Significant Growth in Middle East HLS Market

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The Middle East homeland security market is on course for significant growth. A recent study by Analysts Frost & Sullivan (F&S) says revenues are expected to double in value from an estimated $9.6 billion in 2017 to $19.7 billion by 2022.

The Middle East homeland security market, which includes monitoring and surveillance systems, restricted entry systems, and perimeter security solutions, will grow annually by 15.5 percent between 2017 and 2022, fuelled by security investments in major infrastructure projects and the ongoing expansion in the building and construction industry. Mega events such as the Dubai Expo 2020 and the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 are also seen as major drivers of the increase in investments in this market as as governments prepare to bolster internal security measures.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE dominate the regional market according to F&S, with Saudi holding a 45 percent share of revenue in 2017 at $4.3 billion, followed by the UAE with a 16.6 percent share at $1.6 billion.

With technology’s increasing role in the homeland security, Saudi Arabia has recently established a new authority for cybersecurity in the Kingdom. According to, the government arm is aimed at boosting the cybersecurity of the state, and protect its vital interests, national security and sensitive infrastructure. It will also improve protection of networks, information technology systems and data. Meanwhile, in the UAE, the Emirate of Dubai had launched the ‘Dubai Cyber Security Strategy.

The report says monitoring and surveillance will account for the largest share of the Middle East homeland security market, and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.5 percent to reach $9.5 billion by 2022, from $4.4 billion in 2017.

Demand is high for integrated solutions, with regional governments prioritiזing public safety and security of critical assets.