Global Hand Geometry Industry

  • February 2013
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 104 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hand Geometry in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 14 companies including many key and niche players such as Acroprint Time Recorder Company, Ingersoll-Rand Plc, Inception Technologies, Inc., Morse Watchmans Incorporated, and RTC Associates Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Biometrics Technology: A Prelude II-1
Significance of Biometrics II-2
Table 1: World Biometrics Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Revenues by Technology (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: World Biometrics Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Revenue by End-Use Sector (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Biometrics - An Essential Security Component for both
Government and Enterprise Sector II-3
World Biometrics Market (2007-2015): Analysis of Demand in
Public Sector by Application Areas - Integrated eBorders,
eID and eGovernment II-4
World Biometrics Market (2011-2015): Analysis of Demand in
Commercial Sector by Application Areas - Enterprise
Security, Information Transactions and Financial
Transactions II-4
Hand Geometry: A Prelude II-4
Comparative Analysis of Various Biometric Technology Traits II-5
‘Early Success’ of Hand Geometry System Attributed to Low
Failure to Enroll Rates II-5
Impact of the 2007-2009 World Economic Recession: In
Retrospect II-6
The Current State of Europe’s Debt Crisis: At Bursting Point? II-7
Table 3: Breakdown of Gross Government Debt as Percentage of
GDP for the Year 2012 by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9
Impact of Europe’s Debt Crisis on the Biometrics Industry: A
Review II-9
Outlook II-10
Key Growth Areas II-10
CIVETS to Replace BRICs as the Focal Point for Future Growth II-10
Physical Access Control: Continues to be Major Revenue
Contributor II-11
Globalization and Workforce Decentralization - Business Case
for Hand Geometry Systems in the Enterprise Access Control
Applications II-12
Table 4: Worldwide Worker Population (2008 and 2011):
Breakdown of Number of Workers (in Millions) by Nature of
Work - Mobile and Non Mobile (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 5: Worldwide Mobile Worker Population (2008 and 2011):
Breakdown of Number of Mobile Workers (in Millions) by
Nature of Work - Mobile Office, Mobile Non-Office, Mobile
Home Based (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 6: Worldwide Mobile Workforce (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Number of Mobile Workers by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Growing Adoption for Access Control in Banking and Financial
Services Sector II-14
Time and Attendance Management Sustains Demand for Hand
Geometry Systems II-14
Focus on Beefing Up Security Within Prisons Spur Demand for
Hand Geometry Systems II-15
Hand Geometry Continues to be The Biometric Technology of
Choice in Harsh Working Environments II-15
Technology Developments Drive Optimism II-15
New Applications to Help Sustain Market Opportunities II-16
Household Appliances - A New Opportunity II-16
Healthcare - A Niche Market Segment II-16
Inherent Drawbacks Make Hand Geometry Systems Lose Out to
Alternatives II-17
Merger with Fingerprint Identification Systems - ‘The
Inevitable’ II-18

2. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW II-20
Biometrics Technology - An Introduction II-20
A Peek into the History II-20
Working of Biometrics II-20
Physiological and Behavioral Characteristics II-20
Verification and Identification II-21
Hand Geometry - Overview II-21
How It Works? II-22
Applications II-22
Strengths and Weaknesses II-23

3. BIOMETRICS STANDARDS II-24
Significance of Standards in the Industry II-24
Organizations/ Standards Governing the Use of Biometrics II-24
Biometric Consortium II-24
International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA) II-24
Commercial Biometrics Developers’ Consortium (CBDC) II-25
National Biometric Test Center (NBTC) II-25
National Biometric Security Project (NBSP) II-25
Biometrics Working Group (BWG) II-25
International Association for Biometrics (iAfB) II-25
International Biometric Foundation (IBF) II-25
European Biometrics Forum (EBF) II-26
Biometrics Security Consortium (BSC) II-26
Nederlands Biometrie Forum (NBF) II-26

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY I-27
SwipeClock Includes Schlage Biometric HandPunch GT-400 To Its
Product Line II-27
ADI Time Inks Partnership Agreement with Ingersoll Rand
Security Technologies II-27
Ingersoll Rand to Introduce HandKey II Hand Geometry Scanner II-27
Morse Watchmans Launches Schlage's HandkeyCR II-28
Acroprint Introduces Cost-effective HandPunch Biometric
Technology II-28
Ingersoll Introduces HandPunch 3000 Biometric Security System II-29
Ingersoll-Rand Introduces "Break" Compliance Feature II-29

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-30
Acroprint Time Recorder Company (USA) II-30
Ingersoll-Rand Plc (Ireland) II-30
Inception Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-31
Morse Watchmans Incorporated (USA) II-31
RTC Associates Inc (USA) II-32

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-33
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hand
Geometry by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 8: World Historic Review for Hand Geometry by Geographic
Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Hand Geometry by
Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-35


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Strategic Corporate Developments III-1
Key Players III-2
B.Market Analytics III-4
Table 10: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hand
Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 11: US Historic Review for Hand Geometry Biometrics
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

2. CANADA III-6
A.Market Analysis III-6
Current and Future Analysis III-6
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 12: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hand Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 13: Canadian Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

3. JAPAN III-8
A.Market Analysis III-8
Current and Future Analysis III-8
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 14: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hand Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 15: Japanese Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-9

4. EUROPE III-10
A.Market Analysis III-10
Current and Future Analysis III-10
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 16: Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hand Geometry Biometrics Market by Geographical
Region/Country - France, Germany, UK, Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 17: Europe Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market by Geographical Region/ Country - France,
Germany, UK, Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 18: Europe 15-Year Perspective for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market by Geographical Region/ Country -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany,
UK, Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

4a. FRANCE III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Current and Future Analysis III-13
B.Market Analytics III-13
Table 19: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hand Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 20: French Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

4b. GERMANY III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Current and Future Analysis III-15
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 21: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hand Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 22: German Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-16

4c. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Current and Future Analysis III-17
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 23: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Hand
Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 24: UK Historic Review for Hand Geometry Biometrics
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4d. REST OF EUROPE III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Current and Future Analysis III-19
Strategic Corporate Developments III-19
Key Players III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 25: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Hand Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 26: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Current and Future Analysis III-24
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 27: Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Hand Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 28: Asia Pacific Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

6. MIDDLE EAST III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 29: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hand Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 30: Middle East Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

7. LATIN AMERICA III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Current and Future Analysis III-28
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 31: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Hand Geometry Biometrics Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 32: Latin American Historic Review for Hand Geometry
Biometrics Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 14
The United States (8)
Canada (1)
Europe (4)
- The United Kingdom (3)
- Rest of Europe (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (1)

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