Biometrics and law enforcement report released

January 11, 2016 - 

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. has released its Biometrics and Law Enforcement report that provides a brief, updated overview of the market size and biometric technology available for the law enforcement market in the United States.

The firm’s ‘Special Reports’ are sponsored by leading firms within the biometrics sector and offer comprehensive industry analysis along with forward-looking, systematic data about the global biometrics market.

This report was sponsored by Cognitec, IDGA and MorphoTrak.

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. is headquartered in Toronto with a team of writers, researchers, editors, producers and research analysts delivering independent coverage about the global biometrics industry six days a week.

The firm publishes BiometricUpdate.com, the leading online news property that publishes breaking stories, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market.

The Special Reports the firm publishes on its web site provide analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions.

According to the firm’s newest Special Report, the market size for biometric applications in the U.S. law enforcement segment continues to grow at an exponential rate. In terms of biometric technologies, automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) and fingerprint biometric technologies account for the greatest share of the biometrics spending in the U.S. law enforcement sector, followed by iris, facial, and voice recognition biometric technologies.

In fiscal year 2012, automated fingerprint identification systems accounted for US$3 billion in law enforcement spending, while combined spending on face, iris, facial, and voice recognition accounted for approximately US$1 billion, totalling US$4 billion in overall spending. Biometrics Research Group, Inc. projects in the report that total spending on biometrics for law enforcement increased to US$7.5 billion in 2015. In 2015, Biometrics Research Group estimates that spending on fingerprint systems totalled US$5 billion, while spending on the other combined biometric modalities equalled US$2.5 billion.

While fingerprint matching, palm print biometrics, facial and iris recognition are considered growth areas, the firm projects that DNA will play an increasingly important role as an emerging biometric modality used with greater regularity by law enforcement agencies in the United States.

For a more detailed look at the marketplace, please read the Biometrics and Law Enforcement report online or download it for later.

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