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North America Gunshot Detection Market

North America Gunshot Detection Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product, Application and Installation : North America Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022-2031

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Author's: Himanshu Joshi | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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North America Gunshot Detection Market Statistics 2031 -

The North America gunshot detection market valued at $276 million in 2021 and is projected to reach $646 million by 2031, registering a CAGR of 9.1% from 2022 to 2031.    

The gunshot detection market in North America is a major market associated with the defense sector. A typical gunshot detection system uses a series of acoustic sensors to detect and transmit the firing position of gunshots. These systems can be used by internal security agencies, law enforcement agencies, and the military to detect the shooting. The system can be installed in high-security buildings, strategic facilities, and other areas to accurately warn about potential enemy fires. In addition, the gunshot detection system uses acoustic detection technology to identify, and report gunshots to the police within seconds of being fired. A gunshot detection system consists of a sensor that detects gunshots, a transmitter that sends a message to a police control center, and a computer that receives and displays the message. 

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The adoption of gunshot detection systems has become quite important owing to rise in number of shooting instances being observed across all the North American nations. For instance, according to National Public Radio- an American privately and publicly funded nonprofit media organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., the U.S. witnessed more than 300 mass shooting incidences in 2022. This increase in number of shootings call for the usage of gunshot detection technology, which is expected to support the growth of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, the presence of major gunshot detection companies such as ShotSpotter Inc., Shooter Detection Systems, Databuoy Corporation, and QinetiQ Group plc is expected to bolster the growth of gunshot detection market in North America during the forecast period. 

Factors such as surge in adoption of IoT, rise in incidences of shooting, and increase in utilization of gunshot detection systems are expected to propel the North America gunshot detection market growth. However, high costs associated with gunshot detection and incorporating sensors in devices incurs extra value and reduces the life of the device. Moreover, security in new smart cities and the rise in adoption of wearable gunshot detection devices in North America is expected to provide growth opportunities for the North America gunshot detection system market during the forecast period. 

The North America gunshot detection system market is segmented on the basis of product, application, and installation. By product, it is divided into indoor and outdoor. By application, it is segmented into defense, homeland security and commercial. By installation, it is divided into fixed system, portable system and vehicle mounted system. 

The key players operating in this North America gunshot detection market are 3xLOGIC, Alarm Systems, Inc., AmberBox, Inc., Databuoy Corporation, Information System Technologies Inc., QinetiQ Inc. US, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Safe Zone Technologies, Inc., Shooter Detection Systems and ShotSpotter Inc. 

Surge in adoption of IoT

People are moving toward automation-based solutions and services in the current IT-dominant world. This has led to the increased focus on IoT-based devices due to their innovative and advanced applications. IoT is a technology for providing internet or internetworking for almost all applications such as smartphones, microwaves, wearable devices, and buildings. IoT uses electronic software, sensors, and actuators to connect all these things to a shared network. IoT incorporates several sensors such as touch sensor, proximity sensor, and temperature sensor. IoT-based devices help in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and person-to-computer communication. In addition, these devices assist people in capturing and transmitting electronic data.

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Outdoor is projected as the most lucrative segments

Moreover, these sensors also notify about the gunshot quickly, which helps security officials to arrest the criminals or create alarm alerts in public places, which reduces the consequences. Escalating growth in the IoT industry and government initiatives regarding adopting sensors are anticipated to foster the market growth in the overall North America gunshot detection market during the forecast period.

Rise in incidences of shooting

Gunshot incidents have increased in the North American region in the past several years, leading to increased demand for gunshot detection systems in the North American area. For instance, in June 2021, according to the Everytown Research organization’s report, between 2009 and 2020, a total of 1,363 people in the U.S. were killed and 97 others injured in 20 mass shootings, an average of 20 shootings per year. 

Among the victims were at least 362 children and teenagers were slain as well as 21 law enforcement officers and 35 injured. These numbers are staggering, as they represent only a fraction of the lives permanently changed after a mass shooting has shaken communities with fear and grief. 

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Homeland Security is projected as the most lucrative segments

Moreover, in 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention organization reported that in 2020 24,292 individuals committed suicide, and gunshots murdered 19,384 individuals. Thus, the increase in number of incidents by gunshot is expected to drive the growth of the North America gunshot detection industry during the forecast period.

