Security Screening Market Size, Share, Opportunities, 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 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Oct 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061610075
  • Pages : 136

The security screening market is evaluated at US$7,862.590 million for the year 2021 growing at a CAGR of 9.66% reaching the market size of US$14,995.386 million by the year 2028.

The market is growing as the demand for security due to the increase in terrorist activities across the world and the requirement for surveillance and security at public locations including malls, airports, train stations, and others. The development of sensor technologies is another factor driving this market's expansion.  As per the OSI annual report published in 2022, the OSI security revenue increased from US$ 633.30 million in 2021 to US$ 663.20 million in 2022. This growth is due to the increasing use of security screening globally.

Government initiatives for enhanced security

All airports in the EU that utilise bomb detection systems adhere to laws that mandate holding baggage screening systems that meet European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3. The EU updated the rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the deadline for airports using explosive detection systems for hold baggage screening to meet Standard 3 has been moved to March 2024, with some larger airports being required to meet installation deadlines sooner. Growing government initiatives and product innovations are some of the key factors boosting the security screening industry. For instance, at LAX security checkpoints, the TSA introduced new passenger identification technology in March 2022. This system uses modern face recognition technology to confirm the identity of passengers. Similar to this, in August 2022, the risk indicators were reprinted by the Mexico Travel Advisory following frequent evaluations.

The increasing number of smart city initiatives

It is projected that the number of smart city initiatives will rise in emerging nations, which will further support security screening market expansion. In addition to 75 airports, the Delhi and Lucknow metro systems, other Indian states, and law enforcement organisations, Nuctech business has placed its security and inspection-related equipment. The business hopes to further enter the Indian security screening market. In March 2023, the advent of the LCD 4 and LCD XID extension by Smiths Detection Inc. broadened the scope of what LCDs can detect which now includes explosives, illegal drugs, prescription medications, and other very dangerous chemical threats.

Growth in the number of air passengers

The airline sector is modifying a procedure to offer a simple and pleasant travel experience for passengers while providing effective security as a result of the increasing number of air travellers. For instance, the use of biometric verification to deliver effective security has increased over time. This is a result of biometric technology's advancement throughout time, which is anticipated to attain greater adoption and eliminate the requirement for physical document and credential verification at every stage. At airports, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners search passengers and personal belongings for prohibited carry-on items including weapons, chemicals, and liquids. They employ screening tools including backscatter X-ray, cabinet X-ray, millimetre wave, and metal detectors.  Further, in 2022, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the number of passengers who travelled domestically and internationally was 75,05,35,394 and 18,67,51,556 respectively.

Various product innovations in the aviation industry

Various manufacturers' focus on product innovation and acquisition is an important growth driver. For instance, in March 2023, OSI Systems, Inc.'s Security business reported that ANA Aeroportos de Portugal had placed an order for numerous RTT 110 (Real Time Tomography) bomb detection system units with the company for about USD 20 million. Airports throughout Portugal will have explosive detection system units placed to inspect travellers' checked luggage. Additionally, the business has a contract to maintain, support, and service these installations.

Additionally, in February 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted over $1 billion from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 99 airports of all shapes and sizes around the nation, with aviation traffic projected to reach or surpass pre-pandemic levels in 2023.

India is anticipated to be the fastest-growing country in the Asia-Pacific region

Security screening determines if a person is carrying suspicious, prohibited, or illegal items that may pose a threat to others. Owing to their threat detection feature security screening forms an integral part of airports, railway stations, government institutions, and hotels. India is experiencing an increase in its air traffic passengers owing to which the number of airport establishments is seeing significant growth. For instance, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s “2022-2023 Annual Report”, the number of operating airports in India stood at 147 which represented a significant increase of 98.6% over the number of operating airports recorded in 2014. Furthermore, as per the same source the government under its “National Infrastructure Pipeline” aimed to increase the airport strength up to 2020 by 2024-2025.

Market Key Developments

  • In February 2023, Smiths Detection formed an agreement with the Noida International Airport for its passenger screening equipment “HI-SCAN 6040 DV” and baggage screening equipment “HI-SCAN 10080 XCT” to ensure passengers as well as operator’s security and efficiency.
  • In February 2022, Evolv Technology introduced the first security screening system with integrated video and mass notification. The Evolv Express® has been enhanced by the security screening system. It has a Titan HST bulk notification system, which significantly improves Evolv Express' screening intelligence.

Security Screening Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$7,862.590 million
Market Size Value in 2028 US$14,995.386 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 9.66% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023–2028
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
    • Borders
    • Government Institutions
    • Hotels
    • Railway Stations
    • Tourist Attractions
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • 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
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global security screening market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.66% during the forecast period.
The security screening market is projected to reach a market size of US$14,995.386 million by 2028.
Security Screening Market was valued at US$7,862.590 million in 2021.
The Asia Pacific is projected to witness high growth in the security screening market.
The security screening market is growing as the demand for security due to the increase in terrorist activities across the world and the requirement for surveillance and security at public locations including malls, airports, train stations, and others.


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. 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


6.1. 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


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. By Product

7.2.2. By Application

7.2.3. By Country United States Canada Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. By Product

7.3.2. By Application

7.3.3. By Country Brazil Argentina Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. By Product

7.4.2. By Application

7.4.3. By Country Germany France UK Spain Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. By Product

7.5.2. By Application

7.5.3. By Country Saudi Arabia UAE Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. By Product

7.6.2. By Application

7.6.3. By Country Japan China India South Korea Indonesia Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


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.