“How to Start a Security Company”
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  • Michael Worthington said on April 10, 2010
    Me & my associate wants to start a Security guard/patrol service. I've been in Security since 1993. My associate been in since 1998 plus has college credits in criminal justice & a instructors license. We both have bad credit. We are able to finance. Could you tell were we could get help with the financing and that costly insurance. We live in St.Petersburg & Pinellas Park Florida.
  • stephen kuwona said on April 16, 2010
    Am in kenya{africa]and i have started a security firm in which i will appreciate your guidance and financial support so that i can meet my dream. Thanks, steve
  • Alan said on April 16, 2010
    Please take a look at the company's new web page www.am-pmsecuritysurreyltd.co.uk. can you please let me have your opinion
  • Tedra said on April 16, 2010
    Dallas, TX. I want information on how do I start a security guard company for armed and unarmed. I need information in obtaining license/certification/insurance and most of all a ball park figure. Thanks in advance
  • michael said on April 16, 2010
    Kill Devil Hills, NC I would like help on starting a small security guard company. I need information in obtaining license, insurance, certification and do I need to be bonded. what would the start up cost start at.
  • Laura Whisnant said on April 20, 2010
    I am in school for criminal justice, and i was wandering if that qualifies me for a start in a security company if i do not have the work experience yet? I live in jefferson Georgia in the great USA.
  • sevia thomas said on April 24, 2010
    atlanta Ga I would like any info you can help me please
  • Sterling Wall said on April 27, 2010
    Amherst, WI, USA. Just looking for a basic list of what some things might be to start a Private Security type business. Such as equipment and vehicles and insurance and such. Thanks.
  • chandrakant said on April 28, 2010
    hi. I am from India Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, I want to start the security force company. pls advice how to start the company.. . which registration is required or which certificate required
  • Sunil katkani said on April 28, 2010
    I want to start a security company in Ratlam/Ujjain/Indore location. Now i want to know all information about the business & process, kindly guide and help.
  • ankur said on May 2, 2010
    I am a civilian and i am interested to start a pvt security company in Punjab, Himachal and j&K So, please tell me about all the formalities involved in starting up this venture. It would be a great help from your side. Regards, Ankur Mahajan.(09417884877) Pathankot(punjab)
  • vinoth said on May 3, 2010
    I do have extensive network with large corporate MDs in and around Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. I would like to start security Agency Company to make money out from my network. I seek guidance and formalities involved in starting up the security agency company. I need information in obtaining license, insurance, and certification.
  • Rose Nunez said on May 7, 2010
    Can you please look at this website and give your feedback. I see a lot of potential but if you have any ideas please let me know. latinamericansecurityservices.com, Montebello, California
  • Ivan Diaz said on May 9, 2010
    I live in England I work in Security but, I would like to start my own company. I just wonder the requirement that I need as: Minimum time work in Security Industry? Special license or Course? Others. I don't know?
  • sunilsingh said on May 10, 2010
    new license of private security service in all maharastra
  • peter said on May 10, 2010
    Hello everyone, i run a small security company here in Nigeria. we provide close protection, Bodyguard team, Escort service, event security, private investigations, Back ground check and so on. if anyone here have interest in security business in Nigeria, let the person contact me. securitypartner5@hotmail.com
  • akash rishi said on May 15, 2010
    Sir i want to start a private security company/agency in Punjab/Chandigarh let me know the procedure etc thanks akash rishi
  • thair mahmood said on May 16, 2010
    would Like to start up a private security company with very small operation team for a local business in the uk yorkshire region. Please supply me with license info and insurance costs ect for such an operation. Thanks
  • Ravinder said on May 21, 2010
    Dear All, i want to Start private security business in new delhi, India, If any one having consultancy or any kind of advice please mail me 4dahiya@gmail.com or call me 9212145989
  • Jesse said on May 22, 2010
    Hi! I was also wondering what types of licenses I would need to start a business. I understand I need insurance for every personnel on my team, but is that the only type of insurance I need? My cousin was going to start a business, and he claimed that the government gives out grants for starting businesses; do you know which ones I can file for? I have some experience as an armed security guard (I have my PERC card, 40- hour certificate with semi-auto and auto armed training, FOID card, registered guns, and of course I worked at a couple of private security places) and I am currently attending college to receive my degree in criminal justice; is this enough training to start a business in private security? Please let me know, thank you so much! I live in the city of Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. Please email me at www.jessevaughn1983@yahoo.com or call at 224/220-7858. Thanks again! Jesse
  • viyyapu tatarao said on May 24, 2010
    respected sir, i V.TATARAO i want a details how to establish a security company and where i have to take license, permits, policies, restrictions. i am from visakhapatnam district, andhra pradesh, INDIA.
