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Global Facial Recognition Market Research Report – Segmentation By Component (Hardware, Software and Services), Technology (2D Recognition, 3D Recognition, and Facial Analytics), Application (Emotion Recognition, Access Control, and Law Enforcement), and by Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2023 – 2028)

Published: March, 2023
ID: 9934
Pages: 150
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Global Facial Recognition Market Size & Growth (2023 – 2028)

The global facial recognition market is determined to develop from US$ 3.42 billion in 2022 to US$ 7.20 billion by 2028, at an annual development rate of 16.6% over the outlook period of 2023 to 2028.

Facial recognition is biometric software that is able to uniquely identify, recognize and authenticate a person by comparing and analyzing models based on the contours of the subject's face. The report under review deals with facial recognition software in accordance with technologies such as 3D, 2D facial recognition and facial analysis. The study provides applications, market trends, influencing factors and growth data for end-user software, such as security and law enforcement, healthcare, retail and other end users.

Facial recognition has gained importance in recent times because of its advantages over traditional surveillance techniques, such as biometrics. Governments around the world have invested significant resources in facial recognition technology, of which the United States and China are the main adopters. There is a rising call for multifactor authentication, owing to the surge in cyber-attacks, terrorist threats and data breaches. The need to integrate better security systems encourages organizations to implement secure multi-factor authentication solutions, such as fingerprint sensors and facial recognition technology.

With tech giants like Apple offering facial recognition features in their latest versions, facial recognition apps have expanded to retail and banking. Mastercard is working on a concept of facial recognition for online shopping called Selfie Pay. These innovations have encouraged various investments in the market.


  • January 2020: Thales teams up with Docaposte to update the security of La Poste's Digital Identity mobile application. Docaposte has adopted the two-step mobile authentication of Gematlo in its Digital Identity mobile application. This partnership can benefit from the gentle expansion of the company in Europe.
  • November 2019: Panasonic Corporation introduced an application programming interface (API) for its facial recognition technology in Japan that identifies faces precisely in harsh conditions that used to present challenges earlier.

Impact of Covid-19 on Facial Recognition Market:

The current COVID-19 pandemic, which affects more than 140 countries today, has increased the importance of facial recognition payments. Telpo in China is launching this recognition technology, as a method for a health alternative to fingerprint scanners, and to identify people without the risk of close contact.

Market Growth and Trends:

  • 3D facial recognition technology is expected to gain significant market share due to the increasing adoption of technology in surveillance and smartphones. The advanced functionality and increased accuracy that technology provides is driving demand, and technology is increasingly being incorporated for authentication and access control.
  • 3D facial recognition calculates the geometry of the 3D face using the invisible light of an infrared camera, offering an optimal user experience combining convenience, reliability and complete security. Currently, about 94% of smartphones are equipped with fingerprint sensors, but it is expected that this percentage will reach 90% by 2023, technologies such as 3D facial recognition becoming a standard approach for user authentication.
  • The precision offered by 3D facial recognition shows a growing adoption in critical applications and running on confidential data. In the coming years, this technology should be integrated into authentication payments. For example, at NRF 2020, Wordline presented the payment solution with its face, which was developed jointly with OneVisage, integrating 3D facial biometrics.
  • Development in the 3D camera market should also bring advancements and new applications for 3D facial recognition technology. For example, the auto industry is expected to experience significant adoption rates in the coming years as providers focus on adopting the technology not only as part of access control, but also as security systems as part of ADAS systems.

Market Drivers and Restraints:

The global facial recognition market has significant growth potential with the increasing applications. Facial recognition offers high-level security for the public and private sectors. The surge in terrorist attacks against governments worldwide in recent years has encouraged several companies to implement biometric facial recognition technology. In addition, the rise of physical security and smart signage applications and technological advancements such as cloud-based services and 3D-based recognition systems have increased the use of facial recognition. However, an increasing sensitivity to shared personal data, lack of precision, and high implementation costs are hampering market expansion in certain regions. Technically advanced facial recognition systems with mobile security app and drones are likely to create more opportunities in the future.




Market Size Available

2022 – 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2028



Segments Covered

By Component, Technology, Application, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

NEC Corporation, Safran Group, Cognitec Systems GmbH, Keylemon, Animetrics, 3M, Aware, Daon Inc., Ayonix and nViso and Others.


Facial Recognition Market segmentation:

The global facial recognition market is separated on the basis of components, technology and application.

Facial Recognition By Technology:

The technology segment includes 2D, 3D and facial analysis. Among these, the 3D facial recognition technology segment has a significant share of the global market due to its high accuracy in terms of facial feature recognition compared to 2D facial recognition.

Facial Recognition By Component:

The component segment is divided into hardware, software and services.

Facial Recognition By Application:

The applications segment includes emotion recognition, access control, law enforcement and others.

Regional Analysis:

Asia-Pacific is the most important region for facial recognition adoption, due to factors such as technological development, increased infrastructure growth, and increased applications in many areas. The massive industrialization and growth of the consumer electronics industry in the region highlight the exciting opportunities for market players and the prospects for significant growth.

With increase in urban population and their purchasing ability, the Asia-Pacific is likely to witness highest demand in biometrics market in future. The increase in mobile banking transactions in countries like India and China, combined with government initiatives, is expected to be the main drivers of the facial recognition market in the region. For example, China is experiencing a high volume of mobile transactions, which should create demand for biometric data in future.

Key players in the market:

The main players in the global facial recognition market are NEC Corporation, Safran Group, Cognitec Systems GmbH, Keylemon, Animetrics, 3M, Aware, Daon Inc., Ayonix and nViso.

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