Gunshot Detection Systems Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market Report is Segmented by Type (indoor and Outdoor), Application (defense and Law Enforcement), Installation (fixed Installation and Vehicle Installation), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

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Gunshot Detection Systems Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 0.98 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.62 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 10.52 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market North America

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Gunshot Detection Systems Market Analysis

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market size is estimated at USD 0.98 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.62 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.52% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Currently, governments worldwide are planning to invest in advanced gun control detection systems, which can be used to increase public safety and security. Various manufacturers of gunshot detection systems are manufacturing advanced products by making use of standardized protocols such as RTSP. It can seamlessly integrate with most existing security camera and video management systems that are already in place and thus detect gunshots or even analyze the structure of a gun and alert the concerned authorities.

Maintenance and replacement of faulty sensors may increase the life-cycle cost of these systems, which leads to an increase in the tax rates for citizens. The high cost associated with the installation and maintenance of gunshot detection systems is one of the restraining factors for the market.

In addition, manufacturers also made advancements in integrating newer technologies into their products by developing a newer range of gunshot detection systems that can proactively spot, assist, and prevent a major catastrophe. Thus, an increase in the number of mass shootings, a surge in the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), and an increase in the utilization of gunshot detection systems, coupled with an increase in the need for advanced gunshot detection systems in various countries, will help to boost the market during the forecast period.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Trends

The Law Enforcement Segment Is Anticipated to Grow with the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

  • The increasing number of cases related to public shootings in various countries, as well as the growth in the number of gunshot detection systems that law enforcement agencies are currently acquiring to curb the widespread death due to public shootings globally, is expected to boost the growth of the market in the coming years.
  • To address the persistent and complex issue of violence in their communities, many law enforcement agencies began using technologies that better inform them of firearm shootings and aid their investigations of such incidents. One such tool is gunshot detection technology (GDT). This system uses a network of outdoor acoustic sensors to automatically detect, verify, and rapidly notify police dispatchers and officers of the specific times and locations of firearm discharges.
  • Police departments are continuously adopting new technologies to improve their investigation and solving of crime. Currently, law enforcement agencies worldwide are integrating acoustic gunshot detection systems (AGDs), commonly known by the brand name Shotspotter, into their policing strategies. AGDs are comprised of outdoor sound sensors that alert police to the geographic locations of gunfire. Moreover, AGDs help police more quickly identify shooting scenes, respond, and ensure emergency medical services are quickly obtained.
  • The sensors also help determine the number of shooters in an area and whether the sound came from a semi-automatic weapon. Additionally, the technology can identify when shots are fired from a moving vehicle and the direction the vehicle is heading. Although such devices are costly, ranging from USD 65,000 to USD 85,000 per sq mile, with a minimum coverage area of 3 sq miles, law enforcement agencies are leasing the gunshot detection systems. Leasing the equipment can reduce upfront costs, which helps make the price more manageable for some departments.
  • Moreover, in recent times, various new developments regarding the usage of gunshot detection systems by law enforcement agencies is highlighted worldwide. For instance, in February 2022, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police announced that they plan to test gunshot detection systems on the city's east side in the latest effort to combat rising violent crime in Indiana's capital.
  • According to Indianapolis law enforcement officers, the technology that pinpoints gunfire's location and sends the information to police will allow officers to better respond to shots fired incidents. Moreover, the new systems are being placed across the country owing to the increasing number of homicides in recent years in Indianapolis.
  • Thus, the increase in the number of law enforcement agencies globally acquiring advanced gunshot detection technology, as well as various governments globally investing in equipping law enforcement agencies with advanced gunshot detection technologies, will hold a positive outlook on the market in the future. Such developments will lead to gunshot detection technologies witnessing growth during the forecast period.
Gunshot Detection Systems Market: Number of Mass Shooting Incidents, in Units, United States, 2020-2022