  • Andy MacDonald said on May 25, 2010
    having experience as a security officer, having a lot of life experience and having a background in law enforcement gave me the confidence in myself to simply make the first move and start my own company. Andy : New Zealand
  • chris said on May 25, 2010
    i live on long island in new york and i wanted to know what i need to start up a sec business. also how to get bids and what to charge per hour
  • Tshepo said on May 27, 2010
    Hi, my name is Jeffrey and I live in South Africa, Free State. I need to know what are the requirements needed to start your own security company? Do you need a license and if you do, how can I get one? What are the procedures, the requirements and and how long does it take and how much. Please reply as soon as possible Thanks
  • V. Mcknight said on May 27, 2010
    Greetings, looking to start private personal security business for celebrities and corp. executives..Company based out of Phila. (Pa), but will work in new jersey, delaware, new york.. What type of personal liability insurance needed, or any other insurance recommended, amount suggested??? should employees be treated as independent contractors?? Any and all licenses required??? Suggested hourly charges for my type of clientele??? thanks
  • Mlamuli Mncube said on May 28, 2010
    Greetings, I am in a process of starting my own armed and unArmed security company in South Africa (KZN), I just wish to know that is it a must that you have some sort of experience in this field? thanks
  • Mlamuli Mncube said on May 28, 2010
    if you are in South Africa (KZN) Durban or PMB and also in the process of starting your own security company than, I wish to network with you, because together have a huge impact, there is my e-mail address mlamulimncube@gmail.com, i'm looking forward to network with you..
  • Parin R Nadola said on May 29, 2010
    How to start a security agency in Gujarat, Pls provide some prospects for the same
  • Dan said on June 2, 2010
    To the person in Enid, Oklahoma. Check with CLEET ( Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training ) This is the state agency that licenses and trains security officers and police officers. I believe that CLEET is now located in Enid so you should not have any trouble locating them and getting all of the information that you need. Good luck.
  • Malleswararao said on June 4, 2010
    Sir, I would like to know about to start security company. Actually I'm from INDIA. Please kindly give your kind advise to reach the goal. Regards MALLESWARA RAO
  • bester said on June 8, 2010
    Am in south africa, i want to know marketing strategies for our small security & cleaning company. how do I source clients, target the market. In the long and short of it, where do I start, want to know more on security companies how they thrive. Need the advise to reach my goals. i want to know all information about the business & process, how to source clients who are interested in our services ie, security, safety & cleaning services. need marketing tips. ASAP
  • Rajesh Gaur said on June 9, 2010
    Where should register if I want to start Security Guard Company
  • Randy Rush said on June 10, 2010
    I like the post thats states security companies charge $48.00 per hour and pay $9.00. Before overhead on a 24/7 one man account that would be a gross profit of $341,640 per year. Sign me up. Hahaha.
  • sameer Sharma said on June 12, 2010
    Hi, I am from India and based in Gujarat already running an pan india security firm, i want to have my firm in Kenya can you tell me what all is needed to start my branch in Kenya. Regards Sameer Sharma. +918980027402.
