In this report, we organize and share annual revenue of 25 leading video surveillance companies. Revenue numbers are often useful for businesspeople and investors to better understand size and relative power of players in a market. That noted, this list should NOT be used for buying decisions or evaluating technology as a weak relationship exists between revenue and product quality.
Inside, the PRO section, we itemize the annual revenue of the following 25 companies. The links for the companies in the list below go to our most recent analysis of their company's financial performance:
To maximize accuracy, we only listed revenue for companies whose revenue has been been audited and/or validated by government regulations. Often, analysts state company revenue based on rumors or what the manufacturer tells them their revenue is without any external validation. This approach has a high degree of error.
Revenue Rules of Thumb
While revenue can be segmented in numerous ways, here are a some rules of thumbs that can help you estimate and categorize companies:
- Overall Market Size: General consensus is that the global video surveillance market size is ~$10 Billion USD. This is typically sized based on manufacturer sales and includes neither markup by integrators/dealers nor installation costs. Including all costs, total gllobal surveillance market size is ~$20 - $25 Billion range.
- Overall Market Growth: General consensus is that overall video surveillance market growth is 5% to 15% per year. The range is broad because (1) the industry is highly dependent on the global economy growth rate, (2) that growth rate has fluctuated significantly since the 2008 recession and (3) projections for China which skew growth rates higher.
- Company Size: Video surveillance sales for even the biggest companies are under $1 Billion USD annually, ~ 95% of companies are under $100 USD Million and ~50% are under $25 Million USD. The market is highly fragmented and most companies selling surveillance are not selling a lot.