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How Alarm Installers Can Benefit from Retrofitting Laws

Alarm installers should always capitalize on local codes and regulations to help expand their business. One often-overlooked area is required retrofitting in your state: This happens when state legislatures update laws to require different types of alarms, alarms in new places, or key alarm upgrades in existing or new construction. It is important to be [...]

By | 2020-06-18T10:06:36-06:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

PIs and Trespassing: How to Make Sure You are Following the Rules

All experienced PIs know that they have to stay within the lines – but trespassing can pose an especially rigorous temptation, especially if the information that a PI is after remains just out of reach. It’s why there are always ongoing cases about private investigates snooping on computers at a business to gather protected data [...]

By | 2020-06-25T09:49:27-06:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Everything to Know About the Growing Retail/Grocery Security Market

World events, now including both COVID-19 and protests, have led to rapid growth in several specific industries: One of them is security guard services for retail and grocery businesses, especially as people start returning in greater numbers. There is enormous new demand in this sector for any security company that can capitalize on it. But [...]

By | 2020-06-18T07:56:13-06:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Answering Questions About Video Doorbells and Privacy Laws for Worried Clients

The video doorbell and front door security cams have become an increasingly popular option in the growing alarm installation market. It’s clear why homeowners and some business owners like these devices: They’re an easy way to check on the door, see who is trying to gain entry, and spot potential “porch pirates” and other burglars [...]

By | 2020-05-26T11:13:16-06:00 May 26th, 2020|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

Cyber Investigator vs. Private Investigator: What You Should Know About Their Services

As our lives are increasingly connected to the digital world, the need for cyber specialization has grown everywhere – including private investigation services. Today you will see some PI businesses label themselves as "cyber investigators." But what does that mean, and how does it differ from someone calling themselves a "private investigator"? Let's take a [...]

By | 2020-05-26T10:57:26-06:00 May 26th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

How to Advertise Guard Training for Your Security Guard Company

Do your clients know what your guards do? Security guard companies can spend a lot of effort advertising the business, but they should always remember that clients are primarily interested in the guards themselves, and what specific skills they offer – far beyond simply armed and unarmed. This is good news: It means that your [...]

By | 2020-05-26T10:42:25-06:00 May 26th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

PI Interviews: Phone vs. In Person vs. Video Chat

The private investigator has three methods for direct interviews available today: Phone, in person, and video chat. Which method is best can depend on the situation and additional circumstances (lockdown orders from COVID-19, for example, are quickly changing PI interview strategies around the world these days). Let’s take a look at these options and their [...]

By | 2020-05-22T15:51:50-06:00 April 28th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Security Business Resilience When Public Spaces Are Empty

Security guard companies are facing a fascinating industry shift in 2020 due to the considerable changes created by COVID-19 and the measures taken to protect the public from the coronavirus. This has posed a particular challenge for guard services specializing in protecting public places: What do you do when those public spaces are now empty? [...]

By | 2020-05-22T16:44:05-06:00 April 28th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Alarm Companies and “Deceptive Sales” Lawsuits: Here’s What You Need to Know

For the past several years, we’ve noticed a growing trend toward “deceptive sales” lawsuits in the alarm industry. These lawsuits can often be a tangle, with major providers like ADT suing both smaller partners and larger rivals, states suing installation companies, and a maze of settlements or payouts following the cases. However, the problem comes [...]

By | 2020-05-22T10:55:36-06:00 April 28th, 2020|Categories: Alarm Installer Insurance Industry News|

Key Tips on Avoiding Wrongful Death Lawsuits in the Security Guard Business

One of the worst – and unfortunately common – lawsuits that a security guard firm can face is a wrongful death suit. These lawsuits are typically filed when a security guard is involved in an incident that leads to the death of someone nearby. The relatives of the deceased then sue the security guard company [...]

By | 2020-05-25T09:12:27-06:00 March 25th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|
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