Starting a CCTV Business

It is a basic necessity these days that every home feels that it has security and it is safe.

Providing security to people is a big responsibility so starting a Security CCTV business requires you to know many things.

starting a cctv business

What Does a CCTV Do?

CCTV stands for closed-circuit television. The very main objective of this security system is to be the technical version of a security guard. This security system is able to capture everything that happens in the specific area where its cameras are placed. The property or house owner will be able to have 24/7 surveillance within the radius of their area. Burglars and other evil people who want to harm other people or steal from others are everywhere. This closed-circuit television system will definitely help you to feel safe day and night.

Starting Your Own CCTV Business

Starting this kind of business will require you to be very responsible for the service you render to your customers. They will contact you for the same reason- they would like to feel safe in their homes and to be able to do this they would want to have CCTV’s in their houses.

Similar Articles

In starting this business you should complete first all the requirements needed for your license and for the benefits your workers will have. This is important because in every business there should be licenses to ensure that there is legality in the premises of your business. With regards to the benefits, every employee has their own needs while working with you so don’t be too selfish to provide it to them so that you will also be having a good work performance from them. Next is that you should have technicians who have knowledge on how to install CCTV cameras and how to operate them. In getting into this business, you will not just install the cameras and then leave them with your clients. There are clients who would hire also operators and security guards so you should have those types of employees so that you can provide it to the clients. Be careful in hiring security and operators of CCTV cameras. They should have a good moral character and is trained to do the job. It is very difficult to work with people who don’t even know the use and job description.

Make sure that the CCTV and computer system are always updated. You should go with the flow of the growing technology. Services rendered to clients should be up to date and not obsolete. Your cameras should also have updated features that will really give more security to your clients. Most of the time the type of clients that would hire you will be those from the mall business, factories and other big business companies that have a big risk in their jobs and in their businesses so it is very efficient that you have a very “techie” system that will definitely tell your clients that this is the innovation in the security business.

Recommended Articles

  • Getting Contracts for Security Business
    Do you want an easy way of getting contracts for security business? Then, make sure that you have the knowledge about its process. With the help of an expert, everything will go in order as what you have expected.
  • Steps to Renew Security License
    Updated training and accurate information details are some of the important requirements on how to renew security license. You can refer to the renewal guidelines set by the state.


