Gunshot Detection System Market size is estimated to reach $1.15 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 8.64% during the forecast period 2022–2027. The growing adoption of gunshot detection systems by law enforcement agencies, due to the rising security concerns is another major factor driving the growth of the global gunshot detection system market. In addition, the growing number of mass shooting incidents in government offices, hospitals, and educational institutions is resulting in an increasing demand for surveillance and security equipment. Moreover, the expanding use of these systems at edge and war zone areas for decreasing the number of accidents has proven to be remarkably effective. Further various law enforcement agencies are currently deploying various tactics to curb the increased incidents related to mass shootings, which may further open new market opportunities for advanced gunfire detection technologies. Factors such as the rising demand for gunshot detection systems in smart cities globally, coupled with the numerous benefits associated with gunshot detection systems are anticipated to promote the growth of the global gunshot detection system industry during the forecast period. Furthermore, factors such as the growing need for advanced security shock wave, and infrared detection systems in smart cities on account of rising incidences of weapon related fierceness, is anticipated to drive the market growth. Additionally, the integration of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence will combine visual, optical flash and acoustic sensors to effectively sense and track threats. Hence such developments are anticipated to propel the Gunshot Detection System market share in the forecast period 2022–2027.
The report: “Gunshot Detection System Market Report– Forecast (2022–2027)”, by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Gunshot Detection System Market
By Product Type: Indoor, Outdoor.
By Installation: Wearable, Vehicle Mounted, Fixed.
By End User: Defence, Commercial.
By Geography: North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Others), APAC (Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia and Others), South America (Brazil, Argentina and others) and RoW (Middle east and Africa).
- North America dominated the Gunshot Detection System market size in 2021 with a share of 33.5%. The demand for gunshot detectors in the region is mainly due to the increasing gun violence in the United States.
- In Gunshot Detection System Market, the outdoor segment is expected to register a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period due to increasing demand for gunshot detection systems at the national borders, national highways, and public areas.
- The Commercial sector in Gunshot Detection Systems market is growing at the highest CAGR of 9.5% during the forecast period owing to the Increasing security concerns, as well as rising shooting incidents at schools, malls, and other public places.
- Gunshot Detection System companies are strengthening their position through mergers & acquisitions and continuously investing in research and development (R&D) activities to come up with solutions to cater to the changing requirements of customers.
Gunshot Detection System Market Segment Analysis — By Product Type
In Gunshot Detection System Market, the outdoor segment is expected to register a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period due to increasing demand for gunshot detection systems at the national borders, national highways, and public areas. In addition, deaths related to firearms have been increasing in countries of Latin America, North America, and Europe, due to which the requirement for gunshot detection systems is also expected to witness subsequent growth to monitor and apprehend the threats. According to ShotSpotter’s data, the overall retail area shootings witnessed an increase of more than 40% in 2020 compared to the previous year in areas with ShotSpotter coverage. Furthermore, with the increasing gun violence around the world, companies are introducing new strategies to expand their presence in the market. For instance, in March 2021, ShotSpotter launched the ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Retail program to deliver outdoor gunfire detection to retail chains and malls. On the other hand, militaries are also procuring these gunshot detection systems for the protection of their assets and personnel. For instance, in August 2021, Korps Pasukan Khas (Paskhas), the Special Forces corps of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), recently received an undisclosed number of P6 ATAV V3 assault vehicles that features the Metravib PILAR V acoustic gunshot detection system as standard. Such developments are expected to drive the growth of the Gunshot Detection System in the forecast period 2022–2027.
Gunshot Detection System Market Segment Analysis — By End-User Industry
The Commercial sector in Gunshot Detection Systems market is growing at the highest CAGR of 9.5% during the forecast period owing to the increasing security concerns, as well as rising shooting incidents at schools, malls, and other public places. Moreover, the surging focus on the development of smart cities would boost the segment’s growth during the forecast period. Various law enforcement and other security agencies installed GDS in cities to reduce crime and improve security. In September 2019, ShotSpotter Inc. signed a contract worth $23 million with the police department of Chicago to track gunshots across 100 square miles. In 2020, during the pandemic and nationwide facility shutdowns, mass shootings still managed to rise in number by nearly 50%. The first quarter of 2021 is closing on the heels of seven mass shootings in the span of a week, beginning with the Atlanta spa shootings that killed eight and ending with the ten victims killed inside King Sooper’s grocery store in Boulder. Hence rising shooting incidents across commercial places are analysed to drive the market growth in the forecast period 2022–2027.
