<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=239082313470952&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Protecting People, Property and Profits

Security 101® Franchisees Offer Businesses Safety through Technology

If you consider the world we live in today, then you certainly understand the need for businesses that provide security systems and security technology. As a commercial integrator and Security 101® owner you will engineer, install, operate, and maintain sophisticated solutions to commercial customers in your large, protected territory. You will have the opportunity to provide integrated security systems and best-in-class solutions for access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, and visitor management.

Security Operator

The Business Model

Our unique business model affords national coverage with the benefit of local ownership. This has enabled the Security 101 family to establish a broad and diverse customer base, as well as a reputation for providing the best service. The model has been tested and proven for over 20 years!


Business to business companies have more budget to spend than B2C customers, and are more likely to come back to you for bigger purchases when you provide quality services.

Immediate Credibility

A strong, developed security industry brand offers validity and confidence during the sales process.

Proven Systems

From operations to sales approach, the Security 101 method has proven itself for over 20 years.

Global/National Business

A strong Global Accounts team can mean enterprise customers with multiple locations in your local territory.

Superior Products & Pricing

Buying power helps your new business sell the products clients demand.

Strong Brand Recognition

A well-established brand that is synonymous with the highest quality of service.

Security Industry Facts   

  • The entire security industry is estimated at $350 billion.

  • The global physical security market size is expected to reach 171.0 billion by 2027 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period.

  • The expected revenue generation from the U.S. electronic security systems installation market rose from $82.1 billion in 2017 to $114.1 billion in 2018.

  • The North American physical security market was valued at $53.17 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% from 2017 to 2025.

  • 62% of all security installations in 2019 included commercial and large industrial clients (the customer type served by Security 101®).

  • U.S. security integration companies reported average gross revenues of $14.8 million in 2019 (compared to $13.3 million in 2017) with an overall rise in market penetration.

  • Access control installations in 2019 had an average gross profit margin of 30% with the average price per door equalling $1,781. The average number of doors per installation is 14.

  • On average, integrators say 42% of their access control installations include some sort of integration with video surveillance, intrusion or other security systems in 2019.

  • Commercial integrators averaged 22.14 monthly video installations which included an average of 30 cameras per project in 2020.

  • In 2020, the average sales price for a commercial video surveillance system amounts to $36,904.

  • Integrators are reporting an average gross profit margin of 37.5% for their video surveillance projects in 2020 — almost 5 points higher than in 2019.

  • The North American video surveillance market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.1 percent for the forecast years of 2017-2025 and is estimated to be worth $35 billion by 2025.

  • The global video surveillance market was valued at $35.05 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $51.36 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 10.06% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

  • 80% of all intrusion alarm sales in 2019 were for commercial accounts — not residential.

  • Gross revenues of installing companies have increased 4% from 2018-2019, with an 11% gain projected for 2020.

  • In 2019, 75% of all security installing companies reported that their current commercial/industrial revenue was comprised of RMR.

Sources: SSI Gold Book 2019, SSI Video Surveillance Deep Dive, Statista, Grand View Research

Security 101® In the Media

Security Today
"It's a Woman's World, Too" featured article and cover story.
"The Power of the Franchise" was written by SD&I's Editor-In-Chief, Paul Rothman.
SDM Magazine
"Integrator Franchise Provides National Coverage With Local Ownership"
SSI Magazine
Security 101 President Steve Crespo is featured on the cover of SSI magazine.
Security Dealer Magazine
Security 101 works with Cox Enterprises, Inc. of Atlanta.
Jacksonville Business Journal
Mike and Charlie Taylor of Security 101  – Jacksonville are featured.

Videos & Testimonials

Watch the following video clips for an inside look at franchising with Security 101 and have a “virtual discussion” with owners of Security 101 franchises from across the country. Learn more about the unique aspects of running a security integration business with the support of a proven model and the veteran staff at the franchisor level.


Why Security 101? (1:49)

“Why Security 101?” talks about the competitive edge you get when starting your own business within the security industry.


Foundation for success (1:24)

The “Foundation for success” describes how a stable and proven plan will set you up with the basic building blocks for a thriving business in the security industry.


101WARE (0:47)

This short clip is all about the Security 101 proprietary business operations software developed specifically for franchise owners, enabling them to run their security integration businesses from a web-based app.


Best-in-class products (1:04)

"Best-in-class products" talks you through how our nationwide network of offices helps you attain access to product from the manufacturers who are most sought after in the security industry.


TEAM101 (2:43)

One of the strongest concepts behind the success of Security 101 is the company culture and TEAM101 defines it.


Global Reach, Local Ownership (0:53)

Unique to the security industry, Security 101 can offer our clients a global reach with the dedication and "fanatical customer service" that can only come with local ownership.


True Partnership (2:29)

Learn more from Security 101® leadership about the culture difference and "True Partnership" you enter into when starting your own security business with Security 101.


True Transparency (0:55)

Steve Crespo, the cofounder and CEO of Security 101 describes how he and cofounder Jim Pasquarello share the vision of the company and work closely with franchise owners.

All about franchising with Security 101® (Full length 11:19)

View all of the above clips combined into one full length video.

In Our Owner’s Words

One of the biggest benefits of being a Security 101 franchisee is the camaraderie and the knowledge base provided by the other owners within the franchise organization. This information has proven to be invaluable by helping me avoid pitfalls, saving money and helping us be successful.” —Rich Montalvo

Rich Montalvo
Ross Linville

Becoming a Security 101 business owner is as rewarding personally as it is professionally. There is a sense of family among the other Security 101 franchisees. We know each other, learn from each other, and watch out for each other. I don't think I could get that in another franchise.” —Ross Linville

 Security 101 has helped since the beginning by making things so easy. Probably the best thing about our franchise is when we opened up we were ready to do business.” —Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan

One of the greatest parts of owning a Security 101 franchise is attending the owner's conferences. I always enjoy the trade shows and exchanging ideas with the other Security 101 franchisees.” —Charlie Taylor

 Security 101 sets the bar high in the industry with its diverse culture. There are no limitations when it comes to providing customer-centric service. In traditional corporate environments, major decisions regarding customer service are often over dialoged and delayed. At Security 101, each local office makes a decision that is in the best interest of the customer and their decision is supported on a national level.” —Ryan Wise

Tony Iovine

 Security 101 has helped tremendously by making things so simple. Everything we needed, Security 101 provided our team right from the start.” —Anthony Iovine