Peru - Country Commercial Guide
Safety and Security

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2021-10-07

Overview

Demand for residential, industrial, and office security equipment and services remain strong in Peru. According to a 2020 report by the National Institute of Statistics and Information, 22% of the urban population was the victim of a criminal act from July through December 2020, although only 16% of victims reported what happened to the authorities. Reportedly 35% did not do so because they considered it a waste of time and 12.5% because they distrusted the police. As these figures show, citizen insecurity is a serious problem in the country and a matter concern for Peruvians. The new administration requires creativity and technical solvency to remedy the situation.

Opportunities

The Strategic Plan for the Peruvian National Police (PNP) 2020-2024 states that the GOP will spend over $117 million in the next four years on police equipment. Companies and homeowners have a growing interest in security equipment including alarms, surveillance cameras, and lights. Given the continued increase in crime, the Ministry Peruvian Government has announced a $470 million project (currently called Per105) including the following elements:

  • A single emergency phone number:  105
  • New building to be constructed next to INDECI (National Institute of Civil Defense)
  • 8,000 video surveillance cameras and 8,000 body cameras
  • 1,990 patrol vehicles, 517 police motorcycles, 83 firetrucks
  • 25 mobile command center vehicles

Challenges

Currently, the Ministry of the Interior only has a budget of $260 million for investment in training and equipment. The private sector is awaiting technical proposals from regional and local governments for OxI (see Infrastructure Development, above) projects. For these, there are more than $3.8 billion dollars in public investment certificates deposited in the Ministry of Economy and Finance waiting to be disbursed.

2020 Safety and Security Import Market Share (%): China 44; United States 16; Spain 6; Mexico 4; Germany 4; Taiwan 3; France 2; Colombia 2; Italy 1.9; Brazil 1.8; Chile 1.5.

 

Safety and Security Equipment

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total Exports

30.1

29.5

20

27.5

Total Imports

366.8

370.1

370.1

324.4

Imports from the US

68.4

65.4

65.4

60.9

Total Market Size

336.7

340.6

350.1

296.9

Units: $ millions; Total Market Size = (Total Local Production + Imports) – Exports; Source: Global Trade Atlas

Leading Product Imports Within Sector (2020)

HTS Code

Description

900490

Spectacles, Etc, Corrective, Protective, NESOI

630790

Made-Up Textile Articles, NESOI

853110

Burglar or Fire Alarms And Similar Apparatus

902710

Gas or Smoke Analysis Apparatus

902000

Breathing Appliances & Gas Masks NESOI; Parts Etc.

853180

Electric Sound or Visual Signaling Apparatus NESOI

650610

Safety (Incl Sports) Hdgr, Whether/Not Lined/Trimmed

700729

Laminated Safety Glass, Not for Vehicular Use

842410

Fire Extinguishers, Whether or Not Charged

Key Industry Events

Seguritec Peru: organized by Thais Corporation S. A. C. on May 18-20, 2022 at the Jockey Exhibition Center in Lima, Peru

Sitdef 2021: the largest Safety, Security and Disaster Relief Trade Show in Peru held every second year.  October 28 – 31,  2021 at San Borja Army Base in Lima, Peru (Little Pentagon)

Resources

Global Trade Atlas

Ministerio del Interior (Ministry of the Interior)

National Security Association

SARCC