25+ Best Security Business Ideas For 2022

25+ Best Security Business Ideas For 2022

Looking to start a business in the security industry?

The private security services industry is projected to reach approx $31.9B in 2020

If you're interested in starting a business in the security industry, there are several promising business opportunities that are available.

We've put together a list of 25 business ideas in the security industry.

Here they are:

2. Become a security consultant

How Much Can You Make?
$14,000 — $30,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,500
Skills

Examples of a successful security consultant:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security consultant:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security consultant ➜

Case Study

Hello! My name is Alex Tushinsky, and I'm the founder of Las Vegas Information Security, a consultancy focused on startups and small businesses specializing in practical, common-sense solutions to complex cybersecurity problems.

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3. Start a security installment business

Examples of a successful security installment business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security installment business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security installment business ➜

4. Become an author ($240K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,050
Skills

Nick Thacker from Colorado, USA started Conundrum Publishing over 5 years ago, a author.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Colorado, USA

Case Study

I’ve always been a fanatic reader, specifically in the thriller genre. I discovered Dan Brown as a kid, then James Rollins, and I’ve always love action movies that combine adrenaline and history (think National Treasure, Indiana Jones, etc.).

I decided to write a book (my first was called The Golden Crystal, and it has been re-launched as The Atlantis Stone) when my grandfather passed away. He had always been a strong positive influence in my life, and he, my dad, and I often swapped paperbacks we liked. That first book was intended as a gift for my dad for Christmas, and it was going to be the only one I ever wrote -- just to see if I could do it.

I had no idea what I was doing (arguably, I still don’t…). I just thought it would be fun to combine technology with the discovery of Atlantis… in some way. When I got started, I was naive enough to think that books simply happen, but the book very quickly got the best of me. I took a six-month break and consumed as much as I could on the subject of the craft of writing fiction. I’d never really written anything before, so it was an eye-opening experience to learn about structure, plot tropes, character development, and everything else that goes into a good, cohesive story.

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5. Create an online course ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,297
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success over 9 years ago, a online course.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: The Netherlands

Case Study

Back in 2013, I had already discovered my passion - personal development - and had realized writing is the best way to express myself. So I combined these and started a self-improvement blog.

Starting the blog was the best decision and not giving up on it over the years (even when no traffic or money was coming in) was what helped me move forward.

It was first just a hobby and I knew nothing about blogging. Over the years, after publishing a ton of content, gaining traffic, learning about SEO, email marketing, social media, and all the ways to monetize a blog, it became a real business.

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6. Sell security vehicles

Examples of a successful sell security vehicles:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sell security vehicles:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sell security vehicles ➜

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7. Start a security training business

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful security training business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security training business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security training business ➜

Case Study

Hey guys! My name is Josh Summers and I’m the founder of All Things Secured, a personal security and privacy brand that produces tutorials and educational content online. I started the company about 5 years ago while living in a sensitive part of China where the internet was highly censored and my activities were closely monitored, but have since moved to a more comfortable location in Thailand.

This past year, we crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark on YouTube and have continued to grow our content through email, live workshops, and other social media channels.

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8. Start a tourist bodyguard business

Examples of a successful tourist bodyguard business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tourist bodyguard business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tourist bodyguard business ➜

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9. Become a cybersecurity blogger

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Skills

Examples of a successful cybersecurity blogger:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cybersecurity blogger:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cybersecurity blogger ➜

Case Study

Hey guys! My name is Josh Summers and I’m the founder of All Things Secured, a personal security and privacy brand that produces tutorials and educational content online. I started the company about 5 years ago while living in a sensitive part of China where the internet was highly censored and my activities were closely monitored, but have since moved to a more comfortable location in Thailand.

This past year, we crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark on YouTube and have continued to grow our content through email, live workshops, and other social media channels.

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10. Become a security recruiter

Examples of a successful security recruiter:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security recruiter:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security recruiter ➜

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11. Start a security uniform business

Examples of a successful security uniform business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security uniform business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security uniform business ➜

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12. Start a school security business

Examples of a successful school security business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a school security business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a school security business ➜

13. Start an airport security business

Examples of a successful airport security business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a airport security business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an airport security business ➜

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14. Start a car tracker installation business

Examples of a successful car tracker installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car tracker installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a car tracker installation business ➜

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15. Start a residential security service

Examples of a successful residential security service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a residential security service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a residential security service ➜

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16. Start a theft protection company

Examples of a successful theft protection company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a theft protection company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a theft protection company ➜

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17. Start a self defense school

Examples of a successful self defense school:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense school:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a self defense school ➜

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18. Start a guard dog security service

Examples of a successful guard dog security service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a guard dog security service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a guard dog security service ➜

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19. Become a security gadget manufacturer

Examples of a successful security gadget manufacturer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security gadget manufacturer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security gadget manufacturer ➜

20. Start a bulletproof vests business

Examples of a successful bulletproof vests business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bulletproof vests business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bulletproof vests business ➜

21. Start a security printing business

Examples of a successful security printing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security printing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security printing business ➜

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22. Start a firearms training business

Examples of a successful firearms training business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a firearms training business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a firearms training business ➜

23. Start a disaster planning and preparation business

Examples of a successful disaster planning and preparation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a disaster planning and preparation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a disaster planning and preparation business ➜

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24. Become a home alarm sales person

Examples of a successful home alarm sales person:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home alarm sales person:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home alarm sales person ➜

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25. Start a special event security

Examples of a successful special event security:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a special event security:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a special event security ➜

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