Contraband Detectors Market Report Scope & Overview:

Contraband Detectors Market Size was valued at USD 4.08 billion in 2022, and is expected to reach USD 7.34 billion by 2030 and grow at a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Contraband items include illegal substances such as explosives, nuclear materials, and weapons. A contraband detector is a device that detects hidden illegal items like weapons, drugs, and explosives. These detectors are used to secure borders in government and military facilities, as well as at airports and metro stations to check baggage and protect areas from contraband materials. When a contraband detector detects a contraband material, an alarm sounds, and guards investigate to determine whether the alarm is valid or false. Contraband detectors calculate the mass density of the object under inspection and display the difference in densities between the unauthorized contraband material or item and the object in which the contraband is hidden. Contraband detectors are used in a variety of settings, including government buildings, transportation, and homeland security.

Contraband Detectors Market Revenue Analysis

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  • Continuous technological advances in security screening systems, as well as revised European Union Threat Detection Standards.

  • Rising government investments in improving existing transit facilities and building new transit locations, particularly airports.


  • Security systems require a significant initial investment as well as higher operational and maintenance costs.


  • Security measures are extremely important in aviation and retail applications.

  • AI technology integration in security applications enables digital transformation.


  • Full-body scanners pose medical risks.


The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated several industries worldwide, including live sports and related industries such as broadcasting, hospitality, and transportation. Many scheduled tournament events, including the Tokyo Olympics, have been postponed or altered to conform to social distancing norms. As a result, stakeholders are attempting to estimate the revenue and viewership impact of interrupted revenue generation and a sudden drop in audience engagement and attendance. Global lockdowns, particularly in Asia, have hampered the adoption of contraband detectors in 2020. Over the year, the significant drop in travel and the prolonged closure of public places resulted in the redundancy of purchases and the adoption of contraband detectors. With frequent lifting and re-introduction of shutdowns, both locally and globally, maintenance and operational costs rose significantly during the lockdown period.

Based on Technology, the contraband detectors market is segmented by X-ray Imaging, Spectroscopy/Spectrometry, Metal Detection, and others. During the forecast period, the contraband detector market for x-ray imaging technology is expected to have the highest market share. Backscatter X-ray and computed tomography (CT) X-ray screening technologies are widely used in a variety of critical locations around the world. With technological advancements, various x-ray imaging technologies such as backscatter technology, energy transmission, and computed tomography (CT) are seeing increased adoption in transportation, retail, and government applications. As a result, the x-ray imaging technology market will have the largest market share during the forecast period.

Based on Application, the contraband detectors market is segmented by Government, Retail, Hospitality, Industrial, Events and Sports, Transportation, Commercial and Education. During the forecast period, the market for transportation applications is expected to have the largest market share. This is due to the consistent demand for contraband detector systems in transit areas such as airports, seaports, and railway stations, among others. Illicit material transit poses a significant threat to these locations. As a result, there is a greater demand for contraband detectors in transportation applications. Due to the Covid pandemic, there has also been an increase in the use of temperature sensing and touchless contraband detectors in such transit locations. Touchless technological innovations are becoming more popular as a result of hygiene concerns. During the forecast period, such developments are expected to drive the transportation application market.


By Screening Type

  • People Screening

  • Vehicle Screening

  • Baggage and Cargo Screening

By Deployment Type

  • Portable

  • Fixed

By Technology

  • X-ray Imaging

  • Spectroscopy/Spectrometry

  • Metal Detection

  • Others

By Application

  • Government

  • Retail

  • Hospitality

  • Industrial

  • Events and Sports

  • Transportation

  • Commercial

  • Education

Contraband Detectors Market Segmentation Analysis

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From 2023 to 2030, APAC is expected to lead the contraband detector market with the highest CAGR. One of the major driving factors for market growth is the increasing need for security as a result of various infrastructure developments. The rising trend of advanced technology adoption, including AI and touchless-enabled technologies, is expected to create growth opportunities for the APAC contraband detector market. Rising government initiatives in various countries such as China, India, and South Korea to combat terrorism and provide a more secure environment are expected to boost APAC market growth.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The key players in the contraband detectors market are Smiths Group, Leidos, Metrasens, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, CSECO, Godrej Security Solutions, OSI Systems, Nuctech, Adani Systems, CEIA & Other Players.

Berkeley Varitronics Systems-Company Financial Analysis

Contraband Detectors Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 4.08 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 7.34 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 7.6% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Screening Type (People Screening, Vehicle Screening, Baggage And Cargo Screening)
• By Deployment Type (Portable, Fixed)
• By Technology (X-Ray Imaging, Spectroscopy/Spectrometry, Metal Detection, Other)
• By Application (Government, Retail, Hospitality, Industrial, Events And Sports, Transportation, Commercial, Education)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Smiths Group, Leidos, Metrasens, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, CSECO, Godrej Security Solutions, OSI Systems, Nuctech, Adani Systems and CEIA.
Key Drivers • Continuous technological advances in security screening systems, as well as revised European Union Threat Detection Standards.
• Rising government investments in improving existing transit facilities and building new transit locations, particularly airports.
Restraints • Security systems require a significant initial investment as well as higher operational and maintenance costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Contraband Detectors Market size was valued at USD 4.08 billion in 2022 at a CAGR of 7.6%.

The market value is expected to reach USD 7.34 billion by 2030.

The market has been segmented with respect to product, screening type, deployment type, technology and application.

The key players in the contraband detectors market are Smiths Group, Leidos, Metrasens, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, CSECO, Godrej Security Solutions, OSI Systems, Nuctech, Adani Systems and CEIA.

Manufacturers, Consultants, Association, Research Institutes, private and university libraries, suppliers, and distributors of the product.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis


8. Contraband Detectors Market Segmentation, by screening type


8.2 People Screening

8.3 Vehicle Screening

8.4 Baggage and Cargo Screening

9. Contraband Detectors Market Segmentation, by deployment type


9.2 Portable

9.3 Fixed

10. Contraband Detectors Market Segmentation, by technology

10.1 Introduction

10.2 X-ray Imaging

10.3 Spectroscopy/Spectrometry

10.4 Metal Detection

10.5 Others

11. Contraband Detectors Market Segmentation, by application

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Government

11.3 Retail

11.4 Hospitality

11.5 Industrial

11.6 Events and Sports

11.7 Transportation

11.8 Commercial

11.9 Education

12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America


13.Company Profiles


13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 Smiths Group

13.3 Leidos

13.4 Metrasens

13.5 Berkeley Varitronics Systems

13.6 CSECO

13.7 Godrej Security Solutions

13.8 OSI Systems

13.9 Nuctech

13.10 Adani Systems

13.11 CEIA

14.Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmark

14.2 Market Share analysis

14.3 Recent Developments


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Secondary Research

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Primary Research

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Data Bank Validation

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