Thermal Scanners Market (By Type: Handheld, Fixed; By Wavelength: Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR), Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR), Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR); By End-Use: Industrial, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Commercial, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2020 - 2027

Category : Automotive, Transportation and Logistics | Published at : September-2020 | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Published | Pages : 190

Acumen research and consulting estimates that the global thermal scanners market is anticipated to reach market size of around US$ 8,000 Mn by 2027 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 8% in terms of revenue during the forecast period 2020 – 2027. A device used for the performance of thermal imaging is the thermal scanner. One of the main factors supporting the growth of the market for thermal scans is the increasing adoption of thermal scanners in the automotive industry. So many well-established players as well as new players working on the market, the thermal scanning market is broke down in the environment.

Market Insights

Increased demand for further advanced security solutions and rapid urbanization around the world will bring the world’s thermal scanner industry into robust growth. Infrarot heat scanner detects objects that are more covered up with passively absorbed infrared radiation than other active light-sourced imaging systems. The infrared thermal scanner is used for military-recognized research, monitoring and guidance thanks to its excellent concealment, good anti-interference, strong target detection capabilities and every weather conditions. It is widely used in weapons and industrial equipment. Increasing demand for temperature-scanning large scale scanners in airports, increasing government investments in the space and defense industries, large expenditure for R&D by businesses, governments and capital companies in manufacture of advanced thermal scanning technologies are the key driving factors of the growth of this market. In Wuhan, Hubei and several other places, a new form of corona virus infection has recently taken place. Remote infrared thermal imaging scanning systems built for high influenza and pneumonia in busy environments will immediately be monitored. High-contact, high temperature sensor accuracy, rapid response monitoring, infrared and visible picture overlay analysis include fast body temperature scanning, wide field sensing, long distance, intelligent alert. 

The regional market in North America recorded the highest share of revenues in 2019, above 40%. The U.S. is expected to experience significant growth as its defense industry flourishes. Larger companies like FLIR Systems, Inc., Fluke Corporation and L3harris Technologies, Inc. are helping the U.S. to grow. More and more competition is also projected to boost the global market in Canadian industrial applications. British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) recently set up infrared cameras for tracking marine mammals that have been challenged in August 2019. Asia Pacific is likley to expand during the forecast period at the highest CAGR. China has been the region's biggest share of revenue. Various vendors with relatively inexpensive solutions that in turn are expected to boost the demand for this pandemic are responsible for the growth. The emergence of thermal scanners in China led to an exponential demand from companies for the production of mass. The country is making efforts to tackle the epidemic of research and development. Wuhan Guine Infrared Co., Ltd. thus announced the installation of a thermal scanner system for Chinese public transport infrastructure driven by the facial detection technology of Artificial Intelligence (AI).


Strong demand from the aerospace industry is one of the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on the market. Both countries use this screening at airports to identify and prevent possible COVID-19 patients from moving to public areas in order to counter this outbreak. Such devices have also been used by numerous social housing and government departments. Several hotel chains around the world have already carried out temperature tests for workers to improve health during the pandemic. Indian Hotels Co., for example. Since March 2020, Oberoi and Marriott have launched temperature checking across their Indian hotel chains. Ltd. There has also been a significant impact of higher demand from the healthcare sector. The panoramic thermal imaging system has been in high demand due to its tracking capacities in large areas. Another influence of the pandemic was technical advances with a heavy focus on industry players' growth. For example, the industry is introducing thermal detection systems with AI, which is one of the epidemic's short-term advantages for industry growth. Another important immediate consequence of the pandemic is the installation of this device in large ferries. In this respect, it is necessary for market players to examine long-term management of the aforementioned emerging technologies before building on this growth and entering the industry.

Key Players

Major players included in this report are AMETEK Land, Seek Thermal Inc., 3M Company, Electro Optical Industries, Fluke Corporation, FLIR Systems, Inc., Infrared Cameras Inc, Leonardo S.p.A., L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Optotherm, Inc., and others. Companies are introducing new products with the goal of strengthening their product range, efficient capabilities and strategic differentiation. Seek Thermal Inc. recently announced in December 2019 the launch of thermal cameras for security surveillance and test and measurement applications. Prior to that, RevealFirePRO was given by the Organization in cooperation with the Los Angeles Fire Department to each of the firemen, giving them good vision of the burning building and help in safe disposal. FLIR Systems , Inc. started in September 2019 with the on board route monitoring software FLIR T860 thermal camera.

The global thermal scanners market is segmented as below:

Market Segmentation

Thermal Scanners Market By Type



Thermal Scanners Market By Wavelength

Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR)

Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR)

Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR)

Thermal Scanners Market By End-Use



Aerospace & Defense


Oil & Gas



Thermal Scanners Market By Geography

North America

  • U.S
  • Canada


  • U.K
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

Rising product demand for mass screening amid the COVID-19 crisis and growing adoption in the aerospace and defense sector for security and surveillance applications are expected to drive the growth of the thermal scanners market.

Export restrictions and additional detailing required for long wave infrared cameras is a major factor expected to restraint the growth of the market.

The market value of thermal scanners is anticipated to be around US$ 8,000 Mn in 2027.

It is anticipated to grow around 8% CAGR amid the forecast period.2020-2027

AMETEK Land, Seek Thermal Inc., 3M Company, Electro Optical Industries, Fluke Corporation, FLIR Systems, Inc., Infrared Cameras Inc, Leonardo S.p.A., L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Optotherm, Incand others are the prominent players in the market.

Asia Pacific is projected to grow at a fast pace during forecast period from 2020-2027.

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