The market share of this vertical grows year on year and major application areas include transportation, border control, and immigration. The regulatory-driven activities and initiatives of the government have enabled the North American government biometrics market to become a high revenue generator. The U.S. mandated Visa Waiver Program (VWP), the border management control programs, the national ID programs, driver's license, and the physical access and logical access control programs for buildings have opened the doors of opportunity for biometric vendors.
"In North America, large-scale funded programs, focused on monitoring employee access in buildings, drive revenue growth," says Sagar. "In addition, the demand for finger-scan biometric technologies to restrict the network access of confidential data to authorized personnel only expects to increase the demand for PC/network security applications."
Features high on the priority list of biometric vendors remain optimal security, user friendliness, non-invasiveness, and low cost. Observations reveal that the lack of standardization, insufficient awareness, and long sales cycles impede adoption of biometrics technology. Historically, fingerprint recognition technology has proved to be the most cost-effective and well-suited technology for civil and criminal identification and physical access control. However, the market is poised to experience a shift in dynamics as the price of face recognition and iris recognition systems decline.
Fierce competition dominates the market, and it remains imperative for participants to strategically position products early in their lifecycle to
|SOURCE Frost & Sullivan|
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