Increased security boosts biometrics market
The impact of events on 11 September on security applications will boost the value of the biometrics market to $2.05bn in 2006, according to a report from analyst Frost & Sullivan. In 2001, the market was worth $93.4m.
The main growth drivers will be security applications for government and law enforcement services.
The F&S report said: "Several legislations have proposed the mandatory use of biometrics as identifiers at airports and other borders and immigration points and for surveillance purposes to identify known criminals and terrorists."
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