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Security Scanning Equipment Market - By Product Type (X-ray scanners, Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners, Computed Tomography scanners, Ultrasound scanners), By Application (2D scanning technology, 3D scanning technology, 4D scanning technology), By End Use Industry, Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6201
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Security Scanning Equipment Market Size

Security Scanning Equipment Market size was valued at over USD 11.4 billion in 2022 with a volume of over 1,000 thousand units dispatched and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 7% between 2023 and 2032. The growing international trade volume is driving the demand for efficient & effective security scanning equipment to streamline customs procedures while maintaining security standards.

Security Scanning Equipment Market

Airports and transportation hubs are the key locations where security scanning equipment are heavily deployed. The rise in air travel, international freight transportation, and transit passengers requires comprehensive security measures. Security scanning equipment are used to screen passengers, baggage, and cargo for threats and prohibited items. There is a continuous demand for advanced scanning technologies that can handle high traffic volumes without compromising security owing to the rising number of passengers as well as the growing need for faster & more efficient screening processes.

The security scanning equipment market is involved in the manufacturing, distribution, and utilization of devices and technologies designed to detect & identify potential threats or prohibited items in different settings. These security scanning devices are employed to ensure safety & security in environments such as airports, seaports, public venues, government buildings, and commercial establishments.

The complexity of the integration process can act as a deterrent for organizations, particularly those lacking the necessary resources or expertise. The integration of security scanning equipment with existing security infrastructure often requires additional investments in hardware, software, and connectivity solutions. These costs can be a barrier for organizations, especially those with limited budgets. The financial implications of this integration can restrain the adoption & deployment of security scanning equipment. Moreover, the complex integration process can involve coordination between multiple stakeholders and technology providers. Different security systems may have unique requirements and configurations, thereby requiring specialized knowledge & expertise for successful integration.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted several markets including the security scanning equipment market in 2020. The pandemic led to disruptions in global supply chains, affecting the production and distribution of security scanning equipment. Manufacturing facilities faced temporary closures, logistics and transportation were impacted, and there were shortages of raw materials and components. These disruptions led to delays in equipment delivery and affected overall market dynamics.

Security Scanning Equipment Market Trends

Advanced imaging & detection techniques enable more accurate and efficient threat detection. Security scanning equipment utilize technologies, such as X-ray imaging, millimeter-wave imaging, thermal imaging, and spectroscopy, to identify prohibited items, weapons, explosives, and contraband goods. These techniques provide detailed & high-resolution images, allowing operators to detect hidden or disguised threats more effectively. By adopting advanced imaging & detection techniques, security scanning equipment enhance security measures and reduce the risk of potential threats. Advanced imaging & detection techniques contribute to increased throughput and operational efficiency in security screening processes.

Technologies such as Automatic Threat Recognition (ATR) systems can automatically analyze scanned images and highlight potential threats, reducing the time & effort required for manual inspections. Moreover, advancements in imaging & detection technologies enable faster scanning speeds and real-time analysis, allowing security personnel to process a higher volume of individuals & baggage in shorter periods. This is particularly beneficial in high-traffic areas such as airports and transportation hubs.

Security Scanning Equipment Market Analysis

Security Scanning Equipment Market, By Product Type, 2021-2032 (USD Billion)

Based on product type, the security scanning equipment market is segmented into X-ray scanners, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners, Computed Tomography (CT) scanners, Ultrasound scanners and others. The X-ray scanner segment held a market share of over 30% in 2022 with a volume of over 20 thousand units. The global increase in air travel and international trade contributes to the demand for security scanning equipment. Airports, cargo terminals, and border checkpoints are witnessing a surge in passenger & cargo volumes, thereby augmenting the need for efficient & robust security measures. X-ray scanners play a crucial role in maintaining the security & integrity of these operations by enabling the rapid & accurate screening of baggage, cargo, and parcels. Moreover, Modern x-ray scanners feature high-resolution imaging, advanced material discrimination algorithms, and automated threat recognition systems. These improvements enhance the efficiency & accuracy of threat detection, thereby reducing false alarms and improving the overall security screening processes.

