How the FlashlightNOW Marketplace Works

Create your free account and get nationwide access to the first marketplace, web, and mobile applications ever created to help you find and hire local, legitimate providers of safety, security, and investigative services. Easily and efficiently do business directly, from end to end, with your local, verified, qualified, and highly rated providers.

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Create Your Free Account

No cost, private and secure account with dashboard and integrated PCI compliant Stripe powered payment processing. We commit to you that we will never sell or share your personal data.

Choose a Service

The online marketplace provides profile information on hundreds of providers. Search for the service type and verified service Provider who is right for you. No paywalls or finders fees.

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Communicate With a Provider

From your free personal dashboard. Communicate with providers directly in the FlashlightNOW web app. Easily request quotes, share information, sign or reject contracts, receive invoices and make a payment and more.

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Enjoy Your Service and Account Benefits

Continue to enjoy your personal dashboard for keeping track of all past, current, and future quote requests, contracts, communications with providers, and more. Coming soon – rate your experiences with providers.

Online Marketplace: One Stop For All Your Needs

FlashlightNOW eliminates the hassle of finding and hiring legitimate service providers. This is the first and only marketplace to offer a verified selection of independent, legally compliant providers of the services that help keep us all safe and sound.

Quickly Find Your Qualified Provider

Whether you’re planning for a one-time event or looking for long term services, every job is unique. Our secure marketplace and web application makes it easy to focus your search to quickly find verified providers by specialty, location, unique skills, language, and more.

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Request Quotes and Easily Communicate With Providers

Your free customer account gives you access to a web application that makes it easy to connect with a provider and request a quote for services. Then use the internal messaging system to iron out the details.

Easily Finalize Contracts and Pay Invoices

Once you have made a choice, you and your provider can finalize contracts, exhibits, and pay invoices all from inside your FlashlightNOW account.

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Read and Write Reviews

Read and write reviews that help you and others select high performing providers.


Do you need a security guard or protective agent right now?

The FlashlightNOW Protection On Demand service and mobile application is there and ready whenever you need immediate and trusted security guarding or personal protection.

Simply open the app on your mobile device and immediately summon a guard or protective agent to your location. The security guards and protective agents that respond to your requests are employees of local, verified, and licensed security and protective agent companies found on FlashlightNOW.

FlashlightNOW Protection On Demand is coming soon to the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Report Suspected unlicensed and illegal Security Guarding, Protective Agent, and Private Investigative Activity.

Unqualified and unlicensed Security Guarding, Protective Agent Services, and Private Investigative activity is a significant problem in nearly every community. The service these bad actors provide is both illegal and dangerous.

If you suspect a one of these business is working illegally, please complete the form below and FlashlightNOW will at once notify the licensing board or proper authority in your area. You may remain anonymous 

Under Minn. Stat. 13.41 and 13.39 the information you submit as part of your complaint may be classified as public, private or confidential data based upon the outcome of the complaint investigation and any legal proceedings. Public data is available to members of the public at any time and for any reason. Private data is available to the subject of the data, to those authorized access by law, court order, your consent or to the extent needed to be used to investigate the complaint. Confidential data is not available to anyone that does not have the need to know it to investigate the complaint unless as otherwise required or authorized by law. As a general matter complaint data will be confidential only while the investigation into it and any related legal proceedings are pending.
I hereby authorize the Minnesota Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services ("Board") to provide a copy of my Statement (including my name), a summary of its contents, and any documentation I provide in support of my Statement, at the Board's discretion, to the Respondent listed above. I also hereby authorize the Board to release this information to a third party in the course of the Board's investigation of my complaint. I am willing to appear as a witness at a hearing if the Board determines there is cause to warrant disciplinary action against the Respondent.
I hereby decline to authorize the release of my Statement, a summary of its contents, my name, and any documentation I provide in my Statement to the Respondent. I understand that if I do not want the aforementioned released to the Respondent or if I do not want to be called as a witness at a disciplinary hearing against the Respondent the Board may dismiss the complaint