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The Security Officer Network's Master List of Resources

Last Update July 29, 2016

This page contains links to must have resources mentioned throughout and the various publications published by The Security Officer Network. These are tools for growing your knowledge as a security professional, building your security agency and keeping informed as to the latest happenings in the private security industry. Click on the title to navigate to the resource.

News and Media

  • -> @OFFICERHQ on Twitter
    The real time security industry news feed from The Security Officer Network.
  • -> Security Guy Radio at
    Weekly audio broadcasts with leading private security experts. Host Chuck Harold and his guests and can be heard live on Monday nights at 7pm PST. Recordings of past shows are also available.

Free Publications

  • -> Unarmed Security Exam Prep Guide
    This guide walks the reader through many of the commonly asked questions which will be encountered on the unarmed security licensing test. The guide provided at no cost to the reader.
  • -> How to Start a Security Guard Company
    Actionable advice for those who desire to start a private security guard business. The 116 page book features a sample business plan and other helpful resources.
  • -> From Security Guard to Security Expert
    A step by step guide to building a public persona as a professional security expert.

Publications For Purchase

Security Agency Owner Tools

Tools for driving lowering the cost of ongoing security agency operations.

  • -> Drive Down the Cost of General Liability Insurance
    This is the contact form for an insurance firm which specializes in writing policies for security agencies. This should greatly lower the cost of the insurance premium which you must pay.
  • -> Security-Specefic Customer Relationship Management System offers a private security-specefic CRM System designed for private security agencies.
  • -> Business Formation Cost
    Check the cost of forming an LLC or C Corporation in your state. This helps determine the amount needed for starting up your new agency and lets you plan accordingly.
  • -> Free Domain Name With WordPress Hosting
    Reserve your professional security domain for free with the purchase of the $3.95 Bluehost blog hosting plan.
  • -> Domain Name Checker’s free domain name availability tool. Try it now, enter your agency’s name, e.g. “”.
  • -> Wordpress Install Instructions
    This page walks the reader through the process of doing a five minute WordPress Installation using the BlueHost service. This allows the security agency owner to put his site online in just five minutes (give or take).
  • -> Create Your Business Plan
    This helpful tool from the Small Business Administration generates a business plan.

Security Officer Tools

Tools referenced in the From Security Guard to Security Expert guide.

  • -> Broadcastify
    Broadcastify is the radio communications industry’s largest platform for streaming live audio for public safety, aircraft, rail, and marine related communications.
  • -> BufferApp
    Buffer is the best way to drive traffic, increase fan engagement and save time on social media.

Are you ready to start thinking about starting your own security company? Check out this 116 page ebook from and The Security Officer Network entitled "How to Start A Security Guard Company". Get your copy while it is still free!