Gunshot Detection Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Size

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Summary
Study Period: 2018-2027
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: > 8 %

Major Players

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Gunshot Detection Systems Market Analysis

The gunshot detection systems market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the market because there was a decrease in demand for new gunshot detection systems in various countries worldwide due to a drop in new gunshot system production by various manufacturers. Moreover, the pandemic also led to a decline in the revenues for various manufacturers of gunshot detection systems across the globe, owing to late deliveries of the final product, manufacturing shutdowns, a reduction of staff at the production facilities, and the limited availability of components that are essential for the manufacturing of the final product. In the present scenario, the subsiding of the pandemic has created new opportunities for gunshot detection manufacturers. A significant increase in procurement plans by various countries worldwide has boosted the production of gunshot detection systems. Additionally, opening borders to facilitate the free flow of parts and components has led to manufacturers being able to access critical raw materials, which will lead to growth in the market in the coming years.

Various countries worldwide, including the United States and Canada, have begun to install gunshot detection systems near educational institutions due to an increase in the number of mass shootings at or near educational institutions in recent years.

In 2021, there was a significant increase in civilian gun purchases, with gun manufacturers selling approximately six guns for every hundred Americans. Gun sales totaled USD 2.2 million in January 2021, with sales totaling USD 1.9 million in December 2021. Furthermore, the number of gun-related deaths has increased during the pandemic. In the United States, for example, gun violence killed 20,726 people in 2021, up from 19,486 in 2020. Due to an increase in shootings and an increase in the number of guns purchased, various countries around the world have now advocated for stricter gun control regulations to be implemented.

In the present scenario, governments worldwide are also planning to make investments to procure advanced gun control detection systems, which can be used for increasing public safety and security. Various manufacturers of gunshot detection systems are manufacturing advanced products by making use of standardized protocols such as RTSP, which 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. In addition, manufacturers have 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 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 Industry Segmentation

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 sensor, as well as a combination of these sensors.

The gunshot detection market has been segmented by 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 has been segmented into fixed installation and vehicle installation. By geography, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. In addition, the report offers a market forecast and is represented by USD million. The report also includes various key statistics on the market status of leading market players and provides key trends and opportunities in the gunshot detection systems market.

Law Enforcement
Fixed installation
Vehicle Installation
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Gunshot Detection Systems Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Gunshot Detection Systems Market according to our research experts:

The Law Enforcement Segment is Expected to Witness the Largest Market Share in the Market

The law enforcement segment would witness the largest market share in the gunshot detection systems market during the forecast period. The growth in the number of gunshot detection systems being acquired by law enforcement agencies around the world would boost the growth of the market in the coming years.

Law enforcement agencies are trained to go to the last reported location of an assailant or, in the case of gun violence, the active shooter. Currently, most security professionals are familiar with outdoor, citywide solutions, but indoor gunshot detection is still an ambiguous concept for law enforcement agencies. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of cases where people have lost their lives to mass shootouts and other gun-related violence. In an effort to address the persistent and complex issue of violence in their communities, many law enforcement agencies around the world have begun using technologies that hasten their responses to events involving gun violence and aid their investigations of such incidents. One such tool is gunshot detection technology (GDT), a system that uses a network of outdoor acoustic sensors to automatically detect gunfire and promptly alert law enforcement officers.

Law enforcement executives and command staff have a lead role in gunshot detection technology acquisition and usage. In addition to making decisions about whether to invest in the technology and about the size and location of coverage areas, they also lead policy development and training decisions on the use of such systems. Although gunshot detection systems do provide law enforcement agencies with a competitive advantage, they are expensive to procure and maintain. Breakthroughs in sensors, reliability, and false triggering immunity have made gunshot detection a compelling offering for law enforcement agencies. Various agencies around the world are now looking forward to procuring advanced gunshot detection systems that can assist them in preventing hazards. For example, law enforcement agencies in the United States are focused on procuring advanced gunshot detection systems from manufacturers, such as Shotspotter and Vanderbilt, which integrate advanced technology in their products that are effective in spotting and alerting the authorities. Thus, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market: United State Budget by Category, In USD, 2022

North America will witness the highest growth in the Gunshot Detection Systems Market

The region of North America will witness the highest growth in the gunshot detection systems market during the forecast period. The increasing number of gun violence coupled with the increasing need for advanced gunshot detection systems will lead to the market growing significantly in the coming years.

The United States has witnessed increased gun violence over the past few years, due to which law enforcement authorities have installed gunshot detection systems. Gun ownership in the United States is the highest globally and is constitutionally protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Firearms are widely used in the United States for self-defense, hunting, and recreational uses, such as target shooting.

On the other hand, the increase in the number of gun-related deaths in the United States over the past few years has led to the United States government implementing new laws and regulations which when implemented shall lead to a reduction in the number of gun-related deaths in the United States by restricting the number of guns being purchased by the general public. The United States is in drastic need of advanced gunshot detection systems which can help to alert the authorities quickly and also reduce the response times of law enforcement agencies. Various gunshot detection system manufacturers in the United States such as ShotSpotter as well as Raytheon Technologies Corporation are engaged in developing advanced systems which will help in upgrading the security and safety of the area and thus, developments such as the ones mentioned before will lead to a growth in the market in the coming years.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market- Growth Rate by Region (2022 - 2027)

Gunshot Detection Systems Industry Overview

The market for gunshot detection systems is slightly fragmented due to the presence of several sensor manufacturers and related software providers. Some prominent gunshot detection systems market players are ACOEM Group, ShotSpotter Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Rheinmetall AG, and Thales 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 be the key factors that would lead to these players dominating the market during the forecast period.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Leaders

  1. Rheinmetall AG

  2. ACOEM Group

  3. Raytheon Technologies Corporation

  4. Thales Group

  5. ShotSpotter, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Concentration

Gunshot Detection Systems Market News

November 2022: 3xLOGIC Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, announced a new range of deployment options for users seeking to protect smaller areas in active shooter situations with the new Single Sensor Gunshot Detection solution. The 3xLOGIC 8-sensor unit is designed for larger spaces and can be mounted on the ceiling of a gymnasium, cafeteria, library, or pole mounted outdoors to cover larger areas.

July 2022: Law enforcement in Indianapolis confirmed that they are testing new technologies to fight crime by installing advanced gunshot detection systems to help cut down the crime rate.

Gunshot Detection Systems Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. Research Methodology

  3. 3. Executive Summary

  4. 4. Market Dynamics

    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

  5. 5. Market Segmentation

    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. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. Competitive Landscape

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profile

      1. 6.2.1 ACOEM Group

      2. 6.2.2 ShotSpotter Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 Raytheon Technologies Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 Rheinmetall AG

      5. 6.2.5 Thales Group

      6. 6.2.6 QinetiQ Group

      7. 6.2.7 Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd

      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.

  7. 7. Market Opportunities and Future Trends

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Gunshot Detection Systems Market Research FAQs

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

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 1 Billion USD in 2018.

The Gunshot Detection Systems Market is valued at 2 Billion USD in 2027.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

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

Gunshot Detection Systems Industry Report

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