Status : Published Published On : Jan, 2024 Report Code : VRSME9037 Industry : Semiconductor & Electronics Available Format : Page : 150

Global Biometrics Technology Market – Analysis and Forecast (2025-2030)

Industry Insight by Authentication (Single-Factor Authentication and Multi-Factor Authentication), by Application (Physical Characteristics (Fingerprint Recognition, Iris Recognition, Hand Geometry Recognition, Palm Recognition, and Others), and Behavioral Characteristics (Signature Recognition, Voice Recognition, Middleware Recognition, and Others)), by Functionality (Contact-Based Biometric Systems, Contactless Biometric Systems, and Hybrid Biometric Systems), by Offering (Hardware and Software), by Vertical (Consumer Electronics, Government, Military & Defense, Healthcare, Banking & Finance, Travel and Immigration, and Others), and by Geography (U.S., Canada, Germany, U.K., France, China, Japan, India, and Rest of the World)

Industry Overview

The Global Biometrics Technology Market is poised to achieve significant growth, with an estimated worth of USD 62.14 billion by 2030. In the year 2023 the respective market was USD 13.8 billion. During the forecast period from 2025 to 2030, the market is projected to experience a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.1%. This technology plays a crucial role in identifying, authenticating, and recognizing individuals based on their unique traits, including fingerprints, vascular patterns, iris, hand geometry, face, and palm veins, as well as behavioural characteristics like signature, voice, and typing patterns. Consequently, the biometrics technology industry holds substantial importance within the overall biometrics market landscape.

Biometrics Technology Market Highlights

Biometrics technology provides progressive techniques over traditional PIN-based techniques. This technology is used to secure sensitive or personal data from fraudulent use such as a PIN or password could be forgotten or a key could be lost but biometric traits are difficult to steal or forget. However, biometric technology has certain limitations, such as high initial investments and high cost of biometric devices, and technological limitations.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the demand for contact-based biometric systems and even after the pandemic gets over the demand for contact-based biometric systems will fall drastically to avoid coronavirus spread. Furthermore, the development and acceptance of contactless biometric systems such as face recognition, iris recognition, and voice recognition, are anticipated to stimulate the demand post-COVID-19.

Market Segmentation

Insight by Authentication

Based on authentication, the market is divided into single-factor authentication and multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period 2023-2030. The increasing demand for multi-factor authentication is associated with the increase in the need for additional security against the theft of sensitive data, especially in the government and defence sectors. The multiple-factor authentication includes multiple identifiers that will add an extra level of security, thus, making the system effective, accurate, and reliable.

Insight by Application

Based on application, the biometrics technology market is segmented into physical characteristics and behavioral characteristics. Physical characteristics are subdivided into fingerprint recognition, iris recognition, hand geometry recognition, palm recognition, and others (DNA, Ear). Behavioral characteristics are categorized into signature recognition, voice recognition, middleware recognition, and others (keystroke and handwriting). Contactless biometric technology such as hand geometry recognition and palm recognition is expected to have substantial growth over the forecast period 2023-2030. Fingerprint recognition is the most prominent segment because of its use in law enforcement, civil applications, real estate, defense, and in the private sector for attendance and background checks of employees. The increasing usage of fingerprint recognition in tablets, mobiles, e-commerce, and cloud computing is anticipated to generate high demand in the biometrics technology market because of its easy usage and affordable price.

Iris recognition is the most acknowledged technology because of its speed of operation and resistance to false matches. It is used in countries for security purposes at crucial places such as airports, government buildings, points of entry and exits in the country, and other applications. The demand for iris recognition is going to increase because of convenience, safety, and adoption in multiple end-user industries.

Insight by Functionality

Based on functionality, the biometrics technology market is divided into contact-based biometric systems, contactless biometric systems, and hybrid biometric systems. Hybrid biometric systems are anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period 2023-2030 as it is efficient and reliable biometrics. Multimodal biometric provide safety against spoofing and forgery through multi-level authentication. Moreover, many countries such as the US, India, and the UK are adapting multimodal authentication i.e., a combination of two or three biometric techniques, using contact-based or contactless systems. These are used at security checkpoints at country borders due to the increase in the threat of terrorist attacks.    

