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Texas - Recent Legislation

PRIVATE SECURITY LAW

The Texas Department of Public Safety administers the Private Security Act thru the Private Security Board.

The statute requires that to own, manage or be employed by a licensed company a person must:

A person acts as an electronic access control device company if the person installs or maintains an electronic access control device which are defined as an electronic, electrical, or computer-based device that allows access to a controlled area of a business, but that is not monitored and does not send a signal to which law enforcement or emergency services respond. The term does not include a mechanical device, such as a deadbolt or lock.

A person acts as a locksmith company if the person sells, services, installs, or maintains mechanical security devices, including deadbolts and locks, and advertises services offered by the company using the term locksmith or includes the term locksmith in the company's name.

An individual acts as a locksmith if the person sells, services, installs, or maintains mechanical security devices, including deadbolts and locks, and advertises or offers services to the public or represents to the public that the person is a locksmith.

Unless the person is registered as a locksmith company, a person may not act as a locksmith company; offer to perform the services of a locksmith company; or engage in business activity for which registration is required under this chapter.

An individual acts as an electronic access control device installer for purposes of this chapter if the individual installs, maintains, or repairs an electronic access control device. A person registered as an electronic access control device installer may not install alarm systems unless the person is registered under this chapter as an alarm systems installer.




 













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