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.
Orlando is full of magic including the power to make licenses and permits disappear. The business-friendly city and surrounding Orange County require minimal local licenses – leaving most of the regulation to the State of Florida. However, that doesn’t mean Orlando businesses don’t need their fair share of licenses. Florida regulations a large number of industries and business types from food businesses to auto body repair. Although most people recognize Orlando for its tourism and entertainment centered around Disney and other theme parks, the city is also home to a $13.4 billion technology industry employing 53,000 people. Along with this is a major defense industry. All of have led Orlando to develop many local and small businesses to support the growing population and swarms of visitors.