Insight by Offering

Based on offering, the market is divided into hardware and software. Software is anticipated to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period. Software plays an important role in ensuring compatibility in biometric devices. The growing use of biometric devices in cloud computing and AI will accelerate the need for associated software, thus providing compatibility in devices and operating systems among different applications. Software in biometric systems will integrate add-on features in the hardware and will store and recall spatial data.

Insight by Vertical

Based on vertical, the market is segmented into consumer electronics, government, military & defense, healthcare, banking & finance, travel and immigration, and others. There is a wide scope of biometric technology in consumer electronics to improve customer experience. Government organizations and the defense sector is anticipated to have a sharp rise in the demand for biometrics technology like the use of the biometric system in elections to reduce frauds in the form of fake or bogus voting. Biometrics technology is widely accepted for e-passport programs and to check illegal migrations.

The healthcare segment is expected to have a high CAGR due to technological advancements, protecting patient privacy, stopping false insurance claims, and other healthcare frauds. In addition, biometrics technology is used in banking & finance to increase efficiency and prevent frauds. Thus, it will have a positive effect on the growth of the market.

Global Biometrics Technology Market Report Coverage

Report Metric


Historical Period

2018 - 2023

Base Year Considered


Forecast Period

2025 - 2030

Market Size in 2023

U.S.D.  13.8 Billion

Revenue Forecast in 2030

U.S.D.  62.14 Billion

Growth Rate


Segments Covered in the Report

By Authentication, By Functionality, By Application, By Vertical, By Offering

Report Scope

Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling

Regions Covered in the Report

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and the Rest of the World

Industry Dynamics

Industry Trends

There is an increase in the use of biometric technology in enterprises to provide convenience, secure identity management, and superior human resource management which is expected to drive the demand for the biometrics technology market. Furthermore, the use of biometrics systems in the BFSI sector for securing financial transactions globally will augment the growth of the market. Also, an increase in acceptance of advanced authentication and recognition systems in smartphones and tablets will surge the demand for biometrics technology globally.

Growth Drivers

The biometrics technology market is poised for significant growth in the foreseeable future, driven by its user-friendly nature, easy implementation, and cost-effective solutions for ensuring high-end security and assurance. With increasing concerns over both internal and external security, the demand for biometrics technology is expected to surge during the forecast period. Governments worldwide have been actively adopting biometrics technology as part of their measures to curb illegal entry into their territories. Additionally, the introduction of e-passports and the utilization of biometrics for criminal identification have further propelled the popularity of this technology. Furthermore, the government and private sectors are increasingly embracing biometrics technology for employee identification and attendance management, contributing to the expansion of the market. These factors collectively indicate a promising future for the biometrics technology market.


The implementation of biometrics technology is expensive for any organization which will challenge the growth of the market. High initial investment, high cost of biometric devices, and technology limitations such as image resolution matching accuracy with physical characteristics, low-quality capture devices, etc. will be the challenges for the implementation of biometric systems.


Technological developments, for instance, the evolution of multimodal biometrics technology, use in e-commerce, and cloud computing will create lucrative opportunities for the growth of the market. There is rapid development in sensing technologies and widespread implementation of mobile-based access control solutions are poised to provide growth opportunities for biometric authentication.

Geographic Overview

Geographically, APAC is one of the fastest-growing markets for biometrics technology in terms of infrastructure, electronics industry, and other technological developments.  The unique geographical location, airport hubs, and increasing passenger traffic make it a hub for the growth of biometrics technology. In Asia-Pacific regions, China and India will witness high growth rates. Initiatives such as the UIDAI project in India, e-KTP electronic ID initiatives in Indonesia will provide new business opportunities for the growth of the biometrics market.

North America is anticipated to hold the largest market share over the forecast period. This is attributed to the increasing applications of biometrics technology in various departments such as defense, commerce, homeland security, and justice.

