Posted on: 2 October 2015 By: TeamEuropages


The market for professional security equipment is unaffected by the crisis in Europe. In fact, certain segments, such as video surveillance and cybersecurity, are now in full swing. Update on a buoyant sector before the industry’s upcoming international trade fairs.

A growth rate of 2% in France. According to the figures given by the Atlas de la sécurité, global sales in this sector increased by 2.1% in 2014, which corresponds to €24.4 billion in volume. Some segments, such as electronic security (alarms, controlled access, video surveillance, remote surveillance), cybersecurity or surveillance drones, are particularly dynamic. According to Patric Haas, Editor-in-Chief of publications by French security agencies En toute sécurité and Atlas de la sécurité, annual growth in this last segment is expected to reach 50%, with sales going beyond the €200 million mark by 2020 in France.

Video surveillance booming. In 2014, the global market for video surveillance equipment increased by 12% compared with 2013, reaching $15.9 billion, according to a study conducted by IHS Technology. Despite today’s uncertain economic climate, the number of video protection system installations is constantly on the increase. In fact, video protection’s multiple uses make it all but unavoidable, whether for dissuading intrusion and theft, protecting goods and persons, providing proof in the event of a break-in, controlling access in sensitive areas, guarding against the threat of terrorist attacks, and so on.

Upcoming professional trade fairs. To stay informed of potential markets and find suppliers or customers, refer to our interactive map of searches performed in the field of professional security equipment. You may also like to visit three impending trade fairs in this sector:

  • APS in Paris, 29 September – 1 October, 2015. This event will feature 140 exhibitors involved in the deployment of solutions to counter malicious acts.
  • A+A in Düsseldorf, 27 – 30 October 2015. This year’s edition of this international event, which focuses on individual protection, industrial security and occupational health, is partnered by South Korea. For more details on this field, see the second European survey of enterprises on new and emerging risks, and the European strategic framework 2014-2020 on security and occupational health.
  • Expoprotection in Paris, 7 – 9 November 2015. This event will bring together some 350 exhibitors working in sectors concerning the prevention of professional, natural and industrial hazards.

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