The global security screening market size has witnessed high growth over the last decade in the wake of growing terrorist threats and need for preventing unethical and unlawful acts. Security screening process involves scanning individuals and their belongings through several scanning equipment such as electromagnetic metal detectors, explosive trace detectors, full body X-ray scanners and biometric technology.
Easy availability of integrated screening systems due to technological advancements has enabled vendors to integrate traditional screening and scanning products, thereby driving market growth. Favorable government regulations supporting screening devices’ installations to ensure public safety is expected to be a key driver for market growth. Other growth drivers mainly include; Growing security concerns in aviation and increased demand for large scale security surveillance at public gatherings are expected to encourage security screening systems’ installation. Surge in biometric systems’ installation in private sector offices is expected to favorably impact market growth.
The global security screening market is expected to be restrained by high installation costs, high risk of negative publicity of defense and fear of privacy interruption. Other major challenges for the security screening market include; competitive pressure on manufacturers and strong health effects of full body scanning.
The security screening market can be segmented on the basis of applications and products. Screening systems are used across several applications such as border check points, government buildings, educational institutes, and airports. Based on products, the market can be sub-divided into biometric system, X-ray screening system, electromagnetic detector and explosive trace detector.
North America is expected to be a key region adopting security screening systems as a result of government regulations directing stringent security checks, especially in public places. Asia Pacific is expected to witness high installation of security systems to address constant terrorist threats. Key market participants include Safran, Analogic Corporation, Digital Barriers, American Science and Engineering, OSI Systems, Implant Sciences Corporation, Aargus Global, Aware, Smiths Group, and Magal Security Systems.
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