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North American Fire Alarm Equipment Market

  • Published: October 2008
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 108 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan

The North American fire alarm equipment market is a well-established market, and it is expected to record steady growth rates over the period 2007-2014. The success of the fire alarm equipment market now hinges on the increasing activity in revonation and retrofit of existing buildings. Trends towards integration of building automation systems and installation of mass notification systems are also fostering fire alarm market growth. The present report analyzed the present and future market trends along with the revenues, unit shipment and prices forecasts. Supported by identifying the drivers and restraints, as well as challenges, facing these markets.

Research service titled North American Fire Alarm Equipment Market provides market forecasts, market trends, competitive structure, and end-user analysis. In this research, expert analysts thoroughly examine the following technologies: conventional fire alarm panels, addressable fire alarm panels, voice evacuation systems, notification appliances, fire alarm annunciators, and manual pull stations.

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1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

- Market Overview and Definitions

- - Overview
- - Definitions

- Summary of Key Findings

- - Market Trends
- - Market Segment Analysis
- - Competitive Analysis

2 TOTAL FIRE ALARM EQUIPMENT MARKET

- Market Overview and Definitions

- - Overview
- - Definitions and Scope
- - Market Engineering Measurements

- Market Dynamics

- - Key Industry Challenges
- - Market Drivers
- - Market Restraints

- Market Forecasts and Trends

- - Forecasts Assumptions
- - Revenue Forecasts
- - Market Trends
- - End-user Trends

3 FIRE ALARM PANELS MARKET

- Market Overview and Definitions

- - Overview
- - Definitions
- - Market Engineering Measurements

- Market Dynamics

- - Market Drivers
- - Market Restraints

- Market Forecasts

- - Revenue Forecasts
- - Revenue Forecasts by Product Type
- - Unit Shipment Forecasts
- - Unit Shipment Forecasts by Product Type
- - Average Unit Price Forecasts by Product Type

- Competitive Landscape Analysis

- - Competitive Structure
- - Market Share Analysis

4 FIRE ALARM DEVICES MARKET

- Market Overview and Definitions

- - Overview
- - Definitions
- - Market Engineering Measurements

- Market Dynamics

- - Market Drivers
- - Market Restraints

- Market Forecasts

- - Revenue Forecasts
- - Revenue Forecasts by Product Type
- - Unit Shipment Forecasts
- - Unit Shipment Forecasts by Product Type
- - Average Unit Price Forecasts by Product Type

- Competitive Landscape Analysis

- - Competitive Structure
- - Market Share Analysis

5 ECONOMETRICS

- Decision Support Database

- - Commercial Office Space - North America
- - Value of Private Non-residential Construction - North America
- - Value of State and Local Government Construction - United States
- - Number of Commercial Buildings - North America
- - Number of Educational Facilities - North America
- - Number of Fire Accidents - North America

List of Figures

Chapter 2

- Total Fire Alarm Equipment Market: Impact of Top Industry Challenges (North America), 2008-2014
- Total Fire Alarm Equipment Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (North America), 2008-2014
- Total Fire Alarm Equipment Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (North America), 2008-2014
- Total Fire Alarm Equipment Market: Revenue Forecasts (North America), 2004-2014
- Total Fire Alarm Equipment Market: Market Share by End-user Type (North America), 2007
- Total Fire Alarm Equipment Market: Market Share by End-user Type (North America), 2014

Chapter 3

- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (North America), 2008-2014
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (North America), 2008-2014
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Revenue Forecasts (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Revenue Forecasts by Product Type (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Unit Shipment Forecasts (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Unit Shipment Forecasts by Product Type (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Average Unit Price Forecasts by Product Type (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Competitive Structure (North America), 2007
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Database of Key Industry Participants by Product Type (North America), 2007
- Fire Alarm Panels Market: Company Market Share by Revenues (North America), 2007

Chapter 4

- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (North America), 2008-2014
- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (North America), 2008-2014
- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Revenue Forecasts (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Revenue Forecasts by Product Type (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Unit Shipment Forecasts (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Unit Shipment Forecasts by Product Type (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Average Unit Price Forecasts by Product Type (North America), 2004-2014
- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Competitive Structure (North America), 2007
- Fire Alarm Devices Markets: Database of Key Industry Participants by Product Type (North America), 2007
- Fire Alarm Devices Market: Company Market Share by Revenues (North America), 2007

Construction Codes and Standards Keep the Cash Registers Ringing in the Fire Alarm Equipment Market

Owing to the lull in new constructions in the non-residential building segment, the renovations and retrofits segment is expected to become the mainstay of the North American fire alarm equipment market. While manufacturers can take heart from the vigorous activity in the retrofit business, it is the building codes mandating the use of fire alarm systems in all non-residential buildings that is expected to keep them buoyant. "Many municipalities have adopted codes from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC), and other independent organizations," says the analyst of this research. "Building codes whether federal, state, or local, make it compulsory for newly constructed buildings and existing buildings undergoing renovation to have effective measures for fire detection and protection."

On the flip side, these intentionally conservative codes restrict innovation in design and features. Manufacturers tend to be conditioned to work within a framework; else, their more advanced equipment might seem over ambitious for the conventional mandating codes. Technological advances in the fire alarm equipment market have also been hampered by end users’ tendency to invest in just the basic technology required to comply with the codes. The market is likely to find some respite from these dampeners with the local authorities’ rigorous enforcement of periodical testing of fire alarm systems by qualified personnel and the review of the relevant records of these inspections. This helps identify inadequacies in the alarms, leading to orders for the repair and replacement of defective components or systems.

Manufacturers spot another opportunity for revenue generation in the trend toward integration of fire alarm panels with other building systems. This is creating a solid business case for intelligent systems (panels and devices) that could be linked to other building automation systems, offsetting the price wars among distributors in this intensely competitive market. "Most technical advances in the market are in response to the demand for the integration of fire alarm systems with other systems such as lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), security, elevators, water management, and closed circuit television (CCTV) systems," notes the analyst. "Integrated systems offer many benefits in terms of optimizing hardware and wiring requirements, and allow a single system to operate several components, considerably increasing system efficiency." Such benefits of integration encourage product upgrades and innovation.

Market Sectors

Expert analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

- Fire and security
- Life safety
- Building automation systems
- Technologies

The following technologies are covered in this research:

- Conventional fire alarm panels
- Addressable fire alarm panels
- Voice evacuation systems
- Notification appliances
- Fire alarm annunciators
- Manual pull stations

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