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World Security Services


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  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Environment
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • Demographic & Social Trends
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
        • Table CHART II-1 MEDIAN AGE OF WORLD POPULATION BY REGION, 2003-2023
      • Social Trends
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION
        • Table CHART II-2 WORLD URBAN POPULATION, 2013
        • Table CHART II-3 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE PER URBAN CAPITA & GDP PER CAPITA, 2013
    • Building Construction
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • Criminal Justice Trends
      • Public Safety Environment
      • Conventional Crimes
      • Terrorism & Other Nonconventional Crimes
    • Technology Trends
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
    • Multinational Parameters
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Table WORLD SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION, 2013
      • Table CHART III-2 ADDITIONAL SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION: 2018 VS 2013
    • Services
      • Table WORLD SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE, 2013
      • Guard Services
        • Table WORLD SECURITY GUARD SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-4 WORLD SECURITY GUARD SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION, 2013
      • Alarm Monitoring
        • Table WORLD ALARM MONITORING SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-5 WORLD ALARM MONITORING SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION, 2013
      • Armored Transport
        • Table WORLD ARMORED TRANSPORT SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-6 WORLD ARMORED TRANSPORT SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION, 2013
      • Private Prison Management
        • Table WORLD PRIVATE PRISON MANAGEMENT SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-7 WORLD PRIVATE PRISON MANAGEMENT SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION, 2013
      • Other Security Services
        • Table WORLD OTHER SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-8 WORLD OTHER SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION, 2013
    • Markets
      • Table WORLD SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-9 WORLD SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET, 2013
      • Commercial & Industrial
        • Table WORLD COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
      • Government & Institutional
        • Table WORLD GOVERNMENT & INSTITUTIONAL SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
      • Residential
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Security Service Market Environment
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
    • North America: Security Service Outlook
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Security Service Overview
        • Table UNITED STATES: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • United States: Security Service by Type
        • Table UNITED STATES: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • United States: Security Service by Market
        • Table UNITED STATES: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • United States: Security Service Providers
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Security Service Overview
        • Table CANADA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Canada: Security Service by Type
        • Table CANADA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Canada: Security Service by Market
        • Table CANADA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Canada: Security Service Providers
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Security Service Overview
        • Table MEXICO: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Mexico: Security Service by Type
        • Table MEXICO: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Mexico: Security Service by Market
        • Table MEXICO: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Mexico: Security Service Providers
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Security Service Market Environment
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Security Service Outlook
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE & MARKET
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Security Service Overview
        • Table FRANCE: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • France: Security Service by Type
        • Table FRANCE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • France: Security Service by Market
        • Table FRANCE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • France: Security Service Providers
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Security Service Overview
        • Table GERMANY: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Germany: Security Service by Type
        • Table GERMANY: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Germany: Security Service by Market
        • Table GERMANY: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Germany: Security Service Providers
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Security Service Overview
        • Table ITALY: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Italy: Security Service by Type
        • Table ITALY: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Italy: Security Service by Market
        • Table ITALY: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Italy: Security Service Providers
    • The Netherlands
      • The Netherlands: General
      • The Netherlands: Security Service Overview
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • The Netherlands: Security Service by Type
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • The Netherlands: Security Service by Market
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • The Netherlands: Security Service Providers
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Security Service Overview
        • Table SPAIN: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Spain: Security Service by Type
        • Table SPAIN: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Spain: Security Service by Market
        • Table SPAIN: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Spain: Security Service Providers
    • Sweden
      • Sweden: General
      • Sweden: Security Service Overview
        • Table SWEDEN: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Sweden: Security Service by Type
        • Table SWEDEN: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Sweden: Security Service by Market
        • Table SWEDEN: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Sweden: Security Service Providers
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Security Service Overview
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • United Kingdom: Security Service by Type
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • United Kingdom: Security Service by Market
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • United Kingdom: Security Service Providers
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Security Service Overview
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Other Western Europe: Security Service by Type
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Other Western Europe: Security Service by Market
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Security Service Providers
      • Other Western Europe: Security Service Revenue by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY COUNTRY
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Security Service Market Environment
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
    • Asia/Pacific: Security Service Outlook
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
      • Australia: Security Service Overview
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Australia: Security Service by Type
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Australia: Security Service by Market
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Australia: Security Service Providers
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Security Service Overview
        • Table CHINA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • China: Security Service by Type
        • Table CHINA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • China: Security Service by Market
        • Table CHINA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • China: Security Service Providers
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Security Service Overview
        • Table INDIA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • India: Security Service by Type
        • Table INDIA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • India: Security Service by Market
        • Table INDIA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • India: Security Service Providers
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Security Service Overview
        • Table JAPAN: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Japan: Security Service by Type
        • Table JAPAN: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Japan: Security Service by Market
        • Table JAPAN: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Japan: Security Service Providers
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Security Service Overview
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • South Korea: Security Service by Type
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • South Korea: Security Service by Market
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • South Korea: Security Service Providers
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Security Service Overview
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Security Service by Type
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Security Service by Market
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Security Service Providers
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Security Service Revenue by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY COUNTRY
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Security Service Market Environment
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Central & South America: Security Service Outlook
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table BRAZIL: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table BRAZIL: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Security Services Market Environment
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Eastern Europe: Security Service Outlook
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table POLAND: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table POLAND: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table RUSSIA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table RUSSIA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Security Service Market Environment
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
      • Africa/Mideast: Security Service Outlook
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Israel
        • Table ISRAEL: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table ISRAEL: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table ISRAEL: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • South Africa
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table TURKEY: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table TURKEY: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SECURITY SERVICE OVERVIEW
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD SECURITY SERVICE REVENUE BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD SECURITY SERVICE MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Marketing
      • Manned Security
      • Electronics Intensive Services
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • ADT Corporation
      • AlliedBarton Security Services LLC
      • Altegrity Incorporated
      • Beijing Security Service General Company
      • Brink's Company
      • Canadian Corps of Commissionaires
      • Central Security Patrols Company Limited
      • Corrections Corporation of America
      • Day & Zimmermann Group Incorporated
      • Garda World Security Corporation
      • GEO Group Incorporated
      • G4S plc
      • Grupo Eulen
      • Guardsmark LLC
      • ICTS Europe Holdings BV
      • ISS A/S
      • Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited
      • Linfox Pty Limited
      • Loomis AB
      • Post Office Limited
      • Prosegur Compañía de Seguridad SA
      • Protection One Incorporated
      • Reed Elsevier Group plc
      • Secom Company Limited
      • Securitas AB
      • Securitas AG
      • Security and Intelligence Services India Limited
      • Senon Limited
      • Siemens AG
      • Sodexo
      • Sohgo Security Services Company Limited
      • Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated
      • Tyco International Limited
      • United Technologies Corporation
      • Universal Services of America LP
      • US Security Associates Incorporated
      • Verisure Holdings AB
    • Other Security Service Companies

