Global Law Enforcement Biometrics Market 2015-2019

October 21, 2015

About law enforcement biometrics
Biometrics is a technology that measures and analysis physiological or behavioral patterns of humans for authentication or identification purposes. Fingerprints, irises, voice patterns, and the spatial geometry of the face are some of the most widely used characteristics for biometrics recognition process. Physiological patterns include fingerprints, face recognition, DNA, palm print, hand geometry, and iris recognition, whereas behavioral patterns are signature, keystroke dynamics, and voice recognition. The data obtained from these sources are used for security and authentication purposes. Biometrics is mainly used for banking authentication, law enforcement, and providing physical access.  It helps provide an extra layer of security for data access and individual identification.

The law enforcement sector gradually replaced Bertillon's anthropometric system of criminal identification, which includes the physical measurements of body parts especially components of the head and face of an individual, with biometric technologies. Fingerprint identification, facial recognition, iris recognition, and DNA analysis biometric technologies are widely accepted by this sector. The adoption of law enforcement biometrics is gaining prominence in several application areas such as identity checks during routine traffic violations, criminal investigations, border control, jail management, and drug and human trafficking. 

Technavio's analysts forecast the global law enforcement biometrics market to grow at a CAGR of 13.35% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report
This report covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global law enforcement biometrics market for 2015-2019. The report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top six vendors operating in the market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of law enforcement biometric solutions, including hardware, software, integrated solutions, and services. The revenue generated from after-sales services is not considered.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the market based on the following:
• Technologies: fingerprint identification, facial recognition, iris recognition, and DNA analysis
• End-users: Defense and Homeland Security (HLS)
• Geographies: North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA

Technavio's report, Global Law Enforcement Biometrics Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEA, and North America; it also covers the landscape of the global law enforcement biometrics market and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key regions
• Europe
• Latin America
• North America 

Key vendors
• 3M Cogent
• 4G Identity
• Cross Match Technologies
• M2SYS Technology
• Safran

Other prominent vendors
• Aware 
• Ayonix 
• BI² Technologies 
• BioEnable 
• BioLink Solutions 
• Cognitec Systems 
• FaceFirst 
• Fulcrum Biometrics 
• Iris ID 
• Nuance
• SpeechPro
• Suprema
Key market driver
• Growing instances of criminal activities and gun violence 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key market growth inhibitor
• Lack of accuracy limits the adoption of biometrics 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key emerging market trend
• Introduction of multimodal biometrics for law enforcement 
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Key questions answered in this report
• What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
• What are the key market trends?
• What is driving this market?
• What are the challenges to market growth?
• Who are the key vendors in this market space?
• What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?