The global security screening market size was valued at USD 7.97 billion in 2022 and is likely to reach USD 13.81 Bn by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 6.3% during 2023–2031. The growth of the market is attributed to the technological advancements in integrated screening systems and rising concern for security threats in public or government buildings and institutions.
Security screening is a process of scanning of individuals and their belongings such as containers, bag packages, and vehicles to detect the presence of unwanted or dangerous items that can amount to security threat to public.
Using several types of screening devices, this process is generally carried out at various high-security locations especially at the time of entry and exit. Some of the key equipment used for security scanning include full body X-ray scanners, electromagnetic metal detectors, explosive trace detectors, and biometric technology.
Advancement in technology helps in developing easy availability of integrated screening systems, which allows various vendors to integrate scanning products and traditional screening system. Factors such as rising adoption of screening devices at public places for large-scale security surveillance in public places and institutions present a key aspect for the market growth.
However, rising concerns regarding side-effects of using full body scanning and high competitive pressure on manufacturers are some major challenges for the security screening market. As terror threats are rising significantly that can attack and destroy public infrastructure, security screening plays a critical role to prevent that from happening.
The development of explosive trace detection (ETD) systems and its wide adoption in various sectors such as airports, government organizations, railways, hotels, and border checkpoints aim to ease and reduce security risks. Governments around the world have implemented strict rules and regulations to increase the installation of high-tech screening systems to avoid any unwanted incidents.
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
Rising concerns for public safety and strict government regulations to support installation of screening devices are key drivers for the market growth.
Increasing incidence of security threats and growing targets of public places such as malls as well as government institutions from terror attacks are some key factors boosting the demand for the security screening devices.
High installation cost and fear of privacy interruption are other major challenges, which are expected to retrain the market growth.
Increasing adoption of the screening devices in several private sectors including commercial hotels and educational institutions using biometric systems are expected to fuel the market growth.
Spending huge amount on new security equipment and improving their security measures from governments across the globe act as key drivers for the market expansion during the forecast period.
Scope of the Report
The report on the global security screening market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Security Screening Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Products (X-ray Screening System, Explosive Trace Detectors, Electromagnetic Metal Detectors, Shoe Scanners, Liquid Scanners, and Biometric Systems), and Applications (Airports, Ports and Borders Checkpoints, Government Buildings, Hotels, and Educational Institutes)
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
American Science and Engineering, Inc., Analogic Corporation, Argus Global Pty Ltd, Aware Incorporation, Digital Barriers plc., Implant Sciences Corporation, Magal Security Systems Ltd, OSI Systems, Inc., Safran SA, and Smiths Group plc.
Security screening Market Segment Insights
X-ray screening systems segment to hold a large market share
Based on products, the global security screening market is divided into x-ray screening system, explosive trace detectors, electromagnetic metal detectors, shoe scanners, liquid scanners, and biometric systems. The x-ray screening system segment accounted for a key share of the market in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period.
Wide adoption of X-ray screening systems in various sectors including airport, railways, and port checkpoints is a key factor driving the segment growth. On the other hand, the biometric systems segment is projected to constitute a large market share in the coming years owing to extensive use of the biometric systems in government sectors, financial sectors, retail environment, and business organizations.
Airports segment is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR
On the basis of applications, the market is segmented into airports, ports and borders checkpoints, government buildings, hotels, and educational institutes. The airport segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period owing to the requirement for frequent surveillance activities in airports.
The aviation industry across countries are constantly adapting innovative security screening solutions to ensure the safety of passengers and smooth functioning of commercial air service. Rising spending on enhancing airport security across countries acts as a key factor for driving the segment growth.
Asia Pacific to register a high growth rate
In terms of regions, the global security screening market is classified as North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America represented a key market share in 2020 and is expected to constitute a large share of the market in the coming years owing to strict government regulations to install screening devices across public places.
However, the market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to register a high growth rate in the coming years owing to growing government investment on the upgrading safety equipment in airports and railways. Rising number of passengers preferring to air travel is another key factor boosting the regional market growth.
The global Security screening market has been segmented on the basis of
- X-ray Screening System
- Explosive Trace Detectors
- Electromagnetic Metal Detectors
- Shoe Scanners
- Liquid Scanners
- Biometric Systems
- Ports and Borders Checkpoints
- Government Buildings
- Educational Institutes
- Asia Pacific
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- American Science and Engineering, Inc.
- Analogic Corporation
- Argus Global Pty Ltd
- Aware Incorporation
- Digital Barriers plc.
- Implant Sciences Corporation
- Magal Security Systems Ltd
- OSI Systems, Incorporation
- Safran SA
- Smiths Group plc.
Some of the key players competing in the market are American Science and Engineering, Inc., Analogic Corporation, Argus Global Pty Ltd, Aware Incorporation, Digital Barriers plc., Implant Sciences Corporation, Magal Security Systems Ltd, OSI Systems, Inc., Safran SA, and Smiths Group plc. These companies are actively adopting new technology and engaged in R&D activities to enhance their product portfolios and expand the existing consumer base.