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Security System Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Security System Services Market Research Report | SIC N80.200 | Mar 2017

Monitoring growth: Revenue will continue to rise despite a slowdown in construction activity

IBISWorld’s Security System Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
ADT Fire & Security plc ADT Fire & Security plc market share
G4S plc G4S plc market share
MITIE Security Limited MITIE Security Limited market share
Securitas Services Holding UK Ltd Securitas Services Holding UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue growth is expected to slow in 2016-17 as uncertainty constrains construction
  • High demand for corporate space has boosted construction activity and supported industry revenue
  • Government schemes will continue to boost construction activity, supporting demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators within the Security System Services industry install, maintain and monitor security and fire alarms and surveillance equipment. The industry also includes the installation and maintenance of mechanical or electronic locking devices such as safes and security vaults. Over the past five years, the industry has expanded. Demand for industry services tends to be relatively safeguarded from economic volatility because consumers largely consider the service provided by industry operators to be essential, meaning that security systems are considered a necessary precaution for households and businesses. Over the five years through 2016-17, crime in the United Kingdom is expected to fall, but public concern over terrorism has increased, boosting demand for industry services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Security System Services industry is estimated to have a low level of capital intensity. However, in recent years, increased innovation within the industry has caused capital intensity to increase. Operators have looked to expand their client base by offering clients innovative security systems. The higher level of capital intensity has also increased wage costs across the industry. Operators have employed higher skilled employees in an attempt to remain competitive. The industry is labour intensive, with skilled employees required to install and maintain security and fire systems, meaning the industry has high labour costs. Despite improving technology, the industry is still reliant on labour.

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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... purchase to read more


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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 systemsMonitoring fire alarm systemsInstalling security and fire alarm systemsOther services
    Industry Activities
    Monitoring electronic security alarm systemsInstalling and maintaining electronic security alarm systemsInstalling and maintaining mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes and security vaultsSelling security systems, mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes and security vaults with monitoring

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • On alert
  • Secured growth
  • Monitoring trust
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Constructing demand
  • In safe hands
  • Securing profit
  • Table: Security System Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Security System Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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 systems
  • Monitoring fire alarm systems
  • Installing security and fire alarm systems
  • Other services
  • Chart: Security System Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial and industrial sector
  • Government
  • Households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Security System Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other 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
    Major Companies
    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
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Security System Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    This report on Security System Services:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Security System Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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