Airport automated security screening market was pegged at around US$ 2 billion in 2016, and is expected to register growth at around 5% CAGR through the forecast period (2017–2025). Increasing requirement to provide mechanized assessment of passengers and luggage, with minimal human errors and reduce time, efforts and expenses in the process is among the primary factors that will fuel growth of the airport automated security screening market.
Increasing concerns regarding terrorist activities and smuggling is anticipated to drive the technology demands
Requirement to prevent illegal goods trafficking, airplane hijacking and planting explosives in aircraft is the major factor that will drive the demands for these systems. Moreover, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global demand for air travel is projected to register growths at over 3.7% CAGR, accounting for 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035. Increasing demands for air travel will in turn lead to increased demands for reducing queue times and efficient security platforms for good consumer experiences. Increasing requirement of automated screening processes to meet these increasing demands will provide considerable growth prospects for airport automated security screening market.
Airport Automated Security Market Taxonomy
On the basis of end use, the global airport automated screening market is classified into:
- Access control
- Passenger screening
- Baggage screening
Requirement to enhance passenger safety and misuse of access through contractor and staff ID badges is expected to drive the demands for biometric technology
In June 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed biometric based facial recognition exit systems at Washington Dulles International Airport. Moreover, international demands for installation of biometric systems have registered significant surge over the past few years. Large potential of biometric technologies such as iris, retina, face, and fingerprint recognition, and advent of palm vein detection to scan the blood vein patterns through linking biometric information to identification will lead to considerable reduction in waiting times and human errors in the procedures. In conjunction with this, enhancement in safety protocols, cost efficiency and reliability of biometric systems will provide substantial growth prospects for the global airport automated security screening market during the forecast period.