Security Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Security Services Market Research Report | NAICS 56161 | Sep 2015

Safe and secure: Increased demand from businesses with larger security budgets will bolster revenue

IBISWorld’s Security Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the five years to 2015, industry revenue modestly increased as guard, investigative and other industry services became increasingly popular among corporate and government services. as US corporate profit levels increased after the recession, businesses had more funds available to spend on security services. In addition, an increase in the number of new businesses during the past five years has led to an expansion in the potential pool of clientele for industry services. Furthermore, increased residential, commercial and public construction activity in the five years to 2015 has heightened the need for security services. However, In the five years to 2020, the Security Services industry is expected to face serious competition from security alarm service systems... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

During the five years to 2015, the Security Services industry slowly recovered from dwindling demand, which occurred as a result of the recession. The industry provides security measures for businesses and public areas that have chosen to outsource security systems rather than take on the logistical burden of protecting their facilities themselves. Industry revenue, therefore, is extremely dependent on corporate expenditure patterns and business formation rates, as new businesses are likely to require security services. The Security Services industry also relies on government spending, as federal, state and local governments may decide to outsource security services for office buildings, parks and facilities... purchase to read more


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What is the Security Services Industry?

Security service companies provide one or more of the following: investigation and detective services; guard and patrol services; and protected transport of valuables including money, receipts and other items. The industry does not include companies that sell security systems, such as burglar and fire alarms.

Industry Products
Security guard services for buildings and groundsSecurity guard services for special eventsArmored vehicle servicesInvestigation servicesOther services
Industry Activities
Armored car servicesSecurity guard and patrol servicesPolygraph servicesCorporate investigative servicesSecurity guard and crowd control services for temporary eventsPrivate detective servicesBodyguard services

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