  • Thomas Hutcins Jr said on June 14, 2010
    I want to start my own security company, how do i get started and what license do i need. I live in Dover Delaware. I want to know all information about the business & process, how do I source clients, target the market, just looking for a basic list of what some things might be to start a Private Security type business. Thank You.
  • sibusiso zitha said on June 15, 2010
    i also want to open my own security company in South Africa as i'm based in Pretoria, i need guidance as to how do i go by following the necessary procedures and protocol in order to have a legal and fully-flagged security company. pls help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Khalid Mubarak said on June 17, 2010
    I'm interested in beginning my own security Company and planning to write a small business loan proposal, for starting up a security company. can u help me with your knowledge of information on this subject. Thank u in advance.
  • TEFO said on June 17, 2010
    hi i'm a graduate in engineering i'm looking 4 something that can be more of challenging, came to a decision that i need to start my own security company, and my problem is i dont know were to start, so anyone with information plz phone me obn 0739902311/email me at tefours91@gmail.com. money to start a business is not an issue.
  • Kuisch J. said on June 18, 2010
    I want to start a K9 security company in South Africa with my highly trained police dogs. Do you have more information for me what to do? I live in Suriname (South America) at the moment, but want to move to South Africa in the next 6 months. Thank you for your assistance
  • deepak chauhan said on June 19, 2010
    Already have an security guard services but i want more information about other registration required for applying tenders for govt. department
  • K S RAVI said on June 30, 2010
  • Donald Cobbs said on July 6, 2010
    I would like to start my own security company. Although I just have military experience for only four years can you please give me any advice on how to get started. Thank you and looking forward in hearing from you.
  • Sbu Jali said on July 7, 2010
    Hi, please offer guidelines and what to do when starting a security/protection company. I am based in KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg area..send me mail on sbujali@gmail.com...GOD bless us all
  • Dan Benedict said on July 9, 2010
    Jacksonville, FL USA. I am a non profit Non Governmental Organization. Our mission is to fight Human Trafficking. We go overseas and help trafficking victims to shelters and help do the same thing here stateside. These are people that applied for a job and ended up being kidnapped, raped and sold. All of my security and pick up teams are current and ex law enforcement and special operations military. We are looking to form a security contingent under our corporate umbrella. Are things different because we are a non-profit.
  • vikram sanadhya said on July 10, 2010
    we are in security industry for past 30 years. our firm is currently operating in Rajasthan, Tamilnadu and Madhya pradesh (india). we are now taking the challenges to take our firm abroad. we are thinking of giving franchises. if anyone is interested. can mail me on sanadhya.vikram@gmail.com or can call me on +91-9001009236.
  • Narbir Loksom said on July 22, 2010
    I am just willing to set up as security company set up or employer agency. But I have no Idea how to start where to start need bit up advice from expert business people.
  • delane potter said on July 25, 2010
    Conroe Texas. In Texas you must have a managers license to start a company with minimum years of experience and supervisory requirements to apply. then there is state fees and requirements, training and insurance, policies that don't conflict with local police agencies, contracts for private property clients and policies for when you are between contracts on state and county roadways, cars must have security on them with license number, Coordinating with local police chiefs and sheriff is good so they know what you do and where.
  • delane potter said on July 25, 2010
    Conroe Texas. The Texas Department of Private Security and Investigations thru D.P.S. has a state website with licensing information, its the first place to start. each state should have a site that will list all the requirements. You must maintain good records of back ground checks,drug testing and license renewals/continued education and training certificates as well as dept. paperwork for state review. state investigators check this randomly for violations of illegal company operations.
  • Arun Kumar said on July 26, 2010
    I want to start security services business in Chhattigarh and Gaya In India. Please let me know the legal formalities(Licence) and basic requirements of funds and others related skills.
