Passenger Security Market size is poised to witness significant growth over 2021-2027, with the escalating demand for technology upgrades, cybersecurity solutions, as well as growing air traffic. Passenger safety and security are among the key concerns of any transportation system. It is considered an essential procedure, in order to mitigate the risk of criminal activities or other threats to travelers worldwide. Screening routines have rapidly become major parts of transport infrastructure, for both domestic and international travel.
Upgradation of existing security screening systems across railways, airports and bus transit systems worldwide has become a major trend driving passenger security market trends. For instance, in order to mitigate risks to health during the security process, organizations are replacing conventional screening equipment with advanced body scanning solutions and CT technology, designed to create fewer checkpoints and eliminate the need for passengers to part with their belongings. In March 2021, Smith Detection revealed that it had been selected by Heathrow Airport, to deliver integrated checkpoints throughout the facility. This included the supply of the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography X-ray system for baggage screening, designed to elevate efficiency and passenger security levels.
Access control/biometric systems are set to emerge as a prominent segment in Europe passenger security industry up to 2027. This is credited mainly to the growing adoption of automated self-check points, as well as the integration of biometric systems in check-in procedures. A notable example of this is iProov, a biometric authentication technology provider, that announced the adoption of its technology by Eurostar in June 2020, to boost the safety levels during train travel. The walkthrough system, integrated with a facial biometric corridor to facilitate contactless travel, would enable passengers to complete processes from ticket checks to border exit, without the need to interact with hardware or other people.
Advanced Perimeter Systems Ltd., Adani Systems Inc., Axis Communications AB (Canon)., Bosch Security Systems GmbH, Autoclear, LLC., and CEIA S.p.A. are some of the key solution providers in the passenger security market. Other players include Rapiscan Systems (OSI Systems), Honeywell International Inc, Siemens, L3Harris Technologies, Inc (Leidos), Navtech Radar (Halma plc), Sensurity LTD, and FLIR Systems, Inc. (Teledyne Technologies)
These companies are adopting several initiatives including strategic partnerships and new product launches, to maintain a strong position in the competitive passenger security market landscape. For example, in May 2021, security screening equipment supplier CEIA USA, Ltd. introduced a next-gen weapons detection system, dubbed OPENGATE™. The system, characterized by an open structure, is designed to provide quick unprecedented and automatic screening of passengers with backpacks, luggage, and purses, to scan for and detect mass casualty shooting paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, Honeywell Building Technologies joined hands with San Diego International Airport, to test a new advanced video analytics technology via its Airport Innovation Lab accelerator program, to improve safety and health in the airport. Honeywell Pro-Watch Video Management System, which leverages deep-learning AI video analytics, makes use of cameras to detect compliance of airport occupants with the airport’s mask and social-distancing guidelines and ensure prompt reporting of non-compliance instances to airport staff.
With the COVID-19 outbreak rapidly emerging as one of the deadliest health threats worldwide, governments are realizing the need to prioritize the mitigation of infection spread during passenger journeys. This includes the implementation of various social distancing measures to minimize contact between passengers, the adoption of low-contact touchpoints, and limiting face-to-face communications as much as possible.
The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in the U.S. has begun testing a system capable of matching people’s faces to their IDs using facial recognition technology at various facilities, including Washington's Reagan National Airport, reducing the need for person-to-person contact. Despite the devastating effects of the pandemic on the overall transportation sector, development such as these could present lucrative opportunities for passenger security market players through 2027.
Transportation security administrations of developing as well as developed nations are also focusing on implementing continuous security operations throughout the pandemic, in order to deliver resources and information to aid passengers traveling in the current situation. This, in turn, will boost global passenger security industry dynamics over the coming years.
The passenger security market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:
Market, By Security
Market, By End User
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