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The Private Security Contractor provides armed security services. Legitimate Private Security Contractors always work for firms that provide military services to nations agreeing to adhere to the laws of war. Most United States Private Security Contractors also only work for firms that provide services to nations that are allied with the United States. Many American Private Security Contractors have strong military backgrounds, most likely in special operations, and are called Tier 1 operators. (Tier 2 operators are former U.S. military commissioned/non-commissioned officers who do not have special operations experience, but usually have traditional military infantry or combat arms experience.) However, Private Security Contractor employment opportunities have been increasing and now those without military special operations backgrounds are able to compete for jobs as well.


Reasons for Needing a Private Security Contractor

There may be various reasons for needing a Private Security Contractor, however fear may be a strong motivator in uncertain times. Governments can only so much to help protect us and keep us safe. Some people are more than willing to pay a private security company to ensure that their loved ones are protected. Firms operating in crisis zones around the world require protection as well. This has created a need for more vigilant and military-minded security service providers. Sometimes, these companies also assist governments and armed forces, providing highly trained armed personnel and logistical support. According to a 2014 report from Security Degree Hub, the top three most powerful private security companies in the world are G4S, Securitas AB, and ADT Corporation. 


Top Three Most Powerful Private Security Companies

G4S, which was formed in 2004, has more than 620,000 employees, and made over $12 billion dollars in 2012, describes themselves as the world’s leading global security and outsourcing group. Securitas AB was established in 1934 and (as of 2012) had about 300,000 employees in 53 countries and brings in over $10 billion annually, by providing guards and patrols, investigations, home alarm systems, loss prevention, security consulting, and guard dog supply. ADT Corporation was founded in 1874 and operates in 35 countries, supplying alarms, and monitoring equipment to homes and small businesses.


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