Investigation and Security Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Investigation and Security Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.5%

The Investigation and Security Services industry has grown at a solid pace over the past five years. Although the level of criminal activity has declined over the period, cautious businesses and households have continued to invest in security services and crime-prevention measures. Demand for security and investigative services has also risen due to heightened global concerns regarding terrorism, growing internet usage and increasing instances of cybercrime. Technology now plays a key role in crime prevention, including closed-circuit television, online security and protection from fraud or identity theft. Private investigators investigate fraud and work towards fraud prevention, often undertaking background work for solicitors in areas such as Work...
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Investigation and Security Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Operators in the Investigation and Security Services industry are projected to benefit from steady demand growth over the next five years. As the industry continues to mature and profit margins remain relatively low compared with many service industries, significant expansion will likely be difficult. However, high-tech surveillance and data-delivery tools will remain at the frontline of industry services, to the detriment of traditional, manned security services. Furthermore, in an increasingly security-conscious society, more private and public places will be covered by electronic surveillance as households, businesses and governments seek greater safety and protection. Crime rates, terrorism concerns, gang violence, general business numbers, popul...
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Investigation and Security Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $8bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 6,856
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 57,000

Biggest companies in the Investigation and Security Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Investigation and Security Services in Australia industry include SIS Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, Wilson Parking Australia 1992 Pty Ltd and Linfox Proprietary Limited.

  • pie_chart SIS Australia Holdings Pty Ltd Market Share: x.x%
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What is Investigation and Security Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies provide security, protection or private enquiry services other than those provided by police forces and government security agencies. Services include guards and patrols, monitored security systems, locksmiths, casual and permanent security staff and crowd controllers. Companies also offer ATM and cash-collection services, and some aspects of secure document and computer data storage.

Industry Products and Services

  • Mobile guards and patrol services
  • Crowd control services
  • Security system monitoring services
  • Private investigation services
  • Cash-in-transit and armoured guard services
  • Secure document handling and storage services
  • Other security services
  • Locksmith services

Industry Activities

  • Armoured car services (cash transfers)
  • Bodyguard services
  • Burglary protection services
  • Detective work or private investigative services
  • Locksmith services
  • Nightwatchman services
  • Security and protection services (except police)
  • Security guard services
  • Security service monitoring
  • Security alarm monitoring

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies provide security, protection or private enquiry services other than those provided by police forces and government security agencies. Services include guards and patrols, monitored security systems, locksmiths, casual and permanent security staff and crowd controllers. Companies also offer ATM and cash-collection services, and some aspects of secure document and computer data storage.

Main Activities

  • Armoured car services (cash transfers)
  • Bodyguard services
  • Burglary protection services
  • Detective work or private investigative services
  • Locksmith services
  • Nightwatchman services
  • Security and protection services (except police)
  • Security guard services
  • Security service monitoring
  • Security alarm monitoring

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Actual and perceived increases in crime tend to boost demand for security services and associated systems. Criminal activity rates have varied over the pa...
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Level of criminal activity
Number of businesses
Demand from general insurance
Population

Current Performance

Solid industry growth
Lower crime rate
Profitability and employment
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Short-term prospects
Raising the alarm
 Table: Investigation and Security Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Investigation and Security Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Accommodation and Food Services
Education and Training in Australia
Administrative and Support Services
Consumer Goods Retailing in Australia
Finance in Australia
Professional Services in Australia
Consumers in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services in Australia
Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling in Australia
Wired Telecommunications Network Operation in Australia




Products & Services

Investigation and Security Services industry firms provide a range of security and related services to clients. The main services include physical securit...
Other sectors and businesses
Manufacturing sector
Retail and wholesale sector
Mining, energy and utilities industries
Education and healthcare sectors
Households
Government sector

Demand Determinants

A large proportion of industry demand is derived from the retail, finance and banking sectors, along with gambling, commercial, transport, manufacturing a...
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Major Markets

Other sectors and businesses
Manufacturing sector
Retail and wholesale sector
Mining, energy and utilities industries
Education and healthcare sectors
Households
Government sector
 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Investigation and Security Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The largest four operators in the Investigation and Security Services industry are expected to account for approximately 25% of revenue in 2019-20, repres...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Investigation and Security Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Investigation and Security Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

SIS Australia Holdings Pty Ltd is the local division of Security and Intelligence Services (India) Limited. The parent company began operations in 1985 an...
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MSS Security

 Table: MSS Security - financial performance

Wilson Parking

 Table: Wilson Parking - financial performance

Linfox

 Table: Linfox - financial performance

Capital Intensity

While the industry is highly labour-intensive, particularly in the guards and patrols segment, there moderate investment made each year on capital inputs....
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Investigation and Security Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Investigation and Security Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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