High costs associated with gunshot detection

Gunshot detection systems have high installation and integration cost. The system consists of multiple hardware components such as sensors, power sources, cameras, ethernet data cables, and each detector with power over ethernet (PoE) switches connecting the on-site server. Thus, the installation process demands high labor and material costs. Furthermore, configuration and connectivity issues are significant complications within the existing corporate networks. 
for instance, in January 2022, Houston City Council adopted gunshot detection technology in the city. The council said it can cost up to $95.000 per square mile. As a result, most cities are hindered by gunshot detection technology due to the requirement of huge investment. Therefore, these factors are projected to hamper the growth of the market during the forecast period.

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Vehicle Mounted System is projected as the most lucrative segments

Security in new smart cities

To improve security, future smart cities should use advanced technology. Gun detection is one of the technologies that has improved emergency preparedness services in the towns across the U.S. These systems provide forensic evidence to law enforcement and security companies to investigate shootings. Gun detectors are digital microphones installed on buildings and streets to record evidence of gunfire, provide near-instant notification, determine the shooter's location and direction of fire, detect the type of gun and help catch the fugitive suspects and solve the crime.

Furthermore, several states in the U.S. have also reported the deployment of ShotSpotter for law enforcement, indicating high demand for gunfire detection systems in the new developing smart cities.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis 

The COVID-19 impact on the gunshot detection market is unpredictable, and is expected to remain in force for a few years. Security experts in the North American region face a special problem as a result of COVID-19 and its unavoidable repercussions. The police have had to adjust to new internal and external threats and fast changing workplace conditions. Fears pertaining to declining economy and increase in unemployment is expected to create violent disruptions and crimes. To prevent any mishap, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted 3.7 million background checks for firearm purchases during March 2020 alone. With current trends set to continue, ensuring security investments depend on the adoption of gunshot detection technology. The rise in demand for gunshot detection systems amid COVID-19 is expected to support the growth of the market over the years.

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Mexico

Mexico is projected as the most lucrative country

KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS

  • This study presents analytical depiction of the North America gunshot detection market analysis along with the current trends and future estimations to depict imminent investment pockets.
  • The overall gunshot detection market opportunity is determined by understanding profitable trends to gain a stronger foothold.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities of the North America gunshot detection market with a detailed impact analysis.
  • The current gunshot detection market is quantitatively analyzed from 2021 to 2031 to benchmark the financial competency.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers in the industry.

North America Gunshot Detection Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Product
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
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By Application
  • Defense
  • Homeland Security
  • Commercial
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By Installation
  • Fixed System
  • Portable System
  • Vehicle Mounted System
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
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Key Market Players

Databuoy Corporation, ShotSpotter Inc., Alarm Systems Inc., Shooter Detection Systems, QinetiQ Group plc, 3xLOGIC Inc., Safe Zone Technologies Inc, Information System Technologies Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, AmberBox Inc.

Analyst Review

The North America gunshot detection system market is expected to witness significant growth, owing to increase in focus on the development of smart cities and the surge in number of shooting incident. For instance, in November 2019, ShotSpotter, Inc. signed a three-year contract worth $4.27 million with Puerto Rico (unincorporated territory of the U.S.) to install gunshot detection system in the portions of the capital San Juan and neighboring municipalities of Trujillo Altos and Bayamon. The shot detection system uses optical and acoustic sensors to detect the direction and position of the shot. Gunshot detection systems are used in a variety of applications including security and defense. In offensive and defensive situations, such a system can help assess the position of an enemy and locate the enemy.

Also, the increase in adoption of these systems by various law enforcement agencies, especially in the North American economy, will further enhance growth prospects. Further, electronic gunshot detection system and gunshot sound detection system technologies are playing an important role in improving civilian security services and is being adopted by various cities across U.S., including Fresno, California and Peoria, Illinois. For instance, in June 2021, Shooter

Detection Systems signed a partnership contract with Singlewire Software, a U.S. based company for enhanced active shooter safety. The integration enables organizations using both systems to automatically broadcast emergency notification to those at risk through multiple means simultaneously. 

To fulfill the changing demand scenarios, market participants are concentrating on product launches to offer a diverse range of products and meet new business opportunities. In addition, market participants are continuously focusing on contracts and partnership efforts to match changing end-user requirements and improve the growth of the North America gunshot detection system market.
 

Author Name(s) : Himanshu Joshi | Lalit Janardhan Katare

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