Europe continues to dominate the automated border control market

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According to Marketsandmarkets, the global automated border control market size is estimated to be USD 2.1 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 3.9 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 13.3%. Analysts suggest that the increase in international travellers, which leads to the growth of the travel and tourism industry as well as the rise in safety issues at land borders, seaports, and airports, are responsible for the growth of the automated border control market. Additionally, the transportation organisations and governments of various countries have placed an emphasis on implementing digital ID verification systems, which is also expected to spur the growth of the market in the coming years.

Biometric authentication at e-gates

E-gates significantly expedite the immigration process by automating the verification and authentication of travellers' documents. They can process passengers faster than manual border control, reducing waiting times and congestion at immigration checkpoints. e-gates utilise advanced technologies such as biometric authentication (e.g., facial recognition, fingerprint scanning) to verify the identity of travellers. These systems provide a higher level of security by minimizing the risk of forged or stolen travel documents and reducing human error in the identification process. Hence, automated border control e-gates are highly adopted at all border checkpoints.

Hardware segment to see highest growth rate

The various types of hardware components in automated border control systems include document authentication systems, biometric verification systems, baggage scanners, and digital ID verification. The growing requirement for biometric verification in the border control process is driving segmental growth. Biometric verification systems play a crucial role in automated border control systems by using unique physical or behavioural characteristics to establish the identity of individuals.

Air travel dominates the sector

Unsurprisingly, airports are significant adopters of automated border control systems. Automated border control systems handle a larger volume of passengers simultaneously, increasing the capacity of border control operations at airports. This is particularly beneficial during peak travel periods when airports experience high passenger traffic. The ability to process more travellers efficiently reduces bottlenecks and ensures smoother operations. On the other hand, implementing e-gates and ABC kiosks can lead to cost savings and resource optimisation for airport authorities. Thus, automated border control systems are highly adopted at airports owing to their ability to enhance security, improve efficiency, reduce costs, comply with regulations, leverage technological advancements, accommodate global travel growth, and provide contactless solutions.

Strong European market

According to the research, Europe accounted for the largest share of the market for automated border control in 2022. One of the key reasons for the increased adoption of ABC systems in the region is the need to enhance border security and manage the increasing volume of international travel within the region. Europe experiences a significant influx of travellers, both from within the continent and from other parts of the world, for various purposes such as tourism, business, and education. With the Schengen Agreement allowing for passport-free movement across most European countries, ensuring effective border control becomes crucial to maintain security and prevent unauthorised entry.

The automated border control market in Europe is also predicted to grow at a considerably high rate due to the presence of a significant number of airports and seaports. In addition, the region is home to some of the major manufacturers operating in the automated border control market, such as Vision-Box (Portugal), Sita (Netherlands), Idemia (France), Secunet Security Networks AG (Germany), Thales (France), among others. Their deals, such as partnerships, collaboration, agreements, and contracts to improve their share and enhance their position in the automated border control market, also propel the market growth.

Major companies operating in this automated border control market, and cited by the analysts in the report, and not already mentioned above include, NEC Corporation, Indra Sistemas, Gunnebo, and HID Global. The study includes an in-depth competitive analysis of these key players in the automated border control market with their company profiles, recent developments, and key market strategies.


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