Signal provides a comprehensive system for opening and operating a security services business, specializing in mobile patrols and dedicated guards.

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Signal Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Looking to own your own business? This is your Signal. When you own a Signal franchise you are partnering with a world class security brand with the opportunity to serve your community as a locally focused owner, fostering meaningful relationships in your community.

Take Ownership of Your Dreams. Own your ambition. Put your passion to work as a Signal franchisee owner. Build your own business by uplifting your community and providing peace of mind.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY: Your dreams are closer than you think. Owning a stake in your community has never been more attainable. Signal franchise pricing is based on population, so you can make the investment that's right for you. We make ownership possible through: In-house lending programs, Veteran and law enforcement discounts, Revenue-based repayment options

Why Signal? In business for yourself, but not by yourself. When you own a Signal franchise you are partnering with a world class security brand with the opportunity to serve your community as a locally focused owner, fostering meaningful relationships in your community.

Signal's Promise is Simple: We're Here. You're not just buying a playbook and a territory when you partner with Signal. You are joining a team of passionate people dedicated to helping you reach your business dreams. We provide full-time support staff including Payroll, Collections, Operations, Sales and Risk Management teams. We provide business development and operations coaches, always at the ready to help you succeed. A robust training and development program helps you hit the ground running to succeed quickly.

OUR PERFORMANCE: 39% Average Gross Profit per Franchise. $165M Signal system-wide revenue. 33% Signal Brand growth year over year. #1 ranked Security Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Company Details

Established: 2007
First Unit Franchised: 2008
Franchised Units: 192
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Hawaii - HI, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Maryland - MD, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Minnesota - MN, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, New York - NY, North Carolina - NC, North Dakota - ND, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, Rhode Island - RI, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, Washington - WA, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Signal

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes
Week-long new franchise owner training, in-field launch and coaching, regional training, owner's summit, annual convention, online learning platform, daily-weekly-monthly support and webinars with Home Office.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Signal Franchise.

What does a Signal Franchise Cost?

Signal franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: 0 - $241,150
Total Investment: $93,200 - $241,150
Minimum Net Worth: $25,000
Franchise Fee: $85,000
Royalty: 4% - 6%
Ad: 5%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees:
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home-Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Signal a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Signal is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Signal a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Signal is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Signal Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Signal franchisees make. Signal offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Signal a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Signal is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Signal Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Signal franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Signal Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Signal franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Signal Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Signal franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Signal Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Signal franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Signal's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Building & Storage, Business Opportunities, Management & Training, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

Less than $25,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Signal Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Signal franchises for sale. We may have Signal franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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About our rankings: The IFPG uses its internal data collected from our membership portal to identify which franchises had the most activity in the past week. This ranking system is not based on franchise sales, franchisee success rates or number of units open. Our ranking system should not be used to make a decision on which franchise to buy it was solely created for internal purposes and for our IFPG Members.