  • Mike said on July 26, 2010
    I am currently involved in the security services business and have so been involved for the past 19 years. I own a firm in Toronto. For the right individual or partnership opportunity, i am prepared to invest money with the associated start up costs and my expertise. Things like websites, licenses, business cards, insurance, uniforms all add up pretty quick especially if you have no revenue coming in. I am only interested in North America and the Caribbean markets. Please feel free to email me @ missa@secureworldcorp.com www.secureworldcorp.com. Please do not waste my time with non serious questions.
  • Reagan said on July 26, 2010
    Hi my name is reagan i've already registered my security company i'm starting this company with no financial help. I want to open a number of departments ie: crime prevention unit , dog unit , etc. How do i go about getting funding i'm from south africa kzn durban if anyone could help me it would be appreciated thank you. rsjsecuritysolutions@gmail.com
  • Bobby said on July 28, 2010
    I am starting my own security and protective firm. Although I just have 14 yrs. military experience, I am looking for any advice on how to get started and get my business up and running as fast and painless as possible. I need info on places I can go to find the necessary funding to acquire equipment and materials needed to make this opportunity worthwhile, may even be open to a partnership with the right individual or individuals willing to make an honest investment and participation, Thank you for looking at this and looking forward in hearing from you. I can be reached at nash.consult.n.protect.services@gmail.com
  • Isaac Byrd III said on July 28, 2010
    I'm looking to start a security business, want to know where can u obtain a licenses and bonding her in jackson, Ms.
  • ak singh said on July 28, 2010
    I want to start security services business in varanasi & Eastern utter predesh and Gaya In India. Please let me know the legal formalities(License ) and basic requirements of funds and others related skills. what is the scope, how i can proceed fast PL explain. what are the steps which i follow to set up profitable business explain. if anyone could help me it would be appreciated thank you . Please feel free to email -aksk.mat@gmail.com
  • Brandon said on August 1, 2010
    I'm 16 years old and would like to start a security firm, for like parties and clubs. any ideas on how I could approach this???
  • Mark Lopez said on August 3, 2010
    Alamo, Texas 78516. Starting up a security company with at 15k budget. What do you suggest I begin to offer to get started until I can expand the services? I have a partner with law enforcement experience who will handle operations and I intend to handle marketing and administrative duties.
  • loveness said on August 16, 2010
    i am loveness have start a security company so am struggling in choosing the policies of my company. any ideas or steps that could i take.
  • Victor M. Cifuentes Jr. said on August 18, 2010
    I am trying to find out the requirements in the State of Illinois, to start my own security guard company, I have the experience and I will polish myself more to get the best business, I know I have what it takes. Thank You. PS: You can also e-mail me at: victor.cifuentesjr@us.nestle.com Chicago, Illinois, cook county, USA.
  • Mahavir RD-9004742645 said on August 19, 2010
    plz tel me how long the process takes for obtaining the private security agency license after submission of application. i have already submitted my application to commissioner of police Navi Mumbai.
  • Andrew Toft said on August 23, 2010
    Stoke-on-Trent. I am looking into starting a patrol security firm and need to know what licenses are needed to set on staff and get contracts from clients. I also need to know what health and safety licenses are required.
  • Richard said on August 26, 2010
    CALIFORNIA EXCLUSIVE! For any one in California looking to get into the security business please contact via e-mail. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a select number of individuals with a drive for success, phenomenal marketing skills and the ability to acquire accounts. AS I STATED PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL OR PHONE. Contact info: accounts@richardfmoreno.com or 877.765.1428 Thank you Richard
  • RAJEEV KHANNA said on August 26, 2010
    i want the info about how to start a security company in toronto, G.T.A area. What licenses i need etc.
