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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|

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 |2021-07-26T11:05:37-06:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Security Industry News|

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 |2021-08-24T16:40:03-06:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Security 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|

How Security Guards are Playing Important Roles in the Vaccination Process

The changing landscape of 2020 has seen many new opportunities for the security guard industry, from changing retail procedures to new technology on the rise. But heading into 2021, there’s a new field rapidly developing, and firms looking for more growth should start keeping track. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations is slowly beginning across the [...]

By |2021-06-21T13:12:40-06:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: El Dorado News, Security Industry News|

Security Guard Firms are Seeing a New Kind of Client: Reporters

In many ways, 2020 has been a boon to the security guard industry, as firms have seen increasing demand for guards in a variety of circumstances, from business owners interested in protecting their storefronts to retailers trying to manage surges in demand or new coronavirus-related regulations. But one area where we’ve seen some surprising increases [...]

By |2020-12-09T09:28:49-06:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|

Security Guards and Facial Recognition Technology: Here’s Where the Industry Stands

Facial recognition on cameras and security cam software has reached the point where it, like other key technologies, is affecting commercial markets and law enforcement – and that could mean major changes for the security guard industry, too. Some of those changes are already starting to happen, and the next several years will be a [...]

By |2022-03-23T15:31:53-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Security Industry News|
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