One of the first regulations for private Security Guards were in accordance with article 45 of a law passed on December 21, 1890 which stated that: "The municipalities, the corporate bodies and individual citizens can allocate private guards for the protection of their properties, the private guards must meet the requirements defined by the regulation, be approved by the prefect and take an oath before the magistrate. Their memos within the limits of their intended services will prevail in court until proven otherwise. "
The same provisions, albeit with amendments and clarifications (especially those that occurred in the period between the two world wars), still govern, till today, the life and the legal relations of modern Italian Private Security Foundations and private security guards, through the following laws:
Consolidated Laws of Public Safety, approved by the Royal Decree of June 18, 1931, in the articles ranging from 133 to 141 included;
Regulations for the implementation of Consolidated Laws of Public Safety, approved by the Royal Decree of 6 May 1940, from article 249 to article 260 included;
Royal Decree Law of September 26, 1935, from article 1 to article 6 included;
Royal Decree Law of November 12, 1936, from article 1 to article 6 included.
Since 2004, the Association of Deceased Security Officers has been operational (L'Associazione Orfani Guardie Giurate), which is engaged in historical research about the industry, and which annually publishes a Historical Calendar with a Collection of private security developments and past events.