Gunshot Detection Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market is Segmented by Type (Indoor and Outdoor), Application (Defense and Law Enforcement and Critical Infrastructure), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers the market sizes and forecasts for all the above segments in value (USD million).

Market Snapshot

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >8 %

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Market Overview

The gunshot detection systems market was valued at about USD 650 million in 2020, and it is projected to reach USD 1,041 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the gunshot detection systems market is relatively low as the procurement plans of law enforcement agencies and military forces to introduce gunshot detection systems have remained on track.

Increasing incidences of gun firing, especially on school premises, have led to the installation of various security measures, such as warning people in close proximity and alerting authorities regarding the location of the shooting. This is expected to drive the demand for gunshot detection systems during the forecast period.

The growing investments in border security are also likely to drive the market growth in the coming years, as these systems can help border security forces detect and avert any attempts of smuggling, infiltration, and illegal immigration. Moreover, with a little modification to the system, it may be possible for manufacturers to help forces identify perpetrators and detect illegal entries even in the absence of gunshots.

Various law enforcement agencies are currently deploying various tactics to curb the increased incidents related to mass shootings, which may further open new market opportunities for advanced gunfire detection technologies.

The integration of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence will combine visual and acoustic information to effectively sense and track threats. Such developments are anticipated to propel the growth of the market in the coming years.

Scope of the Report

A gunshot detection system is a system that detects and conveys the location of gunfire or any other weapon fire with the help of acoustic, optical, or any other type of sensors, as well as a combination of these sensors. The market is segmented based on type into indoor and outdoor gunshot detection systems. The market is also segmented by application into defense and law enforcement and critical infrastructure. The law enforcement and critical infrastructure segment includes gunshot detection systems integrated with schools, venues, malls, parking lots, and public places, among others. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the market in different regions across the world. The market sizing and forecasts have been provided in value (USD million).

Law Enforcement and Critical Infrastructure
North America
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

The Outdoor Segment is Anticipated to Generate the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The outdoor segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to increasing demand for gunshot detection systems at the national borders, national highways, and public areas. Deaths related to firearms have been increasing in countries of Latin America, North America, and Europe, due to which the requirement for gunshot detection systems is also expected to witness subsequent growth to monitor and apprehend the threats. According to ShotSpotter’s data, the overall retail area shootings witnessed an increase of more than 40% in 2020 compared to the previous year in areas with ShotSpotter coverage. Furthermore, with the increasing gun violence around the world, companies are introducing new strategies to expand their presence in the market. For instance, in March 2021, ShotSpotter launched the ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Retail program to deliver outdoor gunfire detection to retail chains and malls. The rapid growth in gun violence is anticipated to accelerate the growth of the segment during the forecast period. On the other hand, militaries are also procuring these gunshot detection systems for the protection of their assets and personnel. For instance, in August 2021, Korps Pasukan Khas (Paskhas), the special forces corps of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), recently received an undisclosed number of P6 ATAV V3 assault vehicles that features the Metravib PILAR V acoustic gunshot detection system as standard. Such developments are expected to drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Revenue Share

North America Held the Highest Share by Revenue in 2020

The North American region currently dominates the market and is anticipated to continue its dominance in the market in the coming years. The demand for gunshot detectors in the region is mainly due to the increasing gun violence in the United States. The United States has been witnessing an increase in gun violence over the past few years due to which the law enforcement authorities have installed gunshot detection systems. For instance, in November 2020, the Detroit Police Department received the approval to install an acoustic gunshot detection system from ShotSpotter to enhance their surveillance capabilities and alert the department in case of gunshots in the city. Under a four-year contract of USD 1.5 million, the sensors are expected to be installed in two neighborhoods of the city that span six and a half square miles. The US armed forces are installing gunshot detecting sensors at the borders and its camps in the Middle Eastern and Central Asian regions. In this regard, Raytheon announced that the company has completed the integration of the Boomerang Warrior-X Dismounted Soldier Gunshot Detection System with the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) into its tactical operations centers (TOCs) that will allow them to track and pinpoint incoming small arms enemy fire in real-time. Such installations are anticipated to drive the growth of the market.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Growth Rate By Region

Competitive Landscape

The market for gunshot detection systems is slightly fragmented due to the presence of many sensor manufacturers and related software providers. Some of the prominent players in the gunshot detection systems market are ACOEM Group, ShotSpotter Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Rheinmetall AG, and Thales Group. Raytheon Technologies Corporation is one of the key providers of gunshot detection systems to the US armed forces, whereas ShotSpotter Inc. is the major provider of gunshot detection systems to the civilian market. ShotSpotter manufactures and delivers licensed civilian versions of Raytheon’s gunshot detection systems. In addition to this, the companies are also developing new and advanced gunshot detection systems that can effectively detect the shots fired at lower costs and higher efficiency. For instance, in June 2021, Shooter Detection Systems, in partnership with Singlewire Software, developed the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System to enhance public safety using advanced acoustic detection software combined with infrared sensors to accurately detect gunshots while filtering false alerts. Developments of such advanced detection systems are anticipated to expand the presence of the players in the new and emerging markets.

Recent Developments

  • In April 2021, the Memphis Police Department announced that it is implementing ShotSpotter technology across 3 square miles in the Orange Mound area to help combat the increasing problem of gun violence. The ShotSpotter technology uses a series of small audio sensors deployed high up on top of light posts and buildings to detect gunshots.
  • In February 2021, Thales UK has secured a contract to supply surveillance and protection systems for the British Army’s new Boxer 8×8 armored vehicles. As part of the contract, Thales UK will supply 500 Acusonic shot detection systems along with the same number of RWS for the fleet. The Acusonic systems are designed to precisely sense and report the direction of incoming enemy fire to the military personnel.
  • In December 2020, ASELSAN announced that the company signed a contract with an undisclosed international customer worth approximately USD 38 million for the delivery of inertial navigation systems, anti-tank missile launch systems, command and control systems, and firing point detection systems. According to the agreement, the company will deliver Seda Gunshot Detection System to its customer, and the delivery of the defense systems is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.

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 Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    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 and Critical Infrastructure

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ACOEM Group

      2. 6.2.2 Raytheon Technologies Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 QinetiQ Group

      4. 6.2.4 ShotSpotter Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Rheinmetall AG

      6. 6.2.6 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd

      7. 6.2.7 Thales Group

      8. 6.2.8 CILAS (ArianeGroup)

      9. 6.2.9 Databuoy Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 ASELSAN AS

      11. 6.2.11 Microflown AVISA

      12. 6.2.12 Tracer Technology Systems Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of >8% over the next 5 years.

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market is valued at 654 Million USD in 2018.

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market is valued at 1041 Million USD in 2026.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Rheinmetall AG, ACOEM Group, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Thales Group, ShotSpotter, Inc. are the major companies operating in Gunshot Detection Systems Market.

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