Biometrics In Government Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Component (Hardware, Software), By Type (Contactless, Contact-Based, Hybrid/Multimodal), By Application (Border Control, Public Safety, E-Passport, Voter Registration, Latent Print Matching, Healthcare And Welfare, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615409
  • Pages : 148

The biometrics in government market involves the use of biometric technologies in sectors such as law enforcement, border control, national identification programs, and public service delivery. It encompasses the analysis of unique physical and behavioural characteristics like fingerprints, facial recognition, iris scans, voice recognition, and DNA to authenticate and identify individuals. This market serves various applications, including criminal identification, forensic investigations, secure traveller verification, unique citizen identities, and efficient government benefits distribution. Driving factors for this market include escalating security concerns, the need for streamlined public services, technological advancements in biometric solutions, and regulatory mandates. Key players in this market include NEC Corporation, IDEMIA, and Aware, Inc.

However, the market faces constraints such as privacy concerns regarding biometric data, challenges related to implementation complexity and costs, limitations in the accuracy and vulnerability of certain biometric technologies, and interoperability issues when integrating different solutions across government agencies.

The biometrics in government market is driven by the increasing security concerns and the rising need for efficient public services.

Increasing security concerns - Governments worldwide are facing a growing number of security challenges, including terrorism, identity theft, and illegal immigration. These concerns drive the demand for robust biometric solutions in the government sector. This growth is fueled by the increasing investments made by governments in enhancing their security infrastructure and adopting advanced biometric technologies to strengthen border control, law enforcement, and national security measures. According to the FBI crime report, the number of reported identity theft crimes in the United States fluctuated between 2017 and 2021. Starting at 17,636 cases in 2017, it decreased to 16,128 in 2018 (-8.5%). The number remained stable in 2019 at 16,053 cases. However, a significant surge occurred in 2020 with 43,330 cases (+170%), likely influenced by increased online transactions and COVID-19 vulnerabilities. This trend continued in 2021 with 51,629 reported cases (+19%). These figures highlight the persistent challenge of identity theft and the need for ongoing efforts to protect personal information.

Rising need for efficient public services- Efficient public service delivery is a key priority for governments aiming to provide timely and accurate services to their citizens. Biometric systems offer a reliable and efficient means of identification and authentication, reducing fraud and ensuring the right benefits reach the intended recipients. This growth is attributed to the demand for improved service delivery across various government sectors, including welfare programs, healthcare, and public administration.

Key developments.

  • In September 2022, Trust Stamp launched a privacy-centric biometric solution for government customers, utilizing its irreversibly transformed identity token (IT2) to secure users' biometric data. The solution offers customizable privacy protection levels and enables enrollment and authentication processes to occur on the user's device, with minimal data collection. Trust Stamp's Privtech Certified structure allows government agencies to verify digital identities and mitigate fraud risks. The IT2 tokens allow for identification without disclosing underlying biometric data, providing a privacy-first approach for government interactions.
  • In May 2021, NEC North America launched a subsidiary, NEC National Security Systems (NEC NSS), to deliver biometrics, identity, AI, and computer vision applications to U.S. government agencies. As a FOCI-mitigated subsidiary, NEC NSS provides integrated solutions for national security, defence, intelligence, immigration, and law enforcement use cases. The main customers of NEC NSS include the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the U.S. intelligence community.

Based on type, the biometrics in government market is expected to witness positive growth in the hybrid/multimodal segment.

Hybrid/multimodal biometrics in the government market offer enhanced accuracy, security, versatility, and a frictionless user experience by combining multiple biometric modalities. This approach addresses the evolving need for identity verification and authentication processes in government applications. Technological advancements, including improved algorithms and sensor capabilities, contribute to its growth. Hybrid/multimodal biometrics also helps governments meet regulatory compliance while ensuring privacy. However, integration challenges and the need for standardized frameworks remain potential hurdles. Overall, the hybrid/multimodal approach holds significant potential in the market, but successful adoption will depend on addressing integration issues and ensuring regulatory adherence.

Asia Pacific accounted for a significant share of the global biometrics in government market.

Based on geography, the biometrics in government market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific region has witnessed substantial growth in the adoption of biometrics in the government sector. Countries like China, India, and Japan have implemented large-scale biometric identification programs for citizen identification, border control, and public services. The region's population size and the need for robust identity verification systems have been key drivers for biometric deployments in various government applications. Additionally, government efforts have also benefitted the market. For instance, in March 2022, Maharashtra became the first state in India to launch a biometric database of criminals, aiming to aid law enforcement agencies in tracking down criminals more efficiently. The database, called Automatic Multimodal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS), includes digital fingerprints, iris scans, and other biometric data of approximately 6.5 lakh individuals under trial and convicts.

Key Market Segments

    • Hardware
      • Microcontroller
      • Cameras
      • Scanners
      • Finger Print Readers
      • Others
    • Software
    • Contactless
    • Contact-Based
    • Hybrid/Multimodal
    • Border Control
    • Public Safety
    • E-Passport
    • Voter Registration
    • Latent Print Matching
    • Healthcare and Welfare
    • Others
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East And Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2021 has been taken as the base year in the active optical cable market report.
Prominent key market players in the biometrics in government market include Thales Group, Nec Corporation, Hid Global Corporation, Idemia, and Aratek, among others.
The biometrics in government market has been segmented by component, type, application, and geography.
The biometrics in government market is driven by the increasing security concerns and the rising need for efficient public services.
Asia Pacific accounted for a significant share of the global biometrics in the government market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Hardware

5.2.1. Microcontroller

5.2.2. Cameras

5.2.3. Scanners

5.2.4. Finger Print Readers

5.2.5. Others

5.3. Software


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Contactless

6.3. Contact-Based

6.4. Hybrid/Multimodal


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Border Control

7.3. Public Safety

7.4. E-Passport

7.5. Voter Registration

7.6. Latent Print Matching

7.7. Healthcare and Welfare

7.8. Others


8.1. Introduction 

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East And Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Taiwan

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Thales Group

10.2. Nec Corporation

10.3. Hid Global Corporation

10.4. Idemia

10.5. Aratek

10.6. Aware, Inc.

10.7. Bioenable Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

10.8. Fujitsu

Thales Group

Nec Corporation

Hid Global Corporation



Aware, Inc.

Bioenable Technologies Pvt. Ltd.