IOTA Security and Detective Agency


To be recognized not as the largest, but the most professional, ethical, and highest quality security company in the industry.

Our mission and values place an emphasis on the details matters when interfacing with people, whether they are members of the public, our customers, supervisors or employees. We are committed to listening and responding to the needs or our customers, company employees and supervisors.

Our goal is to set a new standard in the industry, on of uncompromising quality as a way of life, which is achieved by individuals and as a team.

Expert Security & Training Services Since 2007

Our security specialists, unarmed or armed, ensure a safe and secure environment for your event.

We consider a "successful event" to be on with no loss of property, zero disruptions, and the absolute personal safety of all in attendance. Documented history is proof of quality security services for:

  • Social Events

  • Executive Protection

  • Corporate and Financial Institutions

Why Choose IOTA Security?

  • Competitive rates without sacrificing quality
  • Top quality personnel and extensive in-house training
  • 24/7 on-call support for emergency reporting
  • Specialized security programs tailored to our customers' industry specific needs
  • Experience leader insecurity training
  • Continually re-certifying and adapting to current events to better serve our customers

Security Services

  • Campus
  • Employee Termination
  • Executive Protection
  • Mailroom
  • Neighborhood & Merchant Associations
  • Mobile Patrol
  • Plain-Clothes, Unarmed/Armed
  • Religious Establishments
  • Special Events


  • Process serving: Civil, Domestic, Traffic, Workers Compensation
  • Background Checks

Specialized Services

  • Active Shooter Consulting
  • Asset Transportation
  • Courier & Car
  • Loss Prevention, Security, Investigate Consulting
  • Residential & Commercial Surveillance Systems


MSP HQL COURSE - One Stop Service

Name: MD Handgun Qualification License
Cost: $150
(includes Onsite Livescan Fingerprinting and Online Application Support)

Purpose: Satify the State of Maryland's minimum application requirement to apply for your HQL to purhase, transfer or rent handgun in Maryland. Training exemptions apply, if applicable.

Length of Time: 4 Hours

Classroom Instruction:

1. Rules for Safe Gun Handling and Use
2. Handgun Action Types and Parts
3. Ammunition Knowledge
4. Fundamentals of Shooting
5. Overview of Maryland Handgun Laws
6. Home Firearm Safety and Storage
7. Cleaning your Handgun
8. HQL Application Process

Range Instruction: Live Fire Experience

Pre-requisites: No Prior experience required

What's Next: We recommend additional training for improved marksmanship, shotgun orientation, and discuss ow to develop a Personal & Home Protection Plan to ensure you are less likely, than more likely, to find yourself in a situation where no other option is available to use a firearm.

Location is Everything

...especially when learning a new skill, qualifying for employment, improving marksmanship, or just having fun.

Welcome to IOTA FIrearms & Security Training Academy, a Division of The IOTA Group. Our multipurpose building and classrooms are located at ITOA Training Center - Bluegrass Query, nestled within the quarry's tree-lined, grassy island property.

IOTA Training Center is .02 miles from the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore in Marriottsville.

For the safety of everyone engaged in firearms training programs, LOADED FIREARMS AND LIVE AMMUNITION are not permitted in our classrooms and shall only be used while on the range.

Instruction on safety is paramount in every phase of our training, no matter the discipline. Prior to range coaching or qualification, full-size Next Level Laser Pistols are used for simulation drills practiced repetitively for Instructor assessment of participant safe gun handling, comprehension of rules, practical fundamental skills and operation.

It's All In The Grip

Firearms. Bows. Pepper Spray

One of the more common problems new shooters experience is inconsistent or improper hand placement on their grip. Having the proper grip is just one of the important five shooting fundamentals to achieve accuracy.

Acquiring the proper grip is more than simply grabbing the object to be fired and wrapping your hand around the "grip." The vast majority of shooters find that the proper grip provides more control, steadier aiming, better recoil absorption, and stronger retention.

Grip consistency is essential for accurate shooting. Note that the proper grip for one shooting tool may not be appropriate for another. Your grip may vary depending upon the shape of the shooting tool's frame or design.