Freedonia Security Studies

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The methodology that you need to make decisions.

Our security studies are authored by in-house analysts, supported by a team of editors and economists who ensure consistency and accuracy in the reports. Our studies are the product of extensive primary and secondary research, taking into account perspectives up and down the supply chain from manufacturers and service providers to distributors, retailers and end-users. In every report, we triangulate our analysis as we seek to eliminate the potential bias at each individual level. We perform extensive competitive corporate research to check for competitive activity, product development, and marketing trends, as well as market share positioning. Furthermore, we’re always considering the interplay between security services and security products, to the degree that they are often both complementary and competitive.

Meet the Analysts

Katherine Brink

Katherine Brink, Security Industry Analyst

Katherine has concentrated her efforts on security-related studies since 2015. She is a primary research expert and has conducted hundreds of interviews of industry leaders and participants. Katherine has authored many security-related studies covering both equipment and services, including Electronic Security Products, Video Surveillance Equipment, Access Controls, Private Security Services and Global Security Services. She is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University.

Jennifer Mapes

Jennifer Christ, Security Products Business Manager

Jennifer has been with Freedonia since 1998. She was a guest speaker at the SIA’s Securing New Ground conference in 2015.

In the News

Speaking at SIA Securing New Ground® (SNGTM) in New York City in October 2015, Jennifer Mapes-Christ, Freedonia Group project director for the report, noted the rise of home and office automation drove many recent security innovations, and that trend would continue.

“These residential systems may involve remotely controlled or monitored appliances, heating and cooling systems, lighting, window shades, garage doors, alarms, access controls and surveillance systems”.

Security Industry Association, October 2015


Report: U.S. surveillance camera sales to grow 7.2 percent annually through 2021

Additionally, The Freedonia Group reported that in 2016, dome cameras accounted for the largest share of video surveillance camera demand as they comprised 42 percent of cameras sold in the market.

SecurityInfoWatch, August 23, 2017


US alarm market to reach $4.9 billion by 2021

“The biggest driving factor … is going to be the continued growth of construction activity going forward,” Katherine Brink, industry analyst, Freedonia Industry Studies, told Security Systems News. Brink added that this factor effects both residential and non-residential.

Security Systems News, August 15, 2017


Jennifer Christ discussed the interplay between security services and technological innovations in security equipment, as these segments are both complementary and competitive. World editions also identify varying opportunities for security firms in developed and developing markets.

http://content.marketresearch.com/freedonia-global-security-industry-webinar


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Featured Security Industry Studies

Electronic Security Products US Market Forecasts by Product and Market

Electronic Security Products US Market Forecasts by Product and Market

This Freedonia industry study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts (2021) by product (alarms, video surveillance equipment, access controls, contraband detection systems, electronic article surveillance systems), and market (nonresidential, consumer).

Video Surveillance Equipment in the US by Product, Technology and Market

Video Surveillance Equipment in the US by Product, Technology and Market

Growth will be driven by the increasing affordability of feature-rich systems that incorporate enhanced capabilities, which will work to expand the base of end users that choose to install video surveillance systems and spur replacement and upgrade demand among existing end users.

Access Controls in the US by Product and Market

Access Controls in the US by Product and Market

Sales of access control systems in the US will be driven by rising new construction activity, which will support sales of new systems as the number of potential end users expands, and demand for upgrades as newer technologies are adopted, particularly as interest in multi-credential and interoperable systems continues to rise.

Security Alarms in the US by Product and Market

Security Alarms in the US by Product and Market

This industry study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011 and 2016) and forecasts (2021) by product (life safety alarms, intrusion alarms, PERS alarms) and market (consumer, trade and distribution, industrial, financial institutions, government, services, offices, educational, healthcare, air transport, lodging). 

Private Security Services in the US by Service and Market, 15th Edition

Private Security Services in the US by Service and Market, 15th Edition

Private security service revenue growth will be driven by heightened security concerns stemming from a large number of highly publicized tragedies, such as school shootings and bombings. Similarly, the rising perceived risk of all types of crime among end users despite long term declines in reported crimes will spur more end users to invest in these services.

Global Security Services Market by Type, Market and Region, 12th Edition

Global Security Services Market by Type, Market and Region, 12th Edition

Global security services revenues are expected to rise 5.9 percent annually through 2020 to $240 billion. In the broadest sense, interest in security services is driven by the real and perceived risk of crime. Even as reported crime rates fall in a large number of countries, there is a widespread perception that crime is rising.