ISJ Analysis: Security screening market

ISJ Analysis: Security screening market

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Investing in powerful screening technologies is both a critical and necessary step for many organisations and operations that are committed to enhancing their security posture – and this is reflected not only by growing requirements, but also market trends.

Though the global threat landscape is capable of shifting in the blink of an eye, the need for effective physical screening technologies is not going away. According to Mordor Intelligence, the global screening market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.76% over the forecast period of 2022–2027.

This statistic is reinforced on a sector specific basis by’s ‘Airport X-Ray Security Screening System Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis’.

This report indicates that for the airport sector specifically, the x-ray screening system market is expected to reach US $3,459.82m by 2028. This would see the sector’s CAGR grow 4.5% throughout the period of 2021-2028.

Taking an integrated approach to security screening

Whilst there are numerous factors contributing to the growth of the market to this point, future developments can likely be attributed to a shift towards the interconnectivity of modern systems and wider processes of integration across organisations as well as global operations.

For example, when thinking about this market and general processes of security screening, most people’s minds would likely jump to the thought of passing through an x-ray checkpoint at an airport and placing their bag onto a conveyor belt for inspection. If not, perhaps the thought of a security officer utilising a handheld metal detector at a sports stadium.

In both of these scenarios, whilst x-ray technology plays its part in identifying prohibited items carried by an individual, the success of the screening process is also reliant on the actions of trained operatives to isolate any incidents before they can escalate.

In the face of emerging threats therefore, operators need the support provided by additional technologies such as surveillance cameras and access control systems, which can help them streamline processes and allocate resources accordingly.

When referring to the airport model specifically, where many scenarios in the past may have required a slower, more siloed approach which ensured that everyone was processed in-line with regulation and best practice, by implementing advanced screening products into a wider strategy, security can not only be increased but integrated supporting solutions can help improve workflows, thus boosting the efficiency of operations.

As many professionals in the security industry know, integration also brings additional benefits from a data sharing perspective. As a result, stakeholders who may monitor threats or deal with incidents on a day-to-day basis are able stay up-to-date in regard to frameworks and emerging patterns witnessed by their counterparts in separate departments as well as entire nations.

On a larger scale therefore, border control agencies, logistics sites and transport control facilities are able to get the most out of state-of-the-art screening products without having to put the security of their own operations at stake.

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