Starting a Spy Store

More and more people are interested in getting security protection equipment for their homes and businesses. The reasons vary – from the need to protect property to the desire to ensure that people left at home or at the store or office are doing what they are supposed to do.

If you have a technical background concerning spy equipment, a spy store is a business you can start.

Home and business owners need surveillance and protection devices for various reasons. The usual reason is to protect property from theft, which is devastating especially to a business. Still, another reason is to constantly monitor what goes on inside the house, the office or store when the owner is not there. A monitoring device, such as a security camera is particularly useful for store owners who need to keep watch of employees and parents who need to sneak on the nanny left at home with the kid. As more and more people are becoming convinced that they need a surveillance system to remotely watch, or record certain activities for security purposes, a business selling security and espionage equipment is at the same time becoming more and more relevant.

What it Takes to Open Spy Store

If you want to start a store selling security and surveillance equipment, you must possess the technical knowledge on how these gadgets operate. For these, it would be best if you have or you will get experience working for a company that installs security and surveillance system or for an agency that uses such devices as part of its function, say the security force. You’ll need knowledge in how these gears work in order to assist customers on how to properly use them and how to find the right equipment for their needs. Having experienced working within the industry, you’d also gained valuable information as to where and how to order security and spying gadgets like surveillance cameras, GPS tracking systems, detectors, and digital recorders. To learn the management part of the business, you can enroll in short business courses.

To open a spy store, you must decide whether you want to set up a storefront where you will display merchandise, operate online, or both. You must also decide whether to carry only the basic items – those that are more commonly used by businesses and homes -- or specialize. You can specialize on business or home security equipment, cameras, or voice recording devices. If you want to operate a general store, it is better to stock on a lot of basic items without necessarily offering variety. Whereas, if you want to specialize, you must be able to have the items in the widest possible range of brands and capacity.

If you are opening a storefront, you must deal with these other practical things about opening a business: choosing a location, refurbishing and designing the store, purchasing of fixtures, entering into a lease, entering into contract with spy gadget manufacturers and suppliers, getting your business name registered, getting tax identification number, among others. One thing important – learn the laws of your city regarding the selling and installation of spy devices. Some devices may be banned from use by the public. Knowing this will help you avoid having to deal with the law at a more costly manner.


  • Markeuss said on February 4, 2012
    Mississippi I want to became a spy agent right NOW!!!'nn
  • N.Shahabudin said on September 3, 2012
    sir I am 50yr old person I had been in business as sole proprietor so on for about 30yrs but now my business is dull. So, I have now decided to start a new upcoming business in future. I am in need of suggestion to start good low investment as well as profitable business. I kindly request you to suggest me good business Idea. I am in India, Kerala in Palakkad my city is a developing area
  • matthew said on November 6, 2012
    hi i want to become a spy its cool i live in thangool
  • olazyluv said on March 10, 2014
    I want to became a spy in nigeria how can I be one
  • panther said on April 20, 2014
    i also would like to spy for england
  • Tabitha Willmore said on August 31, 2014
    I want to become a spy for England, i've always wanted to the moment totally spies came out and I have learned everything about it.
  • Madeline Manchuk said on April 4, 2015
    301 main st, Wellfleet ma 02667
  • whizz said on April 20, 2015
    tech, security geek has always been my dream ... running a spy (security) outfit is a must..!!! show do i begin..? whizz
  • Eddie said on July 7, 2015
    Dear All, I am in Johannesburg, South Africa. If there is anyone in Johannesburg who wants to start a Spy Shop business with me as a partner, I am here. I have accumulated some money and have an idea to run a Spy Shop/Home security systems. However, I am a busy man at work that's why I am looking for a serious partner that I can start a Spy shop Business with. Please drop me an email or whatsapp if you think we can work together; /+27768415784
  • abdiqaliq said on July 13, 2015
    I'm almost 17 years old and I always dreamed of being spy
  • kenny said on April 26, 2016
    i am in search of information on the age range of buying this type of equipment and also the format for starting this type of store
  • lisa marie bing said on July 12, 2016
    i am in miami florida i am a lady and 40 years old being PI ,spy is very interesting but can be very tiring long hours sitting in car \van with camera cant go pee gotta get a porta pot ,bring food drinks ,jumping cables ,and fishing pole with bathing suits and church clothes you need all types of change clothes ,and a signor paper work ,like yupur looking for a lost dog when someone comes to your window asking what you are doing sitting in car , could be days , some times you are following someone for hours and u need make sure you are not spotted , i love it ,but it can be very long long hours all 24 hours. i actually am going to open a spy shop so i do not have to be running around all day and night/
  • javy chen said on November 14, 2020
    We manufacture spy card-type recording and video recording equipment, as well as spy recording rings, spy SIM card recording, spy SD card recording and other equipment. We are looking forward to cooperating with your company


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