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Who We Are

Signal 88 Security is one of the nation's leading security franchises for residential, commercial, retail and institutional customers. Built on the principle that safety is a basic human right and need, Signal 88 offers customized services to keep communities free from harm. This includes the brand's unique patrol method—in which a Signal 88 Security vehicle comes on site a number of times per night to scope out the designated area—as an effective and economical means to deter crime. Signal 88 launched its franchise opportunity in 2008 and currently has more than 170 locations run by local owners and operators nationwide.


What We Do

We provide customizable security solutions for:

  • MULTI-FAMILY
    RESIDENTIAL

  • COMMERCIAL

  • RETAIL

  • INDUSTRIAL

  • HEALTHCARE

  • CONSTRUCTION

  • EDUCATION

  • GOVERNMENT

  • MULTI-NATIONAL
    RESIDENT

Patrol Vs. Dedicated Model

The Signal 88 Security roving patrol approach addresses issues commonly found within the security industry. We utilize advanced technology including GPS tracking, video cameras that record both the interior and exterior of the patrol vehicle, on-board laptops that allow typed, real-time reports, and cloud based software including a reporting database. Other benefits of this model include:

  • MORE AFFORDABLE
    SERVICE

  • MORE GROUND
    COVERAGE

  • QUICKER RESPONSE
    TIME

  • FEWER CUSTOMER
    INQUIRIES

  • ALERT
    OFFICERS

  • QUALITY OF
    CANDIDATE

  • 1. More Affordable Service

    A roving patrol service provides clients with a security presence all night long and officers with the ability to cover more ground per shift. This typically comes at a lesser cost than a traditional, often times called “dedicated” security service.

Key Stats

2003

Signal 88 Security was
founded in 2003 in
Omaha, Nebraska.

300+

Signal 88 has more than 300
territories worldwide including
the United States, Canada,
Australia & New Zealand.

120+

Total Franchise Owners
in US and Canada: More
than 120

$23B

The US security guard services
industry includes about 10,000
establishments with combined
annual revenue of about $23 billion.

Why Franchise

As a Signal 88 Security franchise owner, you bring peace of mind to your customers and your community, allowing them – and you – to pursue passion in life. For our franchise partners, Signal 88 becomes a way to achieve control over their lives and enables them to spend more time participating in what’s most meaningful to them. Signal 88 represents a brand of true difference and meaning in the industry and in its communities.

  • THE INDUSTRY
  • THE OPPORTUNITY
  • THE SUPPORT
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • THE HERO’S JOURNEY
  • The security industry is made up primarily of large global competitors and local sole proprietors. This leaves a large gap in the middle, and this is where Signal 88 finds its unique niche. While many providers of security were founded decades ago, Signal 88 was born during the technology age. Accordingly, our modern service model is centered upon cutting-edge technology and the people who use it. This is a modern approach to a very old but growing industry. And we are achieving success!

Real Heroes

  • OUR FRANCHISEES
  • OUR CLIENTS
  • "Signal 88 Security is a proven concept that works. The Signal 88 Franchise Group provides the necessary support each franchise needs for success. The business model allows the owner to concentrate on sales and operations. From the beginning, the Franchise Group has been with us every step of the way and is a valued partnership for us."

    - Jeff Carlyle, Mark McClure, Rick Dunn

    SIGNAL 88 SECURITY OF ATLANTA, GA AND SOUTH CAROLINA

Available Markets

We are seeking franchise owners in all 50 states and internationally.


The Numbers

INITIAL FRANCHISE FEE $45,000 plus
88ASSIST FINANCING In-house financing available for initital franchise fee
INITIAL INVESTMENT RANGE $75,000 to $268,400 (including franchise fee)
MINIMUM INVESTMENT $75,000 (Financing Options may be available)
ROYALTY AND SERVICE FEES 4% and 5%, respectively
TERRITORY 100,000 minimum population
INITIAL TERM 3 years
HOW MUCH HAVE SIGNAL 88 BUSINESS UNITS MADE? $463,500* ($1,590,500 for the top quartile)**

* This figure is based on the average annual gross revenues of open and operating franchised and company-owned units for the entire calendar year ending December 31, 2016. Of the 128 open and operating business units in 2016, forty (i.e., 31% of those units) met or exceeded the average annual gross revenues figure shown above. There is no assurance, however, that you will do as well. See Item 19 of Signal 88’s Franchise Disclosure Document for more information.

** This figure is based on the average annual gross revenues of the top quartile of our open and operating franchised and company-owned units for the entire calendar year ending December 31, 2016. Of the twenty-two open and operating business units in the top quartile in 2016, eight (i.e., 36% of those units) met or exceeded the average annual gross revenues figure shown above. There is no assurance, however, that you will do as well. See Item 19 of Signal 88’s Franchise Disclosure Document for more information.

Our Leadership

  • Reed Nyffeler

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Kevin Jones

    CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
  • Don Conway

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
  • Laura Vodvarka

    VP OF INNOVATION

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