Despite statistics in recent years showing a general decline in reported crime rates, cautious households and businesses are increasingly investing in security and preventative measures. Demand for security and investigative services is rising in a climate of heightened global fear of terrorism, increasing internet usage and accompanying cyber-crime. Technology plays a key role in crime prevention in the digital age, from closed-circuit TV (CCTV), to online security and protection from fraud and identity theft. Servicing of ATMs and cash transport have also been growth drivers for the industry.
Companies in this industry provide security, protection or private enquiry services, other than 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.