Increased security boosts biometrics market

Monday, 22 July 2002, 12:03 PM EST

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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