European Border Security, Immigration Enforcement & Smart Borders Annual Market to surge by 104% from 2015 to 2020, says a New Report by Homeland Security Research Corp.

WASHINGTON DC, APRIL 27, 2016


5000 of ISIS-trained jihadists returning to Western Europe coupled with the migrant’s crisis are forcing Europeans to conduct a comprehensive revision of border security and immigration enforcement infrastructure and funding

According to Homeland Security Research Corp.(HSRC) new report, European Smart Borders, Immigration Enforcement & Border Security Markets – 2016-2022, with 1.8 million (UN Reports) asylum seekers crossing West Europe’s external borders in 2015, the European border agencies are facing challenges with a far greater reach than ever before. More than 1000 of ISIS-trained jihadists returning to Europe every year coupled with the surge of migrants to Europe are alarming developments and show no signs of declining.   As present European border, coast guard, intelligence services and immigration agencies’ capabilities simply cannot meet the challenge. The EU, Turkey deal, if implemented, might lead to a significant reduction in the flow of refugees. However, the agreement faces formidable practical, political and legal challenges. A major overhaul of Western European borders and immigration infrastructure has already begun leading to a 104% 2015 to 2020 annual market surge. 

The European Smart Borders, Immigration Enforcement & Border Security Market is boosted by the following drivers:

  • The West European border security, coast guards, immigration agencies and intelligence agencies are ill-equipped to counter the surge of refugees and 21st century jihadists who use sophisticated means to return to the continent.
  • The Schengen Area is comprised of 26 European countries that have abolished border control at their common borders. Several Schengen Area governments reinstated border checkpoints by 2015.
  • Europe cannot build a wall to keep out refugees and terrorists or enlist millions of border guards who would need to watch every inch of its over 10,000 land borders and 80,000 coastlines.
  • Europol estimates that up to 5,000 European jihadists have already returned to Europe after obtaining combat experience on the battlefields of the Middle East.
  • On 15 December 2015 the European Commission presented a proposal for a new “European Border and Coast Guard” Agency that would replace and succeed Frontex, having a stronger role and mandate, and forming a “European Border and Coast Guard” along with national authorities for border management.
  • Of Europe’s approximately 50 countries, Russia has by far the longest coastline and the longest land border.
  • Western Europe, the largest economy in the world with a 2015 GDP of approximately $22 trillion (vs. the U.S. $17.5 trillion), can invest “whatever it takes” to protect its citizens from the looming jeopardies of mass migration and terrorism.
  • The border security and immigration enforcement industry faces a considerable challenge in seeking to provide the necessary solutions to current and future threats. At the same time, this challenge presents multi-billion USD opportunities to the defense, ICT and security industries able to deliver effective functions, integrate systems, and maximize security and productivity per $ invested.
  • The EU and the rest of the European border security and immigration infrastructure enforcement market for products and services are served by local defense and security companies. Even with a preference for locally manufactured products, foreign products can usually strongly compete on the basis of cost-performance. They do not encounter any EU direct trade barriers or quotas. Non-tariff, indirect trade barriers may be the approval process of dual use goods, which include many security market products
The European Smart Borders, Immigration Enforcement & Border Security Markets – 2016-2022 report consists of 289 pages, 31 tables and 49 figures. It covers 12 countries and regions, 4 technology categories and 3 revenue source submarkets. The report offers, for each submarket, 2015 data and assessments, and 2016-2022 forecasts and analyses.

Questions answered in this report include the following:

  • What will the market size and trends be during 2016-2022?
  • Which submarkets provide attractive business opportunities?
  • Who are the decision-makers?
  • What drives the customers to purchase solutions and services?
  • What are the customers looking for?
  • What are the technology & services trends?
  • What is the market SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats)?
  • What are the challenges to market penetration & growth? 

The report is part of a series of reports which focus on the emerging European counter  terror and public safety Market. Other reports in the series include:

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About Homeland Security Research Corp. (HSRC)

Homeland Security Research Corp. (HSRC) is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) industry. HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf and customized market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include the U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, DOD, DOT, GAO, NATO and EU, among others; as well as government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients (72% repeat customers), including major defense and security contractors and Fortune 2000 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.

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