  • rahamon babatunde kazeem said on August 25, 2010
    i need detail analysis and financial capability to do this business.
  • Joseph Amani Eyenga said on September 27, 2010
    I need details on equipments, sourcing, partnership, financial requirements among others to be able to gauge if i can go ahead and start this business
  • john senam said on November 3, 2010
    i will be happy if you could give me a detail analysis of things needed and finances involved in setting up a cctv business. my intention is to start up a business in ghana (west africa), catering for the security of shops and residential communities. i am at lost as to the essential things i wil definately need to be able to stat this up. thank you .
  • Raju said on December 2, 2010
    Chennai, Tamilnadu,India.. I am studying CCTV installation and troubleshoot course. I plan to start own. How can i get camera and other components from main dealers or distributors. i need information. +91-9841382608
  • Alok Kumar srivastava said on December 26, 2010
    Dear all, I am professional business consultant and just completed an assignment where i setup cctv business for one of my client(this include purchase, manpower management, general administration, marketing strategy etc), now business is almost smooth . if any body would like to start business he can contact me , I will be more then happy by offering my SERVICES. regards, Alok Kumar srivastava,,
  • Shailesh Patel said on January 23, 2011
    I want to start CCTV camera business. please let me know ,what will be the budget ? how can i Start my business ? where to get training ? and whom to get contact ? please give me brief information to start a business in my city. My Address :at & post-Magob bhatha,Via-Maroli bazar, Ta.jalalpore,dist-Navsari
  • sreejith menon said on March 21, 2011
    hi, i want to start up a CCTV business in bangalore, so i need the required details like capital amount, sources, equipments etc. please help me regarding this. mail me in
  • david wilson said on April 7, 2011
    Hi all me and my business partner are looking to start a CCTV company in the uk, we need to find out the legality side, purchases equipment from main distributors, and also what the capital outlay would be if anyone out there would point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated....
  • Greg said on May 13, 2011
    Hi all, I want to start up CCTV business that will provide equipments, installation,management and man power training in Nigeria,Abuja. Pls give any advice necessary
  • Vicom Security said on June 3, 2011
    Hi, As we are an established in all sort of electronic security products and services with more than 4000 installation base in India. we are based out of Kolkata City-India we are also working closely with our dealers in India. One can write a mail: or skype: basudeoojha or can call 9874136836. Investment can be work-out on basis of ideas and nature of operations.
  • Raja said on July 5, 2011
    HI, I want to start up CCTV business in tamilnadu but i don't know any place over their because from childhood i'm in mumbai so how can i start my business over their , but i trained in cctv camera can u help me how to start business
  • Ayesha stacey moosa said on July 14, 2011
    i'm from lenasia ext 13 ,johannesburg,south africa. i've been gathering information about cctv surveillance for a while now...firstly i work in the industry..but i'm having a problem with finding an adsl link up, suppliers and so on....please help succeed in the business life. really looking forward to working hard to develop it.
  • Mary Julian said on July 26, 2011
    Dear Sir/ madam, We would like to go for CCTV in our buildings in Hor Al Hanz. Kindly advise some to call me on my mobile or email to me. Contact number : 050-8432470
  • AMIT ANAND said on July 30, 2011
    dear sir, i am electronics and communication engineer. i want to start my own business in cctv field. so plz tell me how can i start it and what is basic formalities like lic..etc and how can will i get it. thanks and regards amit anand, 08882230301
  • punit said on August 17, 2011
    dear sir, i am in transport business . i want to start my own business in cctv field. so plz tell me how can i start it and what is basic formalities like lic..etc and how can will i get it. that will provide equipments, installation,management and man power training in india How can i get camera and other components from main dealers or distributors.,.thanks and regards Punit pandey, 08009219797 My Address :at & post-Punitpandey s/o-Kaikash nath pandey vill- Babhanauli, Post-Farsar, Dist- Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)INDIA 273402
  • paul t. said on September 5, 2011
    toronto, canada. Please provide more details how to start CCTV, door access, intercom and door entry business.
  • Andy said on September 22, 2011
    Stumbled on this site..

    1. Low voltage license (C7 in California) is required. Some states have different forms of license, and some states do not require it. It typically falls into low voltage category. Any contract over $500 or so is illegal without license.

    2. There is no training. It's all through experience and some training here and there.

    3. Clean installation (Which is really a skill) and constant customer service are the key factors.

    4. CCTV business is not as easy or lucrative as people think. In fact, so many of CCTV businesses and related manufacturers have disappeared due to bad recession.

    5. Despite all the news and hypes, CCTV is always secondary or optional next to alarm, fire, and access control.

    6. Competition is unbelievably messy.

    7. Technology is not clearly defined. Industry has been pushing for IP-cameras based technology, but has succeeded only in high level market such as government. There's HD-SDI coming in market.

    8. Decision making by buyers has become more and more complicated. IT department will look at you like a dumb guy if you can't speak Cisco, Layer 2, IPv6, 802.11 etc...

    9. Don't expect to get paid all the time for every work...

    10. You WILL succeed if you have a great network of contacts, skilled technician (who will work for dirt), and caring vendor (good vendors will carry good products).

