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Global overview analysis of fire and security

In August 2016, BSRIA published a Global Overview Analysis of Fire and Security.

The study forms part of BSRIA’s regular multi-client report programme. The Global Overview Analysis studies represent an overview of the essential metrics and characteristics of specific markets. This report explores the latest developments and trends in the market for building Fire Detection and Electronic Security Systems products, value added services and service and maintenance.

It sets out the market size in 2015, two years’ history and forecasts until 2020 for total product, value added, installed systems, service and maintenance and total business for 10 separate countries.

The report revealed that the global fire detection and electronic security systems market has continued to grow robustly. For the UK, fire has been growing at almost 5% per annum, and security is forecast to grow between 2.5-3% per annum. Demand in the fire market continues to favour the sale of multi-sensor detectors in order to reduce false alarms.

Terrorism has become a stronger driver of the security systems market and led to wider acceptance of surveillance, however, CCTV cameras have experienced major price erosion. The intruder alarm market focuses on reducing false alarms. Integration is up: combining access control with HVAC. Lighting solutions and smart phones are starting to appear as a human-centric security solution. Cloud-based, security-as-a-service offerings are also developing.

This report provides insights into:

Jeremy Towler, Senior Manager – Energy and Smart Technologies, BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence, said, “The aims of this report were to acquire an overview of the essential metrics and characteristics of the market by size, segmentation, trends, drivers, forecasts, distribution channels. Worth some US$ 97 billion, this lucrative market will continue to attract new entrants, with innovative technologies and novel business models that can disrupt traditional business.”

You can find out more on the BSRIA website.


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