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Homecare & Property Maintenance
About Pro-Tect Alarms
Pro-Tect Alarms is one of the fastest growing alarm companies in the UK, offering a range of home security and safety alarms. Key to the company’s product range is the Two-Way Voice Monitoring alarm, developed by Pro-Tect, which offers enhanced protection from intruders and other dangers.
The home security system is monitored by Chubb 24/7, which means that should a motion detector, shock sensor, smoke alarm or panic alarm be triggered, the house owner or a key holder will be contacted by an operator automatically within seconds, alerting them to whichever risk has been detected.
Other systems available include state-of-the-art CCTV systems and smart intruder alarms, which emit a loud siren when activated by opportunistic burglars and intruders.
Pro-Tect constantly develops its range of products and services to make sure it is providing the very best in protection and security. One recent innovation is an easy-to-use app that has been developed for customers who are looking for an app-controlled CCTV alarm system for their homes.
Pro-Tect also conducts annual servicing and maintenance checks.
Who’s behind the Pro-Tect Alarms franchise?
Secura Management Ltd. was founded as Secura Homes Ltd. by former insurance broker Martin Man in 2004 to develop and sell his innovative range of two-way voice monitoring alarms.
Originally based in Bradford and serving West Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Midlands, by 2013 the company was well-established under the brand names Securahomes and Pro-Tect Alarms, and looking after more than 3,000 homes.
In 2014, the company began a 10-year growth strategy, looking to expand its overall market share by buying small and medium-sized alarm installation businesses that had an established or growing customer base. The company acquired domestic house alarms business JR Clegg Security in 2015.
Securahomes became a Which? Magazine ‘Trusted Trader’ in March 2016 and the same year became a SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) accredited company.
The company rebranded in 2016 to become Securacom, at the same time overhauling the range of products it supplied. As well as the two-way audio monitoring alarms, Securacom began offering integrated CCTV, access control, smart bells-only alarms, monitored alarms and fire detection solutions, and annual servicing and maintenance services.
At the same time, it invested in new above-the-line and below-the-line marketing programmes, which included the introduction of a new website.
In a busy year, Securacom moved head office to Leeds in 2016 to support its overall growthambitions across the Yorkshire region.
How does the Pro-Tect Alarms franchise model work?
Anyone who has experienced a burglary will know how upsetting it can be. Having your property stolen is only part of the horror of having a stranger invade your home. To prevent this kind of distressing experience is why Pro-Tect Alarms has created a range of home alarms, including fully monitored alarms that provide a round-the-clock response.
The Pro-Tect Alarms’ franchise is aimed at this largely neglected domestic market. The Pro-Tect franchisee can offer everything from systems that will monitor movement by intruders in your home to personal alarms that can be triggered should the wearer feel threatened or unwell.
Pro-Tect Alarms’ franchise partners are fully trained to offer advice that suits every customer’s individual needs, and can also install a complete range of alarm systems.
They can provide free, no-obligation product demonstrations so potential customers can see for themselves just how good the company’s alarm systems are.
One of the advantages of the two-way monitoring service is that it will generate residual income from monthly fees paid by clients, and annual servicing and maintenance can grow to become a substantial portion of the overall income for the franchisee.
The initial franchise fee is £25,000 + VAT, although this is reduced to £19,950 for the first four pilot franchisees. In addition, you will need around £10,000 in working capital and perhaps another £1,000 for home office equipment and various legal and professional costs.
For the franchise fee, the franchisee will be given a territory that contains some 200,000 households, and the exclusive right to market their services in that territory.
The ongoing monthly fees paid by clients for monitoring their homes also cover the franchisor’s services. This means that there are no additional royalty or management fees for the franchisee.
Is funding available for a Pro-Tect Alarms franchise?
Pro-Tect Alarms will help potential franchisees prepare a business plan in support of any application they may make for additional funds from a bank. Typically banks will provide up to 70 per cent of the required funding, with the franchisee required to provide the rest from their own resources.
What support and training does Pro-Tect Alarms offer their franchisees?
Full training will be given in all aspects of running a Pro-Tect alarms branch, beginning with a week-long training course at Pro-Tect’s head office in Leeds and at an external training provider so that the franchisee can gain the electrical qualifications they will need to fit a non-switched spur to provide power to the control panel that is fitted in the customer’s home.
A full Operations Manual will be given to franchisees, which will provide them with all the information they need on every aspect of the business. Franchisees will also receive enough stock to complete 20 basic installations, stationary, branded shirts, a demonstration kit and tools, and a lease deposit on a van, which will have Pro-Tect signage, a roof-rack and ladders.
Pro-Tect Alarms franchisees will each have a dedicated page of the company’s website and Pro-Tect will help launch a local marketing campaign to generate enquiries for the newly established service.
There is a dedicated team behind the scenes that will always be available to support the franchisees, whether that is with training in new products, or providing direct support during the everyday business of the franchisee.
What are the potential profits from a Pro-Tect Alarms franchise?
Pro-Tect Alarms has said that by building up a client base over the business’ first few years, a franchisee could be earning a six-figure annual income. Ongoing residuals from monthly fees paid by customers add to the basic rewards from fitting and maintaining systems. It is a business that rewards hard work and enthusiasm.
What territories is Pro-Tect Alarms looking to franchise in?
Pro-Tect Alarms is seeking potential franchisees who are interested in finding clients for and fitting two-way monitored alarm systems in four exclusive areas. The four pilot businesses will be within the North West, North East, Midlands and London, with further territories throughout the UK to follow.
What is Pro-Tect Alarms looking for in a franchisee?
As much of the franchisees work will involve the selling and installation of various alarm systems, a background in sales will be a major advantage. Franchisees will also play a vital role in generating leads for their business.
Pro-Tect Alarms is also on the look-out for alarm installers to support its growing franchise network. Installers will be fitting in house alarm systems, including two-way voice monitored alarms and CCTV systems, and carrying out annual servicing and maintenance.
As much of the equipment has been designed and developed by Pro-Tect Alarms, this has advantages not only in the quality and functionality of the equipment, but also in the ease with which it can be installed. The various sensors are connected wirelessly to the control panel, making installation comparatively simple as it is extensive wiring that costs an installer time and may require remedial decoration.
The average installation can be completed in two or three hours. Pro-Tect believes that anyone with basic DIY skills who can use a drill and a screwdriver, should have no problem with the installation process.
How in-demand are Pro-Tect Alarms franchises right now?
The number of homes in the UK is set to rise from the current 23m, with estimates adding another four million households to that number by 2041, an average of an additional 159,000 households per year.
The domestic alarm market is estimated to be worth more than £2bn and manufacturers that make products incorporating the latest technology innovations, such as Pro-Tect Alarms’ wireless monitored systems, are in the best position to benefit from a growing market.
Only 16 per cent of homes are protected by alarm systems despite the fact that homes with no security measures are five times more likely to be burgled. Visible security measures, such as a visible alarm system or CCTV are known to reduce the chance that a property will be targeted.
How do I start setting up my own Pro-Tect Alarms franchise?
The first step you’ll take on the path to a Pro-Tect Alarms franchise is to schedule a call with Pro- Tect’s consultant, Alan Wilkinson. To find out more, or to request further information on franchising with Pro-Tect Alarms, click on the enquiry button now.
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Pro-Tect Alarms offers a range of home security and safety alarms,...£25,000 Minimum Investment