With the increasing prevalence of contraband of narcotics, weapons, and explosives, it has become extremely vital to inspect the cargo or individuals crossing borders or traveling within country or state limits. With the security being paramount, it is important to invest in right kind of X-ray security scanner depending on the application it is being used for. Full body scanners and baggage scanners helps in keeping passengers, facilities and assets safe. Arenas and events must be safeguarded to keep public secure while critical infrastructures around the world has to be protected from external or internal intruders.
The X-ray security scanners help in identifying harmful organic, inorganic, and metal materials as these materials absorb rays at different levels. X-ray scanning machines track dangerous items by looking at the mass density and atomic number of the material that passes through the scanner. Organic, inorganic, and metals appear differently on the screen of X-ray scanner. Organic material appears in orange on the screen of scanner and explosives are generally made of organic materials, thus allowing the personnel to identify the threats. If the detected object’s density falls within the range of dangerous materials, the scanner will warn the operator about the potential hazard. The X-ray security scanners use low dose radiations that can penetrate clothing or human skin to detect the presence of metallic or non-metallic objects hidden under body cavity or clothing.
Rise in illicit activities spurring the demand for X-ray security scanners
With the growing instances of illegal cross border transport of goods and weapons, it has become vitally important to install such X-ray scanning machines at public transport facilities. The global X-ray security scanner market was valued at $2.1 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period. Some of the major factors attributing to this growth include rise in terrorist activities across the globe, rising demand for security in aviation industry, and need for enhanced security at public places. However, the ill-effects of radiation from X-ray scanning machines on human health and high cost of these security scanning machines are major factors restricting the growth of this market. Growing demand for such X-ray security scanners from emerging countries to address security concerns is expected to drive the market for these products in coming years.
The market research study on “X-Ray Security Scanner Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2012 – 2023” offers a comprehensive study on the global X-ray security scanner market entailing insights on its different market segments. The major market segmented analyzed under the scope of this study include market by application, market by end users, and market by geography. The report also offers cross sectional analysis of all the mentioned market segments by each geographic region. The research report offers strategic recommendations and insightful viewpoints for the players operating in the market. The high level analysis offered in the report such as Porter’s five forces analysis and market attractiveness analysis helps in understanding the trends in market and competition at each level in the supply chain. Report also offers insights on the share held by some of the leading players in the market and key strategies deployed by them to sustain competition. The global X-ray security scanner market is segmented as below:
Market By Application:
- People Scanning
- Product Scanning
Market By End User:
- Transit Industry
Market By Geography:
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Some of the major players engaged in manufacturing X-ray security scanners include Eurologix Security, Todd Research, Auto Clear Us, Leidos, Morpho, Rapiscan, Smiths Detection, L3 Communications, American Science and Engineering Inc. (AS&E), Scannamsc, Gilardoni SPA, Astrophysics Inc., Fiscan, Shanghai Eastimage Equipment Co. Ltd., Hamamatsu Photonics, Shanghai Gaojing Radiography Technology Co. Ltd., Nuctech Company Limited, Pony Industry Co. Ltd., and Vidisco Ltd. among others.