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Handheld Imagers Market (Stud Finders, IR Scanners, Millimeter Wave Scanners, and Microbolometers) for Construction, Industrial, Security, Medical and Other Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2014-2022

Published Date: 02-Mar-2017 Category: Technology & Media Report Format : PDF Pages: 110 Report Code: ZMR-1219 Status : Published

Global handheld imagers is expected to reach USD 3.30 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 12.5% between 2017 and 2022.


The study covers forecast and analysis for the handheld imagers market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2014-2016 along with a forecast from 2017 to 2022 based on revenue (USD Billion). The study includes drivers and restraints for the market with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. In addition, the report comprises the study of market opportunities available in the handheld imagers market worldwide.

In order to give the users of this report a complete view of the handheld imagers market, we have included a detailed competitive scenario, buying criteria and product portfolio of key players. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model has also been included. The study also includes a market attractiveness analysis based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The report provides a significant view on the handheld imagers market by segmenting the market based on product, application, and region. By product, the market is segmented stud finders, IR scanners, millimeter wave scanners, microbolometers. Based on various applications, the market segmentation includes construction, industrial, security, medical and others. All the segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2016 to 2022.

The report covers detailed competitive outlook including company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. The key players of handheld imagers market include C.H. Hanson., DRS Technologies, FLIR Systems, Fluke Corporation, Franklin Sensors, Raytek, Sago Systems, Stanley Black & Decker, BAE Systems, Bosch, C.H. Hanson, Defence and Security Equipment International and Zircon Corporation, among others.

The report segments global handheld imagers market as follows:

Global Handheld Imagers Market: Product Segment Analysis

  • Stud finders
  • IR scanners
  • Millimeter wave scanners
  • Microbolometers

Global Handheld Imagers Market: Application Segment Analysis

  • Construction
  • Industrial
  • Security
  • Medical
  • Others

Global Handheld Imagers Market: Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa

Table Of Content

  • Chapter 1. Preface
    • 1.1. Report description and scope
    • 1.2. Research scope
    • 1.3. Research methodology
      • 1.3.1. Market research process
      • 1.3.2. Market research methodology
  • Chapter 2. Executive Summary
    • 2.1. Global hand held imagers Market, 2014 - 2022, (USD Billion)
    • 2.2. Hand held imagers Market: Market snapshot
  • Chapter 3. Global Hand Held Imagers Market – Industry Analysis
    • 3.1. Hand held imagers market: Market dynamics
    • 3.2. Market Drivers
      • 3.2.1. Increasing demand across the security industry
    • 3.3. Restraints
      • 3.3.1. High cost for maintenance of scanner
    • 3.4. Opportunity
      • 3.4.1. Technological development
    • 3.5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • 3.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
      • 3.6.1. Market attractiveness analysis by product segment
      • 3.6.2. Market attractiveness analysis by application segment
      • 3.6.3. Market attractiveness analysis by regional segment
  • Chapter 4. Global Hand Held Imagers Market - Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Company market share analysis, 2014 (Subject to data availability)
    • 4.2. Price trend analysis
  • Chapter 5. Global Hand Held Imagers Market –Product Segment Analysis
    • 5.1. Global hand held imagers market revenue share, by product, 2016 & 2022
    • 5.2. Global hand held imagers market by stud finders, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 5.3. Global hand held imagers market by IR scanners, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 5.4. Global hand held imagers market by millimeter wave scanners, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 5.5. Global hand held imagers market by microbolometers, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
  • Chapter 6. Global Hand Held Imagers Market - Application Segment Analysis
    • 6.1. Global hand held imagers market revenue share, by application 2016 & 2022
    • 6.2. Global hand held imagers market for construction, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 6.3. Global hand held imagers market for industrial, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 6.4. Global hand held imagers market for security, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 6.5. Global hand held imagers market for medical, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 6.6. Global hand held imagers market for others, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
  • Chapter 7. Hand Held Imagers Market - Regional Analysis
    • 7.1. Global hand held imagers market: Regional overview
      • 7.1.1. Global hand held imagers market revenue share, by region, 2016 and 2022
    • 7.2. North America
      • 7.2.1. North America hand held imagers market revenue, by product2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
      • 7.2.2. North America hand held imagers market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 7.3. Europe
      • 7.3.1. Europe hand held imagers market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
      • 7.3.2. Europe hand held imagers market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 7.4. Asia Pacific
      • 7.4.1. Asia-Pacific hand held imagers market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
      • 7.4.2. Asia-Pacific hand held imagers market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 7.5. Latin America
      • 7.5.1. Latin America hand held imagers market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
      • 7.5.2. Latin America hand held imagers market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
    • 7.6. Middle East & Africa
      • 7.6.1. Middle East & Africa hand held imagers market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
      • 7.6.2. Middle East & Africa hand held imagers market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2022 (USD Billion)
  • Chapter 8. Company Profiles
    • 8.1. Zircon Corporation
      • 8.1.1. Overview
      • 8.1.2. Financials
      • 8.1.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.1.4. Business strategy
      • 8.1.5. Recent developments
    • 8.2. FLIR Systems
      • 8.2.1. Overview
      • 8.2.2. Financials
      • 8.2.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.2.4. Business strategy
      • 8.2.5. Recent developments
    • 8.3. Fluke Corporation
      • 8.3.1. Overview
      • 8.3.2. Financials
      • 8.3.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.3.4. Business strategy
      • 8.3.5. Recent developments
    • 8.4. Franklin Sensors
      • 8.4.1. Overview
      • 8.4.2. Financials
      • 8.4.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.4.4. Business strategy
      • 8.4.5. Recent developments
    • 8.5. Raytek
      • 8.5.1. Overview
      • 8.5.2. Financials
      • 8.5.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.5.4. Business strategy
      • 8.5.5. Recent developments
    • 8.6. Sago Systems
      • 8.6.1. Overview
      • 8.6.2. Financials
      • 8.6.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.6.4. Business strategy
      • 8.6.5. Recent developments
    • 8.7. Stanley Black & Decker
      • 8.7.1. Overview
      • 8.7.2. Financials
      • 8.7.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.7.4. Business strategy
      • 8.7.5. Recent developments
    • 8.8. BAE Systems
      • 8.8.1. Overview
      • 8.8.2. Financials
      • 8.8.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.8.4. Business strategy
      • 8.8.5. Recent developments
    • 8.9. Bosch
      • 8.9.1. Overview
      • 8.9.2. Financials
      • 8.9.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.9.4. Business strategy
      • 8.9.5. Recent developments
    • 8.10. C.H. Hanson
      • 8.10.1. Overview
      • 8.10.2. Financials
      • 8.10.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.10.4. Business strategy
      • 8.10.5. Recent developments
    • 8.11. Defence and Security Equipment International
      • 8.11.1. Overview
      • 8.11.2. Financials
      • 8.11.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.11.4. Business strategy
      • 8.11.5. Recent developments
    • 8.12. Zircon Corporation
      • 8.12.1. Overview
      • 8.12.2. Financials
      • 8.12.3. Type portfolio
      • 8.12.4. Business strategy
      • 8.12.5. Recent developments


