Global Iris Recognition Market Research Report 2021 - Forecast to 2026 - Rising Instances of Cybercrime and the Growing Adoption of Advanced Security Technology

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The global iris recognition market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.51% over the analyzed period to reach a market size of US$1,857.427 million in 2026 from US$676.795 million in 2019.

Iris recognition is advanced automated technology of biometric identification that works on the principle of mathematical pattern recognition technique. In comparison to other biometric identification methods, iris recognition is superior as it nullifies the risk of collusions or false matching even at cross-comparison across a massive population. Iris recognition system is different from retina scanning as the latter is an oscular-based biometric technology that scans the individual's retina blood vessels.

The prime reason driving the growth in the market is rising instances of cybercrime and the growing adoption of advanced security technology across several industry verticals. Moreover, the booming demand for smart devices also plays a key role in market development. Technological innovation in the consumer electronic segment provides potential growth opportunities.

However, distance constraints and cyber hacking weakens the technology's security and hence hinders the market development.

Surging cases of cybercrime encourage the adoption of stronger security systems which favors the market for iris recognition.

One of the prime reasons supporting the market growth of iris scanners is surging cases of cybercrime that have the potential to harm the individual, especially financially. In the digitalized world, when every activity is online, the birth of cybercrime has threatened the safety of individuals and organizations, resulting in financial or other losses to them.

Further, the growing penetration of smart devices comes with a risk of robbery, hacking, data theft, and others. Thus, the requirement of stricter technology encourages the market growth of iris recognition solutions.

Based on product integration, the market for iris recognition is segmented into smartphones, tablets and notebooks, smartwatches, PC or Laptops, scanners, and others. Smart Devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and electronic notebooks are anticipated to hold a dominating share of the market.

Further, with rising disposable income, a surge in demand for these smart devices is observed that facilitate better operations. Particularly skyrocketing sales of smartphones have provided humungous growth prospects for iris recognition technology.

Moreover, with new technological up-gradation such as the introduction of 5G networking and various smartphone application, demand for smartphones is anticipated to increase many folds. With growing digitalization and rising internet penetration smartphones enables access to banks, e-wallets, social media profiles, and other applications to the users, carrying sensitive information and hence requires topmost security.

Hence, iris recognition is gaining preferability as it is more secure than other biometric technology. ViewSonic was the first company that adopted iris recognition in its ViewSonic V55 smartphones in the year 2014. Microsoft as well adopted this technology in its smartphones and smart devices in 2015. Samsung, Oppo, and Vivo are other leading brands that adopted iris scanner technology in their smart devices.

Failing to provide hack-proof security constrains the market growth of iris recognition technology.

A major constraint hindering the market growth of iris recognition solution is that even this biometric security technique is defeated at the hands of technology hackers and that too in a very simple way. Hackers defeated the iris recognition system and decreased its efficiency using the image of the authorized person in the year 2015, soon after several leading smartphone companies introduced this feature in their devices. Other glitches that hinder the market prospects are that the iris recognition solution fails to scan from a far distance, more than a meter or two, and may find it difficult to recognize while the person is moving.

Consumer electronics will have a leading share in the market of global iris recognition industry.

Based on end-users, the market is segmented as consumer electronics, healthcare, BFSI, government, military and defense, automotive, and others. During the forecasted period the consumer electronics and automotive sector are projected to grow at an auspicious rate resulting in higher demand for iris recognition technology. Rising disposable income and the increasing necessity of smart devices are the prime reasons supporting these segments' growth.

The BFSI, government, and military and defense segments are anticipated to hold a dominating share of the market owing to the sensitivity of the information they carry. The healthcare sector as well will show notable growth owing to surging investment in healthcare infrastructure. The government of India, for example, has set aside US$87.85 billion to be invested in healthcare infrastructure in the next 6 years will provide growth potential for the iris recognition security market.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Iris Recognition Market, by Component
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Hardware
5.3. Software

6. Global Iris Recognition Market, by Product Integration
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Smartphones
6.3. Tablet and Notebook
6.4. Scanner
6.5. PC/ Laptop
6.6. Smartwatches
6.7. Others

7. Global Iris Recognition Market, by End-Users
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Consumer Electronics
7.3. Healthcare
7.4. BFSI
7.5. Government
7.6. Military and Defense
7.7. Automotive
7.8. others

8. Global Iris Recognition Market, by Geography
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. United States
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2. Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Germany
8.4.2. France
8.4.3. United Kingdom
8.4.4. Spain
8.4.5. Others
8.5. The Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.2. UAE
8.5.3. Israel
8.5.4. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. China
8.6.2. India
8.6.3. South Korea
8.6.4. Taiwan
8.6.5. Thailand
8.6.6. Indonesia
8.6.7. Japan
8.6.8. Others

9. Competitive Environment and Analysis
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10. Company Profiles

  • Gemalto (Thales Group)
  • Iritech Inc.
  • SRI International
  • HDI Global Corporation
  • EyeLock
  • IrisGuard UK Ltd
  • BioEnable
  • IrisAccess

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