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Biometric Market in Middle East 2015-2019

Biometric Market in Middle East 2015-2019

About biometrics

Biometrics was introduced in the latter half of the twentieth century, with the emergence of computers. It is based on the behavioural and physiological characteristics of an individual that are difficult to replicate. Biometric technologies include voice recognition, palm geometry recognition, DNA identification, gait recognition, fingerprint matching, facial recognition, iris recognition, signature verification, and vein recognition. Also, biometric technologies are considered to be more reliable compared to physical devices and numeric codes. In addition, biometric traits cannot be lost or forgotten by an individual. Biometrics use verification and identification to authenticate an individual. Verification is a one-on-one process that matches the biometric traits of an individual against a particular template. However, identification is a process where the biometrics traits of an individual are matched against all templates in the database.

Several banks and financial institutions in the Middle East have integrated biometric technologies, such as voice controlled mobile applications, fingerprint identification, and retina recognition to allow their customers access to online accounts through mobile applications.

Many industry verticals have adopted biometrics in the Middle East because of increasing security and authentication concerns in the region. Some of the examples are listed below:

  • Isbank, Turkey's largest commercial bank, has deployed finger vein biometric recognition at ATMs. The bank has installed nearly 3,400 finger vein scanners in 2,400 ATMs across 1,000 branches in the country
  • Saudi Arabia's Al Rajhi Bank, an Islamic financial institution, has deployed biometrics at its ATMs across its branches
  • UAE's Ministry of Interior, has deployed multimodal biometric screening systems at airports
  • Egypt’s Cairo International Airport implements biometric screening that uses facial recognition to identify travellers
  • Finger vein scanners offered by Hitachi are being deployed in the healthcare sector in Turkey across several private hospitals and dialysis centers to identify patients efficiently
TechNavio's analysts forecast the biometrics market in Middle East to grow at a CAGR of 19.35% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the biometrics market in the Middle East for the period 2015-2019.

To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of biometric solutions including hardware, software, integrated solutions, and services offered in the government sector. Revenues generated from aftersales services are not included to calculate the market size.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the following:
  • Technologies: fingerprint identification, DNA analysis, iris recognition, facial recognition, and voice recognition
  • Countries: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Cyprus
The market is highly fragmented with the presence of a large number of small and large vendors. A detailed product and feature comparison of key leading vendors is provided in the report.

In addition, the report discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the biometrics market in the Middle East. It also outlines the risks faced by vendors and the market at large, as well as the key trends that are emerging in the market.

Technavio's report, Biometrics Market in Middle East 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape of the biometrics market in the Middle East and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Cross Match Technologies
  • M2SYS Technology
  • NEC
  • Nuance
  • Safran
Other prominent vendors
  • 4G Identity
  • BioEnable
  • Cardzme
  • Hitachi
  • SUPREMA
  • Uniphore
  • VoiceTrust
  • ZK Technology
Market growth inhibitor
  • Lack of accuracy
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of multimodal biometrics
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Biometrics Market in the Middle East 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Biometrics Market in the Middle East: Cross Match Technologies, M2SYS Technology, NEC, Nuance and Safran

The other prominent vendors are: 4G Identity, BioEnable, Cardzme, Hitachi, SUPREMA, Uniphore, VoiceTrust and ZK Technology

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Multimodal biometrics include the combination of two or more biometric technologies to provide more accuracy. For instance, biometric technologies such as fingerprint and finger vein pattern are used together, or a combination of fingerprint, iris, and voice pattern is used for secure authentication. These multimodal biometric systems are more accurate, reliable, and secure. Certain multimodal biometrics are available with both fingerprint and finger vein recognition technology in a single device, which allows the user to save the cost of buying two biometric devices. Multimodal biometric systems are gaining prominence in the Middle East for border control, where they are used to identify people moving in and out of countries.”

According to the report, banks and financial institutions are significant adopters of voice biometrics for customer verification purposes. Voice recognition is expected to gain greater traction in banking over the next few years, specifically for mobile banking, as it is affordable, user-friendly, and does not require any hardware investment. Voice biometrics enable the comparison of a person's voice, including pitch, vocal tract, harmonics, and dialect, with a sample stored in the database for identity verification. Voice biometric solutions are becoming increasingly popular in the BFSI sector, as they eliminate the need for PIN-based passwords. For instance, the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank deployed biometric solutions by Nuance Communications for secure and easy customer authentication.

Further, the report states that environmental factors such as background noise and network issues limit the adoption of biometrics and are likely to adversely affect the biometrics market in the Middle East.

Companies Mentioned

Cross Match Technologies, M2SYS Technology, NEC, Nuance, Safran, 4G Identity, BioEnable, Cardzme, Hitachi, SUPREMA, Uniphore, VoiceTrust, ZK Technology

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market description
    • How biometric technologies work
    • Applications of biometrics
    • Advantages and disadvantages of biometrics
  • Market developments
    • Introduction of multi-factor authentication
    • Biometrics in the cloud
    • Industry-specific biometric solutions
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of biometrics market in the Middle East
    • Adoption of each technology in the life cycle of biometrics in the Middle East
    • The Middle East in the global biometrics market
      • Table The Middle East in the global biometrics market 2014-2019
    • Biometrics market in Middle East
      • Table Biometrics market in Middle East 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Biometrics market in Middle East by technology 2014-2019
      • Table Biometrics market in Middle East by technology 2014-2019
    • Fingerprint biometrics market in the Middle East
      • Table Fingerprint biometrics market in the Middle East 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Facial biometrics market in the Middle East
      • Table Facial biometrics market in the Middle East 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Iris biometrics market in the Middle East
      • Table Iris biometrics in the Middle East 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Hand geometry biometrics market in the Middle East
      • Table Hand geometry biometrics market in the Middle East 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Vein biometrics market in the Middle East
      • Table Vein biometrics market in the Middle East 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Voice biometrics market in the Middle East
      • Table Voice biometrics market in the Middle East 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Biometrics market in the Middle East by end-user 2014-2019
      • Table Biometrics market in the Middle East by end-user 2014-2019
    • Biometrics market in the Middle East by oil and gas sector
      • Table Biometrics market in the Middle East by oil and gas sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in the Middle East by transportation sector
      • Table Biometrics market in the Middle East by transportation sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in the Middle East by healthcare sector
      • Table Biometrics in the Middle East by healthcare sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in the Middle East by government sector
      • Table Biometrics in the Middle East by government sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in the Middle East by BFSI sector
      • Table Biometrics in the Middle East in BFSI sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Biometrics market in the Middle East by key leading countries
      • Table Biometrics market in the Middle East by key leading countries
    • Biometrics market in Saudi Arabia
      • Table Biometrics market in Saudi Arabia 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in Turkey
      • Table Biometrics market in Turkey 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in the UAE
      • Table Biometrics market in the UAE 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in Egypt
      • Table Biometrics market in Egypt 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in Syria
      • Table Biometrics market in Syria 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in Iraq
      • Table Biometrics market in Iraq 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in Israel
      • Table Biometrics market in Israel 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Market trends
  • Market inhibitors
  • Vendor landscape
    • Key vendors matrix
    • Key vendors description
    • Key news
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Crossmatch
    • M2SYS Technology
    • NEC
    • Nuance Communications
    • Safran
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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