Facial biometrics market gains recognition

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A new report from Marketsandmarkets on the facial recognition market predicts that this sector is expected to grow from USD 4.05 billion in 2017 to USD 7.76 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 13.9%.

The increased need for enhanced surveillance and monitoring in public places and the increased use of facial recognition technologies in industries, such as the government sector are expected to be driving the facial recognition market growth. Facial recognition technologies are used to minimize the threats associated with terrorism and border securities. The growing need for surveillance in public places is expected to be one of the major drivers fuelling the growth of the facial recognition market.

Due to the growing awareness among enterprises about the features of facial recognition technologies and the rising need for a more secured biometric system, the demand for facial recognition systems is said to be increasing globally. Facial recognition services play a vital role in face detection and recognition, and comprise training and consulting services and cloud-based facial recognition services. Facial recognition services are offered for governments, homeland security, military, retail, and healthcare.

The 3D facial recognition technology is independent of illumination, which enables it to capture high-quality images in uncontrolled environments, such as poorly lit and or completely dark areas. The 3D facial recognition model overcomes the drawbacks of the 2D facial recognition technology. The 3D facial recognition technologies have a high potential to analyse, identify, and verify the facial characteristics of individuals and so are predicted by the analysts to have the largest market size in the sector by the end of the forecast period. The technologies are also used in application areas, such as cross-border monitoring, document verification, and identity management.

Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Factors such as huge investments from the government sector toward the security and surveillance infrastructure, increased public awareness, and the emergence of sophisticated technologies backed by analytics are said to be driving the facial recognition market growth in APAC significantly. In addition, a high market growth is anticipated due to the technological advancements and mandatory regulations imposed by the government regulatory entities in the region to adopt the best-in-class technologies and standards.

The facial recognition market report encompasses the competitive landscape, which presents the positioning of the 25 key facial recognition vendors based on their product offerings and business strategies. Some of these major vendors include Aware, NEC Corp., Ayonix Corp, Cognitec Systems, Keylemon, Nviso, Herta Security, Techno Brain, Neurotechnology, Daon, Animetrics, 3M Company, IDEMIA, and Gemalto.


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