    Hope this helped.
  • Ashok PS said on October 13, 2011
    Hi, My name is Ashok, am planning to enter the CCTV field,wanted to know more about it though. Am looking to like minded individuals who would like to partner me in this venture in Bangalore . mail @ Rgds, Ashok 9036015999
  • steve said on December 12, 2011
    Hi . i have a CCTV company with experience and skills in the high secure sector with IP CCTV raid array. Integrated Alarms and Access Control also IP capable. i Also provide wireless systems for residential and vulnerable. and perform assistance on contracts.
  • Lalit Kothari said on December 16, 2011
    I want to start this business in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, 313001. Udaipur is upcoming city in either Hospitality or in any other sector like technology. My question: How to start, initial budget, people, and anything else you feel, is important to be succeed, please let me know. Thanx
  • pawan desai said on December 21, 2011
    i want to start this business of cctv camera in goa. my contact no is +91-8983734847
  • Robert said on January 7, 2012
    Hi . I wanna start a CCTV business in myanmar . I have IT and technical knowledge . Pls kindly tell me how should i start it such as I wanna know whats the capital amount, where to get training , where to contact good suppliers from Taiwan. More pls . Pls kindly guide me to my email . Thabks
  • shabeer.p said on February 11, 2012
    i want to start CCTV businesses in Kerala. so pl help me how can i start it and pl give Ur suggestion regarding lic and all.
  • kcsim said on February 23, 2012
    I am on CCTV Biz, Wanna to have more contact with people doing CTV. Thanks.
  • avinash said on February 25, 2012
    am importer of cctv PCB pls contact me to get PCB at nominal rate in india
  • deepak rahul said on March 21, 2012
    Hi every one ,i completed my ECE engineering and now working in a company in Bangalore,and i am interested to start a CCTV business my own.Can any one help me about the documentation for starting a company and how much capital should i raise for this ....feel free to contact me 7259564253 and
  • rajith said on March 28, 2012
    hi, I am interested to start a CCTV business my own. in Goa please guide me information where to get the cameras with dealers price. with tech details. regards rajith
  • cctv said on April 25, 2012
    dear sir, plz give me the format of cctv installation proposal sample latter. thank you, team cctv
  • Richhpal Choudhary said on May 13, 2012
    Dear, sir i want to start cctv business my own. i want all information about this business like investment, how does it work, future of cctv business n all. my no. is 08104444000
  • vikas joshi said on May 30, 2012
    i want to start cctv business. can u help me this is my mo no 9685045125,8602119002
  • Tausif said on June 2, 2012
    Hi there, I have started the business of CCTV installation as a system integrator in Mumbai, but would want to get into distribution business across India. kindly guide for the same. what are the risks involved?
  • rajesh beginner adviser said on June 11, 2012
    dear concern i m already doing business of cctv and security system if any body wants my help they can contact me 09418141900. its good going business and having good margins.