Security Scanning Equipment Volume Share, 2022

Based on end use, the security scanning equipment market is divided into commercial, industrial, public infrastructure, military & defence and correctional facility, institutional, transportation & aviation, healthcare. The military & defence and correctional facility segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% from 2023 to 2032. The demand for security scanning equipment is growing in the military & defense sector for border security as well as the prevention of the smuggling of weapons, contraband, or illegal substances across national borders.

Security scanning equipment including cargo scanners and vehicle inspection systems play a vital role in screening & inspecting vehicles, containers, and goods at border checkpoints. By utilizing advanced security scanning equipment, military & defense organizations enhance border security and prevent security breaches. Moreover, security scanning equipment help in preventing escapes, assaults, and acts of violence within correctional facilities, thereby boosting product demand in this segment. By screening individuals, bags, or parcels, security scanners can detect hidden weapons or escape tools. The deployment of advanced security scanning equipment enhances the ability to identify potential threats and maintain control within the facility, thereby ensuring the safety of both inmates and staff.

U.S. Security Scanning Equipment Market, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

North America held a significant market share of over 40% in 2022. North America is a hub for technological innovations and advancements. The region has a strong presence of companies specializing in security scanning equipment, driving advancements in technology a& products. Technological advancements, such as advanced imaging techniques, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and data analytics, improve the capabilities & performance of security scanning equipment. The availability of cutting-edge technology is fueling the security scanning equipment market growth in North America. Government investments in the procurement of security scanning equipment are anticipated to propel market growth in the U.S. For instance, in April 2023, the TSA invested USD 1.3 billion to procure Computed Tomography (CT) scanners for airport checkpoints.

Security Scanning Equipment Market Share

Major companies operating in the Security scanning equipment market are:

  • Analogic Corporation
  • Astrophysics Inc
  • Autoclear LLC
  • Garrett Metal Detectors
  • Gilardoni S.p.A
  • L3Harris Technologies Inc
  • Leidos Holdings Inc.
  • Nokta Makro Metal Detectors
  • Nuctech
  • Rapiscan Systems
  • Scanna MSC Ltd
  • Smiths Detection Group Ltd,
  • Vanderlande Industries
  • Westminster Group Plc,
  • TODD Research.

The competitive landscape is characterized by continuous innovations as companies strive to improve their offerings with new technologies, integrations, and partnerships.

Security Scanning Equipment Industry News:

  • In May 2023, Royal Philips launched an AI-powered CT system to escalate routine radiology and high-volume screening programs. The Philips CT 3500 comprises a variety of image-reconstruction & workflow-improving features that assist in delivering the consistency, speed, and first time-right image quality needed for clinicians to make confident diagnoses.

The Security scanning equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue & volume (USD Million and Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product Type

  • X-ray scanners
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners
  • Computed Tomography (CT) scanners
  • Ultrasound scanners
  • Others

By End Use

  • 2D scanning technology
  • 3D scanning technology
  • 4D scanning technology

By End Use

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Public infrastructure
  • Military & defence and correctional facility     
  • Institutional
  • Transportation & aviation
  • Healthcare

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

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


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for security scanning equipment was valued at over USD 11.4 billion in 2022 and will grow at a CAGR of over 7% between 2023 and 2032, backed by the growing international trade volume.

The X-ray scanner segment held a market share of over 30% in 2022, as these scanners play a crucial role in maintaining the security & integrity of checkpoint operations by enabling the rapid & accurate screening of baggage, cargo, and parcels.

North America held a significant market share of over 40% in 2022, on account of the technological innovations and advancements in the region, along with strong presence of companies specializing in security scanning equipment.

Analogic Corporation, Astrophysics, Inc, Autoclear LLC, Garrett Metal Detectors, Gilardoni S.p.A, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Leidos Holdings, Inc., Nokta Makro Metal Detectors, Nuctech, Rapiscan Systems, Scanna MSC Ltd., Smiths Detection Group Ltd among others.

Security Scanning Equipment Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
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  • Countries covered: 17
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