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Many businesses and office buildings need monitoring activities to help with early detection and crime prevention. That's where Surveillance Secure™ may come in. They work to meet the standard electronic security needs. 

The security plan of a business may include security and surveillance cameras, alarm and video monitoring solutions, access control systems, and video image analytic software. Surveillance Secure has been in operation since 2006 and began franchising in 2019. 

Why You May Want to Start a Surveillance Secure Franchise

Opening a Surveillance Secure franchise may be a good opportunity if you want to start your own security business. As a Surveillance Secure franchisee, you may be able to bring its technology, services, and installation practices closer to your community. 

With your protected territory, you may be able to operate your Surveillance Secure location without worrying about losing business to other franchisees of the company. Surveillance Secure usually provides the necessary resources, support, training, and knowledge to help you become your own boss. As a franchisee, you may have access to the support, technology, training, software, and marketing tools.

What Might Make a Surveillance Secure Franchise a Good Choice?

By becoming a Surveillance Secure franchisee, you may be working with some of the best and the most experienced workers in the industry. To meet the clients’ expectations, you might want to hire only the most technically trained crew. This crew should have the required experience and certifications to install and support clients in projects.

To be part of the Surveillance Secure team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

After making the initial investment, the additional estimated costs may include a starting inventory, office equipment, and company vehicle. Website development, training, and three months of working capital are typically part of the initial costs. You may have access to a national network of franchisees with Surveillance Secure.

How Do You Open a Surveillance Secure Franchise?

The time taken to open your security business is generally dependent on how quickly you can find an office location and complete the process of opening a Surveillance Secure franchise. If you are interested in starting a Surveillance Secure franchise, you need only submit a simple franchise request form. If you are seen as a good fit, a franchise representative may soon reach out to you to schedule a get-to-know-you meeting. 

As you progress through the process, Surveillance Secure may be with you through each step, helping to review the employee and equipment needs, evaluate office location options, and guide you to a successful launch. Ideally, you will complete your own due diligence on the brand and the opportunity. Take time to speak to current franchisees and ask the Surveillance Secure team questions. Before long, you may find yourself offering electronic safety to businesses as a Surveillance Secure franchisee. 

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Company Overview

About Surveillance Secure

Industry Services (Other)
Related Categories Security Services, Miscellaneous Services
Founded 2006
Parent Company Surveillance Secure Franchising LLC
Leadership Kim Hartman, CEO
Corporate Address 849 Quince Orchard Blvd., #F
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2019 (2023-2019 years)
# of employees at HQ 6
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 5 (as of 2021)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Surveillance Secure franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$55,000 - $75,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$116,000 - $173,700
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$6,000 advertising jump-start package
Royalty Fee Information Circle
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Surveillance Secure has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 52 hours
Classroom Training 48 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 2
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022