Port Security Systems Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Port Security Systems Market is Segmented by Type (Surveillance Systems, Physical Access Control Systems, Screening and Scanning Systems, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems, and Real-Time Location Systems) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

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Port Security Systems Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 21.45 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 30.09 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 7.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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Port Security Systems Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Port Security Systems Market Analysis

The Port Security Systems Market size is estimated at USD 21.45 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 30.09 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • The increasing maritime traffic necessitates the installation of port security systems to reduce incidents of cargo theft and stowage from its premises and effectively stop arms and weapons trafficking. As trade volumes increase, so does the need for robust security systems to ensure safe and efficient cargo flow. This drives the demand for advanced security solutions, including surveillance cameras, access control, and biometric identification systems.
  • Heightened security threats and concerns about terrorism have led to increased investment in port security systems. Ports are vulnerable to various security risks, including terrorist attacks, smuggling, and cyber threats. The market may be constrained by the initial investment and tedious design process required to upgrade the current security infrastructure at a port without deleteriously affecting the port's daily operations.
  • Emerging technological trends in port security focus on developing port security systems leveraging custom electronics such as multi-sensor cameras to conduct persistent surveillance throughout the port. The high implementation and maintenance costs associated with advanced security solutions are a significant restraint in the port security systems market. Deploying and maintaining state-of-the-art security systems, including surveillance cameras, sensors, and access control, can financially burden port authorities.

Port Security Systems Market Trends

Screening and Scanning Systems to Dominate the Market

  • The reactivation of the global economy has fostered the growth of maritime trade. Increased trade requires port authorities to be constantly proactive vis-à-vis critical safety and security aspects within the port premises. Threats such as illegal cargo, smuggling, and potential terrorist activities demand rigorous security measures. Screening and scanning technologies, including X-ray cargo scanners and radiation detectors, are instrumental in identifying and mitigating these threats.
  • Port authorities worldwide are intensifying their focus on enhancing security protocols, making investments in advanced screening and scanning solutions a top priority. Modern cargo screening equipment efficiently examines containers, vehicles, and cargo while maintaining the flow of goods. For instance, gamma-ray scanning systems and automated container inspection technology have revolutionized the detection of concealed contraband, hazardous materials, and other security risks.
  • Hence, numerous screening and scanning systems for personnel and cargo are being installed at ports globally. In April 2023, Smiths Detection delivered its HCVM XT cargo inspection system to Itapoá Port, Brazil. The HCVM XT system can distinguish between materials and reduces the movement of illegal substances and goods contained in trucks or cargo containers. The technology is also capable of screening through 320 millimeters of steel. 
Port Security Systems Market: Year-on-year (YoY) Change in Container Port Throughput (%), Global, 2018-2022

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

  • Since 2000, developing countries have become major exporters of raw materials and have emerged as a significant market for imported finished and semi-finished goods. The region's strategic geographic location and extensive coastlines have positioned it as a central hub for global trade. With a substantial portion of the world's goods passing through its ports, the demand for advanced port security systems has surged. Asian nations are keen on protecting their critical infrastructure, ensuring the safety and security of cargo, and facilitating smooth trade flow, resulting in significant investments in state-of-the-art security technologies.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is not immune to security threats, and its geopolitical dynamics make it susceptible to various risks, including piracy, smuggling, and terrorist activities. These challenges have led to a heightened focus on bolstering port security measures. Governments and port authorities in the region are increasingly recognizing the importance of investing in comprehensive security systems that can effectively combat these threats. As part of this development, port operators integrate cutting-edge security solutions into their designs to ensure their facilities meet international security standards. The emphasis on modern, secure, and efficient ports further fuels the demand for port security systems, underlining the region's dominance in this market.
  • Moreover, many countries in the Asia-Pacific region are actively modernizing and expanding their port infrastructure. This includes the construction of new ports and terminals and upgrading existing facilities to accommodate larger vessels and higher cargo volumes. For instance, in September 2023, India's Ministry of Transport and Waterways announced its plans to invest about USD 13.5 billion to develop world-class infrastructure at Indian ports. This move is also part of Maritime India's 2030 vision, which aims to boost waterways, stimulate shipbuilding, and support cruise tourism in India.
Port Security Systems Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2022

Port Security Systems Industry Overview

The port security systems market is semi-consolidated in nature. Key players that dominate the majority market share are Saab AB, Siemens AG, RTX Corporation, THALES, and Leidos, Inc. A large number of small/domestic companies also occupy small market shares. The market is highly competitive, with all the players competing to gain the largest market share.

