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Automated Border Control Market - By Border Crossing Procedure (One-step Process, Integrated Two-step Process, Segregated Two-step Process), By Solution Type (ABC E-Gates, ABC Kiosks), By Component, By Application & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6956
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Automated Border Control Market Size

Automated Border Control Market was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2022 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 12% between 2023 and 2032.

Automated Border Control Market

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Automated border control (ABC) is a technology-driven system used at international borders and airports to expedite the immigration & customs processes. It typically involves self-service kiosks and biometric authentication methods such as facial recognition or fingerprint scanning. Travelers can use these automated systems to verify their identities, complete necessary documentation, and undergo security checks quickly, thereby reducing wait times and enhancing border security & efficiency. The increasing volume of international travel & tourism activities is driving the global market growth.

As global travel rates continue to grow, border control agencies are seeking efficient solutions to manage the rising passenger numbers. ABC systems streamline the immigration & customs processes, reducing wait times and enhancing the overall traveler experience. This demand for faster & more efficient border procedures contributes to the expansion and adoption of ABC technologies in airports and border crossings worldwide. For instance, in May 2023, IDEMIA, have been awarded the Automated Border Control System (ABCS) contract for all travellers entering and exiting the country’s air, land and sea checkpoints, by Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and HTX (Home Team Science and Technology Agency).

Inaccurate or unreliable biometric identification methods can lead to security vulnerabilities, causing false positives or negatives. This can undermine public trust and potentially compromise border security. Ensuring consistently high accuracy and reliability is crucial to overcoming these obstacles and gaining wider adoption of automated border control systems, especially in scenarios where security is paramount.


COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the automated border control market. Travel restrictions and reduced international travel significantly lowered the demand for ABC systems as fewer travelers were passing through border control checkpoints. Additionally, concerns about physical contact with shared devices hindered the adoption of touch-based biometric authentication methods. The pandemic also posed challenges in terms of both demand and operational safety for the ABC market, impacting its growth & deployment.

Automated Border Control Market Trends

The automated border control (ABC) market is witnessing several notable trends. There is a significant focus on advanced biometric technologies, such as facial recognition, iris scanning, and fingerprint recognition, that enhance both accuracy & security in border control processes. The market is experiencing a surge in mobile-based automated border control systems and self-service kiosks, providing travelers with more control and convenience. Data analytics and artificial intelligence are also playing an increasingly vital role in decision-making, border traffic monitoring & anomaly detection.

Cybersecurity measures are also being heightened to protect sensitive biometric & traveler data, reflecting the evolving landscape of automated border control solutions that prioritize efficiency, security, and adaptability to changing travel needs.

Automated Border Control Market Analysis

Automated Border Control Market Size, By Application, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on application, the market is segmented into airports, seaports, and land ports. The land ports segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment with over CAGR of 12.5% between 2023 to 2032.


  • Land ports are experiencing growth due to the increasing volume of cross-border trade and passenger traffic. These factors demand more efficient border control processes. Land ports, which connect neighboring countries and handle substantial traffic, are pivotal locations for implementing automated border control systems to expedite these processes.
  • Heightened security concerns require stricter border control measures. ABC systems enhance security by employing advanced biometric technologies, such as facial recognition and fingerprint scanning, thereby ensuring the accurate identification of travelers and preventing unauthorized access.
  • The growing use of automated border control systems in land ports is being driven by the need for improved efficiency, enhanced security, public health considerations, and infrastructure upgrades, making them a crucial application area in the broader ABC market.

Automated Border Control Market Share, By Border Crossing Procedure, 2022

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Based on border crossing procedure, the market is segmented into one-step process, integrated two-step process, and segregated two-step process. The integrated two-step process segment is dominating the market with share of over 50% from 2023 to 2032.

  • The integrated two-step process enhances border security while expediting the processing of travelers. This two-step approach typically involves an initial self-service kiosk check, followed by a biometric authentication step at a gate or barrier, ensuring robust identity verification.
  • The integrated two-step process improves passenger flow management, particularly in high-traffic areas such as airports and land ports. By splitting the process into two steps, it prevents bottlenecks at traditional checkpoints, thereby reducing wait times and congestion.
  • Governments and border control agencies are recognizing the efficiency gains and cost savings associated with this approach. It reduces the need for extensive manual checks, leading to resource optimization.
  • With the continuous advancements in biometric technologies, the integrated two-step process will become more accurate & reliable, increasing its appeal across border control applications.
UK Automated Border Control Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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Europe dominated the automated border control market in 2022, accounting for a significant share of over 30%. Europe is experiencing growth in the automated border control (ABC) market due to increasing international travel & trade activities, which have driven the demand for efficient border control solutions. European governments have been investing in modernizing border infrastructure, making it conducive for the deployment of automated border control systems. The stringent security requirements in Europe have also led to the adoption of advanced biometric technologies, making ABC systems a crucial component of border security. Furthermore, the European Union's push for standardized travel document verification and cross-border data sharing has propelled the growth of ABC systems in the region.

Automated Border Control Market Share

These market players are adopting strategic initiatives including mergers & acquisitions, product offerings, technological advancements, innovation, and geographical expansion to gain a significant market share & a competitive edge. The automated border control industry is highly competitive owing to the presence of key players such as:

  • Vision-Box
  • SITA
  • Secunet Security Networks AG
  • Thales Group
  • NEC Corporation
  • Indra Sistemas, S.A.

Automated Border Control Industry News

  • In March 2023, Vision-Box installed a biometric border control framework in Vietnam. Vision-Box’s system includes automated border control gates fitted with facial & fingerprint recognition technology. The new border control framework for five airports in Vietnam is a significant milestone for the company.
  • In September 2023, Smiths Detection launched its HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, an advanced cabin baggage screening system based on Computed Tomography (CT) technology, for the Indian market. With this, passengers will no longer have to place electronic devices, chargers, and liquids, among other items, into separate trays outside of their carry-on baggage.

The automated border control market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Border Crossing Procedure

  • One-step Process
  • Integrated Two-step Process
  • Segregated Two-step Process

By Solution Type

  • ABC E-Gates
    • Automated Boarding E-Gates
    • Security Checkpoint E-Gates
  • ABC Kiosks

By Component

  • Hardware
    • Document Authentication Systems
      • Optical Character Recognition
      • Barcode Reader
      • Signature Scanner
    • Biometric Verification System
      • Face Recognition
      • Fingerprint Recognition
      • Iris Recognition
      • Others
    • Baggage Scanner
      • RFID Tags
    • Digital ID Verification
  • Software
  • Services

By Application

  • Airports
  • Seaports
  • Land ports

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for automated border control size was USD 1.8 billion in 2022 and is estimated to record over 12% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.

The land ports segment is expected to be the fastest growing with over 12.5% CAGR between 2023 to 2032 due to the increasing volume of cross-border trade and passenger traffic, that necessitates the use of automated border control solutions.

Europe market for automated border control accounted for a significant share of over 30% in 2022 and will grow through 2032 due to increasing international travel & trade activities in the region.

Vision-Box, SITA, Secunet Security Networks AG, IDEMIA, Thales Group, NEC Corporation, and Indra Sistemas, S.A.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
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