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Security Applications and Wireless M2M – 8th Edition

Security Applications and Wireless M2M

Security Applications and Wireless M2M is the eighth consecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments among the key applications for wireless M2M communication in the European and North American security industry.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 210 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:

Insights from 30 executive interviews with market leading companies.
New data on alarm systems and monitored assets by country and segment.
Comprehensive overview of the small alarm system value chain and key players.
In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
Detailed profiles of key players on the European and North American security markets.
Market forecasts by region, lasting until 2021.

This report answers the following questions:

Which are the key applications that generate most benefits for the end customers?
Who are the leading providers of monitored small business and home alarm systems?
Why are leading alarm system providers investing in smart home technology?
When will wireless connectivity become a standard feature in alarm systems?
Who are the leading providers of aftermarket vehicle tracking solutions?
Which carmakers offer stolen vehicle tracking services as part of telematics services?
What is the potential market size for wireless M2M communication in the security industry?

Executive summary

The private security sector is a global industry comprising services and solutions such as manned guarding, alarm system integration and monitoring, cash handling as well as various services like consulting and private investigations. The global market value of the security industry reached an estimated € 140 billion in 2016. The more mature European and North American markets still dominate the industry with a combined market share of close to 70 percent. The long-term annual growth rate is estimated to between 3 and 5 percent in Europe and North America. Historically, annual growth has exceeded GDP by a few percentage points each year. However, the mature markets in Europe and North America are no longer growing faster than GDP, but rather at the same rate as GDP.

The largest application areas for M2M communication in the European and North American security industries are small alarm systems and vehicle tracking services. Small alarm systems for businesses and private homes can be divided into two main categories – local alarms and monitored alarms. The simplest type of local alarm only reacts to activation by ringing bells to alert the surroundings and scare off intruders. A more advanced type of local alarm is a self-monitoring alarm. Upon activation, this type of alarm informs the owner of the premises by sending a text message or push notification. Monitored alarms are connected to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). When a monitored alarm is activated, the ARC can respond by contacting the police or by dispatching a security patrol. Monitored alarm systems are dependent on reliable communication networks. The latest generation of monitored alarm systems uses dual wired and wireless network connections in order to minimise the risk of communication failure.

The North American market for small alarm systems is much larger than the European market. At the end of 2016, there were an estimated 32.1 million active monitored alarm systems in the US and Canada. The overall penetration rate among 145 million households and businesses was 22 percent. In the EU28+2, there were about 8.7 million active monitored alarm systems at the end of 2016. This corresponds to an overall penetration rate of 3.7 percent among 237 million households and small businesses. Fundamental market data thus indicate a significant growth potential for small alarm systems on the European market, especially in the residential segment where the current penetration is only 2.2 percent. However, growth on this market is anticipated to vary considerably from country to country in the next few years. The advanced Nordic market is forecasted to grow the fastest, while other major markets in southern Europe and the UK will show less growth due to higher market fragmentation with fewer specialist alarm service companies that drive the market through active marketing and Brexit uncertainties. New entrants to the market in the form of various providers of home automation systems are also creating consumer awareness, especially in North America. However, many of the security features included in home automation solutions rely on self-monitoring without professional monitoring services.

Vehicle and asset tracking is the second major application area for wireless M2M communication in the security industry. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles constitute the main market segments. There are also several niche segments. Tracking solutions are being adopted to monitor commercial assets such as trailers, cargo containers, construction equipment and plant machinery. In the consumer segment, tracking services are available for monitoring assets such as motorcycles, motor caravans, caravans and boats. Stolen vehicle tracking (SVT) and asset tracking systems are normally based on RF transceivers or GPS/cellular technologies. GPS/cellular technologies are also being fitted as standard equipment or aftermarket options in commercial vehicles and passenger cars as part of fleet management and telematics offerings. What distinguishes SVT services from general fleet management and car telematics is the monitoring and assistance services provided by secure monitoring centres. In Europe and North America, nearly all the leading car OEMs have introduced embedded telematics systems or plan to do so in the near future. Telematics adoption in the European market is accelerated by the eCall initiative from the EU that will once implemented create an automatic emergency call system for vehicles. In North America, commercial services have driven the adoption of OEM telematics services that have evolved from being a differentiator to a mainstream feature offered by nearly all leading car brands on a majority of their models. Many car OEMs offer SVT as part of their embedded telematics service packages. Berg Insight forecasts that the number of subscribers to SVT services for passenger cars in Europe and North America will increase from 35.9 million in 2016 to 76.0 million in 2021.

About the Authors

Johan Fagerberg is co-founder and an experienced analyst with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. He has during the past 21 years published numerous articles and reports about IoT/M2M topics. His areas of expertise include location-based services, commercial vehicle telematics, car telematics and retail M2M applications.

Anders Frick is a Senior Analyst with a Master’s degree in Media Technology from Linköping University and an MBA degree in Technology Management from National Chiao Tung University. His areas of expertise include smart homes and mHealth.

Berg Insight offers premier business intelligence to the telecom industry. We produce concise reports providing key facts and strategic insights about pivotal developments in our focus areas. Berg Insight also offers detailed market forecast databases and advisory services. Our vision is to be the most valuable source of intelligence for our customers.

