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Biometrics Market in MENA: Research Report, Trends, and Forecast 2015-2019

Biometrics Market in MENA: Research Report, Trends, and Forecast 2015-2019

About biometrics

Biometrics 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, these 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. With advances in technology, AFIS was introduced in 1986, which is being used by a number of law enforcement agencies to identify a criminal.

Technavio's analysts forecast the biometrics market in MENA to grow at a CAGR of 28.49% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the biometrics market in MENA 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 the after sales services are not included to calculate the market size.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, and Sudan. Other countries include 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 for the key leading vendors is provided in the report. In addition, it discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the market in MENA. 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 MENA 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Middle East and North Africa; it also covers the landscape of the biometrics market in MENA and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key regions

  • Middle East
  • North Africa
Key vendors
  • 3M Cogent
  • BioEnable
  • NEC
  • Safran
  • ZK Teco
Other prominent vendors
  • 4G Identity
  • BioEnable Technologies
  • Cardzme
  • Hitachi
  • SUPREMA
  • Uniphore
  • VoiceTrust
  • ZK Technology
Market driver
  • Emergence of IoT
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rise in error rates of voice biometrics
  • 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 MENA 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Biometrics Market in MENA: 3M, BioEnable, NEC, Safran and ZKTeco

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The BFSI sector is required to adopt biometric technologies to strengthen security and to protect customers' banking profiles. Banks and financial institutions in MENA are ready to adopt voice biometrics to confirm and verify the identities of their customers. In addition, voice recognition is expected to have greater adoption in banking for mobile banking because voice biometrics is affordable as it eliminates the need for any hardware investment.”

According to the report, the main growth driver of the market is the incidence of fraudulent activities in the past in government organizations and enterprises in the region, resulting in data loss and harm to critical infrastructures. Therefore, threats faced by organizations are prompting them to invest in biometrics security solutions to keep track of people entering the premises.

Further, the report states that the market is witnessing strong growth; however, it continues to face strong competition from alternative technologies and products such as token-based two-factor authentication, swipe cards, and software authentication. Additionally, these non-biometric solutions are cost-effective and user-friendly compared to biometric systems, which increases their acceptance level among enterprises.

Companies Mentioned

3M, BioEnable, NEC, Safran, ZKTeco

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Key takeaways
    • Recommendations for solution providers
    • Recommendations for end-users
  • Market description
    • Advantages and disadvantages of biometrics
    • Applications of biometrics
  • Emerging trends
    • Multi-factor authentication
    • NFC-based payments
    • Emergence of IoT
    • Single sign-on
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA
    • Share of MENA in global biometrics market 2014 and 2019
      • Table Share of MENA in global biometrics market 2014 and 2019
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Product life cycle analysis
    • Table Product life cycle analysis
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Biometrics market in MENA by technological segmentation 2014-2019
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA by technological segmentation 2014-2019
    • Fingerprint recognition market in MENA
      • Table Fingerprint recognition market in MENA 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Facial recognition in MENA
      • Table Facial recognition in MENA 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Iris recognition in MENA
      • Table Iris recognition in MENA 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Hand geometry recognition in MENA
      • Table Hand geometry recognition in MENA 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Vein recognition in MENA
      • Table Vein recognition in MENA 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Voice recognition in MENA
      • Table Voice recognition in MENA 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Biometrics market in MENA by end-user segmentation 2014-2019
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA by end-user segmentation 2014-2019
    • Biometrics market in MENA by oil and gas sector
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA by oil and gas sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in MENA by transportation sector
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA by transportation sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in MENA by healthcare sector
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA by healthcare sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in MENA by government sector
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA by government sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Biometrics market in MENA by BFSI sector
      • Table Biometrics market in MENA by BFSI sector 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Countries in Middle East
    • Countries in North Africa
  • Market trends
  • Market inhibitors
  • Vendor landscape
    • Vendor matrix
    • Vendor offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • 3M Cogent
    • BioEnable
    • NEC
    • Safran
    • ZKTeco
      • Table ZKTeco: Product segmentation
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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