Global Airport Security Market size was valued at USD 14.5 Billion in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 23.6 Billion by 2033, at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period 2024 – 2033.

Airport Security Market: Overview

Airport security refers to the measures and procedures implemented to protect passengers, staff, and aircraft from threats such as terrorism, smuggling, and other unlawful activities.

A prominent global trend in airport security is the adoption of advanced technology to enhance screening efficiency and effectiveness while ensuring passenger convenience. This includes the widespread deployment of automated screening lanes, advanced imaging technologies such as millimeter-wave scanners and computed tomography (CT) scanners, and biometric identification systems for streamlined passenger processing.

Additionally, there is a growing emphasis on data analytics and artificial intelligence for threat detection and risk assessment, enabling security personnel to identify potential risks more accurately and respond proactively.

Furthermore, collaboration and information-sharing among airports, airlines, and security agencies on a global scale are becoming increasingly important to address evolving security threats and maintain consistency in security standards across different regions.

Overall, the global trend in airport security is moving towards a more technology-driven, data-driven, and collaborative approach to ensure the safety and security of passengers and personnel while facilitating seamless travel experiences.

By equipment, the metal detector segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. A key trend in metal detectors is the integration of advanced technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to enhance detection accuracy, reduce false alarms, and streamline security screening processes in various sectors including transportation, manufacturing, and event security.

By technology, the RFID segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. A notable trend in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is the increasing integration of RFID technology with Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, enabling seamless tracking, monitoring, and management of assets across various industries, enhancing efficiency and automation.

In North America, a notable trend in airport security is the increasing adoption of biometric identification systems, such as facial recognition and fingerprint scanning, to enhance passenger screening efficiency and accuracy while maintaining rigorous security standards.

Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs, develops and manufactures electrical systems as well as devices and equipment for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security sectors.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2024 USD 14.5 Million
Projected Market Size in 2033 USD 23.6 Million
Market Size in 2023 USD 12.1 Million
CAGR Growth Rate 5.5% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Equipment, Technology and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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CMI has comprehensively analyzed the Global Airport Security market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict in depth scenario of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this Global Airport Security industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players are studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, this report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships.

List of the prominent players in the Airport Security Market:

  • American Science and Engineering Inc.
  • Axis Communications AB
  • Teledyne FLIR LLC
  • Bosch Sicherheit systeme GmbH
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Dahua Technology Co. Ltd
  • Avigilon Corporation
  • Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Pelco
  • Thales
  • Johnson Controls
  • Fiber Sensys Inc.
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Senstar Corporation
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • The Infinova Group.
  • Puretech Systems
  • Others

The Airport Security Market is segmented as follows:

By Equipment

  • Metal Detector
  • Backscatter X-Ray System
  • Others

By Technology

  • RFID
  • Biometrics
  • 3D Scanning
  • Others

By Type

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

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America