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KEEP ON TARGET ISSUES in Miami, Florida

56 months ago

I want all these guards, nationwide-be very aware of the economic issues that face you-realistically! First; despite health care reform-major sick-leave costs and services are going to eat your paycheck alive. if you get 10 dollars an hour-no way food, lodging and fuel costs can be juggled! If you are an armed guard earning the prevailing 11.25 an hour-you are whistling in the dark also---it is so far below poverty, even migrant vegetable pickers earn more! This guard service will deplete available, reasonable, educated manpower by the end of the year. Watch what happens between contract managers and clients at that time venue----total disconnect-because getting guards will carry a hefty premium rate skyrocketing. It has to happen!!!I see folks flagging the blogs, but what insight do they have over our offerings based on past experiences? We wish small companies would rise up-and use experienced and educated guards-and supervisors would dedicate themselves to servicing and making the job more career oriented for the staff workers---what is so hard to understand, or out of balance with correctness? Think about your futures-------10 dollars an hour doesn't go far after your tank of gas, a hot-dog from 7-11, and a cup of coffee!

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consec01 in El Cajon, California

55 months ago

I am newt this. If any of you know anything about security companies you know that there are good ones and bad ones the good companies are having a hard time getting contracts while the bad ones are doing good getting contracts by giving away their services and then giving their clients bad service like not patrolling the property or letting their officers sleeping on the job. They let their officers get away with this because they only pay them min wage. I know a few companies that only charge less then $17.00 per hour for their guard. After all their expenses (insurance, workers comp, taxes, and all there other overhead the only way they can make any real profit is by paying there officers min wage or paying them under the table.

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tiauna.scott@gmail.com in Baltimore, Maryland

55 months ago

I want to be a good sales associate for my security company and I have read some helpful comments to get me started. I never did this kind of work before but I have a general idea of what's needed to land an account. Confidence, a nice buisness suit, tons of information on your security company to give to the client, quality offers with reasonable prices,and a 24 hour contact. Clients want to always be able to reach you. Personally me, I have 5 years sales experience, 5 years security experience, a BS degree, and a hunger for money. I think that's all you need to land your account or contract.

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kfajana@gmail.com in Beltsville, Maryland

55 months ago

CReid in District Heights, Maryland said: Security Company going on second year with no contracts also State Certified Firearm Instructor for eight years looking for constructive information.

Go to the range daily and talk to people

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kfajana@gmail.com in Beltsville, Maryland

55 months ago

Go to the range daily and talk to people

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kfajana@gmail.com in Beltsville, Maryland

55 months ago

Martin Dicey in Conway, South Carolina said: I run a Security Company in South Carolina I currently have offices in Tampa, Orlando South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Maryland. The best adivse I can think of is to find the people in your area that have alot of contacts and get to know them, when I started it was just me and a few officers, I took on a few "partners" and got some really BIG accounts. Figure out what people need and sell them on it. Always give quality not quantity. A roving patrol is the best money maker I have right now.

I will like to help if you have job for me in the district of columbia

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kfajana@gmail.com in Beltsville, Maryland

55 months ago

tiauna.scott@gmail.com in Baltimore, Maryland said: I want to be a good sales associate for my security company and I have read some helpful comments to get me started. I never did this kind of work before but I have a general idea of what's needed to land an account. Confidence, a nice buisness suit, tons of information on your security company to give to the client, quality offers with reasonable prices,and a 24 hour contact. Clients want to always be able to reach you. Personally me, I have 5 years sales experience, 5 years security experience, a BS degree, and a hunger for money. I think that's all you need to land your account or contract.

Please email Kfajana@gmail.com Cell, we might be able to put something together

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kfajana in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

55 months ago

I am with you, and that what I have been doing

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consec01 in Oceanside, California

55 months ago

You are so right, that is just what I have been doing. Letting your client know that you treat their property as if it was your own property. But some times that does not make any difference. I just lost a good client that I have had for a long time by another company that gave them a lower price, they went in less the half of what I was charging. My price was in the lower then the industry price line. The company that took over has a bad rep for giving bad service so maybe in a few months they might come back to me because they won't be getting the same service that they would be getting with my company.

