Guard-A-Kid is a franchise for a business providing child safety product. It was founded in 2003 and started franchising in 2005. They put up the business to answer the need of parents to feel that their children are always safe.
Their main product is the Guard-A-Kid Child Safety Identification Kit. They claim to have the most important information needed by the Law enforcement officials in cases of missing children. Upon reporting the child missing, one of the first things that they need is the complete 10 fingerprints of the child and other important information about the child. This information are critical to be provided in the first 30 minutes that the child is reported missing.
What products do they have?
They have the Wireless Child Locator. Within 150 feet, you can press a button to activate a chirping sound to help you locate your child. The Smart ID Stick is a USB keychain that may contain all the important information of your family. It is secured with multiple password levels. The Smart ID EMS is a waterproof USB stick that contains medical information and has an emergency medication capsule.
The Giggle Bug is another version of the wireless child locator. You can also document your child’s tooth position and DNA using the kit Toothprints. The Medibuddy is a compact container that has 40 first aid items for kids. For putting a limit on the amount of time your child spends in front of the TV or playing video games, they have the Video Game and TV Timer. You can even play a board game to teach your children about child safety. They also have DVD’s that teaches about stranger safety, internet safety, and safety music. It would cost parents only $20 for the printed lds and a CDROM with the child ID package information.
Costs and requirements on running a Guard-A-Kid franchise:
You need to have a net worth of $25,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $15,000.Expect to be investing about $24,000 to $27,900. Franchise fee is $24,900. This is for a renewable five year term agreement. This business can be run from home. You will need just one employee to run one location. They allow multi unit ownership and currently, 20% of franchisees own more than one unit. They do not allow absentee ownership.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be two days training at the headquarters, monthly conference calls, and a bi-weekly workshop. Their training includes marketing. They will teach you exactly what to say, how to act, and even what to wear to be able to promote the business. You will be given access to their inventory where you can order your supplies and 90% of the time, their orders comes out that same day. You will also have exclusivity in your territory. They will not allow another franchisee to open another one in your area. Each territory covers 400,000 populations and is based on zip codes and county lines.
Guard-A-Kid Contact Details:
You may reach them at:
Address: 3333 W. Kennedy Blvd., #206 Tampa, Florida 33609
Phone: (800)679-4256 or (305)477-3301