The market is marred with significant disruptions as the key players try to eliminate competition by adhering to an aggressive acquisition strategy. Their global reach and robust R&D capabilities position them as key players in delivering comprehensive security solutions for major ports worldwide. Alongside these industry leaders, there is a burgeoning ecosystem of specialized regional firms, which often tailor their solutions to local port authorities' specific needs and regulatory requirements. 

On this note, the US government plans to invest more than USD 20 billion into the port infrastructure to strengthen the port security, maritime cybersecurity, and supply chain framework for the country's ports. The effort also aims to bring domestic onshore manufacturing capacity back to the US to provide safe, secure cranes to its ports.

Port Security Systems Market Leaders

  1. Saab AB

  2. Siemens AG

  3. RTX Corporation


  5. Leidos, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Port Security Systems Market News

  • October 2023: The security division of OSI Systems, Inc., was awarded a ten-year contract to supply an integrated screening system at ports and borders in Uruguay. As per the contract, OSI Systems will deploy and integrate the EAGLE T60 high-energy system and trailer-mounted vehicle inspection systems and perform security screening and remote image analysis.
  • August 2023: Mitie (UK) extended its contract with Associated British Ports (ABP), ensuring security services for 17 UK ports. Initially granted a three-year contract in 2021, this extension pushes their collaboration through 2025. Mitie's primary focus is safeguarding ABP locations and securing passengers and cargo as they enter and leave the UK. Their responsibilities include managing entry gate barriers, performing patrols, vehicle inspections, and monitoring CCTV systems at most port sites to deter potential criminal activity and antisocial behavior.

Port Security SystemsMarket Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Surveillance Systems

      2. 5.1.2 Physical Access Control Systems

      3. 5.1.3 Screening and Scanning Systems

      4. 5.1.4 Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems

      5. 5.1.5 Real-time Location Systems

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Teledyne FLIR LLC

      2. 6.1.2 Johnson Controls

      3. 6.1.3 Honeywell International Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Saab AB

      5. 6.1.5 Robert Bosch GmbH

      6. 6.1.6 Siemens AG

      7. 6.1.7 RTX Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Leidos, Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Unisys Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 OSI Systems, Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 THALES

      12. 6.1.12 Indra Sistemas S.A.


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Port Security Systems Industry Segmentation

Port security is the security and law enforcement measures employed to safeguard a port from terrorism and other unlawful activities. It comes under the purview of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code introduced in 2002 as a part of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention. Ports cover large geographic areas that include varied perimeters that are not capable of being secured like most perimeter security applications, as exposure to salty air would affect the physical parameters of the systems installed. The scope of the study is limited to perimeter security and excludes other maritime security aspects, such as deep-sea monitoring.

The port security systems market is segmented by type and geography. By type, the market is segmented into surveillance systems, physical access control systems, screening and scanning systems, perimeter intrusion detection systems, and real-time location systems. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the port security systems market in major countries across different regions. For each segment, the market size is provided in terms of value (USD).

Surveillance Systems
Physical Access Control Systems
Screening and Scanning Systems
Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems
Real-time Location Systems
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Port Security SystemsMarket Research FAQs

The Port Security Systems Market size is expected to reach USD 21.45 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 7% to reach USD 30.09 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Port Security Systems Market size is expected to reach USD 21.45 billion.

Saab AB, Siemens AG, RTX Corporation, THALES and Leidos, Inc. are the major companies operating in the Port Security Systems Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Port Security Systems Market.

In 2023, the Port Security Systems Market size was estimated at USD 19.95 billion. The report covers the Port Security Systems Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Port Security Systems Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Port Security SystemsIndustry Report

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Port Security Systems Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)