1 Overview of the security industry
1.1 Market overview
1.1.1 Security services
1.1.2 Security systems
1.1.3 Small alarm systems
1.1.4 Cash handling
1.2 Key industry players
1.2.1 G4S
1.2.2 Securitas
1.2.3 Tyco (Johnson Controls)
1.2.4 Prosegur
1.2.5 Brink’s
1.2.6 ADT
1.2.7 United Technologies Corporation
1.2.8 Stanley Black & Decker
1.2.9 Allied Universal Security Services
1.2.10 Loomis
1.2.11 GardaWorld Security
1.2.12 Verisure
2 Small business and home alarm systems
2.1 Alarm systems and smart homes
2.1.1 Small alarm system technology overview
2.1.2 European standards for intruder alarm systems
2.1.3 Secure alarm communication services
2.1.4 Alarm system value chain
2.1.5 Smart homes and home automation systems
2.2 Market value and alarm system penetration
2.2.1 The European market
2.2.2 The North American market
2.3 Company profiles
2.3.1 ADT
2.3.2 AddSecure
2.3.4 AT&T
2.3.5 BT Redcare
2.3.6 Comcast (Xfinity)
2.3.7 CSL DualCom
2.3.8 EPS Télésurveillance
2.3.9 G4S
2.3.10 Guardian Protection Services
2.3.11 MONI Smart Security
2.3.12 Numerex (Uplink)
2.3.13 Prosegur
2.3.14 Protection 1
2.3.15 Sector Alarm
2.3.16 Securitas
2.3.17 Slomin’s
2.3.18 Stanley Security Solutions
2.3.19 Telular (Telguard)
2.3.20 Tyco (Johnson Controls)
2.3.21 UTC Climate, Controls & Security
2.3.22 Verisure
2.3.23 Vivint
3 Commercial vehicle and asset tracking
3.1 The European and North American commercial vehicle markets
3.2 Fleet management solutions
3.2.1 Vehicle management
3.2.2 Security tracking
3.2.3 Driver management
3.2.4 Transport management
3.2.5 Mobile workforce management and lone worker security
3.3 Trailer and cargo container tracking
3.3.1 Intermodal shipping containers
3.3.2 Trailers, semi-trailers and swap bodies
3.3.3 Overview of transportation industry actors
3.3.4 Container and trailer tracking solutions
3.3.5 Business models
3.3.6 Trailer and cargo container tracking solution providers
3.4 Key fleet management and asset tracking providers
3.4.1 Teletrac Navman
3.4.2 Ctrack (Novatel Wireless)
3.4.3 Fleetmatics
3.4.4 FreightWatch International
3.4.5 I.D. Systems
3.4.6 Idem Telematics
3.4.7 Locus Traxx (Emerson)
3.4.8 Masternaut
3.4.9 Microlise
3.4.10 Novacom
3.4.11 Omnitracs
3.4.12 Orbcomm
3.4.13 Savi Technology
3.4.14 SkyBitz
3.4.15 Telogis
3.4.16 TomTom Telematics
3.4.17 Trimble
4 Car and consumer asset tracking
4.1 The European and North American passenger car markets
4.2 Passenger car telematics
4.2.1 eCall and roadside assistance
4.2.2 Stolen vehicle tracking
4.2.3 Motor insurance telematics
4.3 Insurance industry standards for vehicle tracking
4.3.1 Belgium
4.3.2 The Netherlands
4.3.3 Norway
4.3.4 United Kingdom
4.4 Aftermarket vehicle tracking solutions
4.4.1 Octo Telematics: European leader in motor insurance telematics
4.4.2 Vodafone Automotive: Pan-European SVR provider
4.4.3 LoJack distributors in Europe: TRACKER, Traqueur and Detector
4.4.4 Viasat: Offers SVR through its wholly owned Security Operations Centres
4.4.5 LoJack: Leading vehicle recovery provider in the US acquired by CalAmp
4.4.6 Guidepoint Systems: Branded and OEM cellular/GPS SVT systems
4.4.7 Spireon: Leading vendor of tracking systems for vehicle financing
4.5 OEM car telematics services
4.5.1 Car OEM telematics services in North America
4.5.2 Car OEM telematics services in Europe
4.5.3 BMW ConnectedDrive
4.5.4 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UConnect
4.5.5 GM OnStar
4.5.6 Mercedes-Benz Mbrace and Connect Me
4.5.7 PSA Group telematics services
4.5.8 Volvo On Call
4.6 Motorcycles and mopeds in Europe and North America
4.6.1 Motorcycle theft in Europe and North America
4.6.2 Motorcycle tracking solutions
4.7 The leisure vehicle and boat markets
4.7.1 Overview of the caravan and motor caravan markets
4.7.2 Overview of the European and North American leisure boat markets
4.7.3 Leisure vehicle and boat theft in Europe and North America
4.7.4 Tracking solutions for leisure vehicles and boats
5 Market forecasts and trends
5.1 Market trends and drivers
5.1.1 Alarm services have become a core feature in home automation systems
5.1.2 The fleet management industry shows healthy growth in both regions
5.1.3 Rapid progress in the asset tracking and cargo container tracking segment
5.1.4 Telematics is becoming a standard feature on most new passenger cars
5.1.5 Lack of awareness and cost remain barriers for consumer asset tracking
5.2 Europe
5.2.1 Alarm systems
