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Fire and Security Equipment Contractors Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of a brand new report entitled 'Fire & Security Equipment Contractors Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis'. The unique report provides an informed and up-to-date analysis of this market and includes a review of recent market performance, influencing factors and forecasts up to 2015, as well as reviewing the key players. Product sectors included are fire alarm systems & detectors, fire extinguishers & sprinkler systems, electronic access controls, intruder alarms and CCTV.

The report contains:

  • Detailed assessment of the market - analysis of the market including recent developments.
  • Forecasts of market developments to 2015.
  • Fire & Security equipment contractors - structure of market, key players, key characteristics, operational issues and types of work undertaken.
  • Analysis by product group - review of equipment installed by fire & security contractors including market size, product mix, sector trends and suppliers.

Of particular interest are the following:

  • Analysis of market performance in current economic climate - generally performed better than most other construction-based sectors.
  • Forecast of market performance in 2012 and through to 2015 - factors affecting the market and analysis of key market characteristics.
  • Structure of fire & security contractors market - market structure, mix of work (new build, upgrades, ongoing support services), leading players, pricing, skills shortages, partnerships etc.
  • Identification of key customer groups in fire & security equipment contractors market.
  • Product sector analysis - market size by sector (fire alarms, intruder alarms, access control, CCTV, extinguishers etc) product mix, influences and trends.

Some of the companies featured include:

Abel Alarm Co, ADT Fire & Security, Alarmtec, Armstrong Priestley, BBC Fire Protection, Bradley Lomas Electrolok, CEM Systems, Chubb Fire & Security, Compco Fire Systems, Contracts Fire Security, Det-Tronics, G4S Technology General Electric (GE) Security, Hall & Kay Fire Engineering, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, Initial Electronic Security Group, Johnson Controls, Kaba UK, L&G Marine, London Security, Niscayah Ltd, Protec Fire and Security Group, Quadnetics Group, Quadrant Security Group, Reliance High-Tech, Remsdaq, Secom, Siemens Building Technologies, Siemens Security Solutions, SPI Fire Engineering, Stanley Security Solutions, Swift Fire and Security Group, Synectics Network Systems, Time & Data Systems International Ltd (TDSi), Triangle Fire Protection, Tyco Fire and Integrated Solutions, Westminster Group, WS Atkins.

Fire and Security Contractors

  • Overview of the active fire, electronic security and access control equipment contractors industry - structure, market fragmentation, dominance of smaller players with few nationally operating companies.
  • Prominent fire & security equipment contractors - profiles including turnover, main product types installed, end-use sectors served and regions of operation.
  • Types of work undertaken - estimated shares by new, upgrade & ongoing support services, mix estimates of equipment installed.

The Market

  • The active fire, electronic security and access control equipment contractors industry - analysis by value from 2005-2010, annual rates of change, trends and forecasts to 2015. key characteristics of the market.
  • Market trends and key factors influencing market development - impact of downturn, recovery in key sectors, reliance on ongoing maintenance/testing services, legislation etc.
  • Market infrastructure - manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and fire & security equipment contractors.
  • Key application areas -retail, offices, industrial sectors, education, healthcare, housebuilders - construction output 2005-11 in each sector, future prospects, growth areas.
  • Future prospects - prospects for 2012/13, forecasts to 2015, positive and negative factors affecting the market and forecasts for return to growth of key sectors. Impact of spending cuts in public sector etc.

Contractors Characteristics and Issues 

  • Contractor activity - by product type, by type of work undertaken (new, upgrades & ongoing support services).
  • Contractors characteristics - number of employees, company turnover and regional coverage.
  • Operational issues - specification involvement, skills shortages. Pricing of quotations and effect of recession. Product sourcing. Importance of maintenance & service contracts.
  • Identification of key customers - commercial, retail, industrial, public sector (health, education, infrastructure) and housebuilders

Products and Suppliers

  • Product groups reviewed - fire alarm systems and detectors, fire extinguishers & sprinkler systems, electronic access controls, intruder alarms and CCTV.
  • Analysis by product group - market size by product group, product mix, influences and trends. Identification of growth areas.

Report Summary

This first edition of the fire & security equipment contractors' market report provides a comprehensive analysis of the sector in terms of size, structure and leading players. The market's recent performance is assessed, while analysis of equipment usage and key end use sectors are also reviewed. Product sectors included are fire alarm systems & detectors, fire extinguishers & sprinkler systems, electronic access controls, intruder alarms and CCTV.

Overall company characteristics and operational issues are reviewed, assessing specification issues, pricing, skills etc, together with a forecast of market prospects up to 2015.

