“Increasing terror attacks at critical infrastructures and mass transit stations and also increasing investments in R&D for enhanced full body scanners are factors driving the full body scanner market”
The full body scanner market is projected to reach USD 328.2 million by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.11% from 2017 to 2022. Full body scanners are security screening systems which are used to detect objects, including explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics, and contraband that could be concealed under clothing or objects. The growth of the full body scanner market is mainly attributed to the increasing terror attacks and the rise in investments by the full body scanner manufacturers for the development of enhanced screening systems.
The transport segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the full body scanner market in 2017
Based on application, the transport segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the full body scanner market in 2017. Airports and train stations are considered as soft targets for terror attacks. These sensitive infrastructures require improved screening systems so that unwanted metallic or non-metallic objects that may cause any potential threat can be seized. The implementation of full body scanners at such infrastructures may enhance the security screening process.
The image processing & modeling segment is projected to lead the full body scanner market during the forecast period
Based on technology, the image processing & modeling segment is projected to lead the full body scanner market from 2017 to 2022. The image processing & modeling technology is used in millimeter wave systems and as well in backscatter wave systems by providing animated images where a suspicious item might be located. This technology has helped many airports, border & customs, and prisons, among others in the prevention any major incidents such as carrying narcotics, drugs, weapons, and illegal material, among others.
Europe full body scanner market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The growth of the Europe full body scanner market is mainly driven by the regulatory mandate of installation of full body scanners across the region. For instance, the U.K. regulatory agency has placed a mandate on installing at least one full body scanner in each airport. Airports in the U.K. and throughout the EU are only permitted to operate security scanners using the millimeter wave technology.
Key manufacturers and suppliers of full body scanners in Europe include Smiths Group plc (U.K.) Braun & Company Ltd. (U.K.), OD Security (The Netherlands), and Westminster International Ltd. (U.K.), among others.
Break-up of profile of primary participants in the full body scanner market:
• By Company Type - Tier 1 – 33%, Tier 2 – 28%, and Tier 3 – 39%
• By Designation – C Level – 30%, Director Level – 20%, and Others – 50%
• By Region – Asia-Pacific – 44%, North America - 26%, Europe – 17%, , and RoW – 13%
Major companies profiled in the report include L 3 Technologies (U.S.), Rapiscan System Inc. (U.S.), Millivision Inc. (U.S.), Smiths Group plc (U.K.), Braun & Company Ltd. (U.K.), OD Security (The Netherlands), Westminster International Ltd. (U.K.), Tek84 Engineering Group LLC (U.S.), Brijot Imaging Systems Inc (U.S.), and Nuctech Co. Ltd. (China).
This research report categorizes the full body scanner market on the basis of application, technology, system, and region. Based on application, the full body scanner market has been classified into transport and critical infrastructure. On the basis of technology, the market has been segmented into image processing & modeling and 3D body scanners. Based on system, the market has been categorized into millimeter wave systems and backscatter systems. With respect to region, the full body scanner market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW).
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