Biometrics on the increase in Turkey

Turkey’s access control systems market is expected to proliferate over the next six years, influenced by surging demand from the commercial sector, increasing IT & security spending and emergence of IP technology based access control systems coupled with increasing penetration of biometric technology based access control systems.
Additionally, government initiatives are supervising the installations of electronic security systems throughout the country in consequence of increasing terrorist activities and other security concerns.

Analysts say that Turkey’s access control systems market is projected to reach over $87 million by 2021. Collective growth from rising infrastructure and government spending is contributing majorly to the overall growth of access control market in Turkey. Turkey posted an increase in construction activities from the last year and recorded 5% year-over-year growth in construction market. Commercial offices accounted for prevalent revenue share for access control systems in Turkey.

According to “Prijo Samuel, Senior Research Analyst, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch,” Contactless proximity card readers held the majority of the demand, whereas in the biometrics market, demand for fingerprint based access control systems is growing tremendously.

“Fingerprint, iris and facial technology based biometric access control systems are gaining popularity in Turkey, where iris biometrics access control systems are primarily getting deployed in highly secured areas. Further, penetration of multimodal biometrics access control is expected to surge through the forecast period.” Samuel further added. According to Akash Shukla, Research Associate, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, the market for other access control technologies, primarily keypad readers and electronic door locks is declining due to shifting demand towards contactless and biometric access control systems.