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Pete in Desert Hot Springs, California

55 months ago

CONSEC01.. Dont worry they will be back. It takes clients time to find out cheap security is a bad investment. I can assure you the new company is making up the loss by skimming from the guards wages and benefits. Contract security is the most intellectually bankrupt and morally vacant business I ever been in. Thats why I left. I have met prostitutes and drug dealers with more honor and integrity then ANY security manager or salesman I ever met. Good Luck. Hang in there. Dont get discouraged.

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Pete in Desert Hot Springs, California

55 months ago

You know, I have been reading over all the posts here. If you ignore the ones that cant spell or are begging for business, there is alot of untapped and obviously unappreciated talent here. Not only from owners but also from very experienced front line officers and supervisors. There is much to be considered with this type of collective knowledge and experience..

Hmmmmmm...

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Mike Garza in Los Angeles, California

55 months ago

Pete in Desert Hot Springs, California said: You know, I have been reading over all the posts here. If you ignore the ones that cant spell or are begging for business, there is alot of untapped and obviously unappreciated talent here. Not only from owners but also from very experienced front line officers and supervisors. There is much to be considered with this type of collective knowledge and experience..

Hmmmmmm...

I agree with you. It's too bad this talent could not be combined to form one company. I could guarantee you securitas would be taken down. After all the bad stories I've heard about them.

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Mike Garza in Los Angeles, California

55 months ago

Remember, you get what you pay for.

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Pete in Desert Hot Springs, California

55 months ago

No! You dont get what you pay for.. you get what the GUARDS GET PAID. Thats why when you write a contract you must specify what the guards will be paid, then make sure they get it. You have to reserve the right to audit guards pay and benefits. For a real hostile contract you make them put up a fidelity bond to assure your wishes are carried out. If you leave the guards pay to be determined by the company you are gonna get screwed. This is the biggest mistake I have seen people make when hiring a guard company.

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elias446@gmail.com in Anaheim, California

55 months ago

HI MIKE I AGREE WITH YOU,THERE ARE A LOT OF FLIGHT BY NIGHT SECURITY COMPANIES.
NOW TO GET CONTRACTS YOU HAVE TO VISIT PERSONAL A LOT
OF PROPERTY MANAGER OF BUILDINGS,PLAZAS,SUPERMARKETS,AND
NIGHT CLUBS.YOU HAVE TO TALK TO THEM AND LET THEM KNOW ABOUT
YOUR COMPANY AND YOUR SERVICES.
MIKE I AM TAKING MY PPO EXAM TEST ON AUG 5 IN ANAHEIM CA,
DO YOU KNOW ANY GUESTIONS,OR WHAT KIND GUESTIONS THE EXAM HAS;
THANKS,
ELIAS

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consec01 in Oceanside, California

55 months ago

Hi Elias after you take your exam could you drop me a line and let me know how hard it is. I heard alot of rumors thought i could get the right info from someone that just took the exam.e-mail me at consec01@yahoo.com

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FABIAN in Glen Oaks, New York

55 months ago

just started a security company,can anyone tell me how or what to charge for retail hotel and housing develpment security in the state of newyork

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Mike Garza

55 months ago

elias446@gmail.com in Anaheim, California said: HI MIKE I AGREE WITH YOU,THERE ARE A LOT OF FLIGHT BY NIGHT SECURITY COMPANIES.
NOW TO GET CONTRACTS YOU HAVE TO VISIT PERSONAL A LOT
OF PROPERTY MANAGER OF BUILDINGS,PLAZAS,SUPERMARKETS,AND
NIGHT CLUBS.YOU HAVE TO TALK TO THEM AND LET THEM KNOW ABOUT
YOUR COMPANY AND YOUR SERVICES.
MIKE I AM TAKING MY PPO EXAM TEST ON AUG 5 IN ANAHEIM CA,
DO YOU KNOW ANY GUESTIONS,OR WHAT KIND GUESTIONS THE EXAM HAS;
THANKS,
ELIAS

Sorry I didn't take the exam, the owner of our company did.

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FABIAN- FELIXV24@AOL.COM in Glen Oaks, New York

55 months ago

just started a security company,can anyone tell me how or what to charge for retail hotel and housing develpment security in the state of newyork.

