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OnGuard Wrap-Up: 10 Best Articles of 2017

Whether you’ve been an OnGuard Subscriber for years or just joined opened your first email, it’s tough to always catch every article. So in case you missed it, we did the research to find the most popular OnGuard articles of the year. Enjoy!

#10 Private Investigator Work Becomes Criminal

Portley-Hanks was indicted for his supporting role in one of the leading drug rings operating in the San Diego area. His boss was none other than the University of Southern California’s own walk-on football star, Owen Hanson. As a Private Investigator what line won’t you cross?

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#9 AlliedBarton and Security Guard Held Liable For Suicide

On August 3, 2015, a woman had committed suicide by falling from the roof of a 27 story Standard Insurance Center building. A 20 year old Security had tried to stop her from jumping but failed. The Security Guard and his employer AlliedBarton were sued by the woman’s family.

#8 New Trends in Security Guard Duties

Technology is changing almost every job on the planet, and the Security Guard industry is part of that shift. Most of the new trends in the industry relate to technology, whether it’s enhanced video surveillance, video management systems or more sophisticated access control. Technology has enhanced the role of the modern Security Guard.

#7 Security Guard Violence: A New Trend?

Today, the Security Guard Profession is considered one of the most dangerous professions nationwide, with an average of 50 Professional Security Guards giving their lives annually on the job. But what exactly is behind this new trend of Security Guard Violence?

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#6 [INFOGRAPHIC] Best Little-Known Mobile Apps for Private Investigators

Most people know about Evernote and Dropbox, which are great apps for data collection, file sharing, and syncing across multiple devices. These and other popular digital information apps, like Google Maps and Google Translate, are commonly used, but there are other useful, less common mobile apps that are great for private investigators.

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#5 Stingray Trackers. A Necessary Evil or Just Evil?

The “Stingray” refers to a device that can locate and surveil known cell phone numbers. For defendant Raymond Lambis, a known drug trafficker living in New York City, this unassuming little device nearly got him tossed in jail!

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#4 Texas Private Investigator & Security Guard Among the Dead in Bounty Hunting Gone Wrong

The events that unfolded in a Dallas area car dealership on May 30th left three people dead and a slew of questions regarding the responsibility of Texas Private Investigators and the Bounty Hunters that they employ.

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#3 [VIDEO] Bank Security Guard Cleared in Fatal Robbery Shooting

For security guard and former police deputy Brian Harrison, the New Year started out with a bang – several bangs, to be exact. At 4:00 pm, an armed, masked man by the name of Laurence A. Turner ran into the bank, pointed gun held out in front of him.

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#2 [VIDEO] Security Guard Attacked by a Homeless Man at McDonalds. Reasonable Force?

Even a quick internet search using the terms “Security Guard” and “homeless” reveals the ongoing saga of conflict between the two groups. The conflict can increase when a Security Guard in uniform must request homeless persons to vacate a business to make room for paying customers. A recent violent attack on a Santa Monica, CA, Security Guard by two homeless men perfectly illustrates this point.

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#1 [VIDEO] Private Investigator Records Double Murder in Broad Daylight

Laratio Lorenzo Dantzler has been described as “evil” and a “cold-blooded killer.” The jury who convicted him spent less than one hour in deliberations before returning to mete out the maximum possible sentence for a double homicide crime. It was a Private Investigator who helped seal his fate.

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