Security Screening Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product (X-Ray Screening Systems (Body Scanners, Baggage Scanners, Others), Biometric System, Electromagnetic Detectors, Others), By Application (Airports, Border, Government Institutions, Hotels, Railway Stations, Tourist Attractions, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610075
  • Pages : 136

The global security screening market is expected to grow from US$7,386.181 million in 2020 to US$13,870.407 million by 2027, at a CAGR of 9.42% over the forecast period.

Security screening involves scanning individuals and their belongings to avoid unethical and unlawful practices that result in economic, financial, and human loss. The major factor that is driving the demand for security screening systems is the growing need for security measures at various public places such as restaurants, cinema halls, and others owing to rising terror attacks across the globe. Advancement in sensor technology is also fueling the growth of this market. Among all security screening devices, biometric systems account for the bulk of the demand.      

Growth in the number of air passengers is one of the prime drivers for the market.

The number of passengers traveling by air transport has been increasing steadily over the years. In fact, in 2021, the overall number of travelers was 47% of 2019 levels, which is expected to rise to 103% in 2024. (Source: International Air Transport Association). The growing number of air travelers is leading to the aviation industry adapting a process that ensures a simple and smooth travel experience for the passengers while ensuring effective security.

For instance, providing effective security through biometric verification has been growing over the years. This is due to the improvement of biometric technology over the years and is expected to achieve wider implementation that will result in removing the need for verification of physical documents and credentials at every point. Furthermore, the deployment of biometric-related initiatives at airports is expected to increase at a rapid pace. Moreover, the combination of biometric-based technology has the ability to provide insights that can be used to perform an enhanced method of screening called risk-based screening. The risk-based screening will assign a risk score to an individual and an appropriate screening protocol will be applied to them.

Lucrative revenue-generating opportunities lie in the Asia Pacific while North America is projected to grow at a stable rate during the forecast period.

Stringent security regulations and processes in the U.S. and Canada are the major driving factors for the growth of the security screening market in the Americas. For instance, in May 2019, the Transport Security Administration announced that it screened 8.76 million travelers during Labor Day weekend starting from September 2nd to September 5th in 2022. Moreover, in March 2022, the TSA launched new passenger identification technology at LAX security checkpoints which has new facial recognition technology to verify the identity of guests at the airport security checkpoint. Similarly, Mexico Travel Advisory reissued the risk indicators after periodic reviews in August 2022.

The Asia Pacific is projected to witness high growth over the forecast period due to the rising threat of terror attacks, mushroom smuggling, and other illegal activities. Moreover, emerging economies like India and China are witnessing an influx of international passengers over the years. Moreover, India has witnessed a rapid increase in the number of domestic flight passengers over the years caused by the growing competitive environment, pushing the prices downwards. Similarly, the focus of the government of India to develop the railway sector is also boosting the growth of the market. Moreover, the number of smart city projects is expected to increase in emerging economies, which is further anticipated to supplement the growth of the market. Nuctech Company has its security and inspection-related products installed in 75 airports, the Delhi and Lucknow metro, and with other states and law enforcement agencies in India, and the company aims to further penetrate the Indian market.

Key Developments

  • Evolv Technology launched the industry’s first video and mass notification-integrated security screening system in February 2022. The security screening system is an enhancement to the Evolv Express®. It has a Titan HST mass notification system that further enhances the screening intelligence of Evolv Express.
  • In October 2021, the Smiths Detection Group Ltd., a global leader in threat detection and security screening technology opened a new development center in Bangalore, India to advance the latest digital technologies. The center in Bangalore plays a pivotal role in the next generation of digital security technology.
  • Smith Detection Group Ltd, acquired PathSensors, a leading biotechnology solutions and environmental testing company in August 2020. The acquisition strengthens the acquirer company’s biological-detection capabilities for broad end-market applications.

COVID-19 Impact on Security Screening Market

The pandemic severely affected the aviation industry owing to international and national travel restrictions. The population was forced to limit travel as a precaution. Furthermore, governments across the globe reduced flights to and from their respective countries to avoid any further contamination or spread of the virus through travelers.  For instance, the aviation regulator DCGA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) announced the suspension of all scheduled international and domestic flights in India in March 2020. Additionally, public places like cinema halls, theaters, stadiums, malls, etc., were also closed temporarily to contain the spread of the virus this further affected the growth prospects of the security screening market globally.

Security Screening Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$7,386.181 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$13,870.407 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 9.42% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Product, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Analogic Corporation, OSI Systems, Inc., L3Harris Security & Detection Systems, Smiths Detection Group Ltd., Nuctech Company Limited, Astrophysics Inc., 3DX-RAY, Leidos
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product
    • X-Ray Screening Systems
      • Body Scanners
      • Baggage Scanners
      • Others
    • Biometric System
    • Electromagnetic Detectors
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Airports
    • Border
    • Government Institutions
    • Hotels
    • Railway Stations
    • Tourist Attractions
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • UK
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Security Screening Market was valued at US$7,386.181 million in 2020.
The security screening market is expected to grow by US$13,870.407 million by 2027.
The major factor that is driving the demand for security screening systems is the growing need for security measures at various public places such as restaurants, cinema halls, and others owing to rising terror attacks across the globe.
The Asia Pacific is projected to witness high growth over the forecast period due to the rising threat of terror attacks and mushrooming smuggling and other illegal activities.
The global security screening market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.42% over the forecast period.

1. Introduction

1.1. Market Introduction 

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario 

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3. Executive Summary

3.1. Research Highlights


4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces 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. Security Screening Market Analysis, by Product

5.1. Introduction

5.2. X-Ray Screening Systems

5.2.1. Body Scanners

5.2.2. Baggage Scanners

5.2.3. Others

5.3. Biometric System

5.4. Electromagnetic Detectors

5.5. Others


6. Security Screening Market Analysis, by Application

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Airports

6.3. Borders

6.4. Government Institutions

6.5. Hotels

6.6. Railway Stations

6.7. Tourist Attractions

6.8. Others


7. Security Screening Market Analysis, by Geography

7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. France

7.4.3. UK

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia 

7.6.6. Others


8. Competitive Environment and Analysis

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9. Company Profiles

9.1. Analogic Corporation

9.2. OSI Systems, Inc.

9.3. L3Harris Security & Detection Systems

9.4. Smiths Detection Group Ltd.

9.5. Nuctech Company Limited

9.6. Astrophysics Inc.

9.7.  3DX-RAY

9.8.  Leidos

Analogic Corporation

OSI Systems, Inc.

L3Harris Security & Detection Systems

Smiths Detection Group Ltd.

Nuctech Company Limited

Astrophysics Inc.