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BoyInBlue
10-27-2007, 10:31 PM
Anybody have any catchy names for a security company stored away in their head??

Mr. Security
10-27-2007, 10:53 PM
Do I get a consulting fee? ;)

How about Minuteman Security?

"Always present, always ready"


That's worth at least 50 cents...:eek:

CorpSec
10-27-2007, 11:17 PM
My advice is to stick with something that doesn't sound like a mom and pop outfit like Jones Brothers Security or Cal's Security.

You might also want to give thought to having a company that has a name that starts with a letter towards the beginning of the alphabet for better yellow pages placement.

gcmc security part 2
10-28-2007, 12:14 AM
I always thought that it would be a great idea to have something in the company name that took ownership in your community, without actually using the city name of course!

One idea that I had for this area was Emerald Coast Security & Patrol.

OccamsRazor
10-28-2007, 12:31 AM
I always liked the name William Gibson coined, Intensecure.

Black Caesar
10-28-2007, 04:14 AM
I like Latin, because no matter who F'd up the company, at least it has a cool name.

2 ideasjump out at me .

#1. Tepidus Corpus Security Group. (Tepidus Corpus of course being Latin for Warm Body :) )

And

#2. Eximius Ninjatius Protective Services (Eximius meaning extraordinary or Super and well, their is no Latin word for NINJA so I made one up :) )

As long as the client doesn't have a Latin to English dictionary I should be fine ........

UtahProtectionForce
10-28-2007, 04:27 AM
Task Force Security

Joint Cheifs of Security

--------------------------------

Blackhawk Security
Tomahawk Security
Chipahawk Security


You can come up with anything...

I prefer "community name" security though like

Olsokahasahalionona Private Security or Olsokahasahalionona Private Patrol or Olsokahasahalionona security serivces

Ganymede
10-28-2007, 06:11 AM
Safe and Secure

Lawson
10-28-2007, 06:26 AM
Uniformed
Security
Marshal
Service

:D

Eric
10-28-2007, 06:59 AM
As BHR alludes to, incorporate the name into what services you provide. In this day of google, someone may just type in what service they are looking for.

Go through the yellow pages and make sure your name is not close to another being used for security or other businesses. You would not want to be called Regent Protection if there is a Regent Model & Escort service or something close. Or maybe you would:D

flashlightcop509
10-28-2007, 07:14 AM
"Subsisto Reluctor Security Services" :eek: ;)



#2. Eximius Ninjatius Protective Services (Eximius meaning extraordinary or Super and well, their is no Latin word for NINJA so I made one up )

I looked, and apparently the Latin for "Ninja" is "Ninja"... :D

SecTrainer
10-28-2007, 09:08 AM
Too bad you're not forming a company that goes after kiddie p0rn merchants. You could call it "WhackinSmut".:rolleyes:

Just by way of kicking ideas around, remember that you don't have to call your company name anything that has to do with security. You can have both a company name and a service name, or division names. This approach gives you maximum flexibility for further expansion and growth.

For instance, you could call your company "Corporate Special Services" and have divisions under that:

Investigative Division

Security Patrol Division (if your company were "Corporate Special Services", you would mark your cars "CSS/SECURITY PATROL DIVISION" along with a small/modest sized shield, and the company phone number on the rear fender (ala "911" on LE cars) or something like that, and you'll still get all the "ad" value from your rolling stock that you want).

Security Guard Division

Alarm Division

Executive Protection Division

...etc. Of course, you could also expand into other areas completely:

Bonded Janitorial Services Division
Bonded Temporary Help Division
Secure Document Destruction Division (big market!)
Secure Property Management Services
Business Disaster Recovery Services
...etc.

We have a company in the Northwest - Parker Corporate Services - that has a security operation as well as multiple other corporate services including several of those mentioned above and even including an answering service. Under the "umbrella" of their corporate name, the company is not "locked in" to just a security operation and are in a position to evaluate virtually any business opportunity that serves their basic client base. It's an interesting and unique idea, in my opinion...and I would venture to guess that they are always looking for new opportunities to expand in this way.

