Fremont, Calif.-based SightMind, a national Internet Protocol-based (IP) video surveillance, networking and security company, has begun offering franchises. Options available to SightMind investors include a single operating unit starting at $60,000 or an add-on profit center to an existing business with start-up fees beginning at $40,000.

As part of the SightMind franchise model, investors receive four weeks of comprehensive training in technology, institutional sales, project management, and proprietary tools to assure that every system works properly. Additional franchise services provided by SightMind include unlimited support, a Web site, back-office productivity software, all product research and development, and a promise to franchisees that every system they install works properly or SightMind will fix it for free.