    09418141900 || CCTV Business Expert

  • Hardik said on June 13, 2012
    I am based in Ahmedabad and want to start business on CCTV and other security solutions. I want to know that from where I can purchase camera, DVRs and other accessories of the systems on dealers prize? Please contact me on +919879579934.
  • Eric said on June 20, 2012
    we are a cctv company ,specialized in cctv producing and sales ,if you are in need ,please contact me ,i will provided the cctv products with high quality and competitive quality .
  • Richhpal Choudhary said on June 26, 2012
    Hi, I m richhpal choudhary . i m from vaishali nagar, jaipur , rajasthan. i want to start cctv business. i want know that how much money required , where from get installation team , what kind of client to approach , where from purchase stock like (camera, dvr, wire,n all), how much margin in this field, how to do marketing, what kind of staff are required.what is business future in this field. send me all detail or contact 08104444000. thanx n regards richhpal
  • Nkosinathi said on July 7, 2012
    I want to start cctv installation and monitoring business at this stage i am installing security alarms, intercoms, gate motors and ect. Where to start and who is the cctv supplier or manufacturer in South Africa. I'm from Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South Africa. My email.
  • vishnu said on July 9, 2012
    i am from kerala. I have started a cctv installing company with my 3 friends in a partnership basis.Our work seems to be going very well. But we are not aware of the security license that we should get. will you plz tell me about the procedure to get the license? our company is located in thrissur district,kerala state,india.
  • Manish Pandey said on July 16, 2012
    It is great to do a business related to other's security and definitely it will help in serving the country. I am interested in doing such kind of business but please guide me how I can start the business. Where to register and how much investment it require and what is the future scope in this business. My contact no is 9958772220/9811366781. Thanx
  • Vivek Hattangdi said on August 10, 2012
    I want to start CCTV System installation business from home. I stay in Mumbai, Kandivli. Please guide me to some genuine , supportive and responsive CCTV product suppliers in Mumbai, who will give me full Technical Support. please mail me the details on or contact on 09969179715. Thank you!
  • Mike said on August 29, 2012
    Started my study on Networking and CCTV Installation and planning to set-up a CCTV Business soon here in Manila, Philippines. I'm looking for a direct supplier that could provide me all the materials pertaining to CCTV. My e-mail twitter @houseofMD
  • chandresh kumar said on September 4, 2012
    i want start business in cctv intercom in mumbai city please support and guide me. please give me support and contract me.
  • sandesh said on September 6, 2012
    I am from Mumbai. I am interested in starting business in CCTV , Access controls, intrusion alarms etc also in Office Automation . Anyone from Mumbai interested in partnering with me please get in touch with me . I have good knowledge of Electronics & have good contacts . email : cell: 9769556113
  • bheki said on September 12, 2012
    hi my name is bheki from guateng in south africa, I'm starting a cctv business and I need more skills and business partner, or 0782537404
  • Yohannan Mathew said on September 27, 2012
    Sir, I am from Saudi Arabia. We are a newly registered company in saudi arabia and are looking for partnership business with any indian cctv manufacturers i.e. we will provide all assistance to establish marketing/production outlets/facilities. Any one interested please contact me. regards
  • VISHAL said on September 30, 2012
    HIE YOHANAN MATHEW. I AM ALSO HAVING BUSINESS OF CCTV N EVEN I'M LOOKING for partnership call me on +91 8097373363
  • Yousuf jameel said on October 4, 2012
    Hi, we too do the same kind of business (CCTV) which involves importing good branded competitive cameras, sourcing, distributing, installing with the support of skilled technician team, with a year maintenance free, at dubai as well as in chennai. If any one required detail information please feel free to contact us No: 0091 9791307403 and ID Thanks
  • DHARAMVIR SAINI said on October 5, 2012
  • Manouj Nair said on October 7, 2012
    Hi, I am based in Doha Qatar. Forecasting the future growth of Qatar we would like to venture into the CCTV business in Qatar, hence we would like to have a detailed business plan for the same. Best Regards Manouj
  • Arun Raj said on October 15, 2012
    Hi, I am based in kolkata, having a business of cctv looking for people who are ready to do freelancing kind of jobs, I can offer good amount of commissions and also if anyone is interested to start a new business in kolkata welcome. kindly contact me at 9674060157. Best regards Arun
  • Surendar said on October 21, 2012
    Hi Friends, Am going to start CCTV instillation company with my friends am already having 1.5yr exp in this field if you have any requirements and knowledge of cctv Acs Fire alarms feel free to contact me now.(+91 9791313172). customer satisfaction is our growth and strength. Let see my growth after few years. Eco Friendly
  • Baba saheb Jadhav said on October 23, 2012
    Hi, I want to start a business of security solutions at Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. I want a business plan for this. please let me know as earliest as possible.
  • ashwin said on October 25, 2012
    i would like to start cctv shop , in goa ,belgaum karnataka kindly contact me 9226228877.
