The U.S. airport perimeter security market has reached its saturation point, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
According to the firm, most fence upgrades for perimeter control are small opportunities handled by local vendors. Security enhancements are the driving factor that will continue to open prospects into this niche market, although these are mainly implemented in larger airports.
The company finds that the Federal Aviation Administration invested an estimated $58.0 million in grants toward the market through its Airport Improvement Programs in 2012. Future funding toward airport perimeter security, though, is expected to decline through 2017. Additionally, the perimeter control segment, consisting of fences and gates, is at an oversupplied point. The physical size and location of airports make it difficult to provide adequate and effective security.
Companies have failed to succeed in offering airports an effective, reliable, and cost-effective integrated security system that is suitable to airports of all sizes. Most tailored security systems designed for large airports still experience vulnerability gaps due to factors caused by human error. Airport perimeter security technologies are only as good as the people who manage and operate them. Continued mishaps may prompt the advent of automated unmanned systems as a solution to eliminate human error.
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