Research

Expand your understanding of security industry metrics and specifications with research provided by SIA members and partners.

Security Market Index January 2020 report cover

Security Market Index: January 2020 Edition

January 2020’s Security Market Index (SMI) is 55 — lower than the November 2019 SMI of 69 and the September 2019 SMI of 59 but still indicating positive conditions within the industry.

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Security Megatrends 2020 report - security industry trends report

Security Megatrends: The 2020 Vision for the Security Industry

Security Megatrends, an annual publication of the Security Industry Association, analyzes and forecasts the major trends affecting security industry businesses. The publication captures a vision of the industry’s future and distills key trends that will impact your organization in the coming year.

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Security Market Index November 2019 report cover

Security Market Index: November 2019 Edition

Provided to SIA members as a review of current market conditions, the November SMI shows that confidence in the security industry is coming back after a September dip.

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September 2019 SMI

Security Market Index: September 2019 Edition

Provided to Security Industry Association members as a review of current market conditions, the September 2019 Security Market Index shows that, as the seasons have changed from summer to fall, so have industry players’ feelings in the state of the market.

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July 2019 SMI

Security Market Index: July 2019 Edition

Provided to Security Industry Association (SIA) members as a review of current market conditions, the July 2019 Security Market Index (SMI) shows that confidence in the security industry has skyrocketed in the summer months.

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IDC Market Spotlight Whitepaper on Procurement of Drones and Robotics

Market Spotlight: Procurement of Robots, Drones and Other Next-Generation Security Technology

In this research report produced by respected firm IDC exclusively for SIA member access, you’ll learn about procurement of drones and robotics technologies for security applications, including the following topics:

  • Four Keys to Evolving the Security Technology Procurement Process
  • Operational Environment Considerations When Procuring Robots and/or Drones
  • Key Considerations When Evaluating Security Robotics and Engaging in Vendor Selection
  • Benefits of Deploying Next-Gen Technologies in Security Operations
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