Airport Security Market
Global Airport Security Market Report Information: by Type (Access Control, Perimeter Security, Screening, Others), Systems & Equipment (Metal Detector, Backscatter X-Ray System, Others), Technology (RFID, Biometrics, Others), & Region — Forecast till 2023

The need for stringent security to ensure passenger safety against critical situations is primarily driving the growth of this market. Moreover, strict government regulations to strengthen airport security is contributing to the market growth. However, high installation and maintenance costs of security solutions are the major restraints to the growth of this market.

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Airport security includes numerous systems and technologies used to safeguard the passengers, staff, and planes from malicious activities, threats, and violence. The systems and technologies that are used for airport security include metal detectors, x-ray scanners, explosive detectors, biometrics, intrusion detectors, 3D scanners, and others. They are also essential to avoid loss of assets and the disruption of business. Explosive and intrusion detectors are used to avoid threats of cross-border terrorism, smuggling, and drug trade. Similarly, the need for providing access control to critical areas has increased the demand for fixed surveillance and biometric identification systems at airports.

Airport security consists of access control, cybersecurity, perimeter security, scanning systems, and others. These are the systems used to safeguard passengers from malevolent activities, such as hijacking, bombing, and violence. These systems comprise software for better monitoring, detection, and risk prevention. The increasing need for stringent security to ensure passenger safety against terrorist activities is primarily driving the growth of this market. Similarly, stringent government regulations related to airport security are also contributing to the growth of this market. However, high installation and maintenance costs of the security solutions are the major challenges for the market growth.

Scope of the Report:

This study provides an overview of the global airport security market, tracking three market segments across five regions. The report studies the key players, providing a five-year annual trend analysis that highlights market size, volume, and share in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The report also provides a forecast, focusing on the market opportunities for the next five years in each region. The study segments the global airport security market by type, systems & equipment, technology, and region.

Regional Analysis:

North America accounted for the largest shares of the market in 2017. This is due to the stringent government regulations and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) standards to strengthen security at airports. Moreover, the U.S. is one of the major suppliers of security systems. Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. This is due to the increasing demand for air travelers and increasing number of airports in this region. The number of air travelers is increasing in regions such as Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Therefore, the global airport security market is estimated to register a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023.



  • Access Control
  • Cybersecurity
  • Perimeter Security
  • Screening
  • Surveillance
  • Others

Systems & Equipment

  • Metal Detectors
  • Fiber Optic Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Backscatter X-Ray Systems
  • Explosives and Narcotics Trace Detector
  • Cabin Baggage Screening Systems
  • Others


  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
  • Biometrics
  • 3D Scanning
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Key Players

The key players in the airport security market are American Science and Engineering, Inc. (U.S.), Autoclear LLC (U.S.), C.E.I.A. SpA (U.S.), FLIR Systems, Inc. (U.S.), L3 Security & Detection Systems (U.S.), OSI Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Robert Bosch LLC (U.S.), Siemens AG (Germany), Smiths Detection LLC (U.S.), and Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd. (U.K)

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