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

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market is segmented by Product Type (Indoor and Outdoor), Application (Defense and Homeland/Law Enforcement), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

gunshot detection system market
Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:


Largest Market:

North America


>26 %

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Market Overview

The gunshot detection systems market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 26% during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

  • An increase in incidence of gun-firing, especially at school premises, has led to various security measures, such as warning people in close proximity and alerting authorities regarding the location of the shooting. This has resulted in an increasing demand for gunshot detection systems over the years.
  • 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.
  • Globally, various law enforcement agencies are now deploying various tactics, in order to curb the increased incidents related to mass shootings, which may further increase the demand for and interest toward advanced gunfire detection technologies.

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.

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Key Market Trends

Outdoor Segment is Projected to Witness High Growth

The gunshot detection systems market has been classified into indoor and outdoor. In 2018, the outdoor segment accounted for a major share. However, the indoor segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is primarily due to an increase in the incidence of shootings at school premises in the past couple of years, which may force such institutions to increase their perimeter security by installing indoor gunshot detection systems during the forecast period.

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Europe is Expected to Observe the Highest Growth

Although Europe has much stricter regulations, in terms of gun ownership, the region has witnessed many incidents of mass shooting since 2015. Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany recorded a high number of injuries due to mass shootings in 2016. Several law enforcement agencies across Europe have plans to procure and install these advanced systems to enhance the security of their respective cities.

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Competitive Landscape

The gunshot detection systems (GDSs) market is mainly dominated by Raytheon, both in military and civilian applications. ShotSpotter, which sells civilian versions of Raytheon’s gunshot detection systems through license, generated a revenue of around USD 23 million in 2017. The product procurement cost for gunshot detection systems is very low. The service cost for detecting and informing the respective authorities/personnel for response accounted for a major share of the revenue in 2017. The civilian usage of GDSs is gradually increasing across various countries, with the threat from random shooters and terrorists augmenting the demand from civilians.

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 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Indoor

      2. 5.1.2 Outdoor

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Defense

        1. Acoustic

          1. Vehicle (Ground and Aerial)

          2. Fixed/Ground Installation

          3. Other Acoustic Applications

        2. Optical

          1. Vehicle (Ground and Aerial)

          2. Fixed/Ground Installation

      2. 5.2.2 Homeland/Law Enforcement

        1. Acoustic

        2. Optical

    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 Middle-East

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Raytheon Company

      2. 6.2.2 Rheinmetall AG

      3. 6.2.3 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd

      4. 6.2.4 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd

      5. 6.2.5 Thales Group

      6. 6.2.6 ShotSpotter

      7. 6.2.7 ACOEM Group

      8. 6.2.8 QinetiQ

      9. 6.2.9 CILAS

      10. 6.2.10 Databuoy Corporation

      11. 6.2.11 Information System Technologies Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 Louroe Electronics

      13. 6.2.13 Safety Dynamics Inc.

      14. 6.2.14 Microflown AVISA

      15. 6.2.15 ASELSAN AS

      16. 6.2.16 Elbit Systems Ltd


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Gunshot Detection System Market is growing at a CAGR of >26% over the next 5 years.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • Raytheon Company
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
  • Thales Group

Are the major companies operating in Gunshot Detection System Market.

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