Biometrics Market in MENA: Research Report, Trends, and Forecast 2015-2019

  • Published: Oct 2015
  • Pages: 57
  • SKU: IRTNTR7276

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Market outlook of biometrics in the MENA region

The high adoption of biometric solutions in the oil and gas sector and government sector, in the MENA region, drives the growth of this market. Technavio’s market research analyst estimates a market growth rate of over 19% between 2015 and 2019.

Many banks and financial organizations in the Middle East are expected to shift toward multi-factor authentication over the next four years. Multi-factor authentication is a verification technique that uses two or more different authentication methods, acting as an additional security layer. Multi-factor authentication solutions incorporate the usage of various biometric technologies to authenticate payment transactions on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

For instance, fingerprint technology used to unlock a particular device is followed in tandem by a voice biometric system to authenticate an individual. Moreover, as multi-factor authentication does not require the installation of any hardware or software, its adoption is likely to gain significant traction in the MENA region during the forecast period.

Biometrics market in MENA by technology segmentation

  • Fingerprint recognition
  • Facial recognition
  • Iris recognition
  • Hand geometry recognition
  • Vein recognition
  • Voice recognition

Tachnavio’s market research analysts estimate a decline in the market shares of the fingerprint technology segment during the forecast period. The research study attributes it to a shift in preference towards other biometric technologies such as vein recognition. However, this segment is likely to retain its dominance over the market until 2019.

During the same period, the market is likely to witness a significant rise in the use of automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) technology by the law enforcement agencies. Meanwhile, the facial recognition segment will continue to find wide adoption in government organizations on account of its mass surveillance capability.

Geographical segmentation of the MENA region for the biometrics market

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Israel

Saudi Arabia emerged as the largest contributor to the biometrics market in 2014, and the trend is likely to continue through 2019. With the growing number of government initiatives in the construction sector in Saudi, the spending on various biometric technologies has significantly increased. Furthermore, the government of Saudi Arabia has made biometric-based visas mandatory for the annual Hajj. For all foreigners visiting Saudi Arabia, biometric-based passports is also a necessity.

Key vendor analysis for the biometrics market in MENA

  • 3M        
  • BioEnable           
  • NEC       
  • Safran  
  • ZKTeco

Market vendors of biometric technologies are making concentrated efforts to provide customized solutions to customers, especially from the government and BFSI sectors to ensure that data confidentiality is maintained. To stay ahead of the competition, the leading biometric vendors expected to launch upgraded solutions at minimal charges during the forecast period. 

Key questions answered in the report

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  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the biometrics market in MENA?
  • What are the various opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the biometrics market in MENA?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares for Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Iraq, and Israel?
  • Key outcome of the five forces analysis on the biometrics market in MENA?
  • Growth forecast of the biometrics market in MENA?

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PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Key takeaways

  • Recommendations for solution providers
  • Recommendations for end-users

PART 06: Market description

  • Advantages and disadvantages of biometrics
  • Applications of biometrics

PART 07: Emerging trends

  • Multi-factor authentication
  • NFC-based payments
  • Emergence of IoT
  • Single sign-on

PART 08: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Share of MENA in global biometrics market 2014 and 2019
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 09: Product life cycle analysis
PART 10: Market segmentation  by technology

  • Biometrics market in MENA by technological segmentation 2014-2019
  • Fingerprint recognition market in MENA
  • Facial recognition in MENA
  • Iris recognition in MENA
  • Hand geometry recognition in MENA
  • Vein recognition in MENA
  • Voice recognition in MENA

PART 11: Market segmentation by end-user

  • Biometrics market in MENA by end-user segmentation 2014-2019
  • Biometrics market in MENA by oil and gas sector
  • Biometrics market in MENA by transportation sector
  • Biometrics market in MENA by healthcare sector
  • Biometrics market in MENA by government sector
  • Biometrics market in MENA by BFSI sector

PART 12: Geographical segmentation

  • Countries in Middle East
  • Countries in North Africa

PART 13: Market trends
PART 14: Market inhibitors
PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Vendor matrix
  • Vendor offerings
  •  Other prominent vendors

PART 16: Key vendor analysis

  • 3M Cogent
  • BioEnable
  • NEC
  • Safran
  • ZKTeco

PART 17: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 18: Explore Technavio

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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