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Security Systems & Alarm Services – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7382  |  NAICS 561621

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Security Alarm Services / Installation, Repair & Monitoring  (view report)
Locksmiths / Security System Installation & Repair  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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 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 System Market: Global Analysis & Forecast

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

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Security Systems and Alarm Services  Search for "561621"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Security Alarm Services / Installation, Repair & Monitoring
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
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.

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