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Security Systems Services

SIC 7382 | NAICS 561621

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Security Alarm Services / Installation, Repair & Monitoring  (view report)
Locksmiths / Security System Installation & Repair  (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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue 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 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.).

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

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

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

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.

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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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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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