World Security Services

World demand to rise 6.6% annually through 2018
Worldwide demand for private contract security services will increase 6.6 percent per annum to $331 billion in 2018. In general, demand for security services is driven by rising urbanization, the real and perceived risks of crime and terrorism, belief that public safety measures are insufficient, and growth of a middle class with assets to protect and the means to pay for supplementary security measures. The security service market will also be supported by an improved economic environment and building construction activity, notably in developed nations, some of which saw slowdowns late in the 2008-2013 period.

Fastest growth to occur in underdeveloped markets
The fastest gains will be posted in parts of Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, where security markets are relatively underdeveloped. Several national markets, including China, India, and South Africa, are expected to achieve double-digit annual growth through 2018. In many of these areas, the intensity of security service use (measured against indicators such as GDP and urban population) is relatively low, indicating significant growth potential going forward.

US to remain largest market
The US will remain the largest national consumer of private contract security services, accounting for 27 percent of total world demand in 2018. Despite its maturity, the dominant size of the US market means that it will account for more than one-fifth of total global increases between 2013 and 2018, even with a below average growth rate. Brazil, the world’s second largest national market in 2013, will post above average increases and represent another eight percent of global growth through 2018. Two smaller developing national markets for security services, India and China, will together account for an additional 18 percent of world gains through 2018.

Contract guarding to grow most rapidly
Contract guarding will continue to be the largest type of security service, accounting for more than half of total revenues in 2018. This segment benefits from the minimal capital requirements for operation which, along with relatively low labor costs, make it the dominant security service in developing markets. Because this service is among the first established and licensed in many developing markets, it will also post the fastest gains through 2018, although alarm monitoring will also register rapid increases.

Residential market to lead gains from smaller base
The commercial and industrial security service market is by far the largest, accounting for more than 70 percent of total global demand. This dominance reflects the large number of facilities, potential for loss, and availability of resources for protective purposes in the commercial and industrial sectors. The considerably smaller residential market will post the fastest gains through 2018, driven by rebounds in residential construction in several countries and a high perceived risk of crime among residents in many areas. The growing middle class in many regions will also boost growth in the residential market by providing more people with assets to protect and the means to purchase various supplementary protection.


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