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Biometrics Research Group releases report on policing


Biometrics in policing will constitute half of the industry’s market share by the end of this decade, according to a new Biometrics in Law Enforcement (PDF) report published by the Biometrics Research Group Inc., the publisher of BiometricUpdate.com.

Biometrics Research Group Inc. projects that the total global biometrics market will grow to US$35.5 billion by 2020 from its 2015 value of US$15 billion. The research vendor approximates that more than half of this 2020 spending, equaling US$18 billion, will be spent on law enforcement biometrics worldwide.

The law enforcement market includes the use of biometrics to identify or verify the identity of individuals who have been: apprehended or incarcerated because of criminal activity, suspected of criminal activity, or whose movement is restricted as a result of criminal activity. Biometrics may be used to identify non-cooperative or unknown subjects, to ensure that the correct inmates are released, or to verify that users under home arrest are in compliance.

The wide-ranging “law enforcement biometrics category” includes automated fingerprint identification and recognition, mobile biometrics identification devices, criminal ID solutions, as well as access control systems.

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. estimates that global spending on automated fingerprint identification by 2020 will total US$13 billion, while other fingerprint recognition systems, including access control systems will total US$2 billion. Spending on mobile biometrics identification devices and criminal ID solutions will equal US$2.5 billion and we expect spending on experimental and emerging technologies, including DNA, will total US$0.5 billion.

The report covers a wide number of companies within the space, including: Cognitech Systems, Crossmatch, Allevate Limited, JENETRIC Gmbh, Integrated Biometrics, LLC, Morpho, NEC, DERMALOG, Gemalto, Animetrics, Aware, Inc., BioID Technologies, FaceFirst, Imageware, Tygart Technology, Identiwhorl, Sciometrics and Intellicheck.

Special Reports from BiometricUpdate.com are sponsored by leading firms within the sector and this report is sponsored by Cognitec, Crossmatch, Allevate, JENETRIC and World Border Security Congress.

Biometric Update Special Reports 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.

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