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Global Military Biometrics Market 2016-2020

Global Military Biometrics Market 2016-2020

About Military Biometrics

Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the number of insurgent and criminal activities and attacks across the globe. This has prompted the governments of a majority of the countries to invest considerably in enhancing the surveillance and monitoring systems through the purchase of new biometric equipment and related technologies. In addition, the growing instability in certain regions has led to high migration of people from Middle Eastern countries like Syria and Iraq to EMEA and North American regions. To address the issue, defense and homeland security ministries of countries are improving their border security systems by installing new fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition systems to help identify any suspect or terrorist entering the country. Hence, the defense ministries are rapidly adopting and implementing biometrics in several areas, including identity checks during border control, drug and human trafficking, criminal investigations, and others such as jail management.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global military biometrics market to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global military biometrics market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of biometric systems in the military.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Military Biometrics 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
  • M2SYS Technology
  • NEC
  • Safran
Other prominent vendors
  • 4Gid
  • AGNITIO
  • Aware
  • BIO-key International
  • Corvus Integration
  • Fujitsu
  • Fulcrum Biometrics
  • Gemalto
  • Giesecke & Devrient
  • HID Global
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Precise Biometrics
  • Suprema
  • Thales
Market driver
  • Increasing adoption in homeland security
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Limitations regarding data accuracy
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Introduction of multimodal biometrics
  • 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 Military Biometrics Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global military biometrics market: M Cogent, Crossmatch, M2SYS Technology, NEC, and Safran

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 4Gid, AGNITIO, Aware, BIO-key International, Corvus Integration, Fujitsu, Fulcrum Biometrics, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, HID Global, Northrop Grumman, Precise Biometrics, Suprema, and Thales

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Biometrics are being introduced in many wearable devices like smart watches, ear-pods, bands, and eyeglasses. These devices have biometric identification capabilities and can identify an individual's biometric traits like heart rate and blood pressure. Wearable biometric identification devices with different biometric authentication capabilities are available in the market for various purposes. For instance, Google offers glass wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display that enables individuals to access their credentials with voice and facial recognition and has the capability to perform individual identification and verify customers. The law enforcement agencies in Dubai are planning to use Google Glass with a facial recognition software for field operation to capture photos of individuals and search their faces in the criminal database to identify any potential suspects.”

According to the report, several government agencies are using biometric technologies for local, state, and federal criminal investigations. In January 2016, the FBI of the US opened a Biometrics Technology Center in North Central West Virginia. The new facility has advanced biometric identification and recognition technology, using human characteristics that provide identification of criminal and national security suspects to law enforcement and military personnel. In March 2016, Northrop Grumman received a contract from the US Army to supply biometric technology to manage investigations, threat inquiries, and other activities associated with the complaints registered and inquiries about any illegal leaks of confidential national security information. In May 2016, the US Navy awarded a biometric surveillance contract to Carnegie Mellon University. The contract included basic and applied research on unconstrained resolution; occlusion, pose, and aging tracking; and surveillance and identification in support of the Special Surveillance Program.

Further, the report states that although biometric readers offer numerous advantages during crime investigation, border control, and background check of individuals or suspected criminals, the total cost of ownership of biometric systems is high. Also, there is a wide range of biometric technologies used globally that require different devices for which costs may vary significantly. The installation of biometric systems involves high capital expenditures with the implementation of middleware, application software, and system integration. Several biometric technologies like iris biometrics, DNA analysis, and facial biometrics, palm vein biometrics are being used, which are costly and require regular maintenance. Also, costs for such large-scale systems installations include higher initial capital expenditure for hardware and software as well as the cost of maintaining equipment and managing databases requires more funds.

Companies Mentioned

M Cogent, Crossmatch, M2SYS Technology, NEC, Safran, 4Gid, AGNITIO, Aware, BIO-key International, Corvus Integration, Fujitsu, Fulcrum Biometrics, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, HID Global, Northrop Grumman, Precise Biometrics, Suprema, Thales.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
    • Definition
      • Table Leading biometric technologies
      • Table Features of leading biometric technologies
      • Table Key benefits of biometrics
    • Market overview
      • Table Key countries in each region
  • Scope of the report
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of military biometrics market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global military biometrics market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Global military biometrics market segmentation by technology
      • Table Market segmentation by technology
      • Table Market share by technology 2015 and 2020 (% share)
      • Table Market segmentation by revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Product lifecycle of biometric technologies
      • Table Product lifecycle of biometric technologies
    • Global fingerprint identification biometrics market in military
      • Table Global fingerprint identification biometrics market in military ($ billions)
    • Global facial recognition biometrics market in military
      • Table Global facial recognition biometrics market in military ($ billions)
    • Global iris recognition biometrics market in military
      • Table Global iris recognition biometrics market in military ($ billions)
    • Global other biometrics technology market in military
      • Table Global other biometrics technology market in military ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global military biometrics market segmentation by geography
      • Table Market share by geography in 2015 and 2020
    • Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015-2020
      • Table Geographic segmentation by revenue ($ billions)
    • Military biometrics market in Americas
      • Table Military biometrics market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global military biometrics market in EMEA
      • Table Military biometrics market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Military biometrics market in APAC
      • Table Military biometrics market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Rising security concerns
    • Increasing adoption in homeland security
    • High refugee influx
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Limitations regarding data accuracy
    • Price and design constraints
    • Data hacking threats
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Introduction of multimodal biometrics
    • Biometrics in wearables devices
    • Use of voice and face recognition in border security and criminal identification
    • Technological advancements
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of key vendors
      • Table Technologies offered by major vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • 3M Cogent
      • Table 3M Cogent: Product segmentation
    • Crossmatch
      • Table Crossmatch: Product segmentation
    • M2SYS Technology (M2SYS)
      • Table M2SYS: Product segmentation
    • NEC
      • Table NEC: Product segmentation
      • Table NEC: Key biometric solutions
      • Table NEC: Key biometric technologies
    • Safran Identity & Security (Safran)
      • Table Safran: Product segmentation
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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