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Contactless Biometrics Market

Contactless Biometrics Market

Contactless Biometrics Market, Forecast, Trend, Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Contactless Biometrics Market
  • Apr-2021
  • List of Tables : 96
  • List of Figures : 218
  • 170 Pages
  • Technology

About the Report

The global contactless biometrics market is set to surge ahead at an impressive CAGR of around 16% from 2021 to 2031, with demand for iris recognition increasing at the fastest rate.

Biometric technology has come a long way – both, in physiological and behavioural categories. With the passage of time, stakeholders involved in biometrics have been striving for technologies that make authentication processes simpler as well as safe. Advanced sensors enable swift contactless biometrics authentication systems and low chances of vulnerability from malicious attacks.

The foremost objective of the latest report by Fact.MR on the contactless biometrics market is to pitch insights on the purchase growth scenario, demand generators, and development strategies in this space. The report provides a taxonomy elaborating on key market segments.

The report also outlines visionary insights on the market dynamics, including the drivers, restraints, opportunities, trends, and pricing analysis, along with key success factors. Demand trends have been tracked in 20+ high-growth countries, pointing towards countries in North America and Europe holding bulk of the market share.

Historical Trends Vs Future Market Projections

Historically from 2016 to 2020, use of contactless biometric technology increased at around 16.5% CAGR, and key factors assisting this growth include growing penetration of smartphones and tablets that use authentication for various payments. Surge in the number of air travelers over the years has further led to an increase in the demand for contactless biometric devices, consequently providing impetus to market growth.

The market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of around 16% over the coming 10 years. Prime factors influencing growth are increasing demand for biometrics with multi-features, including temperature screening and temperature monitoring systems with contactless biometrics, quick clock-in and clock-out, de-duplication, and extended capability of facial recognition software with masks. This enhances the opportunity for contactless biometric providers to introduce advancements in their offerings so as to increase product differentiation.

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What are the Key Opportunities for Contactless Biometric Manufacturers?

Surge in demand for contactless biometric solutions from clubs and condominiums is expected to be pivotal in the mid-to-long term. In April 2020, clubs and condominiums such as Residencial Alphaville Zero, Tamboré 1, and Residencial Alphaville 1 installed contactless biometrics access control. Government encouragement in terms of tax relief to providers can lead to mass adoption of contactless biometrics technology in the long-term.

Country-wise Insights

Which Region Offers Larger Opportunity for Sales of Contactless Biometric Technology?

North America accounts for approximately 30% of the global sales value of contactless biometrics. The region is expected to offer around US$ 4.7 Bn absolute dollar opportunity from 2021 and 2031. The reason for high revenue generation from this region includes maturity of contact-based biometrics, which is making in-roads for touchless biometric systems.

How Does Europe Stand Out in Terms of Biometric Innovation?

The recent past has seen a lot of funding for biometrics in general, and contactless biometrics technology in particular, across Europe. Funding projects such as EU PF7, FFG KIRAS, H2020, and IKT der Zukunft have kept biometric innovation aloft. These projects have border security control as their key agenda, where demand for contactless biometrics in automated border control gates plays a crucial role. Contactless biometrics embedded into mobile devices has been actively used to ease the work of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Europe.

What Makes the United States a Hub for Contactless Biometric Technology?

Technology providers such as nVIAsoft Corporation, HID Global, and M2SYS Technology in the U.S. are prominent market players. Besides, being near to end users also enables technology providers to gather continuous feedback from them for the betterment of their offerings.

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Category-wise Insights

Why Does Fingerprint Application Hold Majority Market Share?

Contactless fingerprint scanners and sensing modules offer more convenience to users and are observed as one of the most error-free systems. This are also the most known technology for biometric users, which makes their purchase more evident.

Why is Demand for Iris Applications Surging?

Iris-based contactless biometric systems are more accurate and responsive, making it them the preferred choice for end users seeking hassle-free authentication operations. Iris-based authentication is helpful in human resource operations, including payroll processing, vacations, etc. Growing adoption of automation for human resource is expected to significantly boost demand for iris biometrics technology. Market growth of this segment is projected at around 16% CAGR during 2021 – 2031.

Which End User Contributes Most to Contactless Biometrics Revenue?

Government, as an end user, contributes maximum to the global contactless biometrics market. In order to control criminal activities and minimize losses in administration processes, governments across the world have been implementing contactless biometrics in their operations. In November 2019, the National Crime Records Bureau in India showed interest in adopting facial recognition surveillance systems that enable police in identification of criminals through the verification process.

How Has COVID-19 Boosted Demand for Contactless Biometric Technology?

Needless to mention, anything that has enabled touch-free operations has garnered sudden traction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contactless biometrics has also enabled maintaining security and controlling criminal activities during the pandemic, without the risk of communicable diseases. Further, features such as temperature sensing and recognition with masks on have further increased its utility, and hence, demand.

