All kinds of goodness grows in Idaho soil -- from the state's famous Russet Potatoes to all manner of precious and semi-precious gemstones. Idaho issues a fair number of business licenses and permits at the state level, leaving cities to go easy on the licenses and permits they require of entrepreneurs.
In Idaho, 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.