MY EMAIL IS, FELIXV24@AOL.COM

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StreetFighter24 in Washington, District of Columbia

55 months ago

Hello, All. I am a Special Police Officer in Washington, DC. I have been in the security field for about 4 years and I feel that it's about time to start my own business. I have comtemplated and made plans for starting a Security Agency, but lately I've felt that starting a Bouncing Service at Clubs, Bars, and Lounges will be more affordable and both easier and quicker to do. It will also help me get on my feet by generating more funds for the Security Agency as well. Before I go further, I just wanted to make 100% sure that a person need not obtain a license to start a Bouncing Service. I've been searching on the web, but found no results. Any info, Anyone?

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Ashleyjikijela in Johannesburg, South Africa

55 months ago

HERARD RENEL in West Palm Beach, Florida said: My Email is rherard04@yahoo.com I am starting a security company and would like to all the information possible on every type of security

My name is Ashley (Safety and Security Supervisor)from Cape Town, South Africa,I want to know how do I get a security job in the U.S

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elias446@gmail.com in Anaheim, California

55 months ago

MY FRIEND ALL THE CLUBS,BARS,DISCO,ARE UNDER THE CATEGORY
OF SECURITY SERVICES.
IF YOU HIRE AS A BOUNCER WITH THE HOUSE IS OK YOU DONT HAVE TO
WORRY IF YOU GOT TO A FIGHT AND SEND SOMEBODY TO THE HOSPITAL.
IF THE PEOPLE SUE WILL SUE YOUR EMPLOYER THAT YOU WORK FOR,AND
MAY BE NOT YOU.
ANY TIME YOU DEAL WITH CUSTOMERS YOU MUST HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE
AND A SECURITY LICENSE,IF YOU WORK FOR YOUR SELF AND NOT WITH THE HOUSE.
AS A POLICE OFFICER YOU WILL GET VERY EASY YOUR PPO LICENCE,SO
YOU CAN DO YOUR BUSINESS.
ELIAS

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Lou in Hayward, California

55 months ago

StreetFighter24 in Washington, District of Columbia said: Hello, All. I am a Special Police Officer in Washington, DC. I have been in the security field for about 4 years and I feel that it's about time to start my own business. I have comtemplated and made plans for starting a Security Agency, but lately I've felt that starting a Bouncing Service at Clubs, Bars, and Lounges will be more affordable and both easier and quicker to do. It will also help me get on my feet by generating more funds for the Security Agency as well. Before I go further, I just wanted to make 100% sure that a person need not obtain a license to start a Bouncing Service. I've been searching on the web, but found no results. Any info, Anyone?

Im not sure about DC Laws and regulations, but anything remotely providing security will be considered an "Agency" in most places. Another thing is that the business owners generally get a big discount on their general liability insurance IF they hire "Guards" from an agency. Thats the big alure of having them, not security per se. This is the reason contract security is so big. In anycase, I would stay away from clubs, bars, etc no matter what. Too many problems, injuries and lawsuits. If you are already a SPO and have the POST or similar get a real law enforcement job in DC.. there are TONS of them. Forget private security.. its a losing game.

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consec01 in Oceanside, California

55 months ago

try to stay away from clubs you liability insurance will go really high. you have more chances of injury and law suits. and most clubs want a private company because you take on all liability. Also they won't pay enough for you to pay your officers a good wage.

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James in Kurtistown, Hawaii

55 months ago

Ashleyjikijela in Johannesburg, South Africa said: My name is Ashley (Safety and Security Supervisor)from Cape Town, South Africa,I want to know how do I get a security job in the U.S

I would just worry about getting out of S. Africa first.. fast. I was there a few years ago. Couldnt pay me enough to go back.. especially for a security assignment Security jobs here are easy to get.

