With all this security technology, it can be hard to know what you need for your business. This curated list of resources is designed to help you do that.

Security Industry Resources

1) Security Magazine

Security Magazine is one of the most well-known resources for the latest trends and news in the security industry. Although it doesn’t focus exclusively on the manned guarding industry, it is a great place to stay up to date on everything security related.

2) Security Today

Security Today, like Security Magazine, is another great place to go for a wide range of news and updates on the security industry as a whole. The publication also showcases new product offerings in the cybersecurity and physical security space.

3) Security Sales & Integration

Security Sales & Integration is a security publication focused on topics for things related to security technology services like video surveillance, access control, IT networking, and fire alarms. This emerging technology section of the website is a great place to go for new information on new technologies like drones, facial recognition, and more.

Security Community Training Resources and Associations


SANS is one of the world leaders in cybersecurity training and education. They offer a wide variety of cybersecurity courses for security companies looking to improve their cyber response and have an expansive free cybersecurity resource library.

5) LinkedIn Security Groups

LinkedIn groups are a great way for professionals in any industry to stay connected with trends and share knowledge with each other. Here are just a few fantastic LinkedIn groups for security technology:

6) Security Associations

Security associations have historically been a great place to get the latest and greatest information on the security industry. Although most require some type of paid membership for certain benefits, here are a couple of well-known associations that also have great free resources:

7) Defencify

Defencify is working hard to make online security guard training accessible and practical. In addition to their guard training courses, Defencify is providing the security industry with great information on the future of using technology in guard training.

Back Office and Operational Technology Resources for Security Firms

8) Jobvite

Jobvite is a leading talent acquisition software. Outside of its product offerings, Jobvite is one of the premier thought leaders on utilizing technology in the entire recruiting, hiring, and onboarding process for multiple industries, and that expertise can easily be applied to the security industry specifically.

9) Genetec

Genetec develops physical security technology solutions – including access control and video management technology. The Genetec resource center offers blogs, white papers, and podcasts exploring how to best integrate technology into security companies.

10) Capterra

Capterra is a website that helps businesses compare software to get the best solution for their organization. Check out Capterra’s physical security software page to see compare features, pricing, and more of the most prevalent physical security software available today.

11) theEMPLOYEEapp

theEMPLOYEEapp is a communication technology that allows deskless industries, like private security, to establish a strong communication channel between teams.

12) EasySet

EasySet is a security risk assessment platform that also provides security companies with great information on technology’s role in conducting better risk assessments.

13) CAP Index

CAP Index provides objective, accurate, and consistent data to help organizations measure, compare, and mitigate risk. Here you can get helpful information on crime forecasting and risk management best practices using CAP Index’s CRIMECAST data and reports. CAP Index has free sample reports and industry benchmark analyses you can check out to get started.

14) Galls

Galls is one of the leading providers of security-related equipment and uniforms. Although they do not have any kind of resource library about the latest in security equipment technology, they do carry the top brands and products for all types of physical security technology – things like vehicle equipment, cameras, and protective gear. And they have very helpful resources in the form of sizing guides and user reviews.

15) Calipsa

Calipsa is a software system that is designed to decrease false alarms in security video monitoring. The Calipsa blog has tons of great information related to video monitoring, machine learning, and crime prevention.

16) Security 101

Security101 is a start to finish electronic security systems integrator. The Security101 blog has great information centered around security cameras – including information on thermal imaging, facial recognition, and general compliance.

The Right Resources to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Staying well-informed with the latest developments in security technology is crucial for the success of any security business. The comprehensive list of resources provided here offers valuable insights that can empower your security business.

Embracing these tools not only helps in making informed decisions but also positions your business to meet client needs effectively and stay competitive in the fast-evolving security industry. Equip your team with the right information and technology to turn every challenge into an opportunity for growth and success.

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