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Global Biometric Sensors Market 2016-2020

Global Biometric Sensors Market 2016-2020

About biometric sensors

A biometric sensor is a transducer, which converts the biometric input signal (fingerprints, voice, vein patterns, or facial traits) of its user into an electrical signal. In order to authenticate any biometric measurement, a biometric sensor is required to scan the user's fingerprint or voice or face in the hardware set.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global biometric sensors market to grow at a CAGR of 10.14% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global biometric sensors market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the total sales of biometric sensors (used in fingerprint recognition, iris recognition, facial recognition, hand geometry, voice recognition, and vein recognition) for end-user sectors such as government, transportation, healthcare, BFSI, and retail.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Biometric Sensors Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • 3M Cogent
  • Crossmatch
  • NEC
  • Safran
Other prominent vendors
  • Fulcrum Biometrics
  • IDEX ASA
  • ZKTeco
Market driver
  • Availability of cloud-based biometrics
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Paucity of biometrics standardization
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of touchless sensing technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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 – Global Biometric Sensors Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global biometric sensors market: 3M Cogent, Crossmatch, NEC, and Safran.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Fulcrum Biometrics, IDEX ASA, and ZKTeco.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Emergence of touchless sensing technology will be a key trend for market growth. A fingerprint scan requires the end-user to place his finger on a plain glass surface, which can lead to smudged or deformed images. This leads to discrepancies in the authentication process, which can result in unauthorized access. With advances in technology, touchless sensing technology has evolved. This technology generates 3D fingerprint scans. 3D fingerprint scanners help solve the problems of traditional systems, as they do not cause slippage, deformation, or smearing of the fingerprint. In addition, 3D touchless fingerprint technology is interoperable with legacy devices to provide high-quality images. To develop a 3D fingerprint image interoperable with the existing AFIS, a simulated rolling procedure was introduced, which unwraps 3D fingerprint image into 2D fingerprint images that are comparable with legacy rolled fingerprints. Furthermore, a 3D fingerprint image provides a high-quality, large, nail-to-nail representation of the finger. ”

According to the report, a major driver contributing to the growth of this market is the increasing number of identity thefts. Lately, there has been an increase in the number of identity and data theft cases, primarily because of the increase in the use of websites and web applications by end-users. The growing popularity of online consulting and sharing of health-related results online is also leading to identity theft cases. The increasing complexity of these attacks is driving end-users to implement secure authentication solutions. Hence, there is increased adoption of biometric security solutions as they are one of the most secure authentication solutions. These solutions are very reliable as they efficiently assess individuals on the basis of their physical or behavioral traits, which are very difficult to forge, making them one of the strongest authentication solutions available in the market.

Further, the report states that as alternative solutions are comparatively inexpensive and are much easier to operate, they find greater acceptance among enterprises. Small and medium-scale businesses, in particular, prefer cost-effective solutions over biometric solutions. Moreover, vendors with much larger customer bases generally provide inexpensive authentication solutions. As these vendors have been present in the authentication market for many years and have a diversified geographic presence, their solutions have a wider acceptance. Therefore, strong competition from inexpensive non-biometric technologies is a major challenge hindering the growth of the market.

Companies Mentioned

3M Cogent, Crossmatch, NEC, Safran, Fulcrum Biometrics, IDEX ASA, ZKTeco.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Classification of biometric technologies
      • Table Major countries covered
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Evolution of biometrics
      • Table Evolution of biometrics
      • Table Workflow of biometrics
    • Applications of biometrics
      • Table Applications of biometrics
    • Types of biometric technologies
      • Table Workflow of fingerprint biometric technology
      • Table Workflow of facial biometric technology
      • Table Workflow of iris biometric technology
      • Table Workflow of DNA biometric technology
      • Table Workflow of voice biometric technology
    • Comparison of biometric technologies
      • Table Feature comparison of biometric technologies
      • Table Comparison of FAR and FRR
  • Market opportunities
    • Emergence of biometrics in wearables
      • Table Global wearable devices market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Availability of portable biometrics devices
    • Host card emulation
    • Single sign-on
    • Integration of fingerprint biometrics in smart cards
    • Adoption of cloud-based biometrics
    • Evolution of 3D fingerprint identification systems and touchless systems
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global biometric sensors market overview
      • Table Global biometric sensor technology segmentation by end-use 2015
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global biometric sensors market 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global biometric sensors market by technology 2015-2020
    • Table Global biometric sensors market by technology 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: fingerprint recognition segment
      • Table Non-AFIS vs. AFIS technology
      • Table Biometric sensors market: fingerprint recognition segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Fingerprint biometric sensors market by end-use segment 2015-2020
    • Biometric sensors market: iris recognition segment
      • Table Iris recognition technology: advantages and disadvantages
      • Table Biometric sensors market: iris recognition segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Iris biometric sensors market by end-use segment 2015-2020
    • Biometric sensors market: facial recognition segment
      • Table Biometric sensors market: facial recognition segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Facial biometric sensors market by end-use segment 2015-2020
    • Biometric sensors market: hand geometry segment
      • Table Biometric sensors market: hand geometry segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Hand geometry biometric sensors market by end-use segment 2015-2020
    • Biometric sensors market: voice recognition segment
      • Table Biometric sensors market: voice recognition segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Voice biometric sensors market by end-use segment 2015-2020
    • Biometric sensors market: vein recognition segment
      • Table Biometric sensors market: vein recognition segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Vein biometric sensors market by end-use segment 2015-2020
  • Market segmentation by end-use
    • Table Global biometric sensors market by end-use sectors 2015-2020
    • Table Global biometric sensors market by end-use sectors 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: government sector
      • Table Biometric sensors market: government sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: transportation sector
      • Table Biometric sensors market: transportation sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: healthcare sector
      • Table Biometric sensors market: healthcare sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: BFSI sector
      • Table Biometric sensors market: BFSI sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: retail sector
      • Table Biometric sensors market: retail sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global biometric sensors market by geography 2015
    • Table Global biometric sensors market by geography 2015-2020
    • Table Global biometric sensors market by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: APAC
      • Table Biometric sensors market: APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: North America
      • Table Biometric sensors market: North America 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: Europe
      • Table List of airports in Europe implementing fingerprint biometrics
      • Table Biometric sensors market: Europe 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Biometric sensors market: ROW
      • Table Biometric sensors market: ROW 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Availability of cloud-based biometrics
      • Table Cloud-based biometrics model
    • Adoption of multimodal biometrics
    • Increasing number of identity thefts
      • Table Identity theft by sector 2015
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Paucity of biometrics standardization
    • High cost of biometric systems
    • Availability of low cost non-biometric technologies
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of mobile biometric payments
      • Table Global mobile payment transaction ($ billions)
    • Introduction of biometrics mobile apps
    • Emergence of touchless sensing technology
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Prominent vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
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