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Surveillance, Investigation & Security Consulting Services
SIC Codes: 7381
NAICS Codes: 561611
Last Quarterly Update: 5/6/2019
Companies in this industry provide investigation and detective services. Major firms include US-based Corporate Risk Holdings, The Diamond Group, FTI Consulting, Guardsmark, and Sterling.
Because of the global nature of business operations, investigation firms frequently operate in multiple countries. Multinational clients may seek providers with local expertise in numerous jurisdictions. Demand for investigation services is expected to double in China and India by 2020, according to the Freedonia Group.
The US surveillance, investigation, and security consulting industry includes about 4,300 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $4.7 billion.
Competitive Landscape
Demand is driven by the needs of businesses, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies for outside advice on risk assessment and mitigation. The profitability of individual firms depends on the efficiency of their operations and their ability to maintain a steady flow of business. Large firms have advantages in being able to offer broad ranges of services and to take on more complex projects. Small firms can compete effectively by specializing. The US industry is concentrated: the top 50 firms account for about 60% of industry revenue.
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Major services include background investigations related to employment, as well as legal investigations services, corporate investigations, and insurance ... plus:
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