Like most industries, the security industry has online social groups and forums used to discuss problems and ask questions. Recently, one of our managers was scrolling through the “Houston Security Officers Updates” group on Facebook and came across a conversation that exemplifies the stupidity running rampant throughout the security industry! (Screenshots are posted in the image below. We crossed out their names for privacy).
This entertaining conversation showcases two primary individuals discussing the legality of colored lights on security vehicles. According to one of the men (who touts his 6 years of experience within the industry and prior military experience), he is under the impression that green and blue security lights are legal. The other gentleman in this conversation is pointing out that it is illegal for security vehicles to have red, white, or blue lights.
To back up his claims, the fellow pointing out that the use of blue lights is illegal on a security vehicle within the state of Texas even posts a screen shot from the Texas Department of Public Safety where it clearly states the following.
“(e-1) A security patrol vehicle may only be equipped with green, amber, or white lights.”
Security Vehicle Requirements
In addition to having either green, amber or white lights, the vehicle must also have the name of the security company and their license number visible on the outside of the vehicle. The letters must be at least 1” tall!
Let’s stop to the stupidity running rampant throughout the security industry
We have said it before and we will say it again — the security industry is corrupt, antiquated, and outdated! The industry is full of hot-headed men and women that despise being wrong, and often have something to prove. Oftentimes, this gets in the way of them actually doing their job!
So we are on a mission to change this absurd and unnecessary behavior. How? By educating the community about the realities of the industry and pointing out the stupidity running rampant throughout the security industry!
If you would like to learn more about our efforts to change the industry, click here!