Cause for alarm: Weakening demand and competition from imports will subdue revenue growth

Revenue for the Alarm, Horn and Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing industry is expected to decline over the five years to 2016. In recent years, growth in industrial production and investments in nonresidential construction have been outpaced by an increase in imports caused by an appreciation in the dollar. This made industry exports less competitive on the global market, as they were more expansive relative to similar products made internationally. While growing residential and nonresidential construction over the next five years are expected to support industry demand, the continued appreciation of the dollar will lead to growing imports, offsetting these more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased residential and nonresidential construction activity will boost demand
  • Industry operators continued to exit the industry or shift their production footprint abroad
  • With more building projects underway, demand for industry products will rise
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The location of manufacturing establishments is influenced by the proximity to raw material and supplies, downstream industries, major residential areas and technological capabilities. To a lesser extent, wholesalers and export markets also influence company location. Due to adjacent product segments, companies often cluster together. Concentrated technical and productive relationships foster experimentation, technological advancements and learning. In addition, proximity to downstream industries benefits this industry in the form of cheaper transportation costs and opportunities for joint research and development.This industry has strategically and geographically positioned itself in the West region of the United States with an estimated 20.3% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry are

  • Automation
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from car and automobile manufacturing and Demand from road and highway construction in the Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures communications equipment that includes alarm systems, hazard detection systems, traffic signals, sirens and intercom systems. This industry excludes telephone apparatuses, radio and TV broadcast equipment and wireless communications equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Vehicle and pedestrian traffic control equipment
  • Alarms systems
  • Intercommunication systems
  • Other communication equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Carbon monoxide, smoke, fire and motion detector
  • Car and house alarm
  • Controlling equipment and street light
  • Glass breakage detection device
  • Intercom system
  • Remote control units (e.g. garage door and TV)
  • Signal (e.g. highway, pedestrian, railway and traffic)
  • Siren (e.g. air raid, industrial, marine and vehicle)
  • Traffic advisory and signal
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Demand from road and highway construction
  • Housing starts
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of private nonresidential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Mixed demand
  • Export and import trends
  • Profit decreases
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction trends
  • International trade
  • Profit stagnation
  • Table: Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Elevator Installation & Service
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment Wholesaling
  • Rail Transportation
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction
  • Road & Highway Construction
  • Road & Highway Maintenance

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Copper Rolling, Drawing & Extruding
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Vehicle and pedestrian traffic control equipment
  • Alarms systems
  • Other communication equipment
  • Intercommunication systems
  • Chart: Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Traffic-control equipment

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial construction
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Other manufacturers
  • Residential construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Honeywell International Inc.Johnson Controls International PLCUnited Technologies Corporation
  • Table: Honeywell International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Johnson Controls International PLC - financial performance
  • Table: United Technologies Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Value of private non-residential construction (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Access Control System
  • A system that enables a person to control access to areas and resources in a given facility or computer-based information system.
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • A model for making the transportation system safer, more efficient and enjoyable using vehicles that can communicate with each other and sense objects in their proximity.
  • Intercom System
  • A transmitter and receiver system that allows two-way verbal communication between a platform operator and a person at ground level.
  • Light-Emitting Diode (Led)
  • A semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it.
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