Despite a general decline in reported crime rates over the past five years, cautious households and businesses continue to invest in security services and crime-prevention measures. Demand for security and investigative services is rising due to a climate of heightened global fear of terrorism, growing internet usage and increasing cybercrime. Technology plays a key role in crime prevention in the digital age, from closed-circuit TV (CCTV) to online security and protection from fraud or identity theft.
Companies in the industry provide security, protection or private enquiry services, other than those provided by units of police forces and government security agencies. Services include guards and patrols, monitored security systems, casual and permanent security staff and crowd controllers, ATM and cash collection services, and some aspects of secure document and computer data storage.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.