The Global Airport Metal Detectors Market, “by Product Type (Explosives, Metal, Narcotics, Radioactivity, and Others), by Application (Military and Civil), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa) - Global Forecast to 2027”, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period (2019-2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.
A metal detector is an electromagnetic device which is used to metal or metal products. Metal detectors which are used at airports are screening type of metal detectors. These metal detectors are used at various entry check points to prevent entry of unauthorized weapons and equipment such as knives, guns, scissors, razors blades and others. Furthermore, various types of metal detectors are used at airports depending upon the requirement such as walk through metal detectors and hand held metal detectors. These metal detectors are based on pulse induction (PI) principle which uses metallic coil as receiver for creating magnetic impulses when this pulse is blocked by metallic objects it creates an open circuit causing an alarm.
The global airport metal detectors market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period (2019-2027).
Growing terror attacks in some countries is expected to drive growth of the global airport metal detectors market during the forecast period.
Increasing terror activities across the some countries, especially in Syria and Iran is leading to rising concerns over safety of the people. For instance, in June 2016, a terrorist attack took place in Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, which increased government’s focus to strengthen counter-terrorist infrastructure at the airport. This, in turn, increased demand for advanced metal detector equipment, in order to negate threat. Such factors are expected to drive the global airport metal detectors market over the forecast period.
Increasing usage of other substitute technology such as body scanners is expected to restrain growth of the global airport metal detectors market during the forecast period.
Airport security authorities are adopting new technologies such as body scanners over metal detectors. Lack of detecting other non-metallic products and explosives such as plastic explosives is a factor expected to hamper growth of the global airport metal detectors market over the forecast period. For instance, in April 2019, according to the statement provided by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), a Government body of India, the government decided to install full body scanners instead of metal detectors at all the airports in India. This installation will be done in phased manner at all the airports in India.
Key players 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, and ZKTECO CO., LTD, among others.