Homologation or Expertise of Security Elements
This procedure allows the approval of security elements, as stipulated by Law No. 19,721 on private security.
STATUM and the Ministry of the Interior (MI) have worked in Phase 2 of the implementation of the Online Procedures project with the publication of fundamental procedures for the General Directorate for the Supervision of Companies, an operational unit subordinate to the Directorate of the National Police, whose mission essential is Private Security. In this case, it is about Homologation or expertise of security elements.
This is possible thanks to the work started by STATUM and the Agency for Electronic Government and the Information and Knowledge Society (Agesic) aimed at allowing citizens to carry out different procedures without having to go to an office.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING THIS PROCEDURE ONLINE?
It aims to provide security companies with a new communication channel so that they can request from the General Directorate of Business Inspection, the homologation or the expert opinion of imported or manufactured security elements. This includes vests, armored glass, drones, automaton anchoring systems, inking system, alarm system, video surveillance system, and global positioning system.
On the other hand, the purpose of Law No. 19,721 is to regulate the set of activities or measures of an essentially preventive, coadjuvant and complementary nature of public security, aimed at the protection of people and property, which are in previously delimited areas, as well as such as the surveillance, handling, custody and transportation of securities, dynamic patrolling carried out by natural or legal persons, which must be authorized in the manner and conditions established by this law and its regulations.
Likewise, the activities destined to the training and education of the private security worker, to the manufacture, installation and import of security technology applied in the systems to be enabled or for the aforementioned security activities and services will be subject to this law of bodyguards.
IT IS USED?
Yes, in fact, public or private entities are obliged to maintain a private security system, whose operating characteristics, the premises in which they are located or the activities carried out in them, generate a higher level of risk for public safety.
Also the securities transport companies, armories, banking institutions, credit administrators, exchange houses and those that, due to their activities, handle third-party funds as their main activity.
Said security system must be enabled by the corresponding direction of the Ministry of the Interior, with a validity of five years, renewable for the same periods, all of which will be subject to regulation.
WHAT VOLUME OF PROCEDURES OF THIS TYPE ARE CARRIED OUT ANNUALLY?
Until the moment of the news, we found that the procedure was published in November 2020 and to date a total of 11 procedures have been carried out.
To begin this process, the user only has to enter the site: Click here
The tool selected for these purposes is ApiaTrámites, a platform 100% to the AGESIC Online Procedures Model, which allows in an easy, intuitive and dynamic way to carry out the implementation of Online Procedures for the interaction between the citizen and the organization, with an "agile methodology" that allows the agency's own officials to get involved in the definition and parameterization of the procedures, appropriating the knowledge of the implementation for subsequent maintenance with their own resources.
Related links of interest:
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Regulations of the General Directorate of Business Inspection
Regulation of work in private security, Law No. 19721
Regulations of the Ministry of the Interior