Use of automated border control kiosks increases by 71 percent CAGR over four years

The number of digital identification and biometrics-based border control kiosks in use has increased by 71 percent CAGR over the last four years to 2283 kiosks deployed across 71 installations in 59 global ports of entry, according to the latest report by Acuity Market Intelligence.

The tally includes Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks, Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks, and Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIK) at international airports and cruise terminals.

“As airports and other ports of entry struggle to keep up with increasing volumes of global travelers, automation is the only solution for border control,” says Maxine Most, Principal at Acuity Market Intelligence. “integrated digital Identification technology, including document readers and biometrics, allow border agents to securely facilitate low risk international travelers while focusing expensive, high value human resources on genuine threats.”

Acuity expects kiosks to be used at more seaports and land border crossings over the next three to five years.

“The number of border control kiosks increased more than 60% over last year with CAGR projected to exceed 20% for the next 3 years,” Most says. “The US and Canada dominate the market landscape with 60% and 35% of all border control kiosks deployed. Though only about 100 kiosks are deployed at ten locations across the Caribbean, Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, Acuity expects the use of these highly efficient and cost-effective border control solutions to migrate broadly within existing regions while expanding to include Asia, Latin America, and Africa over the next few years.”

The global market is dominated by Vancouver International Airport’s Innovative Travel Solutions group, which holds more than a 60 percent share of kiosk units and installation.

Earlier this year, Vancouver International Airport expanded its BorderXpress line of kiosks to meet new requirements by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

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