Balancing Scooter Market for Law Enforcement and Security - Trends and Forecasts by Technavio
LONDON—Technavio’s latest report on the global balancing scooter market for law enforcement and security provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.
Moutushi Saha, a lead research analyst from Technavio, specializing in research on homeland security sector, says, “Law enforcement and security agencies are entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the nation from violence within a country as well as for maintaining the overall law and order. Their main motives are to ensure a safe and secure stay for the country's civilians and minimize the number of illegal activities.”
Certifications for selling balancing scooters are gaining importance as many countries are imposing bans on the use of such scooters. Over 100 cases of balancing scooters catching fire and damaging property have been reported all over the world, leading to increased security measures at ports and airports.
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The top three emerging trends driving the global balancing scooter market for law enforcement and security according to Technavio aerospace and defense research analysts are:
Advent of three-wheeled patrollers
After facing some challenging issues with the two-wheeled balancing scooters (such as the use of sub-standard batteries, which resulted in a fire), a three-wheeled scooter was developed. Segway, a key vendor in the market, introduced the SE3 Patroller, a new and advanced three-wheeled patrolling vehicle for police and the law enforcement officials.
“The SE3 Patroller is equipped with emergency lights, siren, and an LED headlight. It also has a display screen aboard the scooter that shows the battery life and the speed of the vehicle. However, the three-wheeled scooter is priced at twice the price of two-wheeled balancing scooters,” according to Moutushi.
Introduction of wireless charging of balancing scooters
The emergence of wireless charging for balancing scooters will be a major benefit for the law enforcement and security officers. They can charge and recharge their vehicles, wherever required, be it during their patrol or any special missions. With wireless charging, the law enforcement and security officers can use balancing scooters more often and effectively.
This concept has been introduced at airports, where airport police can recharge their scooters and travel through the terminals, ensuring passenger and airport safety. The technology for wireless chargers is already available, since these devices have lithium-ion batteries similar to the ones used in smartphones and tablets.
Usage in beach patrolling
Of late, police officers have been using balancing scooters on beaches to prevent any violence or illegal activities. Such scooters are also used to locate missing people and children on the beach. With the use of such vehicles, it has become convenient and easy for policemen to cover long beaches in less time, which is otherwise difficult.
For example, in 2016, the Devon and Cornwall Police, UK, was provided with the Segway X2 SE Patroller to patrol the Cornwall beach. These were used to serve civilians when required and forbid any acts of violence or illegal activities. These scooters were fitted with off-road tires, enabling easier on sand and rocky terrain.
The key vendors are as follows:
- Dongguan Jinlu Electronic Technology
- Shenzhen Geteer Electric
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