Signal 88 Security of Lancaster and York was founded by Salvatore DeRose, Sr., who became a Franchise Owner in June of 2013. The franchise offers a number of advanced private security options, which go well beyond the standard “security guard” stereotype. Customized services, including Roving Vehicle Patrols in well-marked SUVs as well as sustained, dedicated officer presence. These services are provided to a wide range of market segments including, but not limited to: residential properties (multi-family housing, student housing, COA’S & HOA’s), commercial properties, retail & shopping malls, small business, construction, education (K-12, colleges & universities, daycares), government properties and special events security.
Mr. DeRose leads the franchise along with his experienced and dedicated sales and operations management team.
In June of 2013, Sal decided to enter the entrepreneurial sector for the second time and purchased a Signal 88 Security franchise because, as he put it, “It is absolutely the best new franchise out there. The franchise group and the owners are extremely committed to their core values of passion, honesty and integrity, relationships, and service. The technology we are using is top notch and puts us light years ahead of the competition. This franchise is exactly what I was looking for!”
Sal DeRose has more than 20 years of experience in business, accounting, security and information technology. He, and his team are active members of the Pennsylvania-East Apartment Association, CAI (Community Association Institute), Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce, ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors). His Regional Sales Manager has her CAS (Certified Apartment Supplier) designation through the National Apartment Association, is an Associate Counsel Member of PAA-East, and sits on at least three association sub-committees. Sal was a Board Member of NPower PA, sits on the board of the Citizen’s Crime Commission of Philadelphia and is an active member of the community. His various areas of focus include: security, security assessments, disaster recovery planning, business continuity planning, executive management, project management, business analysis, quality control, application development, database administration, application testing and training. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Temple University and a master’s degree in Project Management from Villanova University.
He is a U.S. Army veteran who, while serving as a medic, was stationed in the Neurology Department at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington. After fulfilling his contract, he exited the service with an honorable discharge and began attending Temple University. There he studied accounting and was treasurer of the Student Government Association and president of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting fraternity. He graduated magna cum laude.
Mr. DeRose was born and raised in Philadelphia. He is married and has two children.
Signal 88 Security was founded to revolutionize and establish a higher standard of professionalism in the security industry.
Law enforcement professionals founded Signal 88 Security in 2003, in Omaha, Nebraska, where Signal 88 means “situation secure.” We offer law enforcement and community-based security personnel, incorporating state-of-the-art technology to provide customized security services to the business community.
Signal 88 Security provides services all over the country, while our Greater Philadelphia location services Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lancaster and York Counties and Harrisburg.
We are former law enforcement, veteran owned and operated, and can provide you with a wide variety of technologically enabled and advanced services.Our managerial capabilities enable us to offer unrivaled services, which encompass recruiting higher quality personnel and training them in dealing with the most crucial security issues facing our customers today. Implementation of technologically advanced tools has allowed us to streamline the logistics of managing our personnel and assists us in accountability.
Our security programs are successful because we fully understand the nature of the businesses we secure, the properties and personnel we protect, and the deterrent effect we promote.