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Security Services in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Security Services in Canada

The Security Services industry in Canada provides guard and patrol services, in-transit cash and valuables protection as well as investigative services. Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue modestly increased as guard, investigative and other industry services became increasingly popular among corporate and government services. During this period, an increase in the number of new businesses led to an expansion in the potential pool of clientele for security services. Over the next five years, the industry will continue to experience steady demand from the public sector, as industry operators are contracted to provide passenger screening for all of Canada's designated commercial airports. However, the industry is expected to endure serious competition from security alarm service systems, which include the installation of verification and remote-monitoring security systems as well as off-site response services.

This industry provides investigation and detective services, guard and patrol services, and protected transport of valuables, including money, receipts and other items. The industry does not include companies that sell security systems, such as burglar or fire alarms.

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 (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Corporate profit
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table GardaWorld Security Corp. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Securitas AB (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Brink's Canada Ltd. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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