Global Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Market 2017-2021

  • Published: May 2017
  • Pages: 70
  • SKU: IRTNTR12907

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This industry research report identifies 3M, ARH, Elsag, and NDI Recognition Systems as the key vendors in the global automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) market. This industry research report also presents a competitive analysis of the market by product (software and hardware), by application (surveillance, traffic management, toll management, parking management), by end-user (commercial and government), and by geography (APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEA, and North America).

Overview of the global automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) market will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of close to 13% by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the benefits such as real-time identification and tracking as one of the primary growth factors for this market. The increase in number of criminal activities and vehicle theft have led to the rising demand for real-time identification and tracking systems which have resulted in the increased adoption of surveillance systems. These systems aim to provide enhanced security and curb anti-social activities.

One of the latest trends that will gain traction in the automatic number plate recognition market in the coming years is the adoption of cloud-based ANPR system. Cloud-based surveillance systems help end-users benefit from numerous advantages such as pay-per-use, low initial investment and maintenance, easy deployment, and instant access. Additionally, the cloud-based model includes various services such as on- and off-site storage, remote video monitoring, cloud-based video content analytics, and real-time monitoring through the Internet.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This ANPR system market appears to be highly-fragmented due to the presence of a number of vendors. According to the automatic number plate recognition industry analysis research report, to remain competitive in the market, vendors not only have to develop new technologies but also have to be updated with the emerging technologies that can affect their product lines. The competition in this market is expected to intensify further with an increase in product extensions, technological innovations, and M&A.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • 3M
  • ARH
  • Elsag
  • NDI Recognition Systems

The other prominent vendors in the market include Bosch Sicherheitssysteme, CA Traffic, Captec, Clearview Communications, Digital Recognition System, Genetec, JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions, NEC, Q-Free, Siemens, Tattile, Vigilant Solutions.

Segmentation by product and analysis of the ANPR market

  • Software
  • Hardware

According to the automatic number plate recognition market forecast, during 2016, the hardware segment accounted for the major shares and dominated this market. The adoption of ANPR systems for parking management in malls and other commercial areas will increase the demand for ANPR hardware. Furthermore, the advances in technology leading to the development of advanced cameras and the penetration of ANPR systems in developing countries will support the growth of the automatic number plate recognition market.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the ANPR market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • MEA
  • North America

This market study estimates that in terms of geographic regions, Europe will be the major revenue contributor to the market by 2021. Countries such as the UK, Germany, France, and Italy that were among the initial adopters of ANPR systems in the government sector due to the stringent government regulations for security, surveillance, and tax and toll collection, will be the major revenue contributing countries in this region.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global automatic number plate recognition market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global automatic number plate recognition market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global automatic number plate recognition market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global automatic number plate recognition market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEA, and North America.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global automatic number plate recognition market?

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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Product lifecycle
  • Market size and forecast

PART 06: Market segmentation by product

  • Market overview
  • Global ANPR hardware market
  • Global ANPR software market

PART 07: Market segmentation  by application

  • Market overview
  • Surveillance in the global ANPR market
  • Toll management in global ANPR market
  • Traffic management in global ANPR market
  • Parking management in global ANPR market

PART 08: Market segmentation by end-user

  • Market overview
  • Government sector in the global ANPR market
  • Commercial sector in the global ANPR market

PART 09: Geographical segmentation

  • Global ANPR market by geography 2016
  • ANPR market in Europe
  • ANPR market in North America
  • ANPR market in APAC
  • ANPR market in Latin America
  • ANPR market in MEA

PART 10: Buying criteria

  • Buying criteria

PART 11: Decision framework

PART 12: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 13: Market trends

PART 14: Five forces analysis

  • Five forces analysis

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor criteria

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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