Whatever you select, make it something that's businesslike/professional - and, I would suggest, relatively low-key. And there's nothing wrong with using your own name. Let's see now, who else has done this...? Oh, yeah, I know:

Brink's
Wells-Fargo
Wackenhut

....so there's plenty of precedent. We think of these as "good security names" now because, well, they're big, well-recognized security companies. They weren't when they started, though, were they? They CREATED the association in the public mind between their names and "security".

You can call your company "Smith Corporate Services" and the only thing that determines what people associate with the name is how well you run your company and how you publicize your services over time. On the other hand, you could call it "Smith's All-Fire Holy-Moley Bet-Your-Bottom-Dollar Absolutely-Best Security Service" and the name will NEVER actually become associated in the public mind with security if you don't actually run a good security service. No name you select will ever SELL your services, but a poor choice of names certainly can drive people away. IMHO, quiet professional competence is a better image than loud proclamations. "In-Your-Face Security" - either as a name or an image - really won't impress or interest very many people.

NRM_Oz
10-28-2007, 09:51 AM
When I formed my 1st security company it was events only so it was Events Management Specialists as it also did production work as well. I actually traded a nice p/t income off that business and ended up selling it for alot more than the $300.00 plus a mobile telephone I started it with 3 years before.

Forming my own company, I wanted something that could be used for all clients including special event, corporate, global and above all sounds neat, clean and tidy. I recall 1 company I outbid for a contract for a few simple reasons: MY company sounded better / My client porfolio was not photocopied of full of BS / I initially used a virtual office to commenced with which sounds prestigous / I delivered on my demands and we did not supply security guards (always use a secondary company for low income jobs). Even now if I take on some p/t consulting, clients are amazed to think we do not have world wide offices but this again the client list I am hoping for.

If you have ABC Marine Security and you wish to do patrol work on land then you need to think about it for your company name and if you call yourself ABC Security Guards and you wish to offer consulting, it sounds a bit mum and dadish to me. Go for a snappy name that says YOU.

Curtis Baillie
10-28-2007, 09:54 AM
When I owned my security company I named it after the historical name of the community I lived in. The new owner kept the name.

bpdblue
10-28-2007, 06:09 PM
How about something big, like,

Universal protection services,

with a name like that you automatically include guard services, body guard services, alarm services, ect.

The Hussard
10-28-2007, 06:51 PM
CIA : Canadian Investigation and Alarm :D

ValleyOne
10-28-2007, 07:46 PM
Bad A$$ Mother... ehh, nevermind, I doubt it would fit nicely on a hat...

24 Hour Protection.

<insert a local refference here> Protection Sercices

I'll think about this more at work tonight...

Aussie-SO
10-28-2007, 08:00 PM
In-Security :rolleyes:
On Guard :cool:
Night Owl :eek:

Taktiq
10-28-2007, 08:06 PM
I've got it...The Justice League!!!:D




Kinda catchy, no?

geordiekimbo
10-28-2007, 09:52 PM
Minimal Rate Security (i thnk thats the company i work for - not that i'm bitter)

Cheapskate Security

A 4 Alpha Security (for those yellow pages placements)

Doubley Dangerous Security

United Security Partners Against Crime and Loss

Super Security Company

InSecurity

DarkMetalWolf
10-28-2007, 10:33 PM
Elite Protection Specialist

The Hussard
10-28-2007, 10:35 PM
North American Civil security

The Hussard
10-28-2007, 10:36 PM
S.E.A.L : Security Expert And Leader :rolleyes:

Chucky
10-28-2007, 10:56 PM
Forget About it Protection.

Wicked Good Security.

Old School Security. Our motto hit them in the head and leave them for dead

Maelstrom
10-29-2007, 06:50 AM
I recall 1 company I outbid for a contract for a few simple reasons: MY company sounded better / My client porfolio was not photocopied of full of BS / I initially used a virtual office to commenced with which sounds prestigous / I delivered on my demands and we did not supply security guards (always use a secondary company for low income jobs).

