US Law Enforcement & Guarding Equipment Market

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Industry Study with Forecasts for 2020 & 2025

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Sales of body cameras to law enforcement and guarding agencies have been driven by public concerns regarding excessive use of force – or the appearance of such – following the widespread media coverage of a number of police-involved shootings. The increasing prevalence of these products, along with other expensive, higher technology products such as license plate readers, stationary cameras, and drones, will continue to provide a boost to gains in law enforcement and guarding equipment demand. As a result, sales of these products are expected to increase 3.5 percent annually to $1.2 billion in 2020. Find out more about the market for law enforcement and guarding equipment in Freedonia’s new study.

This study will answer the questions:
– Which law enforcement and guarding products are expected to see the most rapid gains going forward?
– What are the market shares of leading body camera suppliers?
– How do sales of law enforcement and guarding equipment vary by region and major metropolitan area?


Law enforcement is challenged by the need for a balance between equipping officers with gear that will protect them (be it protecting them physically via body armor and riot gear or from litigation via body cameras) while also trying to manage the appearance of acts of excessive use of force by officers. There are also major concerns about the excessive costs associated with many newer products.

Population & urban-rural distribution affect trends
Demand for law enforcement and guarding equipment varies by region due to demographic differences such as population size and urban-rural distribution. Major urban areas represent a significant share of law enforcement officers employed in the US, as well as the majority of guards. As a result, the South and West — which have large populations…

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