US Security Industry Statistics 2009

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 06, 2010

The following update contains statistics on a variety of security industry wide and video surveillance specific statistics conducted in a Q1 2010 survey by SSI Magazine. We recommend reading the full SSI US Security Statistics report.

Compare to SSI's 2009 report.

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