Doesn't sub-contracting out on jobs run the risk of 'someone else' hurting your company image through their unprofessional/poor conduct? :confused:

OT - Choose an acronym for your company name, that'll make it more likely to be unique ie. Melbourne Protective Services

Any further consultation will cost you... but I'll undercut Mr. Security and do if for 25c LOL :D

Andy Taylor
10-29-2007, 11:25 AM
Guard & Patrol. (hint, say it quickly):D

Curtis Baillie
10-29-2007, 11:43 AM
How about . . . Snooze You Lose Security. We sleep so you don't have to.

Bill Warnock
10-29-2007, 12:02 PM
Or ... "Acme Hot Foot Patrol," ... at the first hint of trouble, we hot foot it out of there.

Hank1
10-29-2007, 12:15 PM
How about . . . Snooze You Lose Security. We sleep so you don't have to.

LOL! I think we have a winner! Ding! Ding! Ding!

N. A. Corbier
10-29-2007, 02:08 PM
Personally I like SecTrainer's idea, and this is how I've always done things. By using a "generic" name, you can branch out into anything. Also, something else you can do is get a holding corp, maybe in Nevada or Delaware or your home state, and the use LLCs or DBAs to create child corporations for each division.

For example...

Cityscape Solutions is the company name.
Our "IT" brand has always been "Information Technology Group."
Our TS brand has always been "Protective Services Group."

If I ever get enough money to branch into a full blown guard and patrol service, we could easily...

1. Use a company name that is specific, such as "Tiburon Protective(TM)," and put "A Cityscape Solutions Company" under it in tiny letters.

2. Simply use "Cityscape Solutions" as the company name, and put "Protective Services Group" under it.

Either way, this illustrates getting some brand management while limiting the liability for the master holding corporation in case your child company blows up or is so successful it needs divested.

I have always been partial to Tiburon Protective, btw. :)

tattedupboy
10-29-2007, 05:53 PM
The most catchy name I know of is actually one I saw in a movie. Anyone remember "National Security?" That's what I would call my company.

airtight security officer
11-05-2007, 10:44 PM
inland valley special patrol
inland valley security and patrol

kingsman
11-06-2007, 12:54 AM
Predator Security Systems
Wolf Pack Security
Kodiak Security Services
Tiger Paw Security

or any combination thereof. Has a bold, aggressive sound to it. Makes the contractor feel he is getting a proactive company.

Lawson
11-06-2007, 02:29 AM
Predator Security Systems
Wolf Pack Security
Kodiak Security Services
Tiger Paw Security

or any combination thereof. Has a bold, aggressive sound to it. Makes the contractor feel he is getting a proactive company.

I would not contract any of those companies by the sound of the name. They all have that "Ooo! Look at us! We are total badass!" over the toppiness. Those names would be great for a self defense dojo. Not a security company.

Badge714
11-06-2007, 10:01 AM
KNIGHTPATROL!

I used to own the web domain knightpatrol.com. Then I was offered an insane amount of money for it. So I sold it, and it's now a gay p@rn site! :eek:

I own midwestpatrol.com and midwestpatrol.net. (And they might be for sale for the right price. ;) )

SecTrainer
11-06-2007, 10:04 AM
I would not contract any of those companies by the sound of the name. They all have that "Ooo! Look at us! We are total badass!" over the toppiness. Those names would be great for a self defense dojo. Not a security company.

Amen, brother!

Badge714
11-06-2007, 10:10 AM
I would not contract any of those companies by the sound of the name. They all have that "Ooo! Look at us! We are total badass!" over the toppiness. Those names would be great for a self defense dojo. Not a security company.

I agree. A few years ago, I was researching names for a company and was looking in the yellow pages from other states. I saw some very "interesting" names for security companies, like Force 5 Security ; Code Blue 2000 ; Delta Force International ; Command Force Professionals.
As a client, I would never even call those outfits for bids. You can just imagine these Bozos with their decked-out Crown Vics, "special" weapons and black BDU style uniforms, ready to kick azz when all you want is someone to check your doors a couple of times a night.

hrdickinson
11-06-2007, 11:20 PM
Too bad you're not forming a company that goes after kiddie p0rn merchants. You could call it "WhackinSmut".:rolleyes:S.T.
That one caught me off guard and I almost fell off my desk chair.:D

gonzo1510
11-07-2007, 08:20 PM
I can't believe no one has suggested "Top Flight" security...