The security ministry has produced a mobile app that can be used to check up on security guards.
The app is called Agente Privado CRC., and it runs on Android devices.
The idea is that a homeowner or business operator can quickly check the status of a security guard and if the guard’s permission and firearm permits are in order.
The ministry also asked that anyone who finds that a guard is working without the proper permissions to report that fact. Security guards who are approved by the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública have an ID card to that effect.
The requirements to be an armed security guard are rigorous and frequently permissions lapse.