Integration leads the global physical security market

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The latest physical security market report from Marketsandmarkets covers the PACS, PSIM, PIAM, video surveillance, fire and life safety subsector as well as services including ACAAS, VSAAS, remote monitoring, and security systems integration. The researchers predict that the global market size to 2025 will grow from USD 93.5 billion in 2020 to USD 120.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. 

The main market drivers cited by the research firm include the risk of terror attacks, technological advancements and deployment of wireless technology in security systems, increasing use of Internet Protocol (IP)-based cameras for video surveillance, implementation of mobile-based access control, and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT)-based security systems with cloud computing platforms.

Integration services strongest sub-sector

The security systems integration services sector is expected to be the strongest sub-sector during the forecast period. Security systems integration is an important service in the implementation of a physical security strategy, as it involves the collective use of a variety of components or subsystems as one large system. System integrators provide solutions based on the size and complexity of the security to be provided. The demand for integrators of security systems is growing rapidly, due to the deployment of diverse security strategies in organisations of all sizes across the globe.

Large enterprises have larger infrastructure to secure

The large enterprises segment is expected to hold the highest market share. These enterprises were the early adopters of physical security solutions and services, as they have a larger revenue pool to spend and a larger infrastructure to be protected. Large enterprises need complex and highly scalable security systems and services in comparison to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). These customers operate across multiple locations in different geographies, hence they require a solution, which offers elevated integration capabilities and is capable of large-scale seamless integration of security operations. In addition to the complexity and requirements, large enterprises are at high risk for breaches and other cyber and physical crimes. The combination of the complexity and high risks require large systems that are fully integrated and can utilise the best and the most reliable technology.

Retail to lead the vertical sector

Physical security systems and services play an important role in the retail vertical and security is one of the top priorities for retailers. In the retail vertical, it is crucial to ensure workplace safety, prevent business interruption, and avoid financial loss. The number of retail stores and malls in urban areas has increased drastically over the last few years. Investing in access control systems as a solution for security needs provide numerous long-term benefits, such as reduced retail losses, maximized store profits, lowered insurance rates, and most importantly decrease in the number of theft cases.

Highest CAGR in Asia Pacific

As per the geographic analysis, APAC to grow with the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Security systems are expected to witness increasing adoption in APAC as the countries in the region are emerging economies with a growing number of manufacturing bases, and there is also a constant risk of terror threats in the region. The market in APAC has high growth potential, because of increased security concerns, especially in India and China, and governments in these countries have started investing heavily in security. Furthermore, emerging economies are working toward improving their infrastructure, which is further expected to lead to the high growth of the physical security market. The rising adoption of access control systems in SMEs, hospitality businesses, airports, ATMs, banks, residential buildings, and religious places, among others are expected to drive the physical security market.

Some of the major vendors included in the Marketsandmarkets study include ADT, Bosch, Cisco Systems, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Anixter, Genetec, Secom, G4S, Pelco, Dahua, Kastle Systems, Hikvision, Stanley, and Axis Communications.


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