July 24, 2017
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Armed vs Unarmed Security Guards: What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference Between Armed and Unarmed Security Guards? If you’ve been to a bank, museum, or mall lately, you’ve probably seen a security guard walking around. Did you know there are armed and unarmed guards and each has specific criteria for things they can and can’t do? This article compares armed vs unarmed security guards, as the differences go beyond simple weapons certification. Armed […]
July 26, 2017
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America’s Top 10 Security Guard Companies

Becoming a security guard can be a challenging but rewarding career. The accomplishment of earning a degree, completing your training and of embarking down this particular career path of public service speaks volumes about your character. You’ve made a decision to put the safety of others first, and you’re dedicated to ensuring the integrity of that decision won’t become compromised. But where do you start? How […]
July 28, 2017
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How to get a BSIS Guard Card in California

In California, you must have a “Guard Card” from the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) before you start working as a security guard. If you are interested in security guard employment in CA, follow these steps in order to be issued your guard card. Guard Card Application Requirements To become eligible for a security guard card, you must be at least 18 years […]
July 31, 2017
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How to get a PERC Card in Illinois

The Demand for Security Guards Increases The demand for private security guards continues to increase. As state and local budgets shrink, and with them the security offered by police services, businesses and other organizations are looking for ways to protect their employees and assets. The large number of returning veterans and former police officers has increased both the pool of security professionals and the quality […]
August 1, 2017
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Residential Security Cameras Laws Explained – Is Your Setup Legal?

For many home owners, video surveillance is an integral facet of their security systems. This home security offers deterrence against would-be burglars, irresponsible or abusive babysitters, nannies and caretakers. With the video components, residents and law enforcement can obtain evidence of criminal activities. Those suspicious of infidelity by spouses might seek proof to confirm their concerns. Thanks to smartphones, tablets, computers and wireless technology, security […]
August 7, 2017
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Everything You Need to Know About Bodyguard Training

Do you want to become a bodyguard? While the term “bodyguard” may conjure up mental images of well-muscled James-Bond like figures in dark glasses, people who work as bodyguards actually have to acquire a more delicate, specific set of skills. Bodyguard training qualifies you to work protecting certain individuals from threats such as theft or kidnapping. Work is often contracted out through security companies. Bodyguards […]