have widespread ramifications for the industry in the coming years. Security guard regulations – which include the licensing, insurance, and registration [...]

By |2021-04-20T11:02:14-06:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Key Signs That a Commercial Fire Alarm System Needs to Be Replaced

Many commercial fire alarm systems can exist in a kind of gray, where if they are operational and can be properly maintained, a replacement is not required…not until a significant change occurs. Local and state laws can have an impact here, which is why it’s always a good idea to keep up with the latest [...]

By |2021-04-20T10:51:55-06:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

The Risks (and Benefits) of Hiring PI Subcontractors

Subcontracting is a potential solution for busy PIs that need help juggling cases. A PI can either hire a subcontractor independently by personally interviewing clients or use a vendor that offers specific PI services from a larger pool of candidates. Either way, this option has its own risks as well as advantages: Here’s what PIs [...]

By |2021-04-20T10:44:16-06:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Situations Where a Private Investigator Should Always Notify the Local Police

The independence of private investigators from local law enforcement can be an advantage to many clients, especially when it comes to privacy and discretion. However, there are situations where an experienced PI needs to ask, “Should I go to the police with this?” Some of these situations are obvious, and some require a careful balance [...]

By |2021-03-25T08:24:58-06:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Security Guards and Vehicle Safety: What Policies Should Your Firm Have?

Vehicle safety and guidelines don’t just improve security patrols or driving behavior: They also play a key role in protecting a security firm from liability and other issues related to poor vehicle performance. In the wrong situations – or without the right preparation – a vehicle can be a source of serious damage or bodily [...]

By |2021-03-25T08:13:43-06:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

Your Guide for When Clients Want to Cut Down on False Alarms

A popular security news story is making the rounds about how a key security upgrade for the El Pollo Loco restaurant chain managed to reduce false alarm costs by 95% while fixing enormous vulnerabilities in the alarm system that had led the company to pay for services it wasn’t even receiving. Stories like this tend [...]

By |2021-03-25T08:04:16-06:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

How to Explain Built-In Alarm Delays to Customers

When a business or homeowner purchases a security system, they want alarms that will immediately make a difference. In particular, those with monitoring services will expect that the alarms installed will instantly lead to an alert with the monitoring company and resulting emergency response. After all, that’s how the building is protected, and the damage [...]

By |2021-02-22T07:32:46-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

7 Rules Every PI Should Know About the Ban on Pretexting

If you’ve been watching the news or following social media stories the past several years, you have probably noticed a growing number of stories about how people have outed others – often criminals – through dating apps, catfishing, email phishing, and generally misrepresenting themselves online. It’s effective and may look like an attractive option to [...]

By |2021-02-22T07:27:09-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Why COVID-19 Is Creating New PI Jobs in the Business World

We’ve already explored the interesting rise in demand for private investigators to keep an eye on remote workerswhen employers fear that they may not be fulfilling their duties from home as required. While that has created interesting business opportunities in 2020, there is another trend on the rise that could provide a different sort of [...]

By |2021-01-19T12:55:36-06:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: El Dorado News|
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