Security Equipment (Industrial Report) - UK - October 2014
“Manufacturers will need to protect their position from new entrants in the technology sector as the penetration of wireless security systems increases, while product development is expected to continue at a rapid pace.”
– Ben Harris, Industrial Analyst
This report answers the following key questions:
- With burglar alarms still installed in just 30% of existing households, how can security manufacturers model products to increase penetration in the residential sector?
- What is the expected forecast for construction and maintenance activity and to what extent will this influence demand for security alarms and systems?
- How will competition develop in the market for security alarms and systems and what represents the major threat going forward for manufacturers?
- What does the greater penetration of wireless products imply for demand conditions in the various product sectors of the market over the coming five years?
This report covers the UK market for security equipment, including the following product areas:
- Intruder alarm systems
- Integrated systems
- Centrally monitored alarms
- Access control
All market and industry statistics up to 2014 are quoted at actual prices for the year, and therefore include manufacturer price increases. Forecasts for 2015 onwards are made at 2014 prices and therefore exclude inflation.
The UK security equipment market is diverse and while the UK and global markets feature a number of large, well-known brands, there are also a multitude of smaller manufacturers. Separate markets also exist for the rental of security equipment and the sale of security equipment.
With such a high level of industry fragmentation it is not possible to review all the companies in a report of this type. This report is not a directory of industry participants, and the following provides a synopsis of some of the operators selected as being representative of a cross sample of types of operator rather than necessarily the largest industry participants.
For all financial periods commencing on or after 1 January 2005, all companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange or other European exchanges are required to prepare their consolidated financial statements using the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). UK companies previously reported their financial statements under UK Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
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