One of the world’s fastest growing technologies, biometric has revolutionized business security landscape at offices. Government organizations as well as financial and educational institutions, across the globe, are also enjoying the advantages of its applications. Biometric uniquely identifies a person’s physical and behavioral characteristics, and governments across the world are adopting the technology to strengthen their national security and maintain individual identity. The corporate security and identity theft are also fueling growth in the global biometric market, which is expected to expand at a CAGR of around 21% during 2012-2014, as per the estimation carried out in our latest research.

According to “Biometric Market Forecast to 2014”, the biometric technologies are being widely accepted and adopted in various civil and commercial applications, including Point of Sale, ATMs, and border security (passports and customer ID). Companies are coming up with automated biometric software or systems which help reduce costs and offer enhanced intelligence with automated features. Our in-depth report covers the prevalent market trends and presents the future scenario of the biometric market in different verticals, applications, and regions. e-commerce, financial services, and retail are set to emerge as the significant segments for biometrics vendors.

Our extensive research analyzes various biometric technologies, and includes their working pattern and recent developments relating to them. It identified that fingerprint recognition dominates the global biometric technology market, and other tools are also gaining ground. Emerging technologies like Gait recognition, ear shape recognition and keystroke dynamics, among others have also been discussed along with their advantages. The report also elaborates the industry trends and drivers which are influencing the market growth. It was observed that companies are looking for such software products which reduce time spent on integration. Besides, it was found that biometric authentication in multi-layer security architecture would be the future of network security.

The study includes the major biometrics initiatives being undertaken by various countries. Analysis and statistics regarding market size, growth, share, segmentation and geographic distribution have been included in our report to present a comprehensive view of the global biometric market. It has also studied industrial developments and looked into competitive landscape to help clients understand the market structure and its progress in the coming years.

Table Of Contents

1. Analyst View
2. Research Methodology
3. Introduction to Biometrics
3.1 Overview
3.2 How it Works?
3.3 Key Growth Factors
4. Industry Trends
4.1 Integration: The Key to Success
4.2 Biometric Authentication: Future of Network Security
4.3 Focus on Multimodal Biometrics Systems
4.4 Innovative Applications - Drive the Future Biometrics Market
5. Global Biometric Market Analysis and Forecast to 2014
5.1 Industry Overview
5.2 Regional Segmentation
5.2.1 North America
5.2.2 Asia Pacific
5.2.3 Europe
5.2.4 Middle East and Africa
5.2.5 South America and Central America
6. Biometric Technologies
6.1 Fingerprint Recognition
6.1.1 Recent Developments
6.2 Facial Recognition
6.2.1 Recent Developments
6.3 Iris Recognition
6.3.1 Recent Developments
6.4 AFIS
6.4.1 Recent Developments
6.5 Middleware
6.5.1 Recent Developments
6.6 Voice Recognition
6.6.1 Recent Developments
6.7 Vascular Recognition
6.7.1 Recent Developments
6.8 Hand Geometry
6.8.1 Recent Developments
6.9 Emerging Biometric Technologies
6.9.1 Gait Recognition
6.9.2 Ear Shape Recognition
6.9.3 Keystroke Dynamics
6.9.4 Heart Pattern Recognition
6.9.5 Fingernail bed Identification
6.9.6 DNA Recognition
6.9.7 Facial Thermograph Recognition
6.9.8 Odor Recognition
6.9.9 Lip Movement Recognition
6.10 Biometric Applications
6.10.1 Civil Identification
6.10.2 Criminal Identification
6.10.3 Consumer Identification
6.10.4 Access Control/Attendance
6.10.5 Device/System Access
6.10.6 Surveillance
6.11 Biometric Verticals and Country Level Initiatives
6.11.1 Law Enforcement
6.11.2 Government
6.11.3 Banking and Finance
6.11.4 Healthcare
6.11.5 Transportation
6.11.6 Retail
6.11.7 E-Commerce
6.11.8 Education Institutions
6.11.9 Others
7. Biometric Standards
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 RCG Holdings Limited
8.2 Authen Tec, Inc
8.3 Bio-Key International, Inc
8.4 Safran Morpho
8.5 Fingerprint Cards AB
8.6 Cross Match Technologies Inc.
8.7 3M Cogent
8.8 NEC Corp.
8.9 Suprema Inc.
8.10 Precise Biometrics AB
8.11 SafeTIC SA

List of Figures:

Figure 3-1: Example of Standalone Configuration
Figure 3-2: Example of Network Configuration
Figure 3-3: Example of Wiegand Integration
Figure 3-4: Example of Smart Card Integration
Figure 3-5: Example of Full Biometric Integration
Figure 5-1: Global - Biometric Market (Billion US$), 2009-2014
Figure 5-2: Global - Biometric Market by Technology (%), 2011
Figure 5-3: Global - Forecast for Biometric Market by Technology (%), 2014
Figure 5-4: Global - Biometric Market by Application (%), 2011
Figure 5-5: Global - Forecast for Biometric Market by Application (%), 2014
Figure 5-6: Global - Biometric Market by Region (%), 2011
Figure 5-7: Global - Forecast for Biometric Market by Region (%), 2014
Figure 5-8: North America - Biometric Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 5-9: North America - Biometric Market by Technology (%), 2010
Figure 5-10: Asia-Pacific - Biometric Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 5-11: Asia-Pacific - Biometric Market by Technology (%), 2010
Figure 5-12: Asia-Pacific - Forecast for Biometric Market by Technology (%), 2014
Figure 5-13: Europe - Biometric Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 5-14: Middle East and Africa - Biometric Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 5-15: South America and Central America - Biometric Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-1: Global - Fingerprint Recognition Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-2: Global - Facial Recognition Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-3: Global - Iris Recognition Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-4: Global - AFIS Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-5: Global - Middleware Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-6: Global - Voice Recognition Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-7: Global - Vascular Recognition Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-8: Global - Hand Geometry Market (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-9: Global - Biometric Market in Civil ID (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-10: Global - Biometric Market in Criminal ID (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-11: Global - Biometric Market in Consumer ID (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-12: Global - Biometric Market in Access Control/Attendance (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-13: Global - Biometric Market in Device/System Access (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-14: Global - Biometric Market in Surveillance (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-15: Global - Biometric Market in Law Enforcement (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-16: Global - Biometric Market in Government Sector (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-17: Global - Biometric Market in Financial Sector (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-18: Global - Biometric Market in Healthcare (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-19: Global - Biometric Market in Transportation (Million US$), 2009-2014
Figure 6-20: Global - Biometric Market in Retail (Million US$), 2009-2014

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