Biometric Surveillance Forecast to Reach
61% CAGR Through 2017 Representing $872
Million in Annual Revenue
According to new forecasts from Acuity Market Intelligence, Surveillance posts the strongest
market share gain of all biometric applications from 2009 to 2017 growing from less than 1% to
nearly 8% of total market revenue and representing a CAGR over the forecast period of
Louisville, CO - Acuity Market Intelligence of Louisville, Colorado, an emerging technology
strategy and research consultancy with a proven record of accurately anticipating biometrics
market trends, today announced that Acuity's new research report "The Future of Biometrics"
reveals that the market for Biometric Surveillance is expected to grow at an astounding
compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60.99% from 2009 through 2017. Surveillance is
projected to post the strongest market share gain of all biometric applications from less than 1%
to nearly 8% of total market value representing growth from $19 million to $872 million in annual
"Biometric Surveillance is the ultimate dream application of intelligence and defense
communities and the waking nightmare of privacy and civil liberty advocates", says Acuity
Principal C. Maxine Most. "Until now the conflict and debate have been largely academic.
However, today, there are biometric technologies providing distance-based, real-time, non-
cooperative image capture i.e. surveillance. Both Face and Iris recognition are commercially
available in the two-meter range and are on the verge of operating in the ten-meter range.
Another emerging biometric of interest in the surveillance arena is gait recognition. This is
particularly useful when trying to identify an individual whose face and/or iris are not visible".
These finding are part of the wealth of industry insight available in the "The Future of
Biometrics" market research report published in August 2009. This report offers Acuity's
trademark brand of hype-free analysis into the trends, dri