Gunshot Detection System Market Segment Analysis — By Geography
North America dominated the Gunshot Detection System market size in 2021 with a share of 33.5%. The demand for gunshot detectors in the region is mainly due to the increasing gun violence in the United States. The United States has been witnessing an increase in gun violence over the past few years due to which the law enforcement authorities have installed gunshot detection systems. Moreover, stringent regulatory policies and schemes mandating the installation of such systems are further expanding the segment size. For instance, in November 2020, the Detroit Police Department received the approval to install an acoustic gunshot detection system from ShotSpotter to enhance their surveillance capabilities and alert the department in case of gunshots in the city. Under a four-year contract of $1.5 million, the sensors are expected to be installed in two neighbourhoods of the city that span six and a half square miles. Similarly, multiple organizations including Toyota, Constellation Brands, and Allergan PLC are incorporating gunshot detection systems in their offices and plants, thereby providing a positive outlook for the market expansion. A few of the prominent players in the gunshot detection system market share include Raytheon Company, ShotSpotter Inc., Tracer Technology Systems, Inc., Safran Electronics and Defense SAS. Industry players are engaged in securing long term contracts from government organizations for improving their market share. Hence these factors are analysed to drive the Gunshot Detection System industry outlook in the forecast period 2022–2027.
Gunshot Detection System Market Drivers
Growing adoption of gunshot detection systems in smart cities is analyzed to drive the Gunshot Detection System market in the forecast period:
Smart cities are anticipated to use superior technologies in order to improve safety. As gunshot detection plays an essential role in developing private protection services, these systems are being utilized by many cities in the United States. According to U.S. ShotSpotter, about 100 cities in the United States are utilizing ShotSpotter technology to detect audio of gunshots and notifies police in under 60 seconds. Similarly, in 2021, Shooter Detection Systems and Fusus announced their partnership to enhance response capabilities to active shooter situations accurately in smart cities. Additionally, factors such as the growing need for advanced security systems in smart cities on account of rising incidences of weapon related fierceness, is anticipated to drive the market growth. In addition, Gunshot detection systems provide law enforcement agencies and security firms forensic evidence for investigations of gunshot events. Further gunshot detectors use digital microphones installed on buildings and streets that record evidence of gunshots, provide near instantaneous notification, triangulate the location of shooters and the direction of a shot, detect the type of gun, and ultimately aid in catching fleeing suspects and solving crimes hence the rising demand for this systems in smart cities is analyzed to drive the Gunshot Detection System market size in the forecast period 2022–2027.
Technological Advancements of Gunshot Detection System is driving the growth of the market:
Continuous technological advancements Gunshot Detection Systems are expected to drive the growth of the Gunshot Detection System market. The adoption of advanced Infrared and sound detection technologies is a prominent trend. These days’ manufacturers primarily focus on the introduction of the latest technologies to detect real-time sound. For instance Safe Zone Technologies, Inc. developed a gunfire detector that combines advanced infrared and sound detection technologies. It can analyze more than 3,000 data points of each loud noise that exceeds a certain threshold and provides real-time cloud-based data analysis. Through the collected data, the system detects the number of shots, the location of shots fired, and the type of gun used. Similarly, using artificial intelligence, ZeroEyes’ gun detection technology uses computer vision to send alerts about an active shooter threat. Further with the integration of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence will combine visual and acoustic information to effectively sense and track threats. Hence these kinds of advancements are analyzed to drive the Gunshot Detection System share in the forecast period 2022–2027.
Gunshot Detection System Market Challenges
High Installation and maintenance cost of Gunshot Detection Systems is hampering the market growth.
The high cost of installation of a gunshot detection system is the crucial factor restraining the growth of the market. A significant portion of this cost originated from installation and integration demands, with these generally being far greater than the capital cost of the equipment itself. In addition these systems also require Ethernet data cables and power sources to each individual detector, with PoE switches connecting the on-site server. This process demanded both high material and labour costs, as well as the significant complication of configuration with existing corporate networks. Further, these systems need the installation of a huge number of spatially distributed sensors over a large area and are thus valuable. Furthermore maintaining these systems is an added expense that hampers the Gunshot Detection System market growth in the forecast period 2022–2027.
Gunshot Detection System Industry Outlook
Product launches, acquisitions, Partnerships, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in this market. Gunshot Detection System top 10 companies include ACOEM Group, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, QinetiQ Group, ShotSpotter Inc., Rheinmetall AG, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Thales Group, CILAS (Ariane Group), Databuoy Corporation, Microflown AVISA
In June 2021, Shooter Detection Systems, in partnership with Singlewire Software, developed the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System to enhance public safety using advanced acoustic detection software combined with infrared sensors to accurately detect gunshots while filtering false alerts.
In April 2021, the Memphis Police Department announced that it is implementing ShotSpotter technology across 3 square miles in the Orange Mound area to help combat the increasing problem of gun violence. The ShotSpotter technology uses a series of small audio sensors deployed high up on top of light posts and buildings to detect gunshots.
In 2019, Shooter Detection System entered into a contract with Los Angeles Airport to provide them with the Guardian Active System. This detection solution combines acoustic gunshot detection algorithms and infrared sensors to detect gunshots in the indoor environment.
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