  • jagannathan said on November 1, 2012
    i would like to start cctv shop & instillation work , in Chennai and Coimbatore 7598555516.
  • Linda said on November 11, 2012
    I want to start up a CCTV and access control business with a friend in Nairobi Kenya . i need contact with someone from the UK, USA, India or any other country selling these products at an affordable price. You need to be reliable too...
  • Dinesh Gupta said on November 15, 2012
    sir i want to start a business in meerut of electronics security equipment like cctv, home alarm security etc and also provide the Installation . please tell me the initial amount to start this business and how to contact the distributor. pls contact me +919456203934
  • Mario said on November 16, 2012
    hi all , i have a security company in south africa i install cctv ,security alarms ,access control,any intercoms, electric fencing. security and fire project. looking to sub contract jobs for bigger companies anywhere. mobile 0721063711 south africa email
  • Jaigovind Manu said on November 24, 2012
    Hi, I want to start cctv business in bihar jharkhan. please let me know what action should take to start the business.
  • sanjeev said on November 26, 2012
    Am going to start cctv camera retail business. i need to put company name. So i want security camera related company names. madurai, tamilnadu, india
  • newton said on December 3, 2012
    i am atechnician in alarmsystem and electric fence but am desiring to start a shop of selling and installing cctv cameras. i would wish you to send me the price list of all the types of cctv and their names through my email please
  • norman oria said on December 4, 2012
    i'm 5yrs. experience to install cctv camera looking for clients needs to install cctv. my company open for any transaction please just call or txt me 09322896743 or reply me as via email
  • QUADRI SESAN said on December 5, 2012
    Hi, i want to now about cctv camera, IP cameras, cisco, layer2, IPv6, 802.11, IP cctv array. and i want to writing proposal surveillance. i want to start business in lagos state, NIGERIA,
  • SRINIVAS YATAM said on December 7, 2012
  • Sujith Kumar said on December 11, 2012
    I am managing a security systems services company in Kerala. I can give you the necessary inputs for starting CCTV/Security Systems business. Contact me
  • Victor Edwin A. Iglesia said on December 13, 2012
    Hi, I am already running my cctv business in the Philippines and I got all reliable sources and manufacturer of CCTV and accessories from China, Korea, Taiwan, Canada and USA. I have also established my own brand " Netsentri" and its clients are already patronizing my brand. The demand is getting bigger and bigger and I am looking for a partner/ financier for possible expansion for my company to become an Industry supplying CCTV.
  • satyendra said on December 16, 2012
    Hi , I want to open my own business of cctv in Delhi ,i want to know about its budget and How can i get camera and other components from main dealers or distributors in delhi. my ,mob-7503169111
  • firoj said on December 16, 2012
    i have to start cctv business ,can anyone help me how can i register my company. pls send me details in my mail id .
  • sentel said on December 18, 2012
    we have started an institute for cctv, fire alarm, access control, intrusion. location kochi-vytila. 0484-4066146.
  • Amit Dogra said on December 18, 2012
    Dear Sir, I want to start my own CCTV production business as I think it has a very bright future. Could you please send me the details of the all the requirements to start the business. Amit Dogra, Delhi, India.
  • baljinder said on December 18, 2012
    I am c & m electrician looking forward to start my own business as a security camera sailing and installation please provide me info. how can i start business. Location -Toronto Canada.
  • ramana said on December 21, 2012
    i want to start cctv business. in ap state, anantapur, puttaparthi village. so i need what are the requirements, how to start, budget, how to proceed? please help me about it.
  • Som Prakash Sinha said on December 22, 2012
    Hi Friends, i want to start CCTV installation company in Kolkata, Bihar and Jhrkhand. i am already having 2 yr exp in this field. i want a partner and investor. i have all contact of dealers and distributors in india. if any body want to join me. feel free to contact me now.(+91 9741094197)or
  • ifeanyi alobu said on December 28, 2012
    I want to start CCTV System installation business from home. I stay in enugu in nigeria. Please guide me to some genuine, supportive and responsive CCTV product suppliers in america, who will give me full Technical Support. please mail me the details on or contact on +2347035394710. Thank you!
  • Vikas Harjai said on December 30, 2012
    i am from Mumbai .. looking forward to set up Security solutions business in the town. If anyone could help plz contact me at
  • Som prakash said on January 5, 2013
    Hi Friends, i want to start CCTV installation company in Kolkata, Bihar and Jharkhand. i am already having 2 yr exp in this field. i want a partner and investor. i have all contact of dealers and distributors in india. if any body want to join me. feel free to contact me now.( 91 9741094197)or
  • Gift said on January 11, 2013
    We are located vanderbijlpark upwards gauteng in south Africa, we need a solid strategy on how to tagle in these kind of business
  • Alpesh Shah said on January 16, 2013
    I want to start CCTV business in Ahmedabad. I want details i.e.investment, profit ratio,
  • david said on January 18, 2013
