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Biometrics, Borders, and Extreme Vetting in the Age of Trump

Posted: February 6th, 2017 | Author:

More than 3500 Automated Border Control eGates and Kiosks Now Deployed Representing 37% CAGR in Three Years

On-going concerns about national security are driving border authorities to continue to embrace biometric and digital identification based automation. The recently updated  “ABC eGate Deployment List” and “APC Kiosk Deployment List” indicate there are 2143 Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates and 1436 Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks currently deployed at more than 163 ports of entry across the globe. Deployments increased significantly between 2013 to 2016 achieving a combined CAGR of 37%. APC Kiosks reached 75% growth during this period while ABC eGates grew at a more modest 24% CAGR.

As the Trump administration doubles down on immigration restrictions and promises of “extreme vetting,” the reality is that biometrics are used to scrutinize millions of international travelers across the globe every day. Digital Identification technology, including biometrics, continue to allow immigration and border agencies to reliably vet visitors, immigrants, and refugees and automate border identification and control providing secure facilitation at ports of entry for international travelers worldwide.

APC Kiosk deployments grew rapidly in 2014 and 2015 increasing from 200 to 1247 units.Growth tapered off in 2016, reaching only 1436 units. However,  Acuity expects growth to accelerate again in 2017 and 2018 as APC Kiosks migrate to Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Currently, 2143 ABC eGates operate in 63 countries. Asia is home to 38.5% of all eGates deployed at land, sea and airports worldwide while 34% are deployed in Europe. Acuity expects ABC eGate numbers to continue to grow as existing airport deployments expand, new airport deployments come on-line, and land and seaports increasingly deploy eGates.


Acuity Market Intelligence’s “ABC eGate Deployment List” (http://www.acuity-mi.com/eGatedep.php) and “APC Kiosk Deployment List” (http://www.acuity-mi.com/APCdep.php) provide details for all known deployments including location, program, owners, units, vendors, costs, and vendor market share analysis.

“The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates and Kiosks” (http://www.acuity-mi.com/ABCair_Report.php) provides global market analysis and detailed revenue and unit forecasts.


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Acuity Market Intelligence’s 2017 Crystal Ball

Posted: January 26th, 2017 | Author:


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en Top Trends for Biometrics & Digital Identity

The following are Acuity’s prognostications for how the markets for Biometrics and Digital Identity will develop in 2017.  Over the next few weeks, I will elaborate on each one. Stay tuned …

 

 

#1: Behavioral biometrics on smartphones AND associated privacy issues and PII concerns will go mainstream.

#2: Iris biometrics breakout as smartphone availability drives consumer acceptance up and price points down.

#3: Security impact and liability implications of PII via Iot begin to sink in with Enterprise Executives.

#4: Cloud based biometrics are recognized as critical Infrastructure for global digital payments and commerce platforms.

#5: Link between digital identity, smartphones & mobile & stationary #smart devices begins to be monetized

#6: New monetization models for digital identity emerge, shifting power from commercial enterprises to consumers.

#7 Secure mobile smartphone credentials drive infrastructure development with migration from tests and pilots to deployments.

#8: Many fintech innovators are swallowed by large BFSIs thwarting their impact on industry transformation.

#9: A handful of fintech standouts committed to disruption emerge as potential threats to the status quo.

#10: Biometrics and digital identity begins to be understood as a force for social justice, equity, privacy, and accessibility.


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Biometric Smartphones have officially gone “Mainstream”

Posted: February 11th, 2016 | Author:

Our latest research is shutterstock_357654659-2 out. And the BIG NEWS: Biometric Smartphones are officially mainstream!  More than 200 fingerprint, iris, and eye-vein biometric smartphones have been introduced since Q1 2013 under 70 brand names including market leaders such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi,, TCL, Oppo, Vivo, and ZTE. Acuity projects that 600 million biometric smartphones are currently in use representing 28% of the global installed base.

This explosion of biometric smartphones is just the beginning. The number of models increased from 52 a year ago to 197 today with additional announcements expected by the end of Q1. Acuity is confident the market will achieve the 100% biometric smartphone adoption forecast for 2018 in last year’s Global Biometrics and Mobility Report.

Biometric smartphone prices have dropped dramatically as new low-end options expand adoption, especially in emerging markets. Since Fujitsu introduced the Arrows XF-02 models in February 2013, and Apple the groundbreaking iPhone 5S in September 2013, the quarterly average price of biometric smartphones has plunged from $800 to just $251. This includes 28 models introduced since May 2014 selling for $150 or less.

