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SECURITY BUSINESS LICENSE  in BRITISH COLUMBIA

   

On 1 September 2008 Security Services Act replaced the 26-year-old Private Investigators and Security Agencies Act (PISA).

(old) Regulated under PISA: (Private Investigators and Security Agencies)

  1. Security Patrol
  2. Private Investigation
  3. Alarm Service
  4. Alarm Sales
  5. Alarm Monitoring
  6. Alarm Response
  7. Armoured Car
  8. Security Consulting
  9. Locksmith

 

( new) SSA (Security Services Act )  replaces PISA: Security Services that Require a Licence:

 

  • Security Guard, Security Guard Under Supervision and in-house Security Guard

 Provides or supervises a guard patrol or watch of property; provides or supervises a guard of an individual; performs services to prevent the loss of property; and/or provides door security at an establishment licensed under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. Security Guards can also respond and monitor alarms installed on the property of another person.
Security Guard Under Supervision does the work of a security guard only under the direct supervision of a fully licensed security guard.

  • Security Alarm Installer and Security Alarm Installer Under Supervision

A person who sells, supplies, provides advice on, or offers to install a security alarm and maintains or repairs security alarms. A Security Alarm Installer can also code or recode an electronic locking device, make, sell or otherwise provide a lock operating device for an electronic locking device. This type of licensee can also sell, supply, provide advice on, service or install any closed circuit television equipment device or system.
Security Alarm Installer Under Supervision must work under the direct supervision of a fully licensed Security Alarm Installer.

  • Security Alarm Monitor

Monitors security alarms installed on the property of another person.

  • Security Alarm Responder

Responds to and monitors security alarms installed on the property of another person.

  • Security Alarm Sales

Sells or gives advice on security alarms.
Note: A person, who sells security alarms but does not attend the premises where the security alarm has been or will be installed, does not require a licence under the Security Services Act.

  • Security Consultant

A person who advises on methods of protecting property from vandalism, intrusion, trespass or theft; or provides the service of detecting electromagnetic, acoustical or other devices by which private communications or records may be intercepted, transmitted or examined.

  • Armoured Car Guard

Armoured car services transport property, valuables and money in approved armoured vehicles. Armoured car guards may possess firearms in connection with their employment upon providing proof to the Registrar that they have a current, valid Authorization to Carry a restricted firearm certificate (ATC).

  • Locksmiths and Locksmith Under Supervision

1. makes, services, repairs, codes, records, rekeys or repins any locking device (except a person who codes or recodes a device that person owns);
2. cuts, makes, sells or otherwise provides restricted keys;
3. cuts, makes, sells or otherwise provides keys from a numerical or alphabetical code or a combination of numerical and alphabetical codes;
4. sells, services or repairs safes, vaults or other similar secure storage methods; or
5. sells, supplies and installs an electronic locking device.
Locksmith Under Supervision performs the work of a locksmith only while under the direct supervision of a fully licensed locksmith.

  • Private Investigator, Private Investigator Under Supervision and in-house Private Investigator

A person, who for consideration, seeks or obtains information about:
1. crimes, offences, contraventions or misconduct, or allegations of crimes, offences contraventions or misconduct;
2. the activities, character or repute of a person or organization; the whereabouts of a person;
3. the location, disposition or recovery of lost, stolen or missing property;
4. the cause of or the responsibility of any fire, accident or incident in which damage to property or injury to any person has occurred.
Private Investigator Under Supervision performs the work of a private investigator only under the supervision of a fully licensed Private Investigator.

  • Closed Circuit Television installer

Provides a service of selling, supplying, providing advice on, servicing or installing any closed circuit television equipment, device or system.

  • Electronic Locking Device (Access Control)

Installer Provides the following services:
1. selling, supplying, providing advice on, servicing or installing an electronic locking device;
2. coding or recoding an electronic locking device;
3. making, selling or providing a lock-operating device for an electronic locking device.

  • Body Armour Sales / Vendor

The selling of body armour may only be done by licensed security businesses (with licence type body armour vendor listed on their licence) and by licensed security workers (who have licence type body armour sales listed on their licence). Licensed security businesses and licensed security workers do not have to apply for a permit to possess body armour for the purposes of sales.

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