Automated security eGate market to grow 9% CAGR from 2017-2021

October 23, 2017 - 

Technavio has published its latest market research report on the global automated security e-gate market, which examines key trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021.

Titled “Global Automated Security E-gate Market 2017-2021“, the report forecasts the global automated security e-gate market to grow at a CAGR of close to 9 percent during the forecast period.

Countries like the US and those in the European Union (EU) have comprehensive policies for reinforcing border security.

Meanwhile, emerging economies such as India and Thailand are showing interest in using automated e-gates as they streamline their border control process to accommodate the increasing number of tourists.

“The changing political and economic scenario across various regions on the globe has led to an increase in the number of illegal crossings,” Moutushi Saha, a lead analyst at Technavio for homeland security research, said. “It has been estimated that between 1.7 billion and 1.9 billion people illegally crossed the European Union’s border in 2015, which is substantially high compared to 2014 when immigration was below 0.5 billion. This is expected to drive the market for e-gates, as they are a prime instrument for curbing such attempts.”

The report identifies the top three emerging market trends driving the global automated security e-gate market as facial recognition border control gates, boarding gate with explosive detection systems, and integrated approach to airport security.

Biometric technology has evolved to facilitate high-accuracy detection of facial features. Facial recognition offers certain advantages over other kinds of biometrics, such as providing quick and accurate identification of passengers at the boarding gates.

As part of the two-step authentication process, the facial recognition devices capture a traveler’s facial features and boarding pass, then the kiosks at the gate conduct a facial scan to verify the identity and authorize boarding.

“An automated security e-gate is an integrated security system,” Saha said. “It performs electronic authentication of travel documents, establishes the identity of the person holding the documents, and determines the border-crossing eligibility based on certain pre-defined rules.”

The report states that the one of the major security concerns at airports is the transportation of explosives.

Security systems are being designed to identify such instances especially those involving body-borne improvised explosive devices.

Technavio highlights Hitachi’s prototype in 2012 of a high-speed bomb detection gate which it developed with Nippon Signal and the University of Yamanashi.

The gate deployed high-sensitivity mass spectrometry to detect traces of explosives on the passenger’s hand, with the ability to process 1,200 people in an hour.

The report also highlights the Smart Security initiative, a joint effort of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI).

The initiative is designed to improve passenger screening efficiency through an integrated approach, which is applied across advanced screening technologies, risk-based security concepts, and process innovations.

As part of advanced screening technologies, the initiative suggests the use of dual/multi-view X-ray systems and computed Tomography screening devices for the screening of passenger luggage.

In addition, the process suggests the pre-screening of passengers to assess their level of risk based on behavior analysis and questioning techniques and ticket purchase characteristics.

This step would be followed by the allocation of resources in line with the risk profile of passengers whereby algorithms of security scanner and/or the X-ray machine could be switched or the passenger guided towards additional screening.

Technavio recently released a new report that forecasts that the global biometrics market in the education sector to grow at a CAGR of more than 26 percent during the forecast 2017-2021.

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