The health of the fire & security equipment contractors market is directly related to the performance of the UK building and construction sectors, primarily influenced by new-build. Until late 2007/early 2008, the UK economy experienced an unprecedented period of growth, underpinned by a buoyant housing market, low inflation and strong consumer spending. This buoyant market underpinned growth in the market between 2004 & 2007, reaching an estimated £3.5 bn in 2007.

In 2008/09 the market came under significant pressure as a result of the downturn in new build in both the non-domestic and housing markets. As a result, in 2009 it is estimated that the market was worth around £3.25 bn at installed prices. Recovery in some key end-use sectors reduced the level of decline in 2010, although sectors such as commercial and retail continued to suffer. The market was estimated to be worth around £3.2bn in 2010.

End-users have become increasingly focused on the overall lifecycle cost of a system including product, installation, operational costs, servicing and management costs. This is being driven by the economic situation and the pressure on budgets. Pricing is therefore a key issue for the contractors.

The fire & security equipment contractors market is fragmented comprising mainly of small companies and only a few companies operating nationally. Recent tough trading conditions have driven many companies to undertake a range of initiatives including cost-cutting exercises, cutting jobs and competitive pricing, with some operating around or just above cost price.

The fire and security equipment contractors have fared better than some other contractors involved in construction, with markets such as the roofing contractors market declining significantly during the recession. The fire and security equipment contractors' market benefits from ongoing services, such as testing and servicing, which are required by law in some products in this market (such as fire equipment).


