Signal 88 Security


Private security is a virtually recession-proof multi-billion dollar industry. Signal 88 provides you with the unique opportunity to start your own business and better your community with the potential for substantial ROI. Signal 88 Security provides you with the tools, the technology, and the experience to build your very own business, and reap the tremendous rewards that the ever-growing private security industry offers.

Signal 88 does not just provide a warm body in a security uniform. We deliver accountability through our streamlined technology suite, professionalism through our hiring standards, training and unified national brand and, most of all, we provide peace of mind to the communities we serve.

Business Type:
Home Based
Office Space


Year Established: 2003
Year First Franchised: 2007
Franchised Units: 100 - 250
Actual number of units: 135
Company Owned Units: 2

States referrals areaccepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Background Notes

States/Countries Registered In: We currently aren’t registered in HI.

We are particularly looking to make deals in California, Texas (Austin & Dallas are sold out), Chicago, IL, Ohio, Memphis, TN and Phoenix, AZ.


Financial / Terms
Cash Investment (Liquid): $85000
Minimum Investment: $85000
Maximum Investment: $100000
Minimum Net Worth: $0
Franchise Fee: $40000
Vet Fran
Average # of Employees: 1-5
Financial Performance Representation / FPR-Item 19 in FDD: Yes
Ownership Participation:
Executive Model
Passive Ownership
Royalty Type: Flat Percentage Fee

Royalty Fee Structure: 4%

Ad Fee Structure:
Ad Fee: 5% for Admin (payroll, billing), Technology and Growth

Financial Terms Notes:

Franchise Fee: $40,000 - Single Territory /$90,000 - 3 Pack /$125,000 - 5 Pack
VetFran Program Participant: Yes, 10% discount for current or honorably discharged veterans

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No

International Expansion
International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Regions outside of U.S. available for Expansion:
Canada / North America
Central / South America


We currently have plans to expand to Puerto Rico and Canada

Single Unit Availability Outside US: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside US: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail: Yes
International Expansion Notes:
Check with Signal 88 Security corporate for avaialble countries outside of U.S.

Cash Investment: $85,000 - $100,000 Single Unit
Total Investment: $100,000 Average Single Unit



Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Co-operative Advertising: Yes
Support and Training Notes:
Financial Assistance Provided: We do not currently provide financial assistance however we have developed relationships with several lending sources and are able to provide them with those contacts.
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


Signal 88 is founded on our 5 core values – passion, honesty & integrity, relationships, serving and learning. These values fuel our daily interactions with our team, our clients and our Franchise Owners. From day one, we work to equip you with all the tools needed to overcome the challenges that come with starting a business. Training is essential to the success of any new franchise and we have established 88University, which equips you by providing ongoing classroom, in-market and online training opportunities for you and your team. Once you are properly equipped with the tools and knowledge to successfully begin operating, Signal 88’s dedicated staff is there to support every step of the way. From a support team that performs invoicing, payroll and collections, to marketing and business analysts who provide insight into how to maximize efficiencies and profitability to national accounts and sales initiatives that further help contribute to your success and help you reach your goals. With Signal 88 you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself.


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development