Security and Alarm Industry News

Fire Alarm Business Valuations: How To Know How Much Your Fire Alarm Company is Worth

Determining how much an organization is worth when it comes time to sell is a complex thing. Business valuations can be challenging for companies of all kinds, but they are especially challenging and complicated for alarm businesses, which in most cases cannot be valued based on the typical EBITDA model. For fire alarm businesses specifically,…
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Service Revenue in the Fire Alarm Industry: Why It’s A Valuable Asset When It Comes Time To Sell

Service revenue is one factor that tends to complicate fire alarm company sales. Why? Because many brokers don’t quite know how to accurately calculate the value of alarm companies that profit from service and test and inspect revenue, and because may buyers are hesitant to acknowledge service revenue as an asset. For these reasons, if…
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Why Your Alarm Business is Becoming Obsolete – And What You Should Do About It

For years, you’ve been working hard to keep your alarm business healthy and growing. From implementing a successful succession plan and working hard to prevent attrition to demonstrating to customers that you’re a reputable company they should stick with, you’ve been making consistent efforts to help your organization thrive in a competitive market. But in…
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Questions to Ask Alarm Company Buyers: How To Determine If Interested Buyers are Qualified

Selling your alarm business can be a daunting task – one that takes a significant amount of forethought and planning. From preparing your alarm company for sale (which can take anywhere from months to years) to setting a succession plan in place (which should be done well before you plan to sell), putting your alarm…
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How To Keep Alarm Industry Competitors from Stealing Your Customers

Picture this: You are a security alarm company owner who has spent your life working hard to build your alarm business into a successful organization. You have put time and effort into establishing yourself and your business as reputable and trustworthy. You’ve served your clients tirelessly for years, exceeding their needs whenever possible in order…
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