A thermal scanner refers to a contactless infrared device that can assess surface skin temperature to determine if an individual has a high temperature much faster than a traditional thermometer. The thermal scanner is designed to capture an image of the object via the infrared radiation emitted from it. The image that is created reveals the temperature of the object.
Thermal Scanners Market
A thermal scanner refers to a contactless infrared device that can assess surface skin temperature to determine if an individual has a high temperature much faster than a traditional thermometer. The thermal scanner is designed to capture an image of the object via the infrared radiation emitted from it. The image that is created reveals the temperature of the object. In the present times of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to mitigate the issue of shortage of thermometers, the utilization of thermal scanners is being promoted by the governments of numerous countries worldwide.
The global market for thermal scanners is receiving significant impetus from the pandemic-induced mass screening at public places such as airports. Traditional thermometers cannot be used for the purpose of screening for a high temperature, as these are not as accurate and quick as thermal scanners. Moreover, thermal scanners are contactless solutions, adhering to social distancing and hygiene practices. Another key factor aiding the growth of the market is the increasing amount of R&D investments worldwide. The high rate of technological progress is also supporting the growth of the global thermal scanners market. The high degree of demand for thermal scanners from the automotive sector is also expected to accelerate expansion over the forthcoming years.
Apart from this, the global thermal scanners market is also being propelled by high degree of deployment for security and surveillance purposes. The security and surveillance segment is likely to display remarkable growth, owing to the need for solutions such as CCTV cameras for a plethora of purposes. Thermal scanners are also widely adopted for law enforcement, border surveillance, and collision avoidance in the defense sector, further boosting market expansion.
The global thermal scanners market can be segmented on the basis of type of product, type of technology, by wavelength, application, end-user, and region. On the basis of product type, the thermal scanners market can be segmented into portable thermal scanners and fixed thermal scanners. In the past few years, the fixed thermal scanners segment dominated the market for thermal scanners and might continue to do so over the next few years. The high rate of adoption of these devices can be attributed to their versatility, accuracy, and reliability. Not only can they be utilized across numerous applications such as steel and ceramics, but also require minimum human interference.
Uncooled technology and cooled technology are the two prominent segments in terms of type of technology. On the basis of wavelength involved, the market for thermal scanners can be segmented into long-wave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and short-wave infrared. The long-wave thermal scanners segment emerged as the leader, but the mid-wave segment is expected to achieve the foremost position over the forecast period too. Surveillance, thermography, and search & rescue are some key market segments based on application. The thermal scanners market can be segmented into aerospace, defense, commercial, industrial, healthcare, automotive, and oil & gas verticals based on end-user.
In recent years, the North America thermal scanners market emerged as the regional leader with a significant share in the global thermal scanners market. One of the key factors responsible for its dominance is the situation of major market players such as Fluke Corporation and FLIR Systems Inc. in the US.
Asia Pacific will advance at a rapid pace, and might demonstrate highest CAGR during the forecast period. China is anticipated to be the foremost contributor toward the market share, with the availability of low-cost thermal cameras being the major growth driver. Pushed by the pandemic to initiate mass production of thermal scanners, the manufacturers are sparing no effort in meeting the high demand for these products. As a result, the region is brimming with untapped opportunities.
L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES Inc., Fluke Corporation, Cox, FLIR Systems Inc., Axis Communications AB, HGH Infrared Systems, Leonardo S.p.A., Tonbo Imaging, AMETEK Land, Thermoteknix, Opgal, Xenics, and Infratec GmbH are some leading competitive players in the global thermal scanners market. The leading companies are engaging in R&D activities, mergers, partnerships, and agreements in order to reinforce their foothold in the thermal scanners market worldwide.