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  3. 1.1 INTRODUCTION 6
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 6
  5. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 8
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 8
  7. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 11
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 13
  9. 3.1 GDP 13
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 14
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 15
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 16
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 17
  14. 3.6 STERLING 18
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 19
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 20
  17. 4. MARKET REVIEW 21
  18. 4.1 DEFINITION 21
  19. 4.2 FIRE AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE 22
  20. 4.3 MARKET SIZE 25
  21. 4.3.1 Recent Performance - 2005 to 2010 26
  22. 4.3.2 Future Prospects - 2011 to 2015 28
  23. 4.4 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 31
  24. 4.4.1 Construction Output 31
  25. 4.4.2 Legislative & Regulatory 35
  26. 4.4.3 Crime Rates 37
  27. 4.4.4 Terrorism 39
  28. 4.4.5 False Alarms 39
  29. 4.4.6 Insurers 41
  30. 5. FIRE AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTORS CUSTOMERS 42
  31. 5.1 COMMERCIAL SECTOR 43
  32. 5.2 RETAIL SECTOR 44
  33. 5.3 INDUSTRIAL SECTOR 45
  34. 5.4 ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE SECTOR 46
  35. 5.5 PUBLIC SECTOR 48
  36. 5.5.1 Healthcare 48
  37. 5.5.2 Education Sector 49
  38. 5.5.3 Infrastructure 50
  39. 5.6 HOUSE BUILDERS 54
  40. 5.6.1 Private Sector 54
  41. 5.6.2 Public Sector 55
  42. 6 FIRE AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTORS MARKET 57
  43. 6.1 OVERVIEW 57
  44. 6.1.1 Contractor Activity by Equipment Type 58
  45. 6.1.2 Type of Work Undertaken by Contractors 59
  46. 6.1.3 Industry Sector Profile 61
  47. 6.2 PROFILES OF FIRE AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTORS 64
  48. 6.2.1 Contractors of Both Active Fire Protection and Electronic Security 64
  49. 6.2.2 Electronic Security Equipment Contractors 68
  50. 6.2.3 Active Fire Protection Contractors 70
  51. 6.2.4 Trade Associations, Accredited Bodies and Associations 72
  52. 6.2.5 Contractors Operational Issues 75
  53. 7. ACTIVE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS 82
  54. 7.1 OVERVIEW 82
  55. 7.2 MARKET SIZE 82
  56. 7.2.1 Fire Alarms and Detectors 84
  57. 7.2.2 Fire Extinguishing and Sprinkler Systems 86
  58. 8. ELECTRONIC SECURITY EQUIPMENT 89
  59. 8.1 OVERVIEW 89
  60. 8.2 MARKET SIZE 90
  61. 8.3 INSTALLATIONS BY END-USE SECTOR 92
  62. 8.4 CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION 93
  63. 8.4.1 Market definition 93
  64. 8.4.2 Market Size 93
  65. 8.5 ACCESS CONTROL 95
  66. 8.5.1 Market Definition 95
  67. 8.5.2 Market Size 96
  68. 8.6 INTRUDER ALARMS 98
  69. 8.6.1 Market definition 98
  70. 8.6.2 Market Size 98
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK FIRE & SECURITY CONTRACTORS MARKET 2005 TO 2015 - BY VALUE £ BILLION AT INSTALLED PRICES 8
  3. CHART 2 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1992-2015 15
  4. CHART 3 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1992-2015 16
  5. TABLE 4 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2006-2011 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 18
  6. CHART 5 AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RESIDENT UK POPULATION MID-2008 ('000) 19
  7. CHART 6 DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE OF THE FIRE AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT MARKET 23
  8. TABLE 7 UK FIRE AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTORS MARKET 2005 TO 2015 - BY VALUE (£ MILLION AT INSTALLED PRICES) 25
  9. CHART 8 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (NEW WORK AND RMI) £ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES 2008 -2015 32
  10. CHART 9 VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK BY SECTOR - % BY VALUE 2010 33
  11. TABLE 10 HOUSE BUILDING COMPLETIONS 2006-2015 - UNITED KINGDOM ('000 DWELLINGS) 34
  12. CHART 11 HOUSE BUILDING COMPLETIONS BY TYPE OF DWELLING % GB 2004-2010 35
  13. TABLE 12 INCIDENTS OF BCS AND POLICE RECORDED CRIME, FROM 2009/10 TO 2010/11 38
  14. TABLE 13 NUMBER OF FALSE ALARMS FROM 2001/02 TO 2010/11 40
  15. TABLE 14 OFFICES NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2005-2011 (£M) 43
  16. TABLE 15 RETAIL NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2005-2011 (£M) 44
  17. TABLE 16 INDUSTRIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2005-2011 (£M) 45
  18. TABLE 17 ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE, 2005-2011 (£M) 47
  19. TABLE 18 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR 2006-2010 (£M) 48
  20. TABLE 19 BAA HEATHROW CAPITAL PROJECTS INVESTMENT 2009 -2013 PERIOD 52
  21. CHART 20 PRIVATE SECTOR NEW HOUSING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS 2005 TO 2015 - BY VOLUME OF DWELLINGS 54
  22. CHART 21 PUBLIC SECTOR NEW HOUSING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS 2005 TO 2015 - BY VOLUME OF DWELLINGS 55
  23. CHART 22 PRODUCT MIX BY FIRE & SECURITY EQUIPMENT TYPE - CCTV, FIRE ALARMS, ACCESS CONTROL, INTRUDER ALARMS, EXTINGUISHERS/SPRINKLERS 2010 - % BY VALUE 58
  24. CHART 23 MIX OF WORK UNDERTAKEN BY FIRE & SECURITY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTORS - NEW INSTALLATIONS, ONGOING SERVICES, UPGRADES (% BY VALUE) - 2010 60
  25. TABLE 24 ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ACTIVITIES REGISTERED FOR VAT BY EMPLOYMENT SIZE BAND - 2010 61
  26. TABLE 25 ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN SECURITY SYSTEMS SERVICES REGISTERED FOR VAT BY EMPLOYMENT SIZE BAND - 2010 62
  27. TABLE 26 ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND SECURITY SYSTEMS SERVICES REGISTERED FOR VAT BY TURNOVER BAND - (%) 2010 63
  28. CHART 27 BREAKDOWN OF FIRE AND SECURITY CONTRACTOR'S CONTRACT PRICE (% BY VALUE) - 2010 78
  29. CHART 28 THE ACTIVE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS MARKET 2005-2011 (£M AT END-USER PRICES) 83
  30. CHART 29 UK ACTIVE FIRE PROTECTION MARKET 2010 BY PRODUCT GROUP - VALUE £M 84
  31. TABLE 30 UK FIRE ALARMS AND DETECTORS MARKET 2005 2011 (£M AT END-USER PRICES) 85
  32. TABLE 31 UK FIRE EXTINGUISHING MARKET 2005 2011 (£M AT END-USER PRICES) 87
  33. TABLE 32 ELECTRONIC SECURITY MARKET PRODUCT MIX (INTRUDER ALARMS, CCTV, ACCESS CONTROL) - SHARE BY VALUE 2005 AND 2010 90
  34. CHART 33 THE ELECTRONIC SECURITY MARKET 2005-2011 (£M AT END-USER PRICES) 90
  35. CHART 34 MIX OF SECURITY SYSTEMS INSTALLATIONS % SHARE BY END-USE SECTOR (DOMESTIC, PUBLIC, COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, INDUSTRIAL, LICENSED, FINANCIAL) - 2010 (%) 92
  36. TABLE 35 UK CCTV MARKET (END-USER PRICES) 2006 2011 (£M) 93
  37. TABLE 36 THE UK ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL MARKET 2006 2011 (£M AT END-USER PRICES) 96
  38. TABLE 37 THE UK INTRUDER ALARM MARKET 2006 2011 (£M AT END-USER PRICES) 99

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