If you are seeking to hire a professional vendor to install business security systems in Virginia, there is one pivotal question to ask before entering into a contract: “Are you fully licensed?”

Strict regulations are in place in Virginia, mandating that all security professionals – both sales and installation – must have a state license issued by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).  It is illegal for anyone to work in the security industry in Virginia without carrying a DCJS license.

The Private Security Services branch of the DCJS reviews and processes applications for registration, certification, and licensure for all professionals – individuals, training schools, and businesses – who provide security systems and services. It is granted statutory authority to levy enforcement action against those who are non-compliant, in an effort to protect the public from unlicensed, unethical business practices.

When vetting private security companies, it is essential that business owners review all certifications, doing their due diligence to make certain each is licensed as a security systems installer in the state where work will be performed. Unfortunately, many IT and Telecom companies offer security services without being properly licensed, and because of an influx of DIY projects over the last seven months, this widespread misuse  has gone relatively unchecked. Such oversights could ultimately come back to bite business owners when security measures fail due to shoddy workmanship.

Business owners in Virginia can rest assured that Secom, LLC is DCJS licensed in Virginia (#11-4278). This means we are fully authorized to sell, install, and maintain business security systems in Virginia. Our team has more than 50 years of experience, and we regularly provide Virginia businesses and government agencies with state-of-the-art solutions. We offer around the clock customer service and never subcontract installation work. Contact us today to learn more.