Shield Security Systems

At a Glance

Products & Services: Burglar/fire alarm installation & sales

Number of Locations: 10

Total Investment: $74.3K - $125.6K

Founded: 1976

Began Franchising: 1992

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 7 0 1 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $74,275 - $125,550
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3-5 days. At franchisee's location: 3 days. Online training : 8 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Corporate marketing plan