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Gunshot Detection Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 95 Pages
  • October 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4534309
The gunshot detection systems market is expected to register a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the gunshot detection systems market is relatively low, as the procurement plans of law enforcement agencies and military forces to introduce gunshot detection systems have remained on track.

The increasing incidences of gun firing, especially in public, crowded areas, have led to the installation of various security measures, such as warning people nearby and alerting authorities regarding the location of the shooting. This is expected to drive the demand for gunshot detection systems during the forecast period. The growing investments in border security are also likely to drive market growth in the future, as these systems may help border security forces detect and avert any smuggling, infiltration, and illegal immigration attempts. Moreover, with a little modification to the system, it may be possible for manufacturers to help forces identify perpetrators and detect illegal entries even in the absence of gunshots.

Various law enforcement agencies are currently deploying various tactics to curb the increased incidents of mass shootings, which may further open new market opportunities for advanced gunfire detection technologies. Integrating advanced technologies like artificial intelligence may combine visual and acoustic information to effectively sense and track threats. Such developments are anticipated to propel the market's growth in the future.

Key Market Trends

The Outdoor Segment is Anticipated to Generate the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The outdoor segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to increasing demand for gunshot detection systems at national borders, highways, and public areas. Firearms-related deaths have increased in Latin America, North America, and Europe. Due to this, the requirement for gunshot detection systems is also expected to witness subsequent growth to monitor and apprehend the threats. There have been a significantly high number of gunshot crimes that have been occurring in the world. Just in the first half of 2022, the United States reported more than 200 mass shootings in the country, creating devastating violence. This increase in violence has driven major governments to procure gunshot detection systems. Correspondingly, technology companies are focusing on creating sophisticated systems that may detect gunshots with better accuracy. For instance, in March 2021, ShotSpotter launched the ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Retail program to deliver outdoor gunfire detection to retail chains and malls. The rapid growth in gun violence is anticipated to accelerate the segment's growth during the forecast period.

On the other hand, militaries are also procuring these gunshot detection systems to protect their assets and personnel. For instance, in August 2021, Korps Pasukan Khas (Paskhas), the special forces corps of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), 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 segment's growth during the forecast period.

North America had Led the Market and is Expected to Lead the Market During the Forecast Period

The North American region currently dominates the market and is anticipated to continue its dominance in the future. The demand for gunshot detectors in the region is mainly due to the increasing gun violence in the United States. According to the latest numbers from the small arms survey, the US ratio of 120.5 firearms per 100 residents in 2018, up from 88 per 100 in 2011, far surpasses that of other countries globally. The United States has witnessed increased gun violence over the past few years, due to which law enforcement authorities have installed gunshot detection systems. For instance, in April 2021, the Memphis Police Department deployed a new technology to fight the problem of gun violence. The department invested a total of USD 650,000 into a gunshot detection system - ShotSpotter that is supposed to locate gunfire almost immediately and give officers a head start in responding.

Furthermore, this system is also being used in cities across the United States, including Chicago, Oakland, and Birmingham, with reports saying the system functioned with 97% accuracy. Several states of the United States have also reported the implementation of ShotSpotter for law enforcement, indicating the high demand for gunshot detection systems, a market that the ShotSpotter currently dominates. In recent years, the US armed forces started installing gunshot-detecting sensors at the borders and its Middle Eastern and Central Asian camps. Such installations are anticipated to drive the growth of the market.

Competitive Landscape

The market for gunshot detection systems is slightly fragmented due to many sensor manufacturers and related software providers. Some prominent gunshot detection systems market players are ACOEM Group, ShotSpotter Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Rheinmetall AG, and Thales Group. Raytheon Technologies Corporation is one of the key providers of gunshot detection systems to the US armed forces, whereas ShotSpotter Inc. is the major provider of gunshot detection systems to the civilian market. ShotSpotter manufactures and delivers licensed civilian versions of Raytheon’s gunshot detection systems. In addition, the companies are also developing new and advanced gunshot detection systems that can effectively detect the shots fired at lower costs and higher efficiency. For instance, 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. Developments of such advanced detection systems are anticipated to expand the presence of the players in the new and emerging markets.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size and Forecasts by Value - USD million, 2018 - 2027)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Indoor
5.1.2 Outdoor
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Defense
5.2.2 Law Enforcement and Critical Infrastructure
5.3 By Geography
5.3.1 North America
5.3.2 Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Rest of the World
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 ACOEM Group
6.2.2 Raytheon Technologies Corporation
6.2.3 QinetiQ Group
6.2.4 ShotSpotter Inc.
6.2.5 Rheinmetall AG
6.2.6 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
6.2.7 Thales Group
6.2.8 CILAS (ArianeGroup)
6.2.9 Databuoy Corporation
6.2.11 Microflown AVISA
6.2.12 Tracer Technology Systems Inc.



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ACOEM Group
  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation
  • QinetiQ Group
  • ShotSpotter Inc.
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
  • Thales Group
  • CILAS (ArianeGroup)
  • Databuoy Corporation
  • Microflown AVISA
  • Tracer Technology Systems Inc.