5.2.2 Fleet management and commercial vehicle & asset tracking
5.2.3 Car telematics and SVT
5.2.4 Consumer asset tracking applications
5.3 North America
5.3.1 Alarm systems
5.3.2 Fleet management and commercial vehicle & asset tracking
5.3.3 Car telematics and SVT
5.3.4 Consumer asset tracking applications
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Security market value (World 2013–2016)
Figure 1.2: Market value by segment (EU28+2 and North America 2016)
Figure 1.3: Market value by country (EU28+2 and North America 2016)
Figure 1.4: Leading security industry players by segment (EU and North America 2016)
Figure 1.5: Leading integrated security groups by revenues (2016)
Figure 2.1: Alarm system brands, by manufacturer (2017)
Figure 2.2: Small alarm system components
Figure 2.3: EN 50131 grading system
Figure 2.4: EN 50131 ATS rating criteria
Figure 2.5: EN 50131 grading system criteria
Figure 2.6: Small alarm system service ecosystem
Figure 2.7: Alarm receiving centres by country (EU27+2 2011)
Figure 2.8: Penetration of whole-home automation systems (EU28+2 and NA 2015)
Figure 2.9: Top whole-home system vendors (EU28+2 2015)
Figure 2.10: Top whole-home system vendors (NA 2015)
Figure 2.11: Monitored small alarm systems by country (EU28+2 2016)
Figure 2.12: GDP per capita and total alarm system penetration (Europe 2016)
Figure 2.13: Homeownership and residential alarm system penetration (Europe 2016)
Figure 2.14: Households, dwelling types and homeownership by country (EU28+2 2014)
Figure 2.15: Existing homes and housing starts (EU28+2 2011–2014)
Figure 2.16: Monitored small alarm systems by segment (North America 2016)
Figure 2.17: Small alarm systems revenues (North America 2016)
Figure 2.18: Existing homes and housing starts (North America 2013–2016)
Figure 2.19: Top 20 monitored alarm providers (EU28+2 and North America 2016)
Figure 2.20: AT&T Digital Life packages
Figure 3.1: Commercial vehicle registration data (EU23+2 2015)
Figure 3.2: Registrations of GVW 3–8 vehicles (US 2014)
Figure 3.3: Registrations of GVW 3–8 vehicles (Canada 2014)
Figure 3.4: Fleet management infrastructure overview
Figure 3.5: The transport chain
Figure 3.6: Examples of container tracking device form factors
Figure 3.7: Trailer and cargo container tracking providers (EU28+2 and NA 2017)
Figure 3.8: Top-25 fleet management providers, by installed base (EU27+2 Q4-2015)
Figure 3.9: Top-15 fleet management providers, by installed base (Americas Q4-2015)
Figure 3.10: Major cargo loading unit tracking vendors (Q4-2015)
Figure 4.1: Passenger car registration data (EU28+2 2016)
Figure 4.2: Passenger car manufacturer market shares (EU28+2 2016)
Figure 4.3: Passenger car registration data (North America 2016)
Figure 4.4: Passenger car manufacturer market shares (North America 2016)
Figure 4.5: eCall application lifecycle
Figure 4.6: SVT application lifecycle
Figure 4.7: Motor insurance telematics application lifecycle
Figure 4.8: Top five aftermarket vehicle tracking solution vendors (Europe 2016)
Figure 4.9: Connected car services by car brand (Europe 2016)
Figure 4.10: Connected car services by car brand (North America 2016)
Figure 4.11: Telematics subscribers by carmaker (World 2014–2015)
Figure 4.12: Moped and motorcycle market data (EU28+2 2016)
Figure 4.13: Moped and motorcycle market data (North America 2014–2015)
Figure 4.14: Motorcycle tracking pricing examples (Europe and North America 2017)
Figure 4.15: Motor caravan and touring caravan registration data (EU28+2 2015/2016)
Figure 4.16: Leisure boat market data (EU28+2 and North America 2015)
Figure 4.17: Leisure vehicle and boat tracking pricing examples (Europe 2017)
Figure 5.1: SIMs used for security M2M applications by segment (EU+NA 2015–2021)
Figure 5.2: Alarm system shipments and cellular penetration (EU28+2 2015–2021)
Figure 5.3: Fleet management shipments and penetration rate (EU28+2 2015–2021)
Figure 5.4: Car telematics shipments and SVT subscribers (EU28+2 2015–2021)
Figure 5.5: Asset tracking for consumer applications (EU28+2 2015–2021)
Figure 5.6: Alarm system shipments and cellular penetration (North America 2015–2021)
Figure 5.7: Fleet management shipments (North America 2015–2021)
Figure 5.8: Car telematics shipments and SVT subscribers (North America 2015–2021)
Figure 5.9: Asset tracking for consumer applications (North America 2015–2021)

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