The Canadian market for security products and services to protect commercial buildings and facilities estimated at over $2 billion.
Safety and Security Equipment
A Top Export Prospect for Canada
The skill of identity thieves, industrial spies and other intruders to out-smart existing security
technologies have forced the Canadian public and private sectors to update or purchase new
security systems that provide leading-edge security control. The Canadian market for security
products and services to protect commercial buildings and facilities estimated at over $2
Imports from the United States of safety security related products including first-aid
equipment, biometric security, reinforced safes, burglar and fire alarms, as well as physical-
access security related products totaled $1.14 billion in 2011. Most security products are
imported. U.S. products account for about one-third of the security market.
Sub-Sector Best Prospects
• Rise of remote cloud-based application suites and data centers has increased the need
for secure, electronically managed data and proprietary system protection solutions.
• Electronic physical access control systems, led by biometric, smart card and other
non-contact technology utilizing software that can be used to secure both physical
access to facilities and access to data stored on computers.
• Airport security equipment.
• Large ongoing expansion of Canadian Federal corrections facilities as a result of the
2010 Truth in Sentencing Act will result in over $2 billion dollars invested in
• Upgrade of Canadian armed services through “Canada First Defense Strategy.”
• On-going renovation and security overhaul of major Canadian airports.
The GlobalBizOpps program can assist firms target and win procurement contracts.
Major upcoming events/trade shows supported by CS Canada in this sector:
• SecureTech 2012: October 30-31, 2012, Ottawa, ON
Top US xport cur 2 E Prospects in Canada 2012: Safety and Se ity Equipment
• Canadian Security Association
• Advanced Card Technology Canada
• Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
• SP&T News
• Canadian Security Magazine
• Canadian Maritime and Port Security Conference
• Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industry
For More Information
Please contact Lucy Cicero Latka, Senior Commercial Specialist for safety and security equipment at the U.S.
Commercial Service in Canada at Lucy.Latka@trade.gov or (613) 688-5219. You can also visit our website at
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