Business At A Glance
Residential Security Consultant
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
In this era of heightened security, securityconsulting goes well beyond selling homeowners simple monitored alarmsystems. Today’s security consultants spend considerable time with eachclient, assessing and evaluating the entire family’s security needs todevelop an individualized security plan.
The security plan takes intoaccount home, personal, identity, and virtual security. Home securityincludes alarm systems, creating security zones within the home,security lighting, reinforcing doorjambs, upgrading window and doorlocks, as well as simple proactive security measures such as keepingbushes, trees, and shrubs clear of windows and entrance doors.
Personalsecurity includes self-defense training, handheld security devices, andtraining in how to spot suspicious behavior. Identity and virtualsecurity includes taking measures to ensure that criminals cannothighjack a person’s identity in the real world or online, as well ascreating security firewalls to prevent critical information from beingstolen from personal computers. Residential security consulting isideally suited to entrepreneurs with a law enforcement, military, orsecurity background. However, with the proper training and the abilityto pass police clearance, any person with the desire can become aresidential security consultant.