IMS: Unpredictability Leads to Opportunity for Perimeter Security

The world market for perimeter security sensors is projected to exceed $440 million by 2014, according to IMS Research, a supplier of market research and consultancy services on a wide range of global electronics markets. The growth of this market will primarily be driven by proposed legislation in Europe, CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear plants), CFATS in the United States and airport and nuclear power plant expansion across Asia.

The perimeter security market can be described in terms of cabled and non-cabled sensors.

“The preference toward non-cabled or cabled sensors in the Americas and EMEA regions is often a price consideration,” said IMS report author and market analyst Blake Kozak. “To complicate matters further, each environment and application within which perimeter sensors are used varies enormously. This unpredictability is leading to major opportunities for perimeter equipment suppliers.

“While non-cabled sensors provide a more covert form of detection, a line of demarcation is still required, this suggests that neither market will cannibalize the other.”

In its latest perimeter research, titled the World Market for Perimeter Security Equipment, IMS Research estimate non-cabled sensors to account for the largest proportion of perimeter sensor revenues with an estimated 63.9 percent share of the market in 2010.

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