A Breed Apart
A Breed Apart
(843) 767-3855
tssinfo@knology.net
A Breed Apart
A Breed Apart
(843) 767-3855
tssinfo@knology.net
A Breed Apart
A Breed Apart
(843) 767-3855
tssinfo@knology.net
A Breed Apart
A Breed Apart
(843) 767-3855
tssinfo@knology.net
Our Training

This training is completed before a candidate can work as a security guard and includes:

  • SC law of arrest
  • Investigative detention
  • Use of deadly force
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Vehicle Patrol Division

Our patrol division is mobile 24 hours a day. Our officers are armed and prepared to check your site randomly or on a schedule. Patrol visits to your site are a dynamic deterrent to crime and a cost effective alternative to on site security.

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Why Choose Us?

Trident Security has been serving South Carolina for over 31 years. Our company is committed to excellence in services to our clients. To that end, Trident Security has consistently raised the bar in the private security industry in South Carolina.

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Tips & Links

Checking ID Cards

In order to be valid, identification must:

  • have been issued by federal or state government, our client, or contractors approved by the client. Examples are state driver’s license, US Armed Forces identification cards, U.S. Citizen ID card, or Resident Alien Card.
  • must be laminated
  • include the person’s photograph, and include the person’s birth date

On the South Carolina driver's license turn the card in the light, you should see a holographic overlay of the SC State Seal and state shape with "SC" in the center.

Spotting fake ID

Most importantly inspect ID in an area with adequate lighting or use your flashlight. You must be able to identify very fine alteration and will need proper lighting and good eyesight.

Check IDs at the entry point before they enter the property or building. Take your time and examine the ID closely. At the very least, check the photo (is this the person standing in front of you?) , the birth date and the expiry date.

Never accept an ID without a photo. Hold the ID in your hands, rather than allowing the person to flash it to you. If it is in a case or wallet, ask the person take it out and hand it to you.

Check the expiration date. Never except an ID card with an expired date. Ask the individual to verify basic information on the card, such as “What is your birth date?” or middle initial, zip code, age, etc. If they can’t answer correctly ask for a second ID. Feel for extra thickness around the photo and the edge of the lamination. This may be an indication of a second photo placed on top of an original and re-laminated.

Make sure the lamination is perfect. If the photo card has been tampered with and re-laminated, there may be wrinkles or air bubbles in the plastic and the edges may not match up.

Does the color of the photo look faded, yellowish or "off"? This may be a laminated color photocopy.

Run your thumbnail over the date-of-birth line. If a new birth date has been taped over the original, your nail may catch it.

Look for consistency between numbers in the date of birth and the date of issue on the license. Are the numbers the same thickness, weight, and color? If they have been altered, they may be thicker, heavier, and darker. Feel for pin holes. Pin holes may indicate that there where air bubbles in the re-lamination process.

Is there a fading around the date of birth? This may indicate that someone has tried to erase the original date. Check the date of expiry on the driver’s license against the birth date. They should have the same month and day.

Remember "F.E.A.R."

Feel for: Glue Lines or bumpy surfaces by the picture or birth date, feel for pin holes and the thickness of ID.

Examine: The photo and physical description-they should match the person, the expiration date. the holographic state logos.

Ask: About basic information on the card. For a second ID.

Return: The card if you are satisfied and allow the individual to enter. If you are not convinced, ask them to wait off the property and call your supervisor.