While 93% of all biometric smartphone models run Google’s Android OS and Fingerprint Cards sensors are used in more than 60% of current models, Apple maintains a dominant 45% total device and fingerprint sensor market share. This is, however, about to change as an onslaught of Android based Chinese phones along with aggressive plans by Chinese sensor manufacturers alter the market landscape during 2016.

Check GMBRrepCOV-2out the “Biometric Smartphone Update” for details of all biometric smartphones shipped since Q1 2013 including brand, model, OS, price point, release date, and availability as well as biometric type, vendor, and sensor, and links to complete specifications and reviews at http://www.acuity-mi.com/BSP.php.

It is a great companion to “The Global Biometrics and Mobility Report” which provides detailed unit and revenue forecasts for smartphones, tablets, and wearables, biometric apps, and biometric payment and other transactions from 2014 to 2020. Preview and purchase at  www./GBMR_Report.php .


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Mobility Fuels Biometric “Boom”!

Posted: June 10th, 2015 | Author:

Acuity just released revised forecasts for the mobile biometrics market. Annual revenues from biometrics embedded in smart mobile devices, biometric app downloads, and biometric authentication of transactions are projected to grow from $1.6 billion in 2014 to $34.6 billion in 2020 representing a CAGR of nearly 67% with total forecast period revenues exceeding $117 billion.

MBimage Today’s mobile biometrics are primarily a convenience factor; a pin alternative for device, application, and account access, as well as mobile payment authorization. I believe that by 2017, hardened biometric security on mobile devices will begin in earnest and we will see a genuine transformation in identity and commerce and the true end of “the password as we know it.”

The potential for consumer use of mobile biometrics and the associated revenue is magnitudes greater than any previous application of biometrics. This massive, globally available platform will provide an unprecedented opportunity for sustained sensor, software and app based revenue as well as enormous potential for biometric authentication services for high-risk and high-value transactions.

Acuity also projects that by 2020, biometrics will be standard on 100% of the nearly 3 billion consumer smart mobile devices sold each year. With an installed base of 4.8 billion, more than 89% of all smart mobile devices in use will be biometrically enabled. In addition, more than 5.5 billion biometric apps will be downloaded annually, and more than 800 billion transactions that require some level of biometric authentication will be processed on mobile devices each year.

For detailed forecasts and analysis of the consumer mobile biometric market, preview and purchase “The Global Biometrics and Mobility Report: The Convergence of Commerce and Privacy” at www.acuity-mi.com/GBMR_Report.php


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“Mobility is the driving force that will unleash the long awaited biometric revolution”

Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author:

Biometrics in mobile payments, banking, and a host of other mobiles services and applications are poised to transform and accelerate the globalization of mCommerce.

The latest research from Acuity Market Intelligence reveals a mobile biometric marketplace more complex, broadly based, and growing faster than previous forecasts indicate.

Acuity segments the mobile biometrics into three major sectors:

  • Biometric Sensors embedded in smart mobile devices: Smart Phones, Tablets, and Wearables.
  • Biometric Apps offered directly by biometric vendors, or downloaded to smart devices via mobile service providers such as banks, payment processors, social media sites, retailers, or online identity providers.
  • Biometric Authentication for payment and non-payment transactions provided via secure cloud-based services linked to Biometric Apps on smart devices.

Acuity projects that by 2020, global mobile biometric market revenues will reach $33.3 billion annually. This includes 4.76 billion biometrically enabled smart mobile devices generating $6 billion in biometric sensor revenue, 4 billion biometric app downloads generating $20 billion in annual revenues from direct purchase and software development fees, and 825 billion biometrical secured payment and non-payment transactions generating $6.8 billion in authentication fees.

Biometrics are a natural fit for the smart mobile devices we literally hold onto nearly every waking hour. The explosion in the use of smart devices over the past five years, along with anticipated growth over the next five — especially in developing economies where sub $100 smart phones have begun to alter the mobile landscape — will bring biometrics into the daily lives of half the global population. By 2020, 100% of smart mobile devices will include embedded biometric sensors as a standard feature

For more on the mobile biometric market, download your free copy of the NEW  Mobile Report Market Brief which previews Acuity market forecast data on mobile biometric smart devices, transactions, and global market revenue (Brief registration required).

For a comprehensive view of the marketplace and detailed forecasts, order The Global Biometrics and Mobility Report.

And as always, more information about all of Acuity’s research is available at the Acuity Research Page.


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