Join the Protos Vendor Network

At Protos, we focus on building long-term partnerships with our vendors, based on trust and reliability.

Since 2006, Protos has been a technology leader focused on optimizing security management while ensuring service excellence. Protos provides our clients with security officers through a powerful national network of local, state and regional security services providers. This unique model combines vendors’ entrepreneurial spirit and local expertise, with access to our national accounts and tailored performance feedback. At Protos, our vendor network philosophy is simple: ensure positive outcomes for our clients by identifying and partnering with vendors who consistently perform at a high level, offering them assignments and opportunities for growth at no cost and with no obligation, while providing support and guidance along the way.

Why partner with Protos?

  • Tap into Protos’ established national client base at your local level
  • No client acquisition efforts are required on your side
  • Service clients you would not have access to otherwise
  • Protos controls all client interaction and manages all sales, legal and billing activity for you
  • You simply focus on delivering exceptional service
  • Less administrative burden allows for greater margins
  • Exposure to a diverse range of clients across different sectors of the security industry
  • Diversify your service offerings and appeal to a wider range of clients – either Protos’ or your own
  • Add new revenue streams or build a more predictable and recurring revenue base
  • We offer market rates that balance affordability with quality, within each client’s budget
  • Grow within your home state, or add new geographic areas
  • As Protos provides the work, you can expand without straining your existing infrastructure
  • Using your own uniforms increases your market presence and creates a strong brand identity
  • Attract work with your own new clients while partnering with Protos
  • Associating with a national security leader enhances your credibility and visibility within the industry
  • Streamline operations with access to cutting-edge timekeeping software, allowing for easy clock in/out through our mobile app or a call-in phone system
  • Electronic reporting allows guards to report incidents, log activities and communicate in real-time
  • Protos’ clear and detailed work orders and post orders set you up for success and ensure client satisfaction
  • Only accept assignments that work for your company, based on preferences, capability and availability
  • Choose from emergency, temporary or long-term assignments
  • If an assignment is not right for you, you don’t have to accept it. We prefer that you don’t overextend just to win work
  • Dedicated Vendor Relationship Managers help you identify performance and process improvements, so you can adapt to changing market demands
  • Protos’ Compliance team helps you stay current with licenses and insurance policies, reducing your regulatory risk and helping you avoid fines or suspensions
  • Access to a Vendor Handbook that helps you align with Protos’ business model, ensures effective communication and identifies ways to increase assignment volume
  • Exchanging insights, experiences and best practices keeps you ahead of industry trends, regulatory changes and improves your overall service delivery
  • Generous 30-day payment terms ensure steady cash flow, allowing for easier budgeting and financial planning
  • Optional shorter terms in exchange for a 3% invoice discount are available upon request


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Requirements to Join the Vendor Network

Protos has strict standards for which vendor applicants are accepted into the vendor network. In order to determine if you are able to meet the minimum requirements needed to join the Protos Vendor Network, please review the information below before applying.


New vendors must be licensed guarding companies (if operating in a state which regulates guarding companies). As the company of record, we are required to have your license information on file.

Insurance Policy Limits Required

As you obtain or renew the insurance policies listed above so that you can accept the type of work shown, Protos requires the following policy limits as mandatory minimum requirements. Note that the insured name on your insurance policies must match your company name as it appears on your W-9.

  • General and professional liability policies are usually written together. Protos requires that you carry both lines of coverage with policy limits at $1 million per occurrence, and $2 million in aggregate.
  • Assault and battery coverage is generally available as part of your General Liability policy. Speak with your broker to ensure that assault and battery is in fact included, and if so, at the same policy limits. If it is excluded from your GL policy, please speak with your broker to obtain either a separate policy, a rider, an excess policy, or an umbrella policy, that adds assault and battery to your coverage package – at the same $1 million per occurrence policy limits as your GL coverage.
  • Automobile liability coverage is only required for vendors who will utilize vehicles (including golf carts) at $1 million per occurrence.
  • Workers compensation coverage is typically available through a state-sponsored plan, or via individual insurance policy. If you intend to handle armed assignments of any duration, or long-term assignments of any kind, you must have a WC policy with a coverage limit of $500k. This is typically available either as a private policy from your broker, or via a state-sponsored WC plan.

Compliance Specialists will authenticate all insurance documents submitted to Protos by contacting your broker or carrier for verification.

Specific Insurance For Specific Work

As different types of assignments require different insurance policies, please use the chart below to identify the policy(ies) required to qualify for that category of work.

Other Requirements

Applying vendors must agree to perform pre-employment drug screenings and background checks, have a program for ongoing random drug testing, and agree NOT to subcontract security personnel from another company who may not be as diligent as we require.


  1. Fill out and submit Part 1 of the Vendor Application below if you are willing and able to comply with the requirements set forth above.
  2. Once received, your application will be reviewed in the context of geographic density, client need, and existing vendor capability, to determine if a partnership is advantageous to both parties at this time.
  3. After review, a Protos Onboarding Specialist will contact you and possibly invite you to complete part 2 of the vendor application and the Protos vendor agreement contract.
Initial Vendor Questionnaire


If your company has multiple DBAs, list all and separate with commas.


Please confirm email address


Please list all states your business operates, starting with the primary state
What Industries Do You Serve
Select all that apply
What Services Do You Provide?
Select all that apply

Security Personnel Information

Understanding that every post is unique and the hourly rate you propose for a given assignment will fluctuate, please provide the baseline average hourly rates requested below for a standard ‘8-hour x 7 days per week’ post. You will NOT be held to these rates; they are informational and allow us to get a sense of your price structure.
If you do not provide unarmed guards enter N/A.
If you service multiple states, please enter as: AL $24; KY $22; etc.
If you do not provide armed guards enter N/A.
If you service multiple states, please enter as: AL $24; KY $22; etc.

Other Questions

Any guard assigned to a Protos work order must have a negative drug screen on file with your company BEFORE arriving at our client’s location for their first shift. Do you agree to comply with this requirement?
At your discretion, do you agree to request additional random drug screening of any guards assigned to a Protos work order?
Any guard assigned to a Protos work order must have a successfully passed industry standard background check on file with your company BEFORE arriving at our client’s location for their first shift. Do you agree to comply with this requirement?
The subcontracting of any Protos work orders assigned to your company is strictly prohibited. Do you agree to comply with this requirement?

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Vendor Testimonials

Protos Security is a phenomenal organization. They are great to work with and have outstanding leadership in place. Any company or business looking to partner with a company that offers cutting-edge services, should not hesitate to contact Protos Security.

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Protos sets the standard in security. They are well organized with national dispatch and they respond to concerns immediately with their 24/7 dispatch. My company’s officers are only a phone call away from getting assistance.

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We have worked with Protos for over a year and they are, hands down, our favorite to work with. They have great clients and always pay on time. Their dispatch team is always on point and we have never had a bad experience with Protos.

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