Demand for law enforcement and guarding equipment in the US will rise 3.5 percent per year through 2020, reaching $1.2 billion. Growth will be driven by ongoing interest in and implementation of newer, higher value technologies will provide a boost to demand value. Suppliers will further benefit from the need to consistently replace or upgrade older equipment used by law enforcement officers and guards, particularly as the number of officers continues to expand.
This report segments the law enforcement and guarding equipment industry by product and region. In addition, demand is broken out for key metropolitan markets. Data is provided in dollars.
Key products in the law enforcement and guarding equipment market include:
Video Surveillance Cameras
Body Armor and Riot Gear
Other Electronic Equipment
Other Safety Equipment
Video surveillance cameras will remain the largest and fastest growing segment through 2020, accounting for 38 percent of law enforcement and guarding equipment sales. Gains will be driven by the ongoing adoption of a variety of video surveillance systems, including body cameras, license plate readers, and stationary cameras installed in public locations.
Regions covered in the study include:
The South represents the largest regional market for law enforcement and guarding equipment in the US and will account for 36 percent of demand in 2020. The South is also expected to see among the fastest gains, alongside the West region, supported by the large number of officers and guards needed to protect these regions’ large and relatively quickly growing populations.
The market for law enforcement and guarding equipment is comprised of a relatively small number of large suppliers -- often of more technologically advanced products -- and a wide array of smaller companies that supply more niche or less complex products. Key suppliers include General Signal, 5.11, L-3 Communications, Point Blanket Enterprises, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, TASER International, and WatchGuard.