Report : Qatar Homeland Security and Emergency Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Country Analysis By Vertical (Border Security, Critical Infrastructure Security, Cyber Security, and Mass Transport Security) and End User (Government, Defense Forces, Transport, and Industries)

Deployment of Automation & Security Technologies in Transportation to Create Growth Opportunities for Qatar Homeland Security and Emergency Market during 2021–2028

According to our latest market study on “Qatar Homeland Security and Emergency Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis – by Vertical and End User,” the market is projected to reach US$ 231.47 million by 2028 from US$ 162.95 million in 2021; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2021 to 2028.

The transportation industry in Qatar is adopting advanced technologies and intelligent systems to ensure seamless activities. Sophisticated technologies are being deployed at airports, railways, roadways, and seaports. The implementation of AI trials is also growing with an escalating demand for AI-based solutions from customers in Qatar. For instance, the Integrated Automated Fare Collection and Ticketing System is a new system developed for public transportation in the country. The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) partnered with MSI Global (Taiwan) and GBM Qatar for the development of new systems to unify ticketing process in the internal transportation network. The latest credit card payment technologies, and payment through smartphones and smartwatches are supporting the evolution of the transportation industry in the country. Ashghal—a Public Works Authority of Qatar—is in the last stage of preparing an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) master plan, whereas smart transport solutions have already been integrated in traffic system of the country. The authority is planning to execute fully integrated ITS before FIFA World Cup 2022. Moreover, in May 2019, the country revealed the second phase of its “Smart Airport Program,” with a plan to introduce biometric systems throughout the journey of passengers. This facial recognition technology is already in use at Hamad International Airport at boarding and bag-drop counters. Thales Group is providing advanced communications-based train control (CBTC) signaling; passenger services; communications and security; fully integrated operational control center; and automatic fare collection systems such as access gates, ticket vending machines, and transaction management systems for Doha Metro. Moreover, the Thales Group is also offering a fully integrated solution for supervision, security, telecommunication, and fare collection systems for new Lusail Tram Project in Qatar. Thus, the adoption of automation and security technologies, such as biometrics, in the transportation industry is driving the homeland security and emergency market growth in Qatar.  

The Qatar homeland security and emergency market ecosystem is diverse and evolving. Payload providers, security and emergency solution manufacturers, and end users are the major stakeholders in the ecosystem. Thales Group, Atos SE, Malomatia, Ideal Solutions, and Protiviti are among the key companies in the market in Qatar. The companies offer a wide range of products and solutions for border security, critical infrastructure security, and mass transport security verticals. The demand for homeland security and emergency systems, including enhanced cybersecurity solutions, is rising among end users such as police departments, law enforcement agencies, enterprises, industries, government offices, and defense forces. Technology experts are implementing long-term tactics to offