The evolving landscape of the security industry
The security industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies, threats, and regulations emerging at a rapid pace. In this dynamic environment, security firms face unique challenges when it comes to protecting their business, employees, and clients. As these companies play a critical role in ensuring the safety and security of people, property, and assets, it is crucial for them to have the right insurance coverage in place.

The necessity of specialized insurance coverage
Traditional insurance policies may not provide the comprehensive protection that security firms need. From cyber threats to potential claims of wrongful arrest, security companies require insurance solutions that are tailored to their specific risks and operations. This specialized coverage is essential in safeguarding the company's financial stability and reputation, as well as providing peace of mind for business owners and their clients.


Security SafeGuard: Comprehensive Protection for Security Firms

An overview of DII's Security SafeGuard offering
DII understands the unique needs of the security industry and has developed Security SafeGuard, a specialized insurance solution for security, alarm, and private investigation companies. By blending traditional business insurance with enhanced coverages, such as cyber liability, weapons liability, and other industry-specific policies, Security SafeGuard offers comprehensive protection for security firms across the nation.

Customized coverages for the security, alarm, and private investigation industries
Security SafeGuard offers a wide range of customized coverages, including General Liability and Professional Liability with specific inclusions for errors & omissions, lost key, care, custody, and control coverage, personal injury, wrongful detainment, wrongful arrest, and assault and battery. Additional policies, such as Workers' Compensation, Excess/Umbrella Liability, Commercial Auto, Crime, Cyber Liability, Directors and Officers Liability, Bonding Capabilities, and Employee Benefits, ensure that security firms have all the protection they need.

The coverage you need as other carriers tighten rates
Diversified Insurance Industries as a whole, and in particular, our Security SafeGuard Director Alex McGovern, have a deep understanding of the factors that underwriters consider when evaluating contracts for security companies. 

Carriers are becoming more selective, tightening restrictions on coverage, and raising rates due to the inherent risks associated with the security industry and the current. This specialized knowledge enables the DII team to identify the most favorable carriers and contracts for their clients. 

By leveraging this expertise, they can customize comprehensive insurance plans that cater to the unique needs of security companies while still providing the best possible value. Through their insights into the underwriting process, DII ensures that their clients receive the protection they need while remaining competitive in the evolving insurance landscape.

Key Coverage Components in Security SafeGuard
Our producers know exactly the types of coverage you need and are ready to discuss your unique situation regarding:

  • Customized General Liability and Professional Liability
  • Workers' Compensation and Dividend Program
  • Excess / Umbrella Liability
  • Commercial Auto Insurance
  • Crime Coverage
  • Cyber Liability & Loss of Income
  • Directors and Officers' Liability
  • Bonding Capabilities
  • Employee Benefits
  • Captive Insured Programs

Additional Benefits and Credits for Security Firms

Drug-Free Workplace Credit
DII recognizes the importance of maintaining a drug-free workplace for security firms. By implementing a drug-free workplace program, companies can enhance the safety, responsibility, and productivity of their employees. As a result, DII offers a Drug-Free Workplace Credit, which provides financial incentives for businesses that prioritize a drug-free environment.

Safety Committee Credit
Safety committees play a critical role in promoting safe practices and identifying potential risks in the workplace. DII encourages security firms to establish safety committees and offers a Safety Committee Credit as an incentive for doing so. This credit helps companies reduce their insurance premiums while fostering a culture of safety and risk management.

DII's Dividend Policy
At Diversified Insurance Industries (DII), we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive and tailored insurance solutions for security companies. One of the unique benefits we offer, through certain carriers and in specific states, is a dividend policy. This policy serves as a form of reward or return to policyholders who have demonstrated a favorable loss ratio over the past year.

  • The availability of our dividend policy is subject to a combination of carrier-specific policies and regional regulations. To offer this benefit, the insurance carrier needs to meet the criteria set by insurance regulators or governing bodies, and thus be registered or filed for it.
  • The dividend is calculated based on the carrier's one-year loss ratio. The loss ratio is a key measure of an insurance company's financial health, calculated as the ratio of total claims paid out in a year to the total premiums earned. A lower loss ratio, indicating fewer claims or higher premiums, could potentially result in a higher dividend.
  • The returned dividend is determined on a sliding scale, derived directly from the loss ratio (Premium/The dollar amount of claims). This means the amount of dividend returned could vary - a lower loss ratio might result in a higher dividend, and vice versa.

In essence, our dividend policy is a way to reward policyholders for their good risk management practices. As always, the specifics of this program, including eligibility and the actual dividend amount, can vary based on the carrier and the state's regulations.

The Competitive Edge: How Tailored Insurance Makes Security Firms More Attractive

Protection during insurable events
Tailored insurance coverage, like Security SafeGuard, ensures that security firms have the protection they need during insurable events. This comprehensive coverage can prevent financial losses, safeguard the company's reputation, and maintain client confidence, ultimately contributing to the firm's overall success and stability.

A balanced insurance portfolio for marketplace appeal
A well-balanced insurance portfolio not only protects security firms from potential risks but also makes them more attractive in the marketplace. By demonstrating their commitment to risk management and having the appropriate insurance coverages in place, security firms can secure new business, foster client trust, and stand out from their competitors.


The Value of Security SafeGuard for Security Firms

Ensuring comprehensive protection for security businesses
In the fast-paced and ever-evolving security industry, it is essential for security firms to have comprehensive insurance protection. DII's Security SafeGuard offers tailored coverages that address the unique needs of security, alarm, and private investigation companies, ensuring that these businesses are fully protected against potential risks.

The importance of choosing a tailored insurance solution: Security SafeGuard
By opting for a specialized insurance solution like DII’s Security SafeGuard, security firms can rest assured that they have the necessary coverages in place to protect their business, employees, and clients. This investment in tailored insurance not only safeguards the company's financial stability and reputation but also contributes to its long-term success and competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Contact us today to learn about how Security Safeguard can protect you and your business:

Alex McGovern  
P. 410-319-0678  |  C. 443-388-1003

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