How to Get Contracts for Security Business


Starting your own security company requires enough time and effort. Before engaging in this business, you have to get contracts and permits.

This can help in ensuring that your company is legal and authorize to function.

Similar to other businesses, getting contracts for security business is quite difficult. Before you have these permits, you need to meet its requirements and other related details. If you are new to this business opportunity, it is best to seek help from experts. Professional businessmen who happen to engage in security businesses know its accurate procedures.

Things to Do

Before you get contracts for security business, you should first undergo a criminal background check. This is often done through the public agency that handles security companies. The methods of background checking depend on your states. Some states like California, Texas and Washington use live scan system in checking a person’s life history. In addition, every security business must also register a manager who gets an existing security guard license. Contracts applications for security license also need a full disclosure of a business’s ownership information.

Contracts and Licenses for Security Business

Apart from getting contracts, you also need to get several permits needed for your security company. But, before you get these licenses, you need to apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number for tax purposes. Some contracts that you may get from your state government include the municipal business license. This is needed to make your business legal and ready for daily operation. Occupancy, another business license, dictates the exact number of people who can legally be in your building at a certain period of time. Other licenses include sanitary, fire safety and sign.

Other Permits Needed for Your Security Business

Building permit is considered as the most essential permit you should not miss to get. This ensures that your building code is being followed. Therefore, you should not make any changes without any prior notice or approval. Another is the vendor permit. For you to become legit in selling any products or services, you need to ask this permit from your county government. Other permits include resellers, police and zoning permits.

Getting contracts, licenses or permits for your security business can be easily done. This is often observed if you know where and how to get them. If you are not familiar with its methods, the best thing that you need to do is to seek help from experts. You can also use your computer to get more details about your concerns. Whether you are new to security business or not, you can have the contracts at hand. It is simply a matter of finding its accurate procedures and methods.


  • 1. RICKY NADU said on 4/21/2014 7:16:32 AM
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  • 2. curtis said on 7/20/2015 8:27:08 PM
    I am looking for contracts and workers in Harris county TX. Just starting my security guard services. Curtis
  • 3. Dan Velasquez said on 9/25/2015 1:43:29 PM
    Starting a new business, any information you can provide about obtaining contracts.
  • 4. Sandiso Moyo said on 6/3/2016 3:55:08 AM
    l have a security company and l am looking for clients
  • 5. Sydney said on 6/14/2016 5:40:06 AM
    I have started my own security company and I need help on obtaining contracts. please assist me.thanks
  • 6. Samantha Peters said on 7/1/2016 3:35:28 PM
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  • 7. JONATHAN R MCDONALD said on 7/20/2016 10:07:13 PM
  • 8. Jon said on 8/3/2016 2:07:20 PM
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  • 9. Jason Sims said on 8/9/2016 4:55:29 PM
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  • 13. Hemi Riki said on 2/27/2017 8:31:07 PM
    Good Afternoon @Dinesh Sharma, I am looking at starting my own security company in New Zealand. I am ex military and have worked for the U.N Security Forces. I have also worked in the security industry for 17 years. I am currently working full time in security. Thank you for any advice you have. Hemi.
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