01-10-2010, 08:25 AM #1
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I am trying to start a security business in colorado
I am trying to strat a security guard and patrol company in colorado. I need to know the steps I need to do to do this. I need to know what armed insurance cost. Any info on starting a security guard and patrol company in colorado would be great.
Thanks in advance for your time.
01-10-2010, 09:26 AM #2
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I'm gonna be straight up honest with you. If you need to ask these types of questions on a forum like this your setting yourself up for failure. Get some experience, in a management capacity of a successful security company and you will find out all answers to your questions. Security isn't like most businesses, if you don't know about security management and marketing honestly you will probably fail.
Hopefully you don't take this the wrong way.
01-10-2010, 09:57 AM #3
I concur with the previous poster: If you have no experience in the field, I'd get some before thinking about starting a company, no matter how easy Colorado makes it for you to do so - which only means they're making it easier for you to lose a whole chunk of change. Modern security, and especially operating a successful security service, is about much more than just throwing some uniforms on people and handing them the keys to a patrol vehicle. MUCH more. If that's the misconception you're laboring under, lose it for your own good.
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01-10-2010, 03:37 PM #4
From what I have read, there is a belief that those whom wish to bring about state regulation are the long established dinosaurs of the industry who are merely trying to protect their business from a johnny-come-lately (like you) who will end up cutting into a slice of their pie.
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01-19-2010, 07:13 PM #5"I don't mind that they stole my ideas. I mind that they have none of their own." - Nikola Tesla
01-20-2010, 04:29 PM #6
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Being that I work and live in Colorado, what the others have posted is correct. There is no state license and most areas (except for Greeley, Denver, Denver County, Weld County (armed only) and Colorado Springs) require licenses for the officers and company. Some other places may require companies to register as security companies, alot of places require you to register so you can charge your client's tax. Starting a Security company for the most part in Colorado is no different then starting any other company.
As for the licensing goes, I have seen how some of these yahoo local companies are ran, and I have seen some of the people my company has hired (I work for a large international company) and I have to say licensing would be welcome. A nice mix between what Cheyenne, Wyoming (the only good thing about that city) with a lifelong license (so long as you don't switch companies and your company keeps it's license active) with no renewal fees and Greeley who requires 24 hours of inital training and 24 hours of refresher training every year. Greeley charges way too much for thier licenses though, if you ask me. For an idea of what I am talking about look up Union Colony Security in the local newspapers. An owner of theirs is a convicted felon, charged with sexual assualt. The county deputies arrested him on a site client's site armed with a gun in uniform working the post. Nice huh?
Anyways to the OP if you have questions PM me as I have been looking into the doing the same thing, however honestly the local companies are too cutthroat for me to be willing to get started anytime soon. Especially when one charges $10 a month for a mobile hit as specific site.Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. - 1 Corinthians 16:13
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