  • Darrell Bolton said on August 28, 2010
    OK i tried getting a job in security this year but no one will hire me but i have 5 to 6 years of security experience i can get my own contract but i need my own lic., insurance, and own weapon. how can i get the money and funds to get started and where and who can i talk to about getting equipped for my own security business i tried about two years ago but no one would help me? Louisiana, Shreveport. ty darrell
  • Erastus Mwangi said on August 31, 2010
    i am in Kenya have an experience in the security industry. Want a person to partner with start a professional security company. email me on ersmungai@yahoo.com
  • shoukat shafi said on September 1, 2010
    corona ca 92882. I would like to start my own security company
  • Sumi said on September 3, 2010
    i want to open Security Agency, But I have no idea please help me, how i can develop my Security Company, Which way i can collect the party's.email me on sumikamble@ymail.com
  • vijendra singh shekhawat said on September 3, 2010
    i am ex-vijendra singh have a pistol or a good experience in security, i want to start my security agencies in jaipur. i am new in this field so i request pls give me some advise how to start my agencies and what is the process of registration and licenses and which licenses is needed. what ways i can collect the parties pls as soon as reply pls send on my email Vijendra68@yahoo.in, or contact me on my mob.9808537685.
  • Meli Delai said on September 4, 2010
    hi just wondering what are the requirements to start a security Company, Finance, registration etc etc please email me
  • AYTHEGIFTED said on September 8, 2010
    HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING MY PPO FOR SECURITY? email: aythegifted@yahoo.com
  • kader kone said on September 10, 2010
    I am planing to open a security company in Ivory coast (west Africa) and where i can get training or workshops, equipment, or getting a partnership or any representation of existing company. please help in this regard. thanks mail : konet08@yahoo.co.uk. business location Abidjan ivory coast (west Africa)
  • sonal gidwani said on September 14, 2010
    I have 3 female dogs(breed labrador)trained by army person..as sniffer in detecting bombs and narcotics. i would like to know whom should i contact for my trained dogs..
  • Rodney said on September 14, 2010
    I have an extensive law enforcement background and I am very interested in starting a security firm in MD or PA. Can you provide any info that could be helpful as far as lic. and pricing?
  • Cynthia said on September 14, 2010
    Please help me find out what it is that I need to do to start my own security company in Wisconsin what permits are needed license are needed and any other things that may be needed. Thank you for any information that you can provide.
  • Nickson rono said on September 16, 2010
    kenyan citizen, and well versed with aviation security assist me in designing my company
  • brad w. said on September 17, 2010
    former marine wanting to start a security business in southeast NM, and in west TX, if any body can help that would be great.
  • Given Ntshiqa said on September 19, 2010
    I am an entrepreneur in Johannesburg and I need to start my own security company. Please advise me on the steps to follow.
  • Soldier said on October 5, 2010
    Former Police officer wanting to start a private security firm in Republic of Maldives Please advise me on the steps to follow.
  • jesus morera said on October 7, 2010
    houston texas please help me find out what it is that i need to do start my own security company in houston texas. i am security commissioned guard
  • clem joey said on October 11, 2010
    I have been working in the security field for over 5yrs with the new york state accredited license , but now want to set up my own company starting with the unarmed security, can you please assist me with all the necessary information sent to my email
  • clem joey said on October 11, 2010
    Could any one with a useful information on how to start my own security job please forward me the necessary information.I have been working in the security field for over five yrs in New york with the accredited license. My email address is clema007@yahoo.com
  • Ryan said on October 12, 2010
    Former Marine and also BW contractor. Still a current Police Officer in PA. Plenty of experience from myself and a group that are also interested. Land and air capable. Any information that anyone has on starting a new company in this area or any tips at all would be greatly appreciated.
  • Rajesh Murali said on October 17, 2010
    i was working in the Indian Air Force for 20 years. i would like to start a security company at kerala, India. please let me know the formalities
  • Choo Leong Loo said on October 25, 2010
    I want to start a security company (unarmed) in Los Angeles. What kind of requirement and license is needed?
  • Sunder said on October 26, 2010
    I want to start a security agency in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. I am presently working in Indian Navy in Naval Police and due to retire in Apr 2011. Please provide the necessary guidelines and procedure and other associated details. Thanking you.
