The Saudi Ministry of Interior has proposed a project to make changes to the private civil security guard system, by preparing standardized contracts, obligating companies not to guard any site where security cameras are not available, and limiting work to Saudis.
According to Al-Madina newspaper, The bodies specified by the regulation are obligated to place private civil security guards on their facilities, as well as to provide the necessary means to maintain their security and the security of their employees and not to take guards without permission from the competent authority.
The beneficiary is also obligated to install security surveillance cameras in accordance with the specifications approved by the Ministry of Interior, provided that they cover the facilities from all sides, and the data is saved or transferred to the security authorities according to the instructions.
The authorities obligated to set up private civil security guards may contract directly with Saudi individuals who are licensed to work as security guards, while the license is issued by the Minister of Interior or his representative, and the license period is fixed for three years.
The license may also be renewed for a similar period or periods or not. An application for renewal of the license must be submitted no less than 3 months before its expiry, and a financial fee is collected for each security guard as determined by the regulation.