Private Investigator & Security Consultants

Brownyard is pleased to provide coverage to private investigators and security consultants through PI Protect®, developed by Brownyard in cooperation with the ASIS Foundation.

In 1951, Brownyard developed the first liability coverage programs for Security Guards and Private Investigators. The tradition of customized insurance services continues today. We are the leading provider of this coverage.


PI Protect is designed for:

  • Private Investigators
  • Security Consultants
  • Fire/Arson Investigators
  • Counter-Terrorism Experts
  • Accident/Reconstruction Professionals
  • Expert Testimony Witnesses
  • Cyber Security Experts


Brownyard offers programs to meet the singular needs of ASIS members, private investigators, security consultants and professionals in related fields. We work to understand the shifting risks of these industries to provide better coverage and service. Call 1-800-645-5820 for more information about the following General Liability Coverages:

  • Professional Liability (E&O)
  • Care, Custody & Control
  • Assault & Battery
  • Electronic Data Liability
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Libel & Slander
  • Personal Injury
  • Contractual Coverage
  • Incidental Medical Malpractice

Key Features of PI Protect include:

  • Commercial Excess & Umbrella Liability available
  • License Bonds available
  • Commercial Property available
  • Inland Marine available
  • Expert handling of claims
  • Highly Rated Insurance Carriers
  • Low Minimum Premium
  • Premium Financing available

Commercial Excess & Umbrella Coverage

Commercial Excess and Umbrella Liability Coverage can be tailored to meet your specific needs and exposures. In general, these products are:

  • Licensed and admitted in most states.
  • Available with limits up to $5,000,000 to protect against that once-in-a-lifetime judgment.

Commercial Property

For our General Liability clients, the Commercial Property product provides:

  • Building and Business Personal Proerpety coverage.
  • Business Income and Extra Expense coverage.
  • The backing of a highly rated carrier.
  • Competitive premiums.

Coverage is available in most states.

Inland Marine

The Inland Marine product is designed to offer Mobile Property and Electronic Data Processing (EDP) coverage to our General Liability clients. We write this coverage through a highly rated carrier and our premiums are highly competitive. Coverage is available in most states.


Please complete the appropriate applications and return them by fax at 631-666-5723 or by email to

PI Protect General Liability Application Download
Brownyard Commercial Excess & Umbrella Liability Application Download


Frequently Asked Questions about PI Protect

How do we apply for coverage?
Please ask your broker to mail, email or fax the completed required information as soon as you can. Agents and brokers do not need an Agency Agreement to write this coverage through our program. We can usually have a quote for you within a few days.

In what states is the coverage available?
All states, except Nebraska.

What information is required for a quote?

  • Completed, signed Brownyard application
  • Four-year loss information
  • Detailed Resume (for clients under three years experience in the industry)
  • Copy of Broker’s License and proof of Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Although there is no original signature required to quote, we will need the signed, original application to bind coverages.

What limits can you write?
Although we do recommend that the higher limits be considered, we do write limits of $100,000, $300,000, $500,000 and $1,000,000.

What are your carriers’ ratings?
We only write our program through high-quality carriers that have ratings of at least “Superior” or better.

Are your rates competitive?
The coverages we offer through our program are not only very broad, but very reasonably priced.

Can I get a lower premium if I go directly through Brownyard without a broker and their commission?
No, we value the relationship between you and your local insurance representative and encourage you to stay with a local broker for the best possible service.

Eligibility Map

PI Protect is available in all states except Nebraska.

Eligible states for Brownyard PI Protect insurance for private investigators


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