Blueline In The News

Constant Vigilance, Inc.: America’s security guard business is booming

On November 4, 2014 Washington Post Newspaper writer, Robert Samuels spotlighted Blueline Security Services in his article about the private security industry.  Click link below to read the entire article:

Inc. 500

For the second year in a row Blueline Security Services has been named to the Inc. magazine 500 fastest growing companies list.  Click below to view the ranking page:

Murder Mystery

An unfortunate incident in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  The owner of the property, an existing client for other sites, called the day of the incident and Blueline Security Services was able to immediately respond and get an officer on the scene to provide a security presence once the local police department finished their role.  Click below to watch the news report.

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Shawn Scarlata, CEO of Blueline Security Services, Profile

In the June 29, 2012 edition of the Washington Business Journal Shawn Scarlata, CEO of Blueline Security Services was profiled.  Go here to see the article on the Business Journals website.

Here is a pdf  of the article:

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Local Business Selected for Small Business Growth

MINNEAPOLIS – Prince George’s County-based Blueline Security Services has been selected by Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) to participate in Project REV 2012, a yearlong program to help 10 U.S. small business owners improve their marketing, find more customers and grow sales.

Blueline Security Services, a private security firm that provides armed and unarmed guards and executive protection, was selected from more than 1,200 applicants to receive $15,000 worth of free marketing tools from Deluxe and yearlong access to marketing advisors, mentors, products and services. Blueline Security Services will also receive guidance from a local chapter of SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed.

“Learning how to properly create and execute a marketing plan will put our business on the map, giving us an edge over competitors,” said Shawn Scarlata, owner of Blueline Security Services. “Until April of 2010, we hadn’t spent any time marketing Blueline Security Services. Project REV is going to help us create a stronger Web presence and define our unique selling proposition so that we can reach new people and grow our client base.”

“Last year’s Project REV participants collectively doubled their sales despite the economy,” said Laura Radewald, vice president of brand and media relations with Deluxe. “We selected Blueline Security Services as a 2012 program participant because it represents so many service-based businesses across America that want to strengthen their marketing efforts in order to grow. We’re excited to see the results they achieve over the next 12 months.”

Blueline Security Services was founded in 2008 by four Washington D.C. police officers who wanted to start a business that they could carry into retirement. As active duty police officers, the owners of Blueline Security Services bring more than 75 years of combined experience in law enforcement and security work to the company. Shawn and his team pride themselves on providing high-end security services with unmatched customer service, something that has earned the company an admirable reputation.

Small Businesses Key to Economic Recovery

Growth of small businesses like Blueline Security Services is critical to an economic recovery. In the United States, small businesses represent 98 percent of businesses, employ over half of the workers and produce over half of the gross domestic product.[1]

At the Federal Reserve’s Nov. 9 conference on small business and entrepreneurship, Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said “small businesses have played an important role in fueling past economic recoveries” and encouraged our nation to “provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with the support they need.”

“Many small business owners put off marketing because it’s not their area of expertise or past results did not meet their expectations,” said Radewald. “Project REV is here to show small businesses across America that developing a marketing plan and choosing the right tools can expand their customer bases and increase their sales.”

For more information on Project REV 2012, please visit

About Deluxe Corporation

Deluxe is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Four million small business customers access Deluxe’s wide range of products and services including customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. For financial institutions, Deluxe offers industry-leading programs in checks, customer acquisition, regulatory compliance, fraud prevention and profitability. Deluxe is also a leading printer of checks and accessories sold directly to consumers. For more information, visit us at

First D.C. Area Security Company To Institute GuardTrax GT2 Security Force Locator

Blueline Security Services, located just outside of Washington, D.C. is the first in the area to begin using the GuardTrax GPS enabled tracking system to ensure their security guards are safe and operating as requested by the companies clients.


PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 06, 2012- In February of 2012, Blueline Security Services, Temple Hills, Maryland became the first security guard company in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to begin using the GuardTrax GT2 Security Force Locator.  Faced with the challenges brought on by extraordinary growth, Blueline Security Services searched for technology solutions in the market that would allow them to know real time where their officers are at any given time.By remotely monitoring an officer’s location and activity, supervisors can immediately respond to inadequate performance, address issues or take corrective action in real time, rather than after the fact when the guard tour has ended. A concern and potential liability occurs when guards abandon posts they are assigned to protect. If a guard leaves a property for any reason, GT2 will notify a supervisor that the device has violated a pre-configured GeoFence.Blueline’s security officers are able to instantly mass notify multiple managers and supervisors of a situation. As a result, they are not faced with making big decisions without supervisory input, and responsibility for managing problems is transferred to more experienced supervisors.The GuardTrax GT2 panic button and motion sensor increase the personal safety of each security officer in the field. In the event of a crisis situation, a security officer can immediately mass notify and contact emergency personnel, as well as additional security support personnel, with the single press of a button. If a guard is down, the motion sensor will detect a lack of motion and transmit a “no motion” alert to a supervisor for immediate response and support.There are a number of guard tour systems on the market and in use throughout the industry, Blueline Security Services determined GuardTrax ( offered the most technologically advanced features of any system they evaluated.  The increased levels of officer safety as well as transparency to their clients was a big factor in the decision making process.

“We are not only excited about implementing GuardTrax and ensuring that our security officers are safer, but just as importantly we want complete transparency to our clients.  With GuardTrax each of our clients is given a login ID and they are able to check the system at any time and be reassured that the choice to employ Blueline Security Services for their security needs was the right decision,” stated by Tim Cordero, Vice President Blueline Security Services.

Blueline Security Services,, is a premier private security firm providing armed and unarmed security guard services in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.  Formed in 2008 by four active duty law enforcement officers, Blueline provides event security, executive/dignitary protection services, apartment security, office/commercial security services, bank security, restaurant/bar security, as well as security related training ( throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.

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Provide commercial clients with armed and unarmed security guard services in the Maryland, D.C., and Virginia area. Additionally, we provide executive protection services, bomb and drug K9’s, security related training, video surveillance equipment, and private investigations.

Kicking off Project REV 2012

By Rachel Medina on January 23, 2012

In late 2011, Project REV participants gathered for a kick-off event in Kansas City where they met their Deluxe marketing mentors and advisors. At the event, each participant conducted a strategic analysis of their business and identified key challenges to tackle during Project REV 2012. Participants left the event armed with a preliminary marketing plan using the $15K they are receiving from Deluxe.

Watch Project REV transform small businesses

Participants in Project REV are part of a yearlong business makeover program that works to improve marketing plans, something that can significantly impact their business and sales. Business owners are paired with marketing experts who help them focus on connecting with customers, market more effectively, measure results and grow their business.

Maryland Security Company Provides Protection At DARCARS Mega Sale

Nov 07, 2010

Blueline Security Services provided armed and unarmed security guards at the DARCARS Mega 2 Day Sale in Landover, Maryland at FedEx Field. There were hundreds of vehicles on site many of which were sold for $99!


PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 07, 2010 –

Beginning November 5, 2010 through November 7, 2010, Blueline Security Services, LLC provided armed and unarmed security guard personnel for the DARCARS Automotive 2 Day Mega Sale in Landover, Maryland.   The huge sale took place in the parking lots of FedEx Field in Prince George’s County, Maryland and is one of the largest new and used car sales in Maryland history.

There were nearly 1,000 vehicles on the lots, dozens of which sold for just $99.00.  According to Troy Harding of Blueline Security Services, “Saturday drew a crowd of approximately 3,500 customers and Sunday saw about 1,700 customers.”  In addition to protecting the inventory on site, Blueline Security Services employees prevented the theft of at least one BMW and apprehended the suspects attempting to steal the vehicle.  Blueline Security Services also provided crowd control and a general security presence at the sale.

In a recent letter from Mr. Gary Amey, VP of DARCARS, Mr. Amey said “DARCARS has nearly a twenty year relationship with the owners of Blueline Security Services and we would highly recommend their company for any of your security or loss prevention concerns.  The staff of Blueline Security Services is professional, responsive, and knowledgeable.”

Founded by five active duty law enforcement officers, Blueline Security Services, LLC is a privately owned and insured security company that offers our clients in MD, DC & VA a full range of services. Blueline is composed of three divisions: Uniformed (armed or unarmed), Commercial Services and Executive Services. Depending on the needs of our clients, personnel from any one of these divisions can be utilized to address their security needs. We are confident that with our seventeen years of experience in the private security field, we can design a security plan that fits an individual or company’s specific needs.  The company can be found at