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Acoustic Hailing Device Market

Acoustic Hailing device Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Directionality and by End user : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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Acoustic hailing devices are loudspeakers that are specifically designed for communicating over long distances. Acoustic Hailing Devices are used by security personnel to deny access into/out of an area to individuals, move individuals through an area, and suppress individuals. Acoustic hailing devices can be used for crowd control, at checkpoints, during patrols and convoys, military applications, mass notifications, maritime shipping, early warning systems, critical infrastructure protection, wildlife protection and force protection. Acoustic Hailing Devices provide scalable, directional warning tones or intelligible voice commands beyond 500 meters. They can be vehicle, vessel or ground mounted, fixed installation or even man-portable. Acoustic hailing devices are now fielded all over the world by various commercial, law enforcement, and military groups. The distance at which acoustic hailing can be effective varies based on several factors including the sound level, directionality, and frequency of the acoustic source, the sensitivity and directionality of the receiver, and the transmission channel environment. Since sound attenuates at a set rate, extremely high outputs are required to cover the vast distances needed. Acoustic hailing devices have an output of 135 decibels (dB) or greater.

COVID-19 scenario analysis:

  • COVID-19 pandemic has shut-down the production of various products in the global acoustic hailing device industry, mainly owing to the prolonged lockdown in major global countries. This has hampered the growth of global acoustic hailing device significantly from last few months, as is likely to continue during 2020.
  • COVID-19 has already affected the sales of equipment and machinery in the first quarter of 2020 and is likely to cause a negative impact on the market growth throughout the year. 
  • The major demand for equipment and machinery was previously noticed from giant manufacturing countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, the UK, and China, which is badly affected by the spread of coronavirus, thereby halting the demand for equipment and machinery.
  • Further, potential impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on its cash reserves. Equipment and machinery companies can afford a full lockdown only for a few months, after which the players would have to modify their investment plans.
  • Equipment and machinery manufacturers must focus on protecting their workforce, operations, and supply chains to respond toward immediate crises and find new ways of working after COVID-19 infection cases start to decrease.

Top impacting factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Drivers, Opportunities, Restraints and Impact Analysis

Acoustic hailing devices are used as non-lethal weapons for various applications. The global international political climate involving issues of immigration, border control, rise in military expenditure and increase in number and intensity of public protests and riots around the world are expected to drive the market and increase demand for acoustic hailing devices. Restraining factors include the growing use of drones for crowd control and public safety operations. Non-lethal or less-lethal weapons such as batons, tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, electric tasers, water cannons, aerial surveillance, police dogs or mounted police on horses are also used widely by law enforcement authorities around the world. However, the use of acoustic hailing devices as a non-lethal crowd control and public safety weapon is well documented and the global acoustic hailing device market is expected to grow.

The global acoustic hailing device market trends are as follows:

Rise in global military expenditure

Total global military expenditure was recorded to be at $1917 billion in 2019, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The total global military expenditure for 2019 represents an increase of 3.6% from 2018 and the largest annual growth in spending since 2010. The five largest spenders in 2019, which accounted for 62% of expenditure, were the U.S., China, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia. India became the third largest military spender in the world in 2019, after the U.S. and China, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report. This was the first time that India and China were among the top three military spenders globally. The global political climate and growing tensions worldwide regarding issues immigration, deportation of illegal immigrants, improvement and maintenance of border control have caused military spending to be significantly increased worldwide in 2019. This bodes well for the global acoustic hailing device market as the acoustic hailing device is seen as a very important device in today’s times for applications such as crowd control, checkpoint monitoring, patrols and convoys, mass notifications, early warning systems, critical infrastructure protection, wildlife protection and force protection. Hence, the global acoustic hailing device market is expected to grow in the future.

Growing importance of non-violent crowd control techniques

The Protests of 2019, also known as the Global Protest Wave of 2019, is a term used to describe the abnormally large number of high profile protests that happened during 2019 and have continued into 2020. Protests classified in the "wave" included those in the Arab world, Iran, Hong Kong, France, Catalonia and Latin America. The mainstream media has described them as having many causes in common, as influencing each other and as having many differences in specific causes. The protesters are often concerned about economic issues, such as corruption, economic inequality and poverty alleviation. Protests against the 2019 Hong Kong extradition bill in Hong Kong, against Brexit I the UK, protests for Catalan independence in Barcelona, Spain and the yellow vests movement against the French government in France were massive international political issues and received in depth coverage by local and international media alike. Many protests were witnessed across India after the Indian parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act in December 2019. Also, the recent riots in Delhi have claimed the lives of many. Video footage of vandalism, arson, and lynching from Delhi were circulated on the internet, clearly depicting disintegrated law and order in the state. Public protests are part of the democratic process in today’s times as protests against controversial government policies and movements to highlight and vocalize the plight of the common man are growing more popular and indeed important. Herein lies the growth opportunity for the global acoustic hailing device market as law enforcement authorities, military and security personnel around the world are growing more aware of the importance of non-violent crowd control techniques. The acoustic hailing devices can be used to great effect in such cases in interest of public safety and law and order. Thus, the global acoustic hailing devices market is expected to grow in the future.

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global acoustic hailing device industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global automatic acoustic hailing device share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global automatic acoustic hailing device growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 
  • The report provides a detailed global automatic acoustic hailing device analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years. 

Acoustic Hailing device Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Long Range Acoustic Hailing Devices
  • Short Range Acoustic Hailing Devices
By Directionality
  • Directional models
  • Omnidirectional models
By End user
  • Government Sector
  • Commercial Sector
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Argo-A Security, IMLCORP, Ultra Electronics, Genasys, Inc., Summit Engineering, LRAD Corporation, CRD Protection AB, PRAMACOM-HT Ltd

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Acoustic Hailing device Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032