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Japan Safety and Security Update

High sales growth is expected in Japan’s safety and security market, particularly for Internet Protocol (IP) cameras and biometrics technologies.

Several factors have driven recent demand for safety and security technologies and equipment in Japan, including procurements and requirements for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and mitigation and monitoring measures related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  Among the top-selling items include: 

  • Fever detection solutions (e.g., thermal cameras and temperature scanners)
  • Face recognition access control systems
  • Touchless operation systems
  • Antibacterial violet light devices
  • UVC LED light modules for use in eliminating viruses and bacteria

 In addition, industry experts expect particularly strong growth in Internet Protocol (IP) cameras and biometrics.

  • Internet Protocol (IP) Camera: This digital video camera, which receives control data and sends image data via an IP network, is commonly used for surveillance.  Japanese real estate facilities, such as retail stores and commercial buildings, widely install access control systems. High-definition (HD) imaging closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems have replaced analog ones in recent years. Unlike CCTV systems, IP cameras require only a local area network, without recording devices. According to the Fuji Keizai Group research, the IP camera market size would be USD496 million in 2023, a 116.4% growth compared to 2019. Additionally, artificial intelligence cameras, or AI cameras, will also enjoy expanded market opportunities using AI technologies to analyze images and videos.
  • Biometrics technologies: These include fingerprint, palm veins, face recognition, and iris scanning applied for surveillance identification and access controls. The COVID-related touchless operation systems have gained significant market share in Japan. The Fuji Keizai Group predicts that the biometrics market will enjoy substantial expansion in the next few years with a 140% growth rate to approximately USD242 million in 2023, including a triple-sized facial recognition technologies segment.

 
For more information on this segment, please contact Miho.Hoshino@trade.gov.
 

08/11/2021