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Security Guard Industry Statistics

Providing world-class security protection in any type of environment is our goal at VSS Security Services and our corporation has the experience, resources and commitment to accomplish this. As security concerns in our country continue to escalate, there is more of a demand for security guards and effective security programs. 

Take a look at some statistics for the Private Security Services Industry:  

  1. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts “excellent overall job opportunities” for security guard through the year 2024, with the employment rate growing at about 5%. The BLS anticipates that the number of people employed as guards in the security industry in the U.S. to reach 1.15 million by the year 2024. 
  2. According to a report from the Freedonia Group, worldwide annual spending on private security services is predicted to rise to $244 billion in 2016. As the U.S. remains the biggest consumer for security services, the spending will also increase; U.S. spending on these services is estimated to climb 5% to $68 billion annually by 2019. 
  3. Through the year 2019, it’s noted that security guard services will pull the largest share of overall U.S. security spending, as reported by the Freedonia Group. Trained guards will remain “the best way to provide an adequate deterrent to potentials unauthorized incursions and coordinate effective responses to unexpected events.” 

This goes to show just how important trained security guards are, even in the midst of technology growing ever so rapidly. There’s nothing that can quite compare to the way human security guards can keep their environment safe and monitor each situation and respond so quickly to incidents. For more information on the security guard industry, or for a free assessment, contact VSS Security Services toll-free at 877-748-7776 or visit our website vss-security-services.com. 

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