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Gunshot Detection System Market: Information by Installation (Indoor, Outdoor), Type (Fixed System, Portable System), and Application (Homeland, Defence), and Region — Forecast till 2030

Market Snapshot
Study Period:
Base Year:
Fastest Growing Market:
Largest Market:
North America
13.25 %
Key Players
ShotSpotter Inc


QinetiQ North America


Databuoy Corporation

The global Gunshot Detection System Market size is expected to reach USD 2160 million by 2030 from USD 705 million in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 13.25% during the forecast period, 2022–2030. Gunshot Detection Systems use an array of sensors placed throughout the coverage area to detect and communicate the location of a gunshot source. Militaries, law enforcement, and security agencies frequently employ these systems to determine the direction of gunfire and the source and type of weapon used. They provide the situational awareness required to respond to hostile attacks quickly and accurately, allowing the public to be better protected from snipers and other gunfire threats. Furthermore, such systems may have military applications, allowing soldiers to detect and localize enemy fire on the battlefield.

The market for gunshot detection systems is uplifted by the rising demand for advanced security systems. Shooting in cities poses a significant threat to public safety faced by law enforcement, ambulances, and other rescuers. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 81 people were killed by gunshots in the United States every day in 2004, or one every eighteen minutes. As a result, demand for gunshot detection systems has been steadily increasing to provide advanced security systems and improve public security. These systems are found on armored vehicles, soldier armor, border crossings, and military installations on buildings and bases in militaries.

Because law enforcement agencies and militaries are focused on protecting the public, apprehending criminals, and gathering forensic evidence for investigations, gunshot detection systems are expected to be widely adopted in these fields. Law enforcement agencies have deployed gunshot detection systems in high-crime urban areas to reduce the use of illegal firearms and, therefore, obtain better real-time geospatial information on shootings in public spaces. More than 90 cities have adopted this technology, including New York, Milwaukee, and Miami.

In addition, one of the fastest-growing market trends is the installation of gunshot detection systems as part of smart city projects. The Indian government concentrates on developing 100 smart cities and has already set aside funds worth 98,000 crores (USD 980 billion) for this purpose. For example, the crime rate in Surat, India, has dropped by 27% since implementing security measures based on artificial intelligence.

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Market Dynamics

Gunshot Detection System Market Drivers

  • Increasing Incidences of Shootings in Public Places are Driving the Market

In the United States, major cities have begun tracking gunfire or gunshots near schools, colleges, and universities, as educational institutions increasingly face gunshot attacks that endanger students and staff. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detected potential gunfire targets in a study of 200 active shooting incidents. According to the survey, shootings in commercial areas accounted for 44.0% of all shooting incidents, while shootings at educational institutions accounted for 22.5%.

A gunshot detection system can be installed both indoors and outdoors, and it provides coverage in the event of a shooting attack. When a gun is fired, the loud explosive sound activates a network of sensors, cameras, or both, which sends summarised data about the acoustic event to a review centre where acoustics experts review and classify the sound.

Gunshot location technology can be used in any size building with many floors. The incident detection area is the coverage range within which shots fired will register with the technology and trigger the alert.

As gunshots and gunfire become more common in public places like schools, colleges, and universities, the demand for gunshot detection systems increases.

  • Rapid Response to Local Authorities

A witness called may be a great way to encourage faster dispatch and prevent crime. Still, some people may be hesitant to call the officers or be in a state of panic, resulting in the wrong demographics being provided. Providing accurate information to the police during a gunfight is critical for a quick response.

GDT was designed to identify, authenticate, and notify officers within seconds of detecting a gunshot. Specific times and locations of gunfire are included in the data. Several acoustic sensors gather data and triangulate it to determine the source of the sound and the date and time. The audio is then sent to law enforcement, and the data can either be verified as a gunshot or dismissed as a false alarm.

  • Crime Prevention in the Locality Giving a Push to Market

GDT provides data that crime analysts use to spot trends, locate gun violence hotspots, and create maps that assist law enforcement in making tactical decisions about where to deploy patrols and other resources. This analysis can also encourage social workers to recruit community members who want to help with a street outreach to prevent conflicts between social groups, crews, and gangs from becoming more serious.

