Sonitrol Franchise

Provider of electronic security technology, including alarm, fire detection, and access control systems

Robert Baxter originally founded Sonitrol in 1960 as a company that would incorporate his various sound-related inventions. Everything changed when police officer and alarm company owner Al Cronk hired Baxter to manage his company's equipment. Baxter's innovations proved so successful that Sonitrol soon evolved from an invention company into a security franchise opportunity in 1965. A subsidiary of Tyco International Ltd., the Sonitrol Network has franchisees in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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How much does it cost to open a Sonitrol Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Sonitrol Franchise is between $148,000-$474,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $20,000-$50,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Sonitrol name.

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    10 years

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Sonitrol Acquires Greater Washington D.c. Franchise
Sonitrol Corporation, the leader in verified electronic security, today announced the acquisition of the territory and operating rights of its Washington D.C. dealership, Sonitrol of Greater Washington, located in Chantilly, VA. In conjunction with corporate offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Y...

Sonitrol Increases Credit Facility To $175 Million
Sonitrol Corporation, the leader in verified electronic security, today announced an amendment that raises its credit facility from $135 million to $175 million. The amended credit facility includes a $125 million term loan and a $50 million revolver loan. The credit facility features improved terms...

Study Probes Verified Response Burglar Alarm Effectiveness
A staggering 94% to 98% of all alarm activations that police respond to are false, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. A new study explores how police departments are combating this problem by only responding to burglar alarms that have first been verified electronically or by eyewitness. T...

Greg Vandeweel Named Division Vice President Of Sales
Sonitrol Corporation, the leader in verified electronic security, today announced the promotion of Greg VanDeweel to Division Vice President of Sales. VanDeweel, formerly Director of Sales, will manage direct sales operations for the Northern U.S. "This was an easy call from our perspective," sai...

Sonitrol News & Press Releases

When did the first Sonitrol open? 1964
When did Sonitrol start Franchising? 1965

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 124 4 7 52
2003 124 4 7 53
2002 119 4 7 52
2001 140 4 7 30
2000 169 4 7 30
Year U.S.A.
2004 124
2003 124
2002 119
2001 140
2000 169
Year Canada
2004 4
2003 4
2002 4
2001 4
2000 4
Year International
2004 7
2003 7
2002 7
2001 7
2000 7
Year Corporate
2004 52
2003 53
2002 52
2001 30
2000 30
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

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15% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Sonitrol Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Fresno, CA


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