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September 5, 2017
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Best Armed Tactical Security Jobs of 2020

Many people think of security guards as lazy and under-trained. But armed tactical security can be both an exciting and a rewarding career. There are many paths you can take in the security field. To help guide you through that process, here is a summary of the best armed tactical security jobs of . Security Specialist A security specialist is akin to a police officer in terms of skill level. Security specialists often work in teams and have intimate knowledge of tactics and strategy. The job of a security specialist is to spot security flaws and fix them before they […]
August 14, 2017
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Armed Security Guard Pay Scale

The hourly and annual salaries of armed security guards have a wide-ranging variation dependent on factors such as experience, the security detail of the position, as well as geographic location. However, one who obtains these occupations would expect higher financial compensation than their unarmed security counterparts. A thorough examination here will reveal an in-depth look at the variation across the board in this field from the bottom, middle, and high-end scales of the spectrum. Security Guard Salary Information A security guard on the lowest end of the pay scale, in a state where the minimum wage lingers around the national […]
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 can also find work on an individual basis by freelancing. This article will provide you with everything you need to know about bodyguard training, including what it is, how to enroll in a course, the […]
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 […]