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Security Alarm Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Security Alarm Services in the US

The Security Alarm Services industry installs, maintains and monitors alarm, fire and surveillance equipment. The industry expanded over the five years to 2018. Much of this growth was driven by rising residential and commercial construction activity, which bolstered demand for new security system installations. However, many security and alarm services companies were acquired by larger competitors over the past five years because of weakened profit and tough operating conditions. Despite these consolidations, in recent years, the popularity of value-added offerings helped boost industry demand, as many industry operators found other outlets for revenue growth by adding health, comfort and safety features to their standard security monitoring services. Over the five years to 2023, small-business growth and increased disposable income levels will contribute to rising industry demand. Furthermore, the growing acceptance of new technologies will continue to drive industry revenue expansion in the residential market.

This industry comprises establishments that sell security systems, such as burglar and fire alarms and locking devices. They also offer installation, repair and monitoring services of electronic security alarm systems. While the industry includes locksmiths, the locksmith segment is not a primary focus of this report because it generates a relatively small portion of revenue.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Value of private nonresidential construction
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table ADT Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance
    • Table Johnson Controls International PLC (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Stratrgies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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