Revenue secured: Public concern over terrorism and crime support industry growth

Operators in the Security System Services industry install, maintain and monitor security and fire alarms and surveillance equipment. Demand for security services tends to be relatively safeguarded from economic volatility due to the essential nature of security. Over the past five years, public concern over terrorism and crime have grown, supporting demand for industry services. To ease the public's concern regarding security and improve efficiency, government authorities have been outsourcing security services to specialist contractors. Additionally, consumers have sought industry products to lower insurance premiums. Consequently, over the five years through 2018-19, revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 11.8%, reaching £1.4 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Public concern over terrorism has encouraged the government to spend on national security
  • Businesses have chosen to upgrade their security alarm systems to monitored alarms amid soaring crime rates
  • Larger operators are expected to consolidate in order to benefit from scale economies
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Monitoring security system servicesMonitoring security system services are estimated to account for 53.8% of industry revenue in 2018-19. Security alarms are designed to detect unwanted entry and include video surveillance systems and electronic access controls. Monitoring services also include remote monitoring services for CCTV installations. Firms are often contracted to high pedestrian traffic areas including shopping malls and city centres. For instance, Securitas provides security with system design, installation, maintenance and monitoring for many shopping malls throughout the United Kingdom. Monitoring is a useful deterrent against potential crime or social disturbance...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Security System Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Security System Services Industry are

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total recorded crime and Demand from commercial building construction in the Security System Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Security System Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry install, repair, maintain and monitor electronic security alarm systems, mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes and security vaults. The industry excludes the installation of security systems without later monitoring.

    Industry Products
  • Monitoring security system services
  • Monitoring fire alarm system services
  • Installing security and fire alarm systems
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Monitoring electronic security alarm systems
  • Installing and maintaining electronic security alarm systems
  • Installing and maintaining mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes and security vaults
  • Selling security systems, mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes and security vaults with monitoring
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total recorded crime
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Real household disposable income
  • Mortgage rate

  • Current Performance
  • National security
  • Downstream demand
  • Reputation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • EU uncertainties and employment
  • Housebuilding market
  • Safety concerns
  • Table: Security System Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Security System Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricians
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Technical & Vocational Education

  • Products & Services
  • Monitoring security system services
  • Monitoring fire alarm system services
  • Installing security and fire alarm systems
  • Other services
  • Chart: Security System Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial and industrial
  • Government
  • Residential
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Security System Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesProfessional servicesSubcontractor paymentsDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Security System Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Security System Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    ADT Fire & Security plc, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd, G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Limited, MITIE Security Limited,
  • Table: ADT Fire & Security plc - financial performance
  • Table: Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: MITIE Security Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Security System Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Security System Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Closed-Circuit Television (Cctv)
  • A way of using fixed cameras to monitor people, animals, infrastructure, buildings, traffic flow and industrial processes from a central control room.
  • Public Space Surveillance (Pss)
  • The monitoring of public space using CCTV.
  • Security Industry Authority (Sia)
  • The organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom.
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