Though residents must continue to report gunfire incidents, GDT is an effective tool for addressing firearm violence because it generates a comprehensive report that allows for faster Response and lowers crime rates.

Gunshot Detection System Market Restraints

  • The High Installation Cost of the Gunshot Detection Systems in Cities

In homeland security applications, gunshot detection systems are widely used. These systems are costly because they require installing many spatially distributed sensors over a large area. These systems require additional maintenance.

What Are Future Growth Opportunities in Gunshot Detection System Market?

  • Security of Emerging Smart Cities

To improve security, futuristic smart cities are expected to use cutting-edge technology. Gunshot detection is one of the technologies that is helping to improve civilian security services in cities across the United States, such as Fresno, California, and Peoria, Illinois. These systems provide forensic evidence to law enforcement and security firms for gunshot investigations. Gunshot detectors are digital microphones installed on buildings and streets that record evidence of gunshots, provide near-instantaneous notification, triangulate the location of shooters and the direction of a shot, detect the type of gun, and help catch fleeing suspects and solve crimes.


Segment-Wise Analysis

Installation, system, and application segmented the global gunshot detection system market.

The gunshot detection system market has been divided into indoor and outdoor segments based on installation. The outdoor segment currently holds the largest market share and is expected to do so for the foreseeable future (2030).

The market has been divided into fixed, vehicle-mounted, and portable systems based on system type. Fixed installations are done at a certain height off the ground. Gunshot detection systems could be permanently installed in high-security areas like restricted military infrastructure.

The gunshot detection system market has been divided into two categories based on application: homeland and defence. Due to the increasing installation of these systems at educational institutions to provide real-time updates on shooting events to security personnel and individuals inside these places on their electronic communication devices, the homeland security segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate.


Region-Wise Analysis

The global gunshot detection system market share is divided into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa (LAMEA).

Gunshot Detection System Market Regional Analysis

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Because of the widespread adoption of these systems in the military and defence sectors, North America is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Several major cities in the United States plan to install gunshot detection systems at corporate office locations and financial offices during the forecast period. According to a study published in Paediatrics, nearly 1300 children die each year in the United States, and 5790 are treated for gunshot wounds.

Due to the increasing use of these systems in various industry verticals, Europe is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the gunshot security system market. The European gunshot detection system market is propelled forward by technological advancements and growing security concerns. The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System was approved by the United Kingdom Government Authority to protect the country's national infrastructure after testing, according to Shooter Detection System LLC (SDS).

The Asia Pacific is expected to hold a significant market share during the forecast period, owing to growth in China, India, and Southeast Asia. Developing smart city projects in this region has contributed significantly to market growth. In the Asia Pacific, Thailand has the highest reported rate of gun-related deaths. According to a study by the U.S. network of public radio broadcasters, Thailand's violent gun death rate is more than twice that of the United States. Thailand's Interior Ministry estimates that there are approximately 6 million registered guns in the country, despite 67 million people. As a result, Thailand offers enormous potential for the Asia Pacific gunshot detection system market.

In the LEMEA region, there has been a noticeable shift toward safe cities, which has created an opportunity for gunshot detection systems. South Africa has the world's highest murder rate, with 20,336 murders recorded. As a result, the South African government has implemented "ShotSpotter" audio technology, which is also being used to combat wildlife poaching in Kruger National Park on the other end of the country.


Top Key Players

  • ShotSpotter Inc. (U.S.)
  • ACOEM Group (France)
  • QinetiQ North America (Vencore) (U.S.)
  • CILAS (ArianeGroup GmbH) (France)
  • Databuoy Corporation (U.S.)
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel)
  • Information System Technologies Inc. (U.S.)
  • Louroe Electronics (U.S.),
  • Thales Group (France)
  • Shooter Detection System LLC (U.S.)


Global Gunshot Detection System Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Fixed Systems
  • Vehicle Mounted Systems
  • Portable Systems

By Installation

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

 By Application

  • Homeland
  • Defence

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific


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