Automatic Number Plate Recognition Soars as Governments Step Up Security Standards
The growing pressure of congested roads on civic bodies and need to develop cities with technologically advanced solutions is leading to a positive adoption rate of automatic number plate recognition systems. The market for these systems is also witnessing a healthy expansion due to benefits offered by ANPR systems in curbing the number of road accidents. The initiatives taken by governments to increase the public safety by identifying criminals through number plates of their vehicles is also anticipated to boost the growth of the global automatic number plate recognition market.
According to the research report, the global automatic number plate recognition market was valued at US$477.8 mn in 2014 and is expected to reach US$1,436.1 mn by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 12.8% between 2015 and 2023. The growing importance of traffic enforcement rules and regulations along with the need to step up security and surveillance techniques have provided a huge impetus to this market. However, the inability of automatic number plate recognition systems to read a range of languages, different fonts, font sizes, and designs is hampering the effectiveness of this technology. Furthermore, the limitation of these systems to identify the number plate through layers of dust is also challenging the market growth.
Europe Leads Market as U.K. Remains the Hub of Technological Innovation for ANPR Systems
Europe holds the leading share in the global automatic number plate recognition market as the U.K. is considered to be the home to the technological innovations in the ANPR technologies. The stringent traffic regulations and initiatives taken by governments to enhance the road safety for the citizens is also boosting the deployment of ANPR systems in this region. This trend is especially seen in countries such as the U.K., Italy, Germany, and France. Owing to these reasons the automatic number plate recognition market in Europe is estimated to reach US$451.4 mn by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 10.1% in terms of revenue.
Adoption of ANPR Systems in Government Sector Holds Promise for the Global Market
Out of the various end users of ANPR systems, the government sector, which includes homeland security, traffic department, and defense, is the leading segment of the market. This segment is expected to prosper in the forecast period due to a high adoption rate of these systems in the police departments, government offices, public parking authorities, and traffic departments. However, the adoption of ANPR systems in commercial sectors is also expected to soar due to growing number of shopping malls, multiplexes, and other public utility spaces that will need improved security solutions in times to rising terror attacks.
Some of the leading players operating in the overall automatic number plate recognition market are NDI Recognition Systems Ltd., Vigilant Solutions Inc., Q-Free ASA, Genetec, Inc., Siemens AG, PIPS Technology Ltd., Tattile Srl, Vysionics Intelligent Traffic Solutions Ltd., and Bosch Security Systems. These players are emphasizing on the integration of ANPR engines and ANPR cameras to offer a thorough product to the consumers and to remain ahead in the competitive market. Product innovation such enhancing the night vision capabilities of the cameras will help the companies to stand out with their products in the overall market.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is a surveillance system with primary capability of capturing the image of vehicles and identifies their license number. ANPR systems consist of high-speed cameras with IR filters, processors capable of performing optical character recognition (OCR), application software, user interface, and an alert capability to notify operators in case of a match. ANPR systems can be a standalone device or can be used with existing traffic enforcement cameras or closed-circuit televisions and are used by the police forces across the globe to prevent and detect crimes. These systems are also used for electronic toll collection on roads and for monitoring traffic activities such as red light adherence and speed enforcement. Additionally, ANPR systems can assist in the detection of stolen vehicles. The ANPR technology varies from location to location depending on the designs of number plates.
ANPR systems are increasingly being adopted in traffic enforcement, detection, and prevention of crimes and access control in the public sector. Initiatives undertaken by governments to incorporate new technologies in order to ensure safety in the public sector is one of the key factors driving growth in the global automatic number plate recognition market. However, challenges related to non-uniformity in the license plate design across different states, countries, or regions are hindering the adoption of this technology. Applications of ANPR systems in the commercial sector have increased in the recent years and shown significant traction in the vehicle-parking segment.
This market has been segmented based on applications, end-users and geography. Based on the end-users adoption, the market has been classified into government and commercial sectors. The government sector is further classified into homeland security, traffic department and defense, whereas the commercial end-users are classified into entertainment and recreation, and dedicated car parks. The market size and forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Million) for each of these segments have been provided for the period 2015 to 2023, considering 2013 and 2014 as the base years. The report also provides the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each segment of the market for the forecast period 2015 to 2023. Geographically, the market for ANPR has been segmented into four regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America.
The report includes value chain analysis to recognize players in the market along with their role in the ecosystem. We have included future trends that will impact the demand. The study provides market estimation in terms of revenue and forecast for the period 2015 to 2023.
Some of the key players in the global ANPR market include ARH Inc., Digital Recognition Systems Ltd., ELSAG North America LLC, NDI Recognition Systems Ltd., Q-Free ASA, Vigilant Solutions Inc., Siemens AG, PIPS Technology Ltd., Genetec, Inc., Bosch Security Systems, CA Traffic Limited, COBAN Technologies, Quercus Technologies, Tattile Srl and Vysionics Intelligent Traffic Solutions Ltd.
The report analyzes the global automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) market in terms of revenue (USD million). The market has been segmented as follows:
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Market, by Applications:
- Security and Surveillance
- Vehicle Parking
- Traffic Management
- Red Light Control
- Toll Enforcement
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Market, by Ends-user:
- Homeland Security
- Traffic Department
- Entertainment and Recreation Facilities (Shopping Centers, Multiplexes and Others)
- Dedicated Car Parks
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Market, by Geography:
- North America
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- Latin America