How It Works

FlashlightNOW is the first online marketplace that makes it easy to find, hire, and pay the best security companies, protective agents, private investigators, trainers, and consultants for your needs.


Create Your FREE Account

Browse for scheduled, ongoing services from the best licensed and vetted private security firms in your area.


Online Security Marketplace: One Stop For All Your Security Needs

Eliminate the hassle of hiring private security by creating your free FlashlightNOW account and easily find, hire, contract, and pay security professionals all in one place. Our online marketplace offers a selection of carefully vetted security guards, protective agents, private investigators, trainers, and consultants for all your security needs.

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How it Works

The FlashlightNOW web app connects you to a network of providers of security guarding and protective services, private investigative services, physical security technology and systems, public safety services, consulting and training services, and more.

Choose Your Service

Our online marketplace provides profile information on hundreds of providers. Search for the service provider who is right for you.

Communicate With a Provider

Communicate with providers directly in the FlashlightNOW web app. Exchange event or service information securely in one place.

Enjoy Your Service

Once your service event is complete, pay your provider using our secure Stripe payment system. Leave a review for others to see.

Find and Compare Top-Rated Local Security Companies and Guards

In one easy-to-use marketplace, connect with highly rated local providers and experts that have been vetted, qualified, and licensed by your state regulators. Every security guard or protective agent in our online marketplace platform works for a licensed qualified provider and has passed state mandated criminal background checks.

Narrow Your Search By Select Criteria to Match With Your Perfect Provider

Every job is unique, whether you’re planning for a one-time event or looking for regular, ongoing services. Find a guard, private investigator, or security consultant who matches your exact needs. The FlashlightNOW security marketplace makes it easy to narrow down your search to find agents by need, location, special skills, language, or area of specialty.

Request Quotes and Communicate With Your Provider via Chat System

It’s quick and simple to request a quote directly from a security company. Then chat using our internal messaging system to iron out the details.

Easily Finalize Contracts and Pay Invoices

Once you’ve narrowed your selection and gathered quotes, you’ll be ready to make your choice and finalize your contract. Hiring private security professionals through the FlashlightNOW marketplace is fast and straightforward. We make it easy for you to finalize contracts and then pay invoices all in one place.

Read and Write Reviews to Help Others Find the Best Security Companies

All security companies in the FlashlightNOW marketplace are carefully vetted, and not just by your state regulators. Read and write your own reviews for security providers that you hire to help others find the best private security companies near them.

Need Guarding or a Protective Agent Right Now?

While the FlashlightNOW online marketplace is ideal for scheduled security services, the FlashlightNOW On Demand mobile app is there for you whenever you need a trusted guard urgently.

Simply open the app on your mobile device and summon a guard or protective agent to your location. You can also direct these services to a location where you need it right now. Feel relief knowing that help is on the way. FlashlightNOW On Demand is available now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.