The global first responder border patrol homeland market is predicted to witness rapid growth over the forecast period owing to the rising need for automated processes implemented in law enforcement and border security. The mobile platform systems offered by the first responder robots are used to fight terrorist forces and protect human life across the world. The benefit of unmanned robotic ground vehicles may provide better security without loss of life, and propel market growth over the coming years. Increasing efficiency of border patrol action, which has enhanced the protection of civilians, may contribute towards market growth. Further, in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan, automated systems such as first responder border patrol may bring enhanced core technology to protect civilians and fight terrorists.
Technological advancements in the field of arms and high-tech gadgets to fight terrorism are expected to be the key driver for market expansion. The rising need for national security and international peace is attributed to market growth. Increasing adoption of automated processes by homeland security and border security forces may add up to market development. These automated processes provide innovative software and robotic platforms, which give them an edge over traditional security systems and equipment. Compatibility of such advanced systems with smartphones and mobile devices help security forces to achieve a broader and intelligent safekeeping system, thereby enabling market proliferation. Moreover, first responder border patrol homeland robots integrated with sensors, wheels, tracks, motors, and batteries enable them to provide improved security, which may heighten market penetration.
The market is anticipated to face major growth challenges in the form of the high initial cost of equipment and the lack of awareness about such equipment and their benefits. The low adoption rate of first responder border patrol homeland equipment may hinder the market growth. Additionally, the high complexity of the integrated systems in the equipment may challenge market development.
The growing emphasis on casualty reduction among border security forces and the implementation of automated security equipment to prevent loss of life may spur market augmentation over the coming years. The market may witness growth opportunities owing to innovations in armament technologies. For instance, the iRobot 210 negotiator is an unmanned surveillance robot designed to perform basic reconnaissance. Its enhanced situational awareness capability makes it an effective machine in dangerous situations. In addition, robotic research is witnessing an increased expenditure from the government. National security and homeland division are spending on R&D projects, which may further offer market growth opportunities.
The first responder border patrol homeland market comprises products such as i-robots, talon bots, EOD robots, hazmat vehicles, dragon runner, recon scout, and packbot. I-robots and dragon runner robots are expected to favor the market owing to their multifunctional capabilities in encountering situations. EOD robots and hazmat vehicles may also witness substantial market growth pertaining to the safety features and prevention of loss of human life.
The key applications of first responder border patrol homeland market include military, homeland security, government, and law enforcement. Military and homeland security are anticipated to account for major market share due to the rising demand of first responder border patrol homeland robots in these sectors. Growing concerns over border security may lead to an increasing need for such robots and may exhibit high market penetration.
North America and Europe may witness potential market growth owing to the widespread awareness pertaining to first responder robots as well as the presence of a myriad of players in these regions. Asia Pacific market may also witness growth pertaining to the increasing adoption of unmanned security robots and vehicles in the region.
Key players in the first responder border patrol homeland market are iRobot Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Energid/ Mitsubishi Inc., Thales Group, Qinetiq Company North America, BAE Systems, Allen Vanguard Corporation, AB Precision Ltd., General Dynamics Corporation and Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace AS.
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