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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 system consumers can monitor their homes from work, the restaurant, an outing at the park or in their vehicles. Yet, the decision whether, where and how to mount home security cameras implicate certain legal issues. […]
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 of the services offered. The industry has become a lot more organized in the last couple of decades. Most security professionals work as contractors or employees of private security firms. This makes has introduced a […]
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 of age and be able to pass criminal background checks performed by the California Department of Justice as well as the FBI (see the BSIS Security Guard fact sheet here). An eight-hour training course titled […]
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 do you know which security guard company you should work for? You have unique traits and talents, and a work-ethic second to none; you don’t want them to go wasted. Don’t worry; Security Guard Training Central […]
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 Security Guards Armed security guards work protecting the public, and they may work for private companies, armored car companies, retail businesses, or security firms. This is an excellent opportunity for retired military personnel or […]