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Looking to grow in MD in Germantown, Maryland

55 months ago

Newly formed Security Guard and Private Detective agency in Maryland, looking for key personnel in start up of business. Motivated and knowledgeable associates needed to start forming leads as well as work with owner to complete sales deal. The following have been setup: Website, Sales material, Business license, State and Federal tax information. Position is commission based to start. As we grow, the position becomes full-time employment. Please visit the following website for more information and please contact me with any questions:

www.unitedcommunitypatrol.com

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PARAGUARD in Johannesburg, South Africa

55 months ago

I'M RUNNING A SECURITY COMPANY AND LOOKING FOR GUARDING CONTRACT

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kleens in Fairfax, Virginia

54 months ago

consec01 in Oceanside, California said: You are so right, that is just what I have been doing. Letting your client know that you treat their property as if it was your own property. But some times that does not make any difference. I just lost a good client that I have had for a long time by another company that gave them a lower price, they went in less the half of what I was charging. My price was in the lower then the industry price line. The company that took over has a bad rep for giving bad service so maybe in a few months they might come back to me because they won't be getting the same service that they would be getting with my company.

Hello,

Do security company CEOs' make a lot of money? How much?

Cheers/Kleens

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kleens in Fairfax, Virginia

54 months ago

elias446@gmail.com in Los Angeles, California said: MY FRIEND MY NAME IS ELIAS,AND I HAVE 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS THE
DIRECTOR OF CLOSE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR A SECURITY COMPANY IN
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA,
NOW TO GET CONTRACTS YOU HAVE TO VISIT A LOT OF PROPERTY MANAGERS,
AND LET THEM KNOW ABOUT YOUR SECURITY SERVICES.
TO GET SUB CONTRACTS YOU HAVE TO VISIT SUCCESFULL SECURITY COMPANYS
AND LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE INTERESTING TO HELP THEM WHEN THEY
DONT HAVE ENOUGH OFFICERS.THATS HOW YOU GET SUB CONTRACTS JOBS.
GOOD LUCK
ELIAS

Hello,

Do security company CEOs' make a lot of money? How much?

Cheers/Kleens

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kylooker in Greenville, Kentucky

54 months ago

JOHN BLOCKER in Columbia, South Carolina said: MY EMAIL IS JOHNATHANBLOCKER@GMAIL.COM
I am starting a security company and would like all the information
possible on every type of security.

Contact me if your in my area I can help you obtain contracts after you hire me that is - Michael Norris kylooker@yahoo.com

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consec01 in Oceanside, California

54 months ago

Depends on the size of the company and on your experience

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rose in Philippine, Philippines

53 months ago

bigfabe65 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: I have started a security company but I dont know how much to bill my
clients an hour?[/QU

We have a PADPAO rate here... which is our guide to bill our clients
if you want to have a copy of it, just consult to PNP and some other government which is related to it..

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overwh in London, United Kingdom

53 months ago

In London landing a Door contract is quite challenging if you do not have good understanding with the managers. If you work as an operatives thats a plus. Otherwise you will find it quite difficult to get into.

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nashville in Nashville, Tennessee

53 months ago

i open bisnis security lucin foor full contract or temp armed uniarm both americen iforsmant new compani offises number or cel semsudinsiric@hotmail.com

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consec01 in Oceanside, California

53 months ago

you need to learn how to write English before you try to write proposals for future clients for security services.

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ELIAS IATRIDIS in Los Angeles, California

53 months ago

matahelbo in Los Angeles, California said: how sould i get client and account for my security company

please tel me for how long we keep the D A R reports in the office
for 6 months or for one year.
thanks
elias

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Lan in Vista, California

53 months ago

Very true Consec! LOL. I see this alot on this board. Not wonder we have such a bad reputation. But then again, most security companies love these people.. they can pay them less and rip them off blind. Security used to be a good profession.. :-( Hope the NorthCore people on the board here have better people. Maybe Ill work for them.

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fabian

53 months ago

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consec01 in Oceanside, California

53 months ago

Hay Lan in Vista I am currently unemployed do you know any good companies out there

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Johnny in Thermal, California

53 months ago

Im new here. Interesting topics. We need a board just for officers to exchange ideas. To ConSec: If I were you I would get out of the business all together. They are all the same. A nurses aid makes better money and its a 12 week, easy course. Plus much better benefits. General labor is out because of illegal immigrants driving wages down. You need something that requires a license. If you must stay security, look for hospital or hotel in house. Youll need some training.

