FlashlightNOW vs. traditional hiring methods

FlashlightNOW Marketplace

Protection On Demand

Traditional Hiring Methods

Only verified, licensed, providers

No subscriptions, paywalls, or hidden fees 

View and select from multiple providers

Secure payment processing

Free personal account dashboard

Nationwide experts to keep you safe and sound 

Rate your provider’s service

Easily find providers by location, service type, and more 

Free quote requests and secure messaging

Easily review, sign, and keep track of contracts

On demand guarding and protective agents 

Verified, licensed providers that you can trust.

Unlicensed and unqualified providers are a nationwide problem that leave all of us vulnerable. We verify the legitimicay and licensure of every provider on our marketplace so you don’t have to.

Security Services

  • Corporate Security
  • Commercial Security
  • Residential Security
  • Event Security
  • Concierge Security
  • Retail Security
  • Construction Site Security
  • School Security
  • Workplace Security
  • And more!

Private Investigation Services

  • Asset and Financial Investigations
  • Criminal Case Support
  • Litigation Support
  • Background and Pre-employment Screenings
  • Domestic Concerns
  • Missing Persons
  • Civil Case Support
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Process Service
  • And more!

Training and Consulting Services

  • Workplace Safety and Security Training
  • Active Violence Prevention and Response
  • Crisis and Mental Health Response
  • Critical Incident Management Training
  • De-Escalation Training
  • Emergency Prepardness and Management Training
  • Security Threat and Risk Assesment
  • Event Security Planning
  • Personal Safety and Protection
  • And more!

Executive Protection Services

  • 24/7 Bodyguard
  • Personal Driver
  • Personal Protective Agent
  • Travel Protective Agent
  • VIP Executive Protection Guard
  • And more!


Below are just some of the benefits that come with your free account:

  • Use of the first online marketplace that makes it easy to find, connect, and do business from end to end with verified service providers when and where you need them. 
  • Customer ratings of companies and their services. 
  • Personal dashboard. Create and manage all of your quote requests, contracts, communications and payments between you and your chosen provider in one place. 
  • Secure payment processing with Stripe, a payment industry leader serving millions of customers and business worldwide. 

The safeguarding of your information essential and important to us.  When creating FlashlightNOW, we chose technologies and tech partners that have a proven record and highest ratings for data protection and technical support.  For example, we chose:

  • Microsoft Azure cloud services to host and protect your information and our software from bad actors. 
  • Stripe for global payment processing. Stripe is a PCI level 1 security payment platform used by millions of companies and their customers around the world. 
  • To never sell your information or data with third parties for profit. Please visit our Data Privacy and Cookies Policy

No, we do not broker or perform the services available on our platformsOur job is to help you and your chosen provider save time, hassle, and money.   We created the online marketplace and POD to help you quickly find, connect, and work directly with independent providers and experts when and where you need them. 

Prior to acceptance, our Verification Team confirms the licenses of providers that perform regulated services. We verify that they are licensed and in good standing with their state licensing boards. We then perform routine audits. Providers without an active license in good standing are not allowed on either platform. Active Providers whose license(s) are found to be inactive or do not meet flashlight terms of service will be suspended and/or removed from the platform(s)

Protection On Demand not a substitute for calling 911. The service is not affiliated with your local law enforcement, public safety, or ambulance servicePOD services are performed by the non-sworn employees of your local licensed security or protective agent company.  POD supplies a convenient and fast way to get professional security and protective agent services when and where you need them.

We will never charge you to create and keep an online marketplace and/or POD accounts.  No paywalls, subscriptions, in-app purchases, or other money collecting efforts to get in the way.  We will never sell your data.  Here is the simple way we make money. 

The Online Marketplace. This is where you can easily find, hire, and schedule all service types.  Our software automatically collects a small, fixed percentage-based fee when you pay a provider’s invoice from your dashboard using your secure, integrated Stripe account.  

The Protection On Demand Mobile app enables you to on demand, summon immediate security guarding or personal safety escorts to your personal or appointed secondary location.  when you and your guard/protective agent end service on the mobile app, our software automatically collects a small, fixed percentage-based fee.