India Biometric market reported a total shipments of 80,864 units in CY Q4 2013, representing a decline of 21% over the previous quarter. COGNENT emerged as the leader in the overall Indian Biometric Market. Whereas, fingerprint scanner captured lion share of the pie. In the fingerprint segment, COGENT emerged as the market leader followed by ESSL and ZK TECO.
Source: 6Wresearch Quarterly Indian Biometric Market, CY Q4 2013
Note: Multi Biometric Include combined Face, Finger and Iris Scanners
During CY Q4 2013, in the fingerprint scanner market, 500 DPI resolution captured around 78% share. Whereas, Scanners with 1 second or less verification time registered 65% of the total market share. Further in the connectivity segment, USB 2.0 experienced lion share of the pie.
Key Highlights (CY Q4 2013)
Source: 6Wresearch Quarterly India Biometric Market, CY Q4 2013
Note: Others include Desktop PC security, enrollment and verification fingerprint scanner.
The demand for biometric devices in India is expected to rise significantly primarily due to increasing awareness of security amongst Indian consumers as well as rising need for security across the commercial and residential segments. Further, government initiatives pertaining to citizens’ identity such as passports, national ID projects, UIDAI projects, employee benefit schemes etc. are further driving the growth of the Indian Biometric market.
In 2013, the government of India expedited implementation of the UIDAI projects across the country and as a result Cogent witnessed a substantial increase in the number of shipments during CY Q4 2013.