With the need to protect our homes and businesses being more prevalent than ever, the UK security industry has been performing well. According to ADS Group, turnover in the security sector was £9.1 billion in 2015. This represents an unbelievable 65 percent growth since 2010, and this is a trend that is expected to continue.
In fact, 60 percent of UK security companies have forecast growth greater than 10 percent over the next year. With the industry growing healthily year on year, it’s no surprise that plenty of security businesses have started to franchise their trademark.
The primary goal of security services is always the safety of people. Secondly, the aim is to keep property safe. Intrusion and fire are the two main risks, but there are also other threats to homes and business.
Security business demand
The cost of retail crime in the UK shot up to £613 million in 2015 – the highest level since records began. Although the number of incidents of crime has reduced over the last couple of years, the value of goods stolen has increased to £325 per incident.
These thefts are carried out by organised criminal gangs stealing goods to order, which has been made easier as expensive technology equipment has got smaller and smaller.
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Worryingly, not only is the cost of crime increasing, but it’s doing so at a rapid rate. The figure is now three times higher than in 2007. Although, perhaps more perturbing is that 83 percent of thefts are committed by customers.
This statistic is proof that any business is exposed to being a victim of crime. And with the human cost of crime a concern, it’s important that businesses consider whether they have adequate security measures in place. Figures indicate that 2015 saw a 28 percent increase in retail crime incidents involving abuse or violence against employees, compared to 2014.
Home security businesses
Intrusion monitoring, theft deterrence and fire prevention are the three main types of security that residential customers request. For that reason, they make up the core business of any home security business.
Let’s have a look at them in a bit more detail:
- Intrusion monitoring. Cutting-edge technology is unlocking new ways for homeowners to keep an eye out for unwelcomed guests. Devices like doorbell cameras and CCTV cameras can now notify your phone if there are any disturbances on your property. With plenty of customers wanting to upgrade to the next generation of intrusion monitoring, home security businesses are making substantial gains.
- Theft deterrence. Franchises like Colourfence specialise in this area of home security. Colourfence sells anti-theft garden fencing that can deter and prevent burglars from breaking into your property. Other theft deterrence products on the market include fake alarms, motion lights and secure windows.
- Fire prevention. There are several security businesses that specialise in both fire and theft protection. One of these is Jackson Fire & Security, a franchise that cuts no corners in making sure that all of its customers are safe in their own homes. By offering fire alarm, sprinkler, emergency lighting and risk assessment services, Jackson Fire & Security offers everything that a homeowner needs to protect their family against fire and theft.
For homeowners, taking small measures can ensure that you and those closest to you feel safe. Fire and theft protection is not something that consumers treat lightly; they are willing to invest in both for peace of mind.
Commercial security businesses
In general, commercial security measures and alarm monitoring is more complicated and expensive than residential solutions. Commercial premises are also more likely to need additional security features like CCTV, security lighting, fire extinguishing equipment and fire suppression systems, such as sprinklers.
Security franchise opportunities
Security franchises cater to two audiences: homeowners and commercial businesses. While some specialise in one area, others offer security support to both. Pro-Tect Alarms, Jackson Fire & Security and Colourfence are three franchisors on our network that have developed trusted customer bases.
These two thriving security franchises are looking for new partners to expand their brand across the country.
A franchise offering a simple solution to keeping opportunist thieves from intruding on customers’ premises is Colourfence, which offers the best garden fencing product on the market.
As a franchisee of Colourfence, you’ll have exclusive rights to your own protected territory of 150,000 homes, without even needing any previous fencing experience. You don’t even need to be very hands on. Colourfence is a management franchise which provides all the training you’ll need to run a successful business.
Colourfence franchisee training programme
After the two-week training programme, you’ll be fully qualified to perform the following tasks:
- Generate customer enquiries
- Perform surveys so that you can give customers accurate quotes
- Acquire orders
- Install (if you have the desire to get involved in the practical side of the business) or supervise the installation of the fencing
- Promote Colourfence by attending local exhibitions, garden shows, etc.
Colourfence security products
The panelling manufactured by Colourfence is fully engineered to be lightweight, durable and low maintenance. The fencing is guaranteed not to rot, warp or peel for 25 years and is designed to withstand winds of up to 130mph.
Despite the emphasis being on security, Colourfence does not compromise on design. The Colourfence product range is both solid and stylish, and does not look out of place in customers’ back gardens.
Intimidating fences can lull homeowners into a false sense of security. Towering fences are more inviting to a burglar who can commit their crime out of view of the rest of the neighbourhood. That’s why Colourfence produces a product that naturally fits into its surroundings.
Colourfence franchise opportunity
If you like every day to be different, enjoy meeting customers and want to be part of the UK fencing market, which is valued at approximately £500 million, then you may just have found the franchise for you.
By joining Colourfence, you are gaining the right to trade under an established brand name that brings in customers by itself.
Pro-Tect Alarms is a home security franchise that has been making customers feel safe for over 12 years. By offering potential franchisees the right to operate under its brand name for a total investment of just £25,000, Pro-Tect Alarms is giving entrepreneurs interested in the industry the perfect break.
Pro-Tect Alarms business model
The Pro-Tect Alarms business model is designed to reward hard-working individuals. Once you begin to build up a client base, you will generate monthly residual income that is generated from returning customers.
Pro-Tect Alarms is proud to offer a recession-proof franchise opportunity that is capable of weathering economic slumps. Security is one thing that people cannot afford to compromise on, so there is always going to be a demand for home security services.
Pro-Tect Alarms franchisee qualifications
Pro-Tect alarms are looking for UK-based franchise partners that want to join a thriving company. All that is required of candidates is that they are hard-working go-getters that aren’t going to shirk responsibility.
This security franchise is also on the lookout for sociable partners that are comfortable in networking environments. This is critical if you are going to build a client base that can reap the rewards for both you and the franchisor.
Pro-Tect Alarms franchisee training
This security business franchise offers a support system that allows you to get trading as soon as possible. Following a week-long training programme, you will be supervised during your franchise journey with ongoing field support.
Jackson Fire & Security
Jackson Fire & Security has more than 25 years of experience providing security solutions to businesses, from chip shops to blue chip manufacturers. They offer services including:
- Fire alarm fittings
- Fire risk assessments
- High-quality burglar alarms
- CCTV installation
As a successful franchisee, you’ll take part in a comprehensive 40-day training programme designed to provide all the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to build a profitable business. The course consists of a series of:
- Industry-accredited fire safety qualifications
- Technical training
- Marketing techniques
- Staff training
- Business systems
Jackson Fire & Security business model
Armed with this knowledge, you’ll work on building up a client base. These customers will then continue to generate revenue, as fire safety equipment needs annual servicing, whilst fire alarm and security systems are checked every six months. Each of these visits will make additional income as broken or expired equipment is replaced.
Jackson Fire & Security franchise opportunities
Jackson Fire & Security is a growing business providing fire protection and safety equipment throughout the UK. Franchisees get to handle their own jobs, control their own workload and make their own money, with the backing of a business model that’s proven to work.
So, if you’ve got a background in sales and you want to achieve a work/life balance that benefits you and your family, this could be the franchise opportunity for you.
James Muddimer , Point Franchise ©