This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the global Handheld Imagers market. Zion Research has collected and analyzed key data belong to the global Handheld Imagers market using a variety of methods. Quantitative analysis has been done following various projection and sampling techniques.

The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions. The market dynamics have been determined after conducting a detailed study of the micro and macroeconomic indicators of the market.

Various parameters have been taken into account while estimating market size. The revenue generated by the leading industry participants in from the sales of Handheld Imager across the world has been calculated through primary and secondary research.

Zion Research employs the combination of secondary research followed by extensive primary research. Under secondary research, we refer to prominent paid as well as open access data sources including product literature, company annual reports, government publications, press releases, industry association’s magazines and other relevant sources for data collection. Other prominent secondary sources include STATISTA, trade journals, trade associations, statistical data from government websites, etc. 

For this study, Zion Research has conducted all-encompassing primary research with key industry participants to collect first had data. Moreover, in-depth interviews with key opinion leaders also assisted in the validation of findings from secondary research and to understand key trends in the Handheld Imagers industry. Primary research makes up the major source of data collection and validation.   

Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews with industry participants and commentators on an ongoing basis to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:

  • Provides firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further, develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies

Participants who typically participate in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts, and research analysts specializing in specific markets

Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals

Secondary Research

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • IDC and other relevant magazines
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases, and market reports

News articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market

Following a comprehensive secondary and primary research and insights thus gathered, analysts at Zion Research have provided an in-depth analysis of various aspects of the Handheld Imagers market.


Where no hard data is available, we use models and estimates to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted, wherein the available hard data is cross-referenced with the following data types to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segments
  • Macroeconomic indicators: GDP, PPP, Per Capita Income, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, technology stage, and infrastructure, sector growth and facilities
  • Data is then cross-checked by an expert panel.

Free Analysis

The global handheld imagers market is anticipated to witness considerable growth on account of growing adoption in untapped application areas. New innovative products have significantly offered the scope for handheld imagers in several application sectors. Increasing demand across security industry is predicted to be the key force driving the handheld imagers market over the forecast period. Rising usage of amorphous silicon (a-Si) in manufacturing imaging solutions is also anticipated to favorably impact market growth. Amorphous silicon is used as a raw material due to its cost-effectiveness and ease of manufacturing.

Technological innovation has led miniaturization and development of lightweight handheld imagers, which is expected positively impel market growth over the forecast period. Availability of cost effective handheld imagers due to mass production and a wide range of special applications integrating this technology are anticipated to be the key market drivers. However, the high maintenance cost of the scanner and low speed of hand held imagers (scanner) can restrict the growth of the market.


Hand held imagers market is segmented on the basis of product, application, and region. On the basis of product, the market is divided into stud finders, IR scanners, millimeter wave scanners and microbolometers. Declining cost of microbolometers is expected to spur the demand for hand held imagers during next five years. IR scanners exhibit high growth potential which may be primarily attributed to declining in product prices. Further, stud finders are also anticipated to witness rapid growth owing to growing demand across the construction sector. Based on the application the market is bifurcated into industrial, medical, security and other applications. Because of growing security concerns and rising terror threats, the security application segment is expected to dominate overall market. Increased adoption in government buildings, airports and rising security concerns is expected to significantly spur the handheld imager’s demand over the next few years.

North America accounted for largest revenue share and is projected to emerge as a dominant market over the forecast period. Due to government mandates and growing concerns reagrding security are expected to fuel the regional market demand. Hand held imagers have a significant presence in Europe which is expected to record rapid growth in coming years.

Key players of handheld imagers market include C.H. Hanson., DRS Technologies, FLIR Systems, Fluke Corporation, Franklin Sensors, Raytek, Sago Systems, Stanley Black & Decker, BAE Systems, Bosch, C.H. Hanson, Defence and Security Equipment International and Zircon Corporation, among others.

The prominent players are continuously innovating and evolving in order to uphold competitiveness in the market. Further, manufacturers emphasize on enhancing local presence in order to aid customers in choosing the appropriate product.

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