North America Will Showcase Remarkable Growth During The Forecast Period

  • North America is projected to show the highest growth during the forecast period. Growing investments by the US government in equipping officials with advanced gunshot detection technologies and various key players in the market will lead to the market witnessing growth in the coming years.
  • According to the data presented by Gun Violence Archive, which counts shootings where four or more people are killed or injured, excluding the gunman, tracked 131 public shooting incidents in the US since the start of 2023. Moreover, the number of mass shootings till March 2023 was higher than in previous years.
  • In 2020, 2021, and 2022, the US witnessed 610, 690, and 647 mass shooting incidents, respectively, in which more than four people were killed or injured. In 2022, the number of deaths rose to 44,290, a 31% increase. Most of these deaths are suicides by firearm, followed by homicides. One of the main reasons behind the increasing number of public shootings is the increase in the number of gun ownership in the United States.
  • According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation data, 16.4 million gun sales took place in 2022. On the other hand, various law enforcement departments in the United States are now looking forward to actively procuring new and advanced gunshot detection systems. It can help them to identify the nature of the gunshot and the direction of the sound, thereby making it easier for law enforcement agencies to be the first responders at the scene of the shooting and apprehend the shooter.
  • For instance, in December 2022, a new portable gunshot detection system that can provide critical information about outdoor shooting incidents almost instantaneously to first responders is being developed. The system, named Shooter Detection System (SDS) Outdoor, was developed in collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) of Rowley, MA.
  • Moreover, the portable system is an enhancement to the current commercial, off-the-shelf guardian indoor active shooter detection system. In addition, SDS Outdoor uses two factors, the sound and flash of the gunshot, to detect and validate each gunshot, thereby drastically reducing false positives.
  • Thus, the increase in gun sales, as well as mass shooting incidents, will lead to the US witnessing significant growth in gun detection systems during the forecast period.
Gunshot Detection Systems Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2023

Gunshot Detection Systems Industry Overview

The market for gunshot detection systems is semi-consolidated due to the presence of several sensor manufacturers and related software providers. Some of the most prominent players in this market are ACOEM Group, ShotSpotter Inc., RTX Corporation, THALES, and the Qinetiq Group.

Various companies are now focused on growth strategies, which include the development and launch of new gunshot detection products, product approvals, and patents. Moreover, an expanded product portfolio of advanced gunshot detection solutions, as well as increased investments in R&D and strategic acquisitions, would lead to these players dominating the market during the forecast period.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Leaders

  1. ShotSpotter Inc.


  3. The QinetiQ Group

  4. ACOEM Group

  5. RTX Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Gunshot Detection Systems Market News

  • January 2023: The Department of Homeland Security announced that its science and technology directorate developed a portable gunshot detection system in collaboration with the Massachusetts-based Shooter Detection Systems company. Moreover, according to the department, the system known as SDS Outdoor can provide critical information about outdoor shooting incidents almost instantaneously to the first responders.
  • March 2022: An advanced gunshot detection system was installed and activated at the north wall of Syracuse University. Moreover, the system can detect and locate gunshot activity and automatically alert the Syracuse Police Department to enable a faster and more precise response to incidents. Moreover, the expansion of the system, which accounts for USD 171,000, is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) pandemic relief.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Indoor

      2. 5.1.2 Outdoor

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Defense

      2. 5.2.2 Law Enforcement

    3. 5.3 Installation

      1. 5.3.1 Fixed Installation

      2. 5.3.2 Vehicle Installation

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ACOEM

      2. 6.2.2 ShotSpotter Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 RTX Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 THALES

      5. 6.2.5 The QinetiQ Group

      6. 6.2.6 Israel Aerospace Industries

      7. 6.2.7 ArianeGroup

      8. 6.2.8 Databuoy

      9. 6.2.9 ASELSAN A.S.

      10. 6.2.10 Microflown AVISA

      11. 6.2.11 Tracer Technology Systems, Inc.


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Gunshot Detection Systems Industry Segmentation

A gunfire locator or gunshot detection system is a system that detects and conveys the location of gunfire or other weapon fire using acoustic, vibration, optical, or potentially other types of sensors, as well as a combination of such sensors. These systems are used by law enforcement, security, military, government offices, schools, and businesses to identify the source and, in some cases, the direction of gunfire and/or the type of weapon fired.

A typical gunshot detection system possesses three main components: an array of microphones or sensors (accelerometers, infrared detectors, etc.), which are either co-located or geographically dispersed; a processing unit; and a user interface that displays the gunfire alerts.

The gunshot detection systems market is segmented based on type, application, installation, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into indoor and outdoor. By application, the market is segmented into defense and law enforcement. By installation, the market is segmented into fixed installation and vehicle installation. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the gunshot detection systems market in major countries across different regions. For each segment, the market size is provided in terms of value (USD).

Law Enforcement
Fixed Installation
Vehicle Installation
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Gunshot Detection Systems Market Research FAQs

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market size is expected to reach USD 0.98 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 10.52% to reach USD 1.62 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Gunshot Detection Systems Market size is expected to reach USD 0.98 billion.

ShotSpotter Inc., THALES, The QinetiQ Group, ACOEM Group and RTX Corporation are the major companies operating in the Gunshot Detection Systems Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Gunshot Detection Systems Market.

In 2023, the Gunshot Detection Systems Market size was estimated at USD 0.88 billion. The report covers the Gunshot Detection Systems Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Gunshot Detection Systems Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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