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U.S. Market for Personal Safes

While the market for residential safes is relatively small, it has grown steadily in recent years, with retail sales bolstered by events such as Y2K, 9/11, hurricanes and wildfires. In the coming years, SBI expects marketing and the expansion of distribution channels to drive growth. Marketers will use concerns about fire- and weather-related catastrophes, not just burglary and theft, to emphasize the need to protect documents and valuables stored at home. Marketers will pay particular attention to gun owners, single-person households, households in which both spouses work outside of the home, home office workers and college students—just some of the key target demographics. Distribution will also continue to expand beyond traditional channels to discount stores, the Internet, and more.

This all-new SBI report, U.S. Market for Personal Safes, contains comprehensive data on the U.S. market for residential safes, including historical (2002-2006) and forecast (2007-2011) market supply values. The report identifies key trends affecting the marketplace, along with trends driving growth, and also profiles major marketers and consumer demographics.

Report Methodology The information in U.S. Market for Personal Safes is based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Census Bureau, along with information from trade publications, business journals, company literature and investment reports.

What You’ll Get in This Report
U.S. Market for Personal Safes makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective players can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that U.S. Market for Personal Safes offers. Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You’ll Benefit from This Report If your company is already doing business in the market for personal safes, or is considering making the leap, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for personal safes, as well as projected markets and trends through 2011.

This report will help:

  • Marketing managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for personal safes.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for personal safes.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the banking and retail industries understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel consumers to buy personal safes.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
      • Overview
    • Characteristics of Personal Safes
      • Table Sizes of Safes (in inches)
      • Quality Ratings
        • Table Ratings of Burglary Safes
        • Table Ratings of Fire Safes
    • Market Size
      • U.S. Market Size for All Safes
        • Table U.S. Shipment, Import and Export Values for All Safes, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • U.S. Market Size for Personal Safes
        • Table Estimated U.S. Shipment, Import and Export Values for Personal Safes, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Estimated Value of U.S. Product Shipments for Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Products, Including Fabricated Metal Safes, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • Imports of All Safes by Country
      • Exports of All Safes by Country
      • Factors Contributing to Growth
      • Outlook for 2008
      • Five-Year Outlook
        • Table Forecast of U.S. Shipment, Import and Export Values for Personal Safes, 2007-2011 (in million $)
    • Competitive Scenario
      • Major Competitors
      • Market Share
      • Other Important Competitors
      • Promotion
      • Trade Shows
      • Channels of Distribution
      • Seasonality
      • Regionality
    • The End User
      • Who Buys?
      • Type of Residence
      • Employment Status
      • Race/Ethnicity
  • The Market
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
      • Overview
    • Characteristics of Personal Safes
      • Type of Safe
      • Method of Opening
      • Type of Protection
      • Capacity and Content Stored
        • Table Sizes of Safes (in inches)
      • Convenience and Ease of Use
      • Quality Ratings
        • Table Ratings of Burglary Safes
        • Table Categories of Burglary Safes
        • Table Ratings of Fire Safes
    • Market Size
      • U.S. Market Size for All Safes
        • Table U.S. Shipment, Import and Export Values for All Safes, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • U.S. Market Size for Personal Safes
        • Table Estimated U.S. Shipment, Import and Export Values for Personal Safes, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table Estimated Value of U.S. Product Shipments for Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Products, Including Fabricated Metal Safes, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • Imports and Exports of All Safes
        • Table U.S. Imports and Exports of All Safes, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Imports of All Safes by Top 4 Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table U.S. Imports of All Safes by Top 10 Countries, 2002-2006 (in million $)
        • Table U.S. Exports of All Safes by Top 4 Countries, 2006 (%)
        • Table U.S. Exports of All Safes by Top 10 Countries, 2002-2006 (in million $)
      • U.S. Retail Sales for Personal Safes
    • Market Forecast
      • Factors Contributing to Growth
      • Five-Year Outlook
        • Table Forecast of U.S. Shipment, Import and Export Values for Personal Safes, 2007-2011 (in million $)
  • Trends and Dynamics
    • Security Concerns
      • Table Number of Residential Burglaries, 2002-2006 (in thousands)
      • Table Number of Day vs. Night Residential Burglaries (Where Time of Day is Known), 2002-2006 (in thousands)
      • Table Direct Dollar Loss from Fires: All Homes vs. One/Two-Family Dwellings, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Table Number of Western Atlantic Hurricane Season Storms, 2002-2007
      • Table Number of Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Storms, 2002-2007
      • Firearm Regulations
      • Demographics
        • Table Estimated Number of Americans Working from Home, 2002-2006 (in thousands)
        • Table Number of U.S. Married Couples in Which the Husband Works Full-Time and the Wife Also Works, 2001-2005 (in millions)
        • Table Number of U.S. Single-Person Households, 2002-2006 (in thousands)
      • The Economy
        • Table U.S. Disposable Personal Income: Total and Per Capita, 2002-2006 (in chained 2000 dollars)
        • Table Average Annual Consumer Price Index, 2002-2006
        • Table Monthly Consumer Price Index, January 2002-October 2007 (1982-1984=100)
        • Table New Privately Owned Housing Units Started, 2002-2006 (in thousands of units)
        • Table New and Existing Home Sales, 2002-2007(E) (in millions)
      • Latest Features in Home Building
      • Competitive Forces
      • Outlook for 2008
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Size and Price Ranges
      • Table Comparison of Safes by Size and Price
      • Market Share
      • Other Important Competitors
    • American Security Products Co. (AMSEC)
      • Table American Security Products Co. (AMSEC)
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table AMSEC's Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Fire Fyter
      • Table Fire Fyter
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
    • FireKing Security Group
      • Table FireKing Security Group
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table FireKing Security's Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Fort Knox Security Products
      • Table Fort Knox Security Products
      • Corporate Background
        • Table Fort Knox's Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
    • Gardall Safe Corp.
      • Table Gardall Safe Corp.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
    • Heritage Safe Co.
      • Table Heritage Safe Co.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Heritage Safe's Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
    • Liberty Safe & Security Products, Inc.
      • Table Liberty Safe & Security Products, Inc.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Liberty Safe's Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
    • Schwab Corp.
      • Table Schwab Corp.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Schwab's Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
    • Sentry Group
      • Table Sentry Group
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Sentry's Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
    • Sisco, Inc.
      • Table Sisco, Inc.
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Sisco's Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
  • Promotion and Distribution
    • Promotion
      • Trade Shows
      • Distribution
  • The End User
    • Who Buys?
      • What is Stored?
      • College Students
      • Type of Residence
      • Employment Status
      • Regionality
        • Table Number of Burglaries in the U.S. by Community Type, 2006 (rate per 100,000 inhabitants)
        • Table Estimated Total Number of Burglaries in the U.S. by Community Type, 2006 (in millions)
        • Table Percentage of Burglaries in the U.S. by Region, 2006 (%)
      • Race/Ethnicity
  • Appendix

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