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Market Stats from 2014 Gold Book

Average Business Activity Per Installing Company

For the third year in a row, installing companies’ actual numbers ended up below projections – in 2012 fl ipping what had been an average $700,000 rise to a $3.5 million defi cit. The upbeat news though, at least for now, is operators anticipated a $600,000 (+7.5%) reprieve for 2013. Some of the results here may be affected by factors such as M&A activity and random sampling variances in the year-over-year comparison. For example, a higher number of large companies participated in the prior Installation Business Report. The average number of installations declined for the third year in a row, to its lowest total of the past fi ve years. Monitored accounts leveled off following a signifi cant drop in 2012. While many dealers and integrators may not be where they hoped for at this juncture of the lingering recession, most remain optimistic given the less favorable position of many other industries and security’s huge as-yet-untapped offerings. According to Imperial Capital estimates, the entire U.S. security market is a $280 billion industry at end-user prices. ASIS Int’l pegs the market at $350 billion. * Estimated

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