  • SHEIKH SALIK said on October 26, 2010
    Hi can you please send me information how to start up a security company thank you for your help. ADDRASS 25 NEWMILL HOUSE DEVAS STREET LONDON E3 3LS my mobile 07958585821
  • David Bergeron Jr said on October 27, 2010
    I want to start my own security company in Rhode Island. I need some information and tips on starting it. I am a former correctional officer and am currently and MP in the Army Reserves. I also have prior security experience. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  • Tracy Walker said on December 1, 2010
    Hello, I'm doing a college paper and I need a estimate of how much it might cost me to start up a security agency with a small staff. I would appreciate your insight and If you have another website to look at please feel free to email me. Thank you , Tracy Walker
  • Jacques said on December 2, 2010
    Well,I can tell you in South Africa it is all about Service, Service and Service. This is the 3 word basic that you need. I have a Security Company and there are many "CHANCRES" in the field. It is hard to compete against people that run their business from their homes,as you having overheads running your business from a office. That is why service is the first and last thing you need do.
  • James Brown said on December 4, 2010
    Little Rock Arkanass, How can i start a security business please help thanks.
  • Robert Graves said on December 8, 2010
    Myself and four other partners just got our Security /PI license, and are in line for a contract at one of the Universities. We wood like to know how do we get certified by the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Walner Decius said on December 10, 2010
    Hi, i would like to find out what types of licenses would i need to open a security agency in Florida. which would include private investigator and body guard. thank you!
  • abdirahman yusuf said on December 11, 2010
    hi my is abdi I life in uk location Northamptonshire I would like to open a security company in uk so I don't have any idea so anyone can help me how to started new business like security guarding. Just I have experience as I am working last 15 years security officer sites, retail, patrolling and gate house. now i want to change what i am doing pass i would like to creating my own business for security pls any help my dream thanks
  • S.Pradeep kumar said on December 16, 2010
    I am in Security products business for last 6 years,I see a good prospect as a combination (security services)i need to know more about setting up an security service company. the company would be in Bangalore. i will be responsible for the same. need to know the initial infrastructure, logistics, manpower, training, marketing etc: required and how to set up the whole .
  • kago said on December 17, 2010
    i would like you to give me guidelines on how to write a proposal on acquiring finances of a security company.
  • asad said on December 22, 2010
    i m in Chihuahua/Mexico. I am ex Major from Pakistan Army with a war experience and few anti terrorist and anti dacoit operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan.In addition i have served under United nations for 1 and half year and qualified in security escort duties with 21 different types of security courses.I am settling in chihuahua and want to start the security company. Please advice on the initial requirements of starting such type of work that includes.
    1. Weapons and equipment
    2. Salaries / income
    3. Insurance and other related policies
    4. Training (Mental and Physical)
    5. Client satisfaction tips
  • T/ Williams said on January 4, 2011
    I've started Security business and need to know how to get contracts or a web site that list open bids.
  • Parker said on January 4, 2011
    I'm looking to start a security company with armed and unarmed security. The states I would like to provide service for is DC, MD, and VA. The company will be base out of MD. I'm planning to apply for my LLC in MD. I'm working with a small budget or should I apply for a loan? Do you have a cost on insurance, do I need an office or can I use a PO Box and work from home, and pay rate for both armed and unarmed security? If you have any more information that you can pass on thanks.
  • jawad said on January 15, 2011
    i am in london and have vast experience of personally been working in security want to open a security company and i need what are the rules and requirements to do so. thanks
  • eric said on January 17, 2011
    i want to start up a security outfit in nigeria, pls if u could send me relevant courses i could take to enable me be world class.
  • Matthew Schrader said on January 20, 2011
    i am in texas and looking to start a security company and i need the rules and requirements to do so. i also would like to know more about privacy acts dealing with security camaras.


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