Global Border Surveillance Market – Overview
The global border surveillance market is growing at a substantial rate. According to the recent study conducted by Market Research Future, the global border surveillance market is estimated to grow rapidly during the forecast period. The market is forecasted to witness a steady growth by 2023, growing at a moderate CAGR during the projected period (2017 -2023).
The main driving factor for the global border surveillance market is the growing need for nations to secure their borders from trespassers. Borders are a major area of concern for all nations for their safety as illegal arms and illegal immigrants may enter the country and cause grievous harm to its citizens. Unmanned planes armed with night vision comes a long way in delivering the required surveillance to security forces even at night. Another major factor driving the growth of the global border surveillance market is substantial growth in the number of illegal immigrants across the globe.
Geopolitical conflicts are a major factor that influences the growth of the global border surveillance market. Insecurities with neighbouring countries leads the government into procuring innovative technology to stay ahead of their adversary. The governments are also investing substantial amount of funds in the research and development of technology. Moreover, many nations have continuous conflicts with their neighbouring countries on account of encroachment.
In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of global conflicts such as the Russia and Ukraine conflict over Crimea, battle for supremacy in the South China Sea territory between China and South Korea, maritime disputes between Venezuela and Guyana, and the sea border dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua. With the raging conflicts in such countries, along with the growing extremist activities in Egypt, France, and Tunisia, 2015 was marked by widespread humanitarian crises and instability.
This creates the need to up-date border surveillance systems and the treatment of operational information concerning threats. The security of land and maritime borders has become a key issue that must be addressed for proper integrated and coordinated management, by putting together the efforts of all the law enforcement agencies, in term of state security, economy, and public health. The use of drones in border surveillance is particularly useful in the regions that are difficult to reach or access, which significantly prevents trafficking of illegal drugs and illegal migration.
Border surveillance systems need to be robust as they need to be operational all day and all night. Moreover, the system needs to operate in all conditions and need to have the ability to detect threats from a long range. The industry is dominated by very stringent government policies, which is a major restraint for the market. The products developed by the companies need to be very robust and durable which can last through extreme conditions including war.
Developing countries across the globe are investing heavily in border surveillance systems which is substantially forecasted to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period. Countries like India who have major border disputes with China, Bangladesh, Burma and Pakistan for illegal immigrants, terrorists and smuggling. In addition, India is expected to be a major market for the border surveillance systems during the forthcoming years.