The report forecasts the global airport e-gates market to grow at a CAGR of 19.91% during the period 2016-2020.
E-gates in airports are meant to ensure smooth flow of passengers at the immigration counters. It reduces the processing time per passenger approximately by 10-12 seconds. As e-gates provide a variety of self-service options including the identity check of passengers, security personnel can dedicate their time to reduce the chances of illegal border crossing activities.
Emergence of multimodal biometrics is a key trend for this market. These biometric systems are accurate, reliable, and secure, which is why they are widely adopted for applications such as border control. Some multimodal biometrics are available with both fingerprint and finger vein recognition technology in a single device, which saves the cost of buying two biometric devices. Multimodal biometrics is gaining prominence worldwide.
According to the report, Fast Travel Program by IATA is a key driver for this market. Apart from reducing the delay in process points, IATA's Fast Travel Program enables annual savings of around $2.1 billion for the aviation industry as it cuts down on personnel training and hiring of personnel for security check.
Further, the report states that space constraints in airports are likely to become an increasing concern for the deployment of e-gates worldwide.