has been and is continuing to be an extremely serious matter of concern across the globe. With outfits like ISIS increasing in size and suicide bombers by the dozen, security and safety of civilians is of paramount importance. The recent attacks on the otherwise peaceful city of Brussels shocked the whole world. There is an urgent need to ramp up security not only at airports, railways stations and bus terminals, but also at some of major tourists attractions around the world. Schools and colleges, while not entirely related to terrorism, have had several cases of shooters resulting in numerous casualties.
As is clearly evident, the need of the hour is security. One such method is deploying security screening systems across locations. There are range of security screening systems that can be used for different purposes. X-Ray screening systems that include body and baggage screening systems can and are deployed at airports around the world. Of late, there has been an increase in the adoption of full body scanners by some countries. However, there has been a significant amount of resistance from people owing to the highly intrusive nature of these scanners. While privacy concerns can be dealt with, the purported effect of radiation is another reason for people objecting to the use of full body scanners. In the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is embroiled in lawsuits that want full body scanners to be removed from airports across the U.S.
The use of electronic passports (e-passports) is also gaining traction around the world and this could augment the growth of the biometric systems market. Security screening systems can also be used at other public places to enhance security such as government buildings, educational institutions, banks, tourist attractions, to name a few. This market is expected to exhibit a double digit growth rate till the end of the forecast period.The Security Screening market
can be segmented on the basis of types of screening sytems X-Ray Systems, Biometric Systems, Metal Detectors, Explosive Trace Detectors, Shoe Scanners, Liquid Scanners and Others. In terms of applications, the Security Screening market has been segmented across the following Government Buildings, Airports, Hotels, Borders, Education Institutions, Railway Stations, Tourist Attractions and Others. The market has been segmented based on the following geographies
North America, South America, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa.Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the security screening market:
- Safran SA
- Digital Barriers Inc.
- Smiths Group Plc
- Analogic Corporation
- Aware Inc.