    I want to start CCTV business in Philippines. I need to know the fundamentals and the operational of this kind of business, even the investments, profit ratio and even the suppliers outside our country. TNX!
  • GIRISH.RAHEVAR said on January 20, 2013
    I am interested to taking business of CCTV camera's products. if you want to give me an opportunity for it then contact me. thanking you girish rahevar
  • Samrat Shinde said on January 20, 2013
    Hello All, Having Completed my Masters in Communication with Business Mgmt from Sussex, UK. I am looking to start a business that would involve installation and support of CCTV and IP camera. I would like to get guidance from someone who already has his/her own business. I hope I might get some sort of a response as I am really looking forward for doing some REAL business. Cheers
  • Balwant said on January 22, 2013
    dear sir, i want to stat my cctv business in new delhi .i dont know how to start this . I have a good technical knowledge about the cameras and dvr. so please help me. mob no-9971683948
  • nipesh patel said on January 23, 2013
    i want to start cctv business and my citi is ahmedabad, gujarat and i m invest in this business 5cr.ruppes
  • Joel said on January 26, 2013
    Dear all, I am running a CCTV business. This is not just CCTV business but, High tech in CCTV business. Almost individual business. I would like to establish all over India. If any one like to join with me please write to me on I require every partners in each state in India.
  • Ashish said on January 26, 2013
    Hi I have 6 years experience into facility management. May I help anyone to expend their business in India. +91 9560433154
  • Syam said on January 27, 2013
    Hi, I have good experience in Marketing (LED lights). Now I am planning to start own CCTV business in Kerala, Trivandrum. Can anyone advice how i will import Cameras from China, what are the requirements? I have the Manpower.
  • Raghu said on January 29, 2013
    Dear Syam, Improting CCTV camera is up on Volume requirements, I soecialise in sourcing components for CCTV components, LED lighting from China, Singapore, Taiwan etc. also assembling products from Bangalore, And I can support all the components at reasonable cost. Kindly send me your contact details and phone # to below mail id, thanks,
  • dilsoz meethal said on January 29, 2013
    hi dears, i'm planing to start CCTV business in Qatar, please anybody can help and suggest me the technical side and how to start n organize the primary step. my number 00974-66872634,
  • S.Roy said on February 2, 2013
    I have an experience of 6 years in the field of CCTV cameras and Biomatrix Attendance register. I am Presently attached with companies like Robocom, Magus etc. Anyone willing to open a CCTV and Biomatric business can mail me and i will help them out. Charges applicable.
  • Amadu Saibu said on February 2, 2013
    I want to start a training business in West Africa in security and CCTV in particular. Can you assist with information and advice? S. Roy, where can I locate you? Thanks in advance.
  • emeka said on February 5, 2013
    i've technical idea based of cctv, but setting up a business is what i need your guidance on, i presently reside in Abuja.
  • imran khan said on February 7, 2013
    i want to start cctv and security work in shahjahanpur(u.p) let me know the companies/ vendors name and contact details who are outsourcing CCTV installation and cabling work . imran khan
  • Prakash said on February 18, 2013
    I'm doing CCTV installation cabling works Location banglore call me on 9035310417 for any installation cabling works
  • jain vijay said on February 19, 2013
    Hi, I want to start Biz of security Solution in Mumbai, Let me Know the best company and best deal.
  • Liu said on February 22, 2013
    Hi,i am a chinese i'm in bangalore,I have a factory production CCTV camera in china, who wants to buy CCTV camera,u can sent email to or u can call me,+91 8095707152
  • RATHEESH said on February 24, 2013
    I am trying to start a elv contracting company in Qatar that processing going on. i want to know your system price and other details.
  • G.m.patra said on February 28, 2013
    Hi we are doing cctv installation &service in gurgaon ,haryana & dwarka delhi area if any req.ment pls call 9810587626
  • Samta Ojha said on March 6, 2013
    We can provide good quality CCTV camera with full solution. We have the solution for border road and Industrial securities system with high quality camera. made in USA and Switzerland . contact on
  • gajendran said on March 7, 2013
    hi, i am also cctv job in delhi. but i start cctv job in tamilnadu, villupuram distt, anybody help me ,good knowledge of technical cctv line, wiring, fault repair, dvr installing, my e-mail,, mobile no:-07838154380
  • hussain said on March 8, 2013
    Hey i'm from mumbai! I have started my own cctv business. but I need a good dealer for camera and dvr at a very fair prices. my contact no. is +919967777552.
  • Raajkumar said on March 10, 2013
    Sir, I am Instrumentation Engineer, I want to start a business in Lucknow of electronics security equipment like cctv camera, home alarm security, Fire protection equipment. So I want provide Installation & service. Please tell me the initial amount to start this business and contact Name of distributor & company. Please contact me +919454779910.
  • uzochukwu okoye said on March 12, 2013
    am a microsoft certified system engineer but am interested in learning and starting up a cctv installation business in nigeria. pls, how can i get an interactive training vedio on cctv. how can i source for a very good learning materials. then when i get start how can i source for my cctv equipments etc. pls contact me at


(All the above fields are required.)