Public Safety departments across the country are reinforcing their facilities to better support their populations. Driven by migrating citizens, rising crime rates, and a need for advanced security solutions in various industries and communities, the global public safety and security market is expected to grow approximately 7.2% by 2028 – according to the Market Research Network.
Based on information gathered from those we’ve interacted with at tradeshows, site visits, and in everyday interactions, these projections will appear to hold true within the North American market. In the information presented below, we’ll share the insight we gained from attending industry tradeshows and meeting with public safety professionals, as well as ways that our innovative storage solutions and design experience can help address their growing needs.
Fighting Fire With Storage
Our first stop on the tradeshow trail was at the Station Design Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This year’s show welcomed 66 exhibitors, all dedicated to bringing the latest and greatest public safety solutions to the more than 600 attendees on hand.
While interacting with attendees, we uncovered that most – approximately 75% – were associated with a fire department, and that finding effective storage solutions for their wide array of personal and professional gear is an ongoing need and challenge. Furthermore, many of these individuals stated they will have projects that will either come to completion or be well on their way there in the next 2-3 years.
Guns, Tack, Lockers – Our Version of GTL in Jersey
More than 6,700 attendees made the trip to Atlantic City for this year’s Police Security Expo seeking out the latest and greatest advancements in public safety. Spacesaver was among the 400-plus exhibitors, many of which reported a heavy focus on new construction from their on-site communications.
Most attendees we spoke to have a project either in mind or in the works that they were looking for support on. A strong majority of the new developments seemed to be occurring in the Tri-State region – which was not a surprise based on the show’s east coast location. Beyond the focus on new construction, some attendees expressed a need for more comprehensive evidence storage and gun locker options.
If You Design It, They May Stay
Retention has become the biggest factor driving upgrades/additions for police departments across the nation. Stations are investing an increasing amount of funds and resources into hiring and training new officers and are adding varying accommodations including customized duty lockers to keep them within their department.
Recollect and Serve
Spacesaver’s public safety consultants are here to provide customized solutions that fit the individual needs of departments of all sizes, allowing them to better serve their community. Reach out to set up a free, on-site assessment of your facility today.