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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$135K - $243K
Units as of 2020
2 100.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Surveillance Secure

Industry
Services (Other)
Founded
2006
Parent Company
Surveillance Secure Franchising LLC
Leadership
Kim Hartman, Founder and CEO
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About Us

The Surveillance Secure franchise operates with cutting edge technology, providing electronic security solutions for commercial clients, which typically includes hospitals, apartment buildings, corporate offices, warehouses, religious institutions, universities, and more.

Surveillance Secure’s services include providing surveillance cameras, but also technology in the realms of access control, GPS vehicle tracking, and video recognition + analysis.

Surveillance Secure dates back to 2006, but really hit its stride in 2016 when CEO Kim Hartman, recognizing that the industry was fragmented, merged his business with COO Will Biggerman to create the business model available to franchisees today. The consolidation of services, consultative approach to customization for individual clients, and dedication to the highest levels of service, allowed Surveillance Secure to carve out an enviable piece of the market share in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. This claim is backed up by its array of prestigious clients such as Pepsi, Hyatt, Marriott, and WeWork.

They began franchising in 2019, so now it's your turn to capitalize on the Surveillance Secure business model. If you enjoy business development, management, and have the drive to succeed, you’re invited to apply.

Recession Resilience

Operations through COVID come after 2019 in which they had their strongest year ever, even on the backs of two straight years of double digit percentage revenue growth.

Services such as body temperature detection through thermal imaging cameras, and ‘no touch’ access control systems via key fobs, bluetooth, etc. are expected to increase in demand due to COVID19.

The Ideal Franchisee

While the technology provided by Surveillance Secure is quite advanced, franchisees aren't required to have any prior background in electronic security or Information Technology.

Rather, franchisees operations predominantly include project and people management, as well as being able to build and manage customer relationships as the face of the business.

Training and Support

Franchisees are backed by a franchisor that provides enterprise level systems commensurate with the most mature franchise systems around. This includes project management CRM software, call center, and centralized tech support for franchisees’ clients.

Franchisees focus on business development and relationships while their technicians handle installations and the franchisor handles the technology development and support.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2019 (2 years)
# of employees at HQ
13
# of Units
2 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
849 Quince Orchard Blvd., #F
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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
$45,000 - $90,000
Initial Investment
$135,070 - $243,350
Net Worth Requirement
$150,000
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Veteran Incentives
$6,000 advertising jump-start package
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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

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
20 hours
Classroom Training
80 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Grand Opening
Online Support
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021