Here is how I would do it. Start with either the IAHSS (Hospitals) Basic Training. OR the International Foundation for Protection Officers CPO. They are about $200 each all said and done. I lean towards the CPO course. Its essentially CPP for front line officers and is very well known and respected. Hospitals would prefer the IAHSS, but will usually grant "diplomatic immunity" to a CPO for hiring purposes. Hotels would accept either. Youll need a test proctor. HERE is the way in.. call the local hospital or hotel security director and ask if he can proctor your test. Dont ask about a job..just take the test. Him or her seeing you there making an effort will likely get you a job soon anyway. Look sharp and be professional to take your test.. You may be getting tested in other ways :-)

Now to firm you up a bit more and blast you ahead of everyone else, take a few of the FEMA EMI self study courses. THEY ARE FREE! Youll need to download the books and print them.. about $20 each with binding. I would suggest: Effective Communications, Leadership and Influence and then take Fundamentals of Emergency Management. I dont know your background, but this will give you what you need to be in the 10% of all applicants. Lets face it.. if you can speak English and type.. youre already in the top half. Here are the links. Good luck my friend. Trust me, I well understand your bitterness and frustration.

www.ifpo.org

www.iahss.org

training.fema.gov/IS/

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Johnny in Thermal, California

53 months ago

Consec: One more thing that just came to me. Look into getting your Ham radio technician class license. If you like radios, get this too. Now that you dont need to learn Morse Code the test is pretty easy. Look for a ham radio club in your area and they will help you get it. Its about $50 and a little studying. I say this because as I think back almost every hospital and hotel I know of has a radio club and uses ham radio as a back up system. So do most public utilities. Having a Radio Operators licenses screams: GEEK! You may not like the title.. but most security managers do. Once you get in house (real security) at a big place, the Directors put a high value on intelligence and knowledge. This little extra thing is something I can for sure.. NONE of the other applicants have and will make a BIG difference in their hiring decision. :-)

(Hands Consec the secret weapon)

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Very Nice in Orleans, California

53 months ago

sounds like a long time Field Training Officer was here.. Listen to him.

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Teifer22 in Newburgh, New York

53 months ago

Looking for a sales rep for getting new accounts for my company that is based in hudson valley ny if interested please email me at teifer22@gmail.com thanks

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glen in Hempstead, New York

51 months ago

ELIAS IATRIDIS in Los Angeles, California said: MY FRIEND MY NAME IS ELIAS I HAVE 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS THE DIRECTOR
OF SECURITY CLOSE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR A SECURITY COMPANY
IN LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA.
NOW HOW MUCH TO CHARGE A CLIEAN;FIRST YOU HAVE TO CALKULATE
YOUR EXPENCES,OFFICE,UNIFORMS,CAR,ADVERTISE,AFTER YOU KNOW
YOUR EXPENCES THEN YOU WILL KNOW HOW MUCH TO CHARGE.
MOST OF THE SECURITY COMPANYS THEY AD ABOUT 5 TO 6 DOLLARS ON THE
PRIZE PER SECURITY GUARD FOR THEIR EXPENCES.
GOOD LUCK
ELIAS

Elias, first step to becoming a manager is learning how to spel

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consec01 in Oceanside, California

51 months ago

Elias please learn how to spell you make yourself look uneducated. That makes all other security manager look the same

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hashem in Minneapolis, Minnesota

51 months ago

i need thanks

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tns security ltd in London, United Kingdom

50 months ago

i am a newly start business i am looking for contracts in bouncers and retailing were can i look for these contracts

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Dan in Newburgh, New York

50 months ago

I been open for a year now and i find that bars are the hardest places to get accounts atleast in new york....bars dont want to pay more then ten dollars a guard...your best bet is to try high end clubs which you should get 15-20 per guard. To get retail is going to be really hard for you one cuz your new and two because most stores that need guards alreayd have them so you will have to beat there prices and hope they take a chance on you....now to answer your qquestion its simple call the store ask to speak with the mananger or call the corparate office..that goes for every account you try to get you always want to talk to the boss..and alot of times it wont be easy to get him on the phone....good luck!!

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tns security ltd in London, United Kingdom

50 months ago

thank u for your advise it was really helpful i am going to give it a go and see

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tns security ltd in London, United Kingdom

50 months ago

thank u for your advise it was really helpful i am going to give it a go and see

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