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: 2020-10-11

Overview

Demand for residential, industrial, and office security equipment remains strong in Peru.  Public opinion polls in Lima, and other large Peruvian cities, affirm that inhabitants have a high sense of insecurity, with many people having been a victim of robberies or home break-ins.  To prevent break-ins and to aid security guards, companies (headquarters and operation sites), government agencies, and households invest in a wide range of security equipment including surveillance cameras, alarms, lights, mesh netting, and barbed wire.  Pistols and revolvers are the most common self-defense weapons used in Peru.  The Ministry of Interior’s National Superintendence of Control of Security Services, Weapons, Ammunition, and Explosives for Civilian Use (SUCAMEC) oversees regulating and enforcing fire arms applicable legislation, including issuing licenses to import, transport, sell, and carry weapons.

The National Police has started the modernization process with a greater preventive focus, giving special importance to working with the organized community, neighborhood councils and the private sector. It is about bringing the police institution closer to the population to establish a fluid social interaction.

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers has defined as a first step the strengthening of the National Citizen Security System (SINASEC). It is the system in charge of ensuring compliance with public policies that guide State intervention in matters of citizen security. Its strengthening will allow a higher level of intersectoral and intergovernmental articulation.

The National Council for Citizen Security (CONASEC) is the body in charge of formulating, conducting and evaluating citizen security policies. It has strategic objectives:

  • Have an articulated and strengthened National Citizen Security System.
  • Promote the participation of citizens, civil society, the private sector and the media.
  • Strengthen the National Police of Peru as a modern institution, with effective and efficient management and with high levels of public trust.
  • Implement safe public spaces as citizen meeting places.
  • Improve the justice administration system to reduce crime.
  • Reduce the social risk factors that promote criminal behavior.

2019 Import Market Share (% for U.S. and major competitors): China 40.2; United States 17.5; Mexico 6.0; Spain 4.5; Taiwan 4; Germany 3.0; Italy 2.5; Colombia 1.9; Brazil 1.3; Chile 1; France 0.9; Canada 0.4.

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total Local Production

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total Exports

27.5

30.1

29.5

20

Total Imports

324.4

366.8

370.1

370.1

Imports from the US

60.9

68.4

65.4

65.4

Total Market Size

296.9

336.7

340.6

350.1

Exchange Rates

3.26

3.29

3.40

3.5

Units: $ millions

Total Market Size = (Total Local Production + Imports) - Exports

Source: Global Trade Atlas

Opportunities

The Strategic Plan for the Peruvian National Police 2020-2024 states that the GOP will spend over $117 million in the next four years on police equipment.  The security and safety equipment sector in Peru is very promising for U.S. exporters due to increased product demand.  Public surveys indicate most Peruvians do not feel safe in their own homes.  Companies and homeowners have a growing interest in equipment including alarms, surveillance cameras, and lights.

Given the continued increase in crime the Peruvian Government has developed a project that  has become a top government national priority, PER105.  The Budget is approximately $470 million.  The Ministry of Interior plan to contract the project as a government to  government agreement to stand up a PMO to define the requirements for this project.  The desired scope:

  • A Single Emergency Number:  105
  • New 7 story building to be constructed next to INDECI (National Institute of Civil Defence)
  • 8,000 video surveillance cameras
  • 8,000 body worn cameras
  • 8 drones
  • 1,990 patrol vehicles
  • 517 police motorcycles
  • 83 firetrucks
  • 25 mobile command center vehicles

Leading Sub-Sectors

The figures below represent each product’s share of Peru’s 2019 total imports in this sector.

HTS Code

Description

%

630790

Made-Up Textile Articles, Nesoi

4.6

900490

Spectacles, Etc, Corrective, Protective, Nesoi

4

902000

Breathing Appliances & Gas Masks Nesoi; Parts Etc.

2.9

830140

Locks Except Motor Vehicle Or Furniture, Base Metal

2.9

853180

Electric Sound Or Visual Signaling Apparatus Nesoi

2.6

853190

Parts Of Electric Sound Or Visual Signaling Aprts

2.3

730830

Drs, Wndws A Frms A Thrshlds Fr Drs, Iron Or Steel

2.2

851310

Portable Electric Lamps Nesoi, Battery Or Magneto

2.2

650610

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

2.2

902710

Gas Or Smoke Analysis Apparatus

2.2

853110

Burglar Or Fire Alarms And Similar Apparatus

1.8

700729

Laminated Safety Glass, Not For Vehicular Use

1.8

902219

Apparatus Base On X-Ray For Oth Use,Ex Medical,Etc

1.6

853080

Electrical Signaling Or Traffic Control Eqpt,Nesoi

1.2

842410

Fire Extinguishers, Whether Or Not Charged

1

830160

Parts Of Locks, Base Metal

1

930200

Revolvers & Pistols, Designed To Fire Live Ammo

1

830110

Padlocks Of Base Metal

0.9

851230

Electrical Sound Signaling Equipment For Mtr Vhl

0.9

Key Industry Events

Seguritec Peru: organized by Thais Corporation S. A. C. on

May 26-28, 2021 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

May 14 – 17,  2021 at San Borja Army Base in Lima, Peru (Little Pentagon)

Web Resources

Global Trade Atlas

National Security Association

SARCC