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Security Systems and Alarm Services

SIC 7382 | NAICS 561621

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Security Alarm Services  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

BNP Media
SDM Magazine  Select special reports from "Exclusives" drop-down menu

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for security systems professionals, with special reports including the "SDM 100 Report", "Top Systems Integrators Report", "Annual Industry Forecast", and the "State of the Market Series" which provides an in-depth analysis of major trends and growth potential by industry sector (e.g., access control, alarm systems, fire alarm, and video surveillance).

Security System Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial information
  • Five-year growth forecast

Security Sales & Integration
SSI Magazine

Monthly trade journal features news and information for electronic security equipment professionals, with topics covered in various issues including business management, product applications, system design and installation techniques, sales and marketing case studies, market research and statistics, and technology updates. Selected articles categorized by content category are available free online.

United Publications Inc.
Security Systems News

Monthly newspaper features news and information for systems installers and integrators, with content sections including market trends, product spotlights, commercial and systems integrators, residential systems, monitoring, and manufacturers and distributors. Digital editions are available free online with free subscription to the newspaper and six optional weekly e-newsletters available with registration.

Freedonia Group
Private Security Services - Alarm Monitoring

Topics covered in the alarm monitoring section of this comprehensive market research report include alarm monitoring service revenues, residential intrusion and fire alarm monitoring market, nonresidential alarm monitoring market, personal emergency response service monitoring, vendors and market share, and top service providers. Complete study or individual sections or pages can be purchased online.

BIS Research
Video Surveillance Market: A Global Analysis

Detailed market study provides in-depth analysis of the video surveillance market, with topics covered in the study including market overview, surveillance systems, surveillance equipment, software platforms, video surveillance as a service (VSaaS), application markets (e.g., infrastructure, commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential), and geographic markets (e.g., North America, Europe, China, India, etc.).

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Security Systems and Alarm Services  Search for "561621"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Debt service and capital structure ratios

Security System Services

Financial information section of this report provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios by firm size for companies in this service sector that sell, install, repair, and remotely monitor residential and commercial systems used to provide services such as fire detection and suppression, intrusion and theft protection, electronic access control, and closed-circuit television surveillance.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Central Station Alarm Association
CSAA Wage and Salary Survey

Wage and salary survey provides compensation and benefits data for personnel employed by central station alarm monitoring companies, with job categories covered in the survey including executive, management, sales, marketing, operations, and office personnel, and other information provided including demographic data, types of monitoring services, and dealer and customer support data.

Security Systems Services

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected jobs in this service sector such as president, operations manager, sales representative, alarm installation technician, field service technician, and office manager, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including ADT Security Services, Tyco Integrated Security, Sonitrol, and Protection One.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Security Systems and Alarm Services

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses in this service sector that design, sell, install, repair, and remotely monitor residential and commercial fire alarm, burglar alarm, access control, and closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance systems.


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