June 24, 2008 // Franchising.com // Buffalo, New York – SHIELD Security Systems Franchise Development Corporation, the licensed franchisor for SHIELD Security Systems, announces plans for Maryland expansion. SHIELD Security Systems markets and monitors both residential and commercial burglar and fire alarm systems, along with access control, CCTV and home theatre systems. Over the past seven years, SHIELD Security Systems has awarded franchises throughout the United States and is now poised to expand its footprint into the Maryland market.
"The interest in our franchise program from the residents of Maryland has been overwhelming," says Ken Jezioro, President of SHIELD Security Systems. "We have been eagerly awaiting word from the state so that we can begin the process of growing the SHIELD Security brand in Maryland and selecting the perfect fit for our owner profile. We're now able to offer our unique services to the residents and business owners of Maryland."
State licensing limitations have restricted SHIELD's growth up to this point, but approval officially came last week. Now, the SHIELD marketing team hopes to reconnect with the thousands of business people who have inquired since early 2000 about owning a SHIELD franchise. According to Jezioro, the interest has been extensive. "Inquiries from Maryland have been inordinately high compared to many states throughout the country," he said. Since territories are awarded based on population counts per county, a limited number of SHIELD franchises will be awarded. Candidates must be willing to participate in a mutual evaluation process to be considered.
For additional information, prospective owners can contact SHIELD'S corporate office at 716-681-6677 or visit www.ShieldSecurity.net to complete an online application.
SHIELD Security Systems, a member of the Small Business Administration Franchise Registry, is a privately held security company specializing in the residential and commercial markets. SHIELD Security Systems uses the highest quality equipment in all applications and provides nationwide monitoring at the corporate office in Buffalo, New York. SHIELD Security's franchise program is strengthened by comprehensive training, corporate marketing and continuous support for all franchise owners.