Automated Border Control Market Set to Witness an Uptick during 2018 to 2026

Better and independent assistance of ABC eGates provides it a higher market value and growth rate

The rising threats to countries and increasing terrorism have diverted the efforts of government in various regions, towards improving the implementation of technologies that safeguards the public. Many of such advancements have resulted in new and automated technologies, one of which is automated border control system. The growth in number of traveler require systems that can manage this crow with ease. Thus in order to cater this demand, automated border control systems are used which simplifies immigration process while maintaining security. It includes ABC kiosks and ABC eGates. kiosks capture and validate the travel document, capture the biometrics, captures custom information and prints the receipt that has to be represented at the border crossing counter. eGates are route that allow automated immigration where the traveler enter a secure and private enclosure with barriers either side of them. The passenger verifies its document and biometric and after successful verification, the front door opens to let

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the passenger through. According to the research report, eGates are ahead of kiosks in terms of market value and growth rate. eGates are expected to hold a market value of US$ 1,800 Mn by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 20.1% during the forecast period. The factor that is helping the growth of eGates is its ability to provide assistance without any supervision. Whereas, in the case of Kiosks, traveler still has to speak to a border control officer for a final check.


Increase in number of travelers globally boosts the demand for automated border control market

With the increase in air travelling and number of passengers, airports have to handle a lot of passengers at a time. The increase in air travel is a result of factors like increase in the number of people traveling abroad for higher education and career opportunities, decrease in the cost of air travel, increase in the mobility of people, and rising wealth of HNWI (high-net-worth individual) individuals Other factors such as advancements in infrastructure in developing countries, and growth in the number of domestic and international airports are significant factors driving the growth of the automated border control market. It also includes a rise in the number of corporate travelers. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) estimates that, US$ 1.25 trillion was spent on corporate travel, worldwide, in 2015 – an increase of 6.5% on 2014 levels.

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Underdeveloped regions still struggle to integrate advanced and costly technologies like Automated Border Control

The underdeveloped or developing regions do not have efficient manpower of skilled labor to operate technologies like automated border control systems. The e-Gates and kiosks used to maintain border security require a group of trained people who can handle the security infrastructure in case of failure in passport scanning, biometric algorithms, problems during scanning of documents, database processing, or any other technical issue. Technical skills are also required to maintain data security and prevent intruders from hacking the database. The technology is also extra costly for some regions or economies. These devices are manufactured by the integration of various hardware and software components, such as passport scanners, biometric identification devices such as facial and iris scanners, software for verifying documents with stored databases, custom check software, and others. Each of these hardware and software are individually very expensive, and thus, an integrated system is available at a high cost. This factor stands as the biggest hurdle in the growth of automated border control market globally.