Global Biometrics Market in Hospitality Sector 2016-2020
Market outlook of the biometrics market in the hospitality sector
Technavios market research analyst predicts the global biometrics market in the hospitality sector to grow at a CAGR of around 27% during the forecast period. With the increase in cases of time theft, data theft, and other criminal activities in the hospitality sector, the demand for security technologies including a highly reliable and accessible personal authentication and identification systems has increased. Biometrics has emerged as a suitable security and monitoring solution to meet this need as it is based on the behavioral and physiological characteristics of an individual, which is difficult to replicate. Biometrics in the hospitality sector is seen as the most accurate and reliable system because it eliminates manual inputs, identity card exchange, and time theft.
Biometrics in hospitality sector gives real-time information about workforce and visitors by providing complete and accurate visibility to their reporting and leaving time. It enables the hospitality sector to gain better insight into the employees work and time spent on work. Biometrics is being used in the hospitality sector for monitoring, identification, and access control. The adoption of biometrics in the hospitality sector is expected to increase during the forecast period due to the increased instances of security breaches such as terrorist attacks and bombings in the past two to three years in the hospitality sector.
Technology segmentation and analysis of the biometrics market in hospitality sector
Fingerprint identification Facial recognition Vein recognition The fingerprint identification accounted for the largest market share in the biometrics market in hospitality sector during 2015. However, this segment is anticipated to witness a decline in its shares by the end of 2020 as fingerprints can be recreated easily. For instance, The Chaos Computer Club, Europes largest association of hackers, was able to reconstruct an accurate thumb impression of an individual by using VeriFinger.
Geographical segmentation and analysis of the biometrics market in hospitality sector
APAC Europe Latin America MEA North America North America dominated the market during 2015, accounting for a market share of around 40%. The increased acceptance of biometrics in the hospitality sector for time and attendance monitoring, access to PCs, networks, and servers, control access to restricted areas, and limit access to critical data has been driving the market growth in this region. . This region is expected to retain its market leadership until the end of the forecast period due to an increase in instances of security breaches in the hospitality sector such as terrorist attacks and bombings.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global biometrics market in the hospitality sector is fragmented due to the presence of numerous small regional vendors and large multinational vendors. International players are investing in upgrading existing technologies. The key players are expected to diversify their geographical presence with a focus on APAC during the forecast period.
The leading vendors in the market are -
3M Cogent Crossmatch FUJITSU M2SYS NEC The other prominent vendors of the market include ACTAtek, Allegion, ePortID, Herta Security, Iris ID, IriTech, SecurAX Tech, SekureID, TENBIO, Trac-Tech, Tyco, and WatchGuard.
Key questions answered in the report
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Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report Global Biometrics in Hospitality sector 2016-2020 Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Biometrics in Hospitality sector: 3M Cogent, Crossmatch, FUJITSU, M2SYS and NEC Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ACTAtek, Allegion, ePortID, Herta Security, Iris ID, IriTech, SecurAX Tech, SekureID, TENBIO, Trac-Tech, Tyco, and WatchGuard. Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavios team said: Smart bracelets have begun to gain importance in travel and hospitality sectors. These bracelets enable the end-user to make a payment in an amusement park or to open a hotel room door, thereby eliminating the traditional ticket and key card systems. One of the most well-known example of a smart bracelet is Disneys MagicBand. This sensor-based wristband is an all-in-one device that allows the visitors to check-in at entrance, secure entry into theme and water parks, to unlock their hotel room, and to purchase food and souvenirs by touching the keypad of their smartphones. According to the report, biometrics integrated into smart cards offer the advantage of offline authentication, which is beneficial for end-users present in remote locations without proper communication infrastructure. In addition, smart cards have the added advantage of storing many applications for multiple purposes. Hence, a smart card integrated with biometrics enables physical and logical access. Further, the report states that fingerprints can be affected by factors such as cuts, dirt, and skin allergies. Fingerprint databases can also be hacked and genuine fingerprints replaced with duplicate latent fingerprints.