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Competitive Landscape

Majority of the companies discussed in the report have focused on establishing subsidiaries in developing regions. Strategies include product launches, collaborations with key players, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. Some of the key development are:

  • In May 2020, Fingerprint Cards AB introduced the FPC1025 sensor, through which it has expanded its touch sensor portfolio. This introduction is targeted to provide highest biometric performance despite low power consumption.
  • In May 2020, NEC Corporation introduced NeoFace Thermal Express to offer touchless screening. NeoFace Thermal Express can detect elevated body temperature as well as protective equipment such as face masks.
  • In April 2020, Fujitsu Frontech acquired Fulcrum Biometrics, a provider of biometric solutions.
  • In April 2020, Fingerprint Cards AB partnered with Digi-Key Electronics, which enabled the former expand into new markets. Under the partnership terms, Digi-Key will help Fingerprint Cards to delve into new application areas.
  • In April 2020, HID Global entered into a collaboration with Fidesmo, a company enabling connection between contactless services and wearables. Under the terms of collaboration, HID Global will bring more use cases to wearables with the help of Fidesmo.
  • In February 2020, Assa Abloy acquired Biosite, a developer of biometric access solutions.
  • In December 2019, Fingerprint Cards AB partnered with Valid, a provider of payment technology. The partnership is targeted at introducing contactless biometric payment cards to the market. These cards have a Fingerprints' T-Shape module with ultra-low power consumption.
  • In July 2019, NEC signed a partnership agreement with Star Alliance, an airline alliance. The partnership is targeted to develop a biometric data-based identification platform and contactless biometric data readers that will improve travel experience of Star Alliance member airline’s customers under the frequent flyer program.

Similarly, recent developments related to companies providing contactless biometrics and integrated biometrics software have been tracked by the team at Fact.MR, which are available in the full report.

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Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Key Countries Covered

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • South Africa
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Key Segments Covered

  • Component
  • Application
  • End Use
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Touchless Biometric Systems AG
  • nViaSoft
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • NEC Corporation
  • Gemalto N.V.
  • Aware Inc.
  • HID Global
  • M2SYS Technology
  • Neurotechnology
  • Assa Abloy AB
  • Blue Biometrics
  • EYN
  • FEITIAN Technologies Co.
  • GateKeeper Proximity
  • MeReal Biometrics
  • Smart Packaging Solutions
  • T3K-Forensics
  • Zwipe

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • What is the expected growth rate for contactless biometrics by 2031?

    By value, Fact.MR has projected a CAGR of around 16% for contactless biometric sales during 2021-2031.

  • Which region is expected to experience the highest growth?

    As per Fact.MR’s projections, East Asia would experience the highest growth rate of over 22%. The market in South Asia and the Middle East and Africa is also expected to witness a CAGR of over 20% through 2031.

  • Who are prominent contactless biometric providers?

    Prominent players manufacturing contactless biometrics include Touchless Biometric Systems AG, IDEMIA SAS, nViaSoft, Fujitsu Limited, NEC Corporation, Gemalto N.V., Aware Inc., HID Global, M2SYS Technology, Neurotechnology, Assa Abloy AB, Blue Biometrics, EYN, FEITIAN Technologies Co., GateKeeper Proximity, MeReal Biometrics, Smart Packaging Solutions, T3K-Forensics, and Zwipe.

Key Segments Covered

  • By Component

    • Contactless Biometric Hardware
    • Contactless Biometric Software
    • Contactless Biometric Services
      • Professional Services
      • Managed Services
  • By Application

    • Face Biometrics
    • Fingerprint Biometrics
    • Hand Geometry Biometrics
    • Iris Biometrics
    • Voice Biometrics
    • Others
  • By End Use

    • Government
    • Banking & Finance
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Healthcare
    • Transportation & Logistics
    • Defence & Security
    • Others
  • By Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania
    • MEA

Contactless Biometrics Market- Scope of Report

A recent study by Fact.MR on the contactless biometric market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with the development of contactless biometrics.

The study also provides the dynamics that are responsible for influencing the future status of the market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, cost structure analysis, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies providing contactless biometrics, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales of contactless biometrics across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic scenario as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of contactless biometrics during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each market segment in terms of value (US$ Mn).

Market estimates at global and regional levels for contactless biometrics are available in terms of “US$ Mn”. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global contactless biometrics market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include Porter’s five forces analysis and PESTLE analysis (political, economic, social, technology, legal, and environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the contactless biometrics market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for contactless biometrics has been offered for each regional market, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

In-depth Analysis on Competitive Landscape

The report sheds light on leading manufacturers of contactless biometrics, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in the manufacturing of contactless biometrics has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

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