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Frequently Asked Questions About Franchising With Signal 88

Signal 88 Security

It has been quite the journey to this point and you no doubt have discovered a lot about our brand, what we do, and how we do it. We aim to provide you with a wealth of information and industry knowledge to make your final decision about starting your own business easier, even if it isn't with us. 

Here are some FAQs that may address some lingering concerns you still have, or cover any items we may have left out in our communication with you up to this point. 

What does the term "Signal 88" mean?

Signal 88 is law enforcement code for "situation secure" in Omaha, NE, the city and state in which we were founded. This code represents the feeling of peace of mind we provide to the communities we service.

I already own a security business. Can I still become a franchise owner with Signal 88?

Absolutely! We re-brand existing companies with regularity. Many current business owners realize how difficult owning a business can be when they are left on their own to do so. That's where we come in. If you have a current security business, but are in need of the unmatched support that Signal 88 can provide, contact us, we would love to hear from you!

Can I use my current vehicle for roving patrols?

That depends. We have an approved list of vehicle makes and models to choose as your patrol vehicle. If you're fortunate enough to already own one the approved makes and models, then we will provide you with the details to get your vehicle custom wrapped with Signal 88 approved branding. Check out more on our Vehicle Brand Standards.

How can I make sure that my service area is protected?

Once you purchase a service area (by zip code) all other franchises in the immediate area, or future potential owners are required by the terms of our Franchise Agreement to not only forfeit pre-existing contracts within those zip codes, but are forbidden to actively pursue business in a service area that has been purchased.

Who is your ideal franchise owner candidate?

We’ve found that the best business owners for our brand are those who portray the qualities of a Team Captain, much like a captain of a champion sports team.  They have: commitment and passion, positive thinking, confidence, vision, are good communicators, inspire others, recognize their team’s strengths, and are motivated for the success of the team.

What are the benefits of franchising over just running my own business?

One of the main benefits of owning a franchise is the support and structure that comes with it. At Signal 88 Security, we help our franchises by providing a launch coordinator, ongoing in-market sales training, a technology platform and support, marketing and website support, billing, payroll processing, a lending program, dispatch services, recruiting services and more.  Our support is unrivaled by other franchise concepts in the industry.


We understand that starting a business can be intimidating. At Signal 88 Security, we try our best provide you with a toolkit that makes business ownership as rewarding and simple as possible. If you're still left with questions, we would love to hear from you. Comment below, or contact us at

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