About the UK security industry



The private security industry in the UK is a vibrant and ever-evolving industry, encompassing a wide range of sectors that make a daily contribution to UK society. From electronic security technologies such as CCTV and intruder alarms, through to physical security measures and security guarding, our daily lives are now entwined with security measures in many forms.

BSIA member security guarding companies employ 75,500 security officers.

There are an estimated 4.25 million CCTV cameras installed in the UK.

The total turnover of BSIA member companies is £4.33 billion.

The total turnover of BSIA security guarding companies is 1.575 billion.

The total turnover of BSIA security systems companies is £654 million.

*These figures relate to the sectors the BSIA represents. Click here for more information.

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