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Security Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Security Services in the US

Over the five years to 2017, Security Services industry revenue is expected to increase as guard, investigative and other industry services became increasingly popular among corporate and government agencies. As corporate profit levels increased over the past five years, businesses had more funds available to spend on security services, and an increase in the number of new businesses has led to an expansion in the potential pool of clientele for industry services. Over the five years to 2022, the Security Services industry is expected to encounter serious competition from security alarm service systems, which install remote-monitoring security systems, as well as provide off-site response services. Industry operators will continue to combat alarm service systems by offering integrated security systems, which incorporate surveillance, communications and verification systems while stressing the importance of guard and patrol services.

Security service companies provide one or more of the following: investigative 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 perform credit checks or sell security systems, such as burglar and 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
    • Table Allied Universal - financial performance*
    • Table G4S PLC (North America segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Securitas AB (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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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