Market Insight- Global Airport Metal Detectors Market

Market Overview

Metal detector is a device, which is used for detection of metals or weapons at airport, hotels, railways stations, and many other public and private places. Airports in particular are considered to be soft target by terrorists. Hence, airport are always deployed with various security measures. Majority of the weapons are metals in the form of knives, guns, scissors, razors blades, and others that are detected by these detectors. There are various types of metal detectors, which are used for airport security such as fixed type (walk-through metal detectors) and portable type (handheld).

The global airport metal detectors market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period (2019-2027).

Market Dynamics-Drivers

Growing demand for safety and security in the aviation industry is expected to drive growth of the global airport metal detectors market during the forecast period.    

Airports and aviation systems are considered a lucrative target by terrorist across the globe. Airplanes are more vulnerable compared to other forms of transportation. The reason being when flight is in the air, it is completely isolated from ground and it is difficult to engage with hijackers without harming the passenger. The Boeing 747 typically holds around 416 passengers on board and when it is in the air, it is one of the biggest targets for terrorist attacks. This has lead security agencies to focus on preventing these attacks at airports. Increasing threats in the aviation industry is expected to drive the global airport metal detectors market growth over the forecast period.

Among regions, North America region held a dominant position in the global airport metal detectors market in 2019, accounting for 27% share in terms of value, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe, respectively.

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Market Restraints

High cost of metal detectors is expected to restrain growth of the global airport metal detectors market over the forecast period.

Metal detectors is one of the crucial parts of airport security infrastructures. However, initial purchasing cost of metal detectors is very high. Moreover, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, installation of new metal detectors at the airport costs around US$ 30,000. Due to high initial purchasing cost and installation cost, airport authority may hesitate to adopt new metal detectors at airports.

Market Opportunities

Increasing government investments on airport security systems is expected to create lucrative growth opportunities for market players in the global airport metal detectors market

Governments are continuously investing in security infrastructure at airports. Among all countries all over the world, the U.S.  is considered as one of the safest countries to travel, owing to high government investments in airport security. For instance, in December 2018, a report published by Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a U.S. airport security body was formed just after 26/11 terrorist attack. TSA had a budget of US$ 7.6 Mn in 2017 and it is expected to increase to US$ 7.78 Mn in 2020. The majority of this funding is spend on new equipment in security infrastructures.   

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Competitive Section

Key companies operating in the global airport metal detectors market include Ceia USA, Ltd., Cobalt Light Systems, Garrett Electronics Inc., L3Harris Security & Detection Systems, Rapiscan Systems, IRT ScanMaster Systems, Inc., Unival group GmbH,  ZKTECO CO., LTD, and others.

Key Developments

  • Key companies in the market are focused on partnerships, in order to gain competitive edge in the market. For instance, in January 2020, L3Harris Security & Detection Systems and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a government body of the U.S. entered into a partnership. Through this partnership, L3Harris Security & Detection Systems will provide 100 metal detectors to the U.S. airports.
  • Key manufacturers are focused on product launches, in order to enhance their product portfolio. For instance, in March 2019, ZKTECO CO., LTD, a China-based security equipment manufacturing company launched several metal detectors at Cebu Product Launch & Seminar 2019 in the Philippines. The products include FaceKiosk-V32 FD1032V and G4, GL300, ZKBio Security kits, and others.

A metal detector is an electronic device, which detects the presence of metals. Metal detectors are useful for detecting hidden metal objects at airports, railway stations, bus stations, and other public and private places. Metal detectors are categorized into two types such as hand held metal detector and walk-through metal detectors. Moreover, these metal detector consists of components such as sensor creates an electromagnetic wave and reflector, which acts as wave reflector. When a metal comes in close contact with these detectors, the waves are blocked by metals objects and circuit remains open causing an alarm to ring.

Market Dynamics

Terrorist activities all over the world are increasing at a rapid pace driving governments and airport security agencies to upgrade their security infrastructure continuously. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, in 2018, around 4,320 number of guns were detected at airports in the U.S. This number is expected to increase over the forecast period.

Conflict between two countries force security agencies to implement additional security measures at airports and major public places. For instance, in January 2020, according to a Statement given by United States Department of Defense, the U.S. killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in drone attack near Baghdad airport. After this incident, there is tension between two counties. This is why airports across all the U.S. are on high alert. These factors are expected to drive the global metal detectors market over the forecast period.

However, due to advancement in technology, the nature of attacks by terrorists is also changing. For instance, instead of pistol they prefer plastic explosives, which are not detected by metal detectors. This is expected to hamper growth of the market over the forecast period. 

Market Taxonomy

This report segments the global airport metal detectors market on the basis of product type, application, and region. On the basis of product type, the global airport metal detectors market is segmented into explosives, metal, narcotics, radioactivity, and others. On the basis of application, the global airport metal detectors market is segmented into military and civil, and on the basis of region, the global airport metal detectors market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global airport metal detectors market and provides market size (US$ Million) and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2019-2027), considering 2018 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global airport metal detectors market based on the following parameters – regulatory landscape, company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered in the global airport metal detectors market include Ceia USA, Ltd., Cobalt Light Systems, Garrett Electronics Inc., L3Harris Security & Detection Systems, Rapiscan Systems, IRT ScanMaster Systems, Inc., Unival group GmbH, and ZKTECO CO., LTD, among others.
  • These key market players are focusing on collaboration strategy with other market leaders to innovate and launch new products to meet the increasing needs and requirements of consumers
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future product launches, technology upgradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global airport metal detectors market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global airport metal detectors market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Airport Metal Detectors Market, By Product Type:
    • Explosives
    • Metal
    • Narcotics
    • Radioactivity
    • Others
  • Global Airport Metal Detectors Market, By Application:
    • Military
    • Civil
  • Global Airport Metal Detectors Market, By Region:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Ceia USA, Ltd.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Cobalt Light Systems
    • Garrett Electronics Inc.
    • L3Harris Security & Detection Systems
    • Rapiscan Systems
    • IRT ScanMaster Systems, Inc.
    • Unival group GmbH
    • ZKTECO CO., LTD

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Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trend
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • New system Launch/Approvals
  4. Global Airport Metal Detectors Market, By Product Type, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Explosives
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Metal
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Narcotics
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Radioactivity
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Airport Metal Detectors Market, By Application, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Military
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Civil
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2019–2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Airport Metal Detectors Market, By Region, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • Israel
        • GCC Countries
        • Rest of the Middle East
    • Africa
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2019–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country/Region, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Ceia USA, Ltd.,
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Cobalt Light Systems,
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Garrett Electronics Inc.,
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • L3Harris Security & Detection Systems,
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Rapiscan Systems,
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • IRT ScanMaster Systems, Inc.,
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Unival group GmbH,
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • ZKTECO CO., LTD
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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