Alarm and security businesses bear the burden of serious responsibility. Not only do they protect homes and businesses from threat and violence, but they are entrusted with knowing when people come and go – and their very lives. The amount of knowledge and care required has prompted states to combat abuse, fraud and scams by requiring alarm and security companies to hold licenses. Many cities further these measures with local permits and registrations.
Entrepreneurs in the Mile High City may feel that the sky’s the limit, but only if they have the correct city and state licenses. Denver businesses face considerable local licensing – particularly in areas where public health and safety are concerned. Further, both Denver and Colorado governments have significant consumer protection laws that result in many businesses needing specialized permits. Denver has the 18th largest city economy in the United States. Its location gives it an advantage in several industries including mining, logistics, transportation and storage. Additionally, Denver holds major communications and technology companies, food manufacturers and restaurant chains.