Security Market Index: March/April 2023 Edition

Four in Five Security Leaders Hold Positive View in March/April Report

With expectations high for the first postpandemic ISC West, and the ensuing business year, the March/April Security Market Index (SMI) survey of security professionals found that 80% of respondents have a positive view of the industry’s current condition. An even higher number, meanwhile, forecast improvements during the next three months, while fewer than one in 20 expect conditions to decline.


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This month, 32% of security professionals rated current business conditions as being “excellent,” 49% said they were “good” and 14% said they were “average.”

The SMI measures security industry executives’ current status and future expectations through a select survey of SIA members. The Index’s goal is to provide a macro-view of confidence levels in the security industry every two months while closely examining six specific business measures:

  • Number of employees or hours worked
  • Marketing spending
  • Product production or service output
  • Capital equipment spending
  • R&D spending
  • Product or service sales

Special focuses of SIA’s March/April 2023 SMI include:

  • Market confidence updates for the video surveillance and systems integration sectors
  • Forecasts for which verticals have the greatest growth potential over the next few years