Competitive Insight

The global biometrics market consists of many small and large manufacturers. Key players are entering into mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and alliances to sustain themselves in the global biometrics technology market. They are also focusing on product launches and product expansion in the biometrics technology market.

The Moroccan government and Safran today signed a framework agreement outlining a mutual commitment to support and develop Morocco’s aerospace industry ecosystem. This agreement is based on three guiding principles: Development of a high-quality local supply chain, Development of high value-added activities by strengthening research and technology activities and new engineering services and Development of talent and skills by strengthening training and partnerships with engineering schools and universities.

Thales expertise has allowed investigation professionals to record, analyze and compare biometric characteristics with the highest level of performance. Thales puts forensic investigations to the next level with one of the top NIST-ranked solutions, uncompromised on accuracy, customizability, and scalability with its new Evidence and Investigation Suite, putting the emphasis on remote accessibility and utmost mobility, offering forces full flexibility and improved results.Thales is the trusted provider of accurate and efficient biometric technologies for smooth and secure user experiences. It has fully adapted itself to the COVID-19 crisis and provides full compliance with GDPR and support touchless” use cases like access management, border control, airport security, air passenger experience. Currently, Thales is promoting an ethical and effective approach to using facial recognition technology.

NEC developed a touchless, multimodal biometric authentication terminal with the world's highest level of precision. It has been ranked number one in identification technology benchmark tests conducted by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

FUJITSU FRTONTECH LIMITED acquired Fulcrum Biometrics, the Texas-based biometric hardware, software, and solutions provider. The companies aimed to develop the industry's premier provider of biometric authentication and access management solutions.

NEC offers the utmost apt solutions to serve customer needs with its biometric authentication technologies. NEC offers 6 unique biometric authentication technologies that are the best in the world i.e., face recognition, iris recognition, fingerprint/palmprint recognition, voice recognition, and ear acoustic authentication. NEC provides robust security by combining biometric authentication systems.

Some of the leading players operating in the global biometrics technology market Thales Group, Safran S.A., NEC Corporation, FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED, 3M Company, SUPREMA, BIO-key International, Precise Biometrics, FaceFirst, Inc., and Assa Abloy AB.

The Biometrics Technology Market report offers a comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with an estimation for the forecast period 2025–2030.

Segments Covered in the Report

  • By Authentication
    • Single-Factor Authentication
    • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • By Application
    • Physical Characteristics
      • Fingerprint Recognition
      • Iris Recognition
      • Hand Geometry Recognition
      • Palm Recognition
      • Others
    • Behavioral Characteristics
      • Signature Recognition
      • Voice Recognition
      • Middleware Recognition
      • Others
  • By Functionality
    • Contact-Based Biometric Systems
    • Contactless Biometric Systems
    • Hybrid Biometric Systems
  • By Offering
    • Hardware
    • Software
  • By Vertical
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Government
    • Military & Defense
    • Healthcare
    • Banking & Finance
    • Travel and Immigration
    • Others

Region Covered in the Report

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Brazil
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • U.A.E.
    • Other Countries

Biometrics Technology Market Size

Source: VynZ Research

Biometrics Technology Market Analysis

Source: VynZ Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Government organizations and the defense sector is anticipated to have a sharp rise in the demand for biometrics technology like the use of the biometric system in elections to reduce frauds in the form of fake or bogus voting.
Some of the leading players operating in the global biometrics technology market Thales Group, Safran S.A., NEC Corporation, FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED, 3M Company, SUPREMA, BIO-key International, Precise Biometrics, FaceFirst, Inc., and Assa Abloy AB.
Growing applications of biometric technology in commercial and government sectors, rising concern for safety and security, unique technology with easy usage, increase in the standard of living, and developments in emerging markets are the factors driving the growth of the market.
The global biometrics technology market will grow at a CAGR of 20.1% during the forecast period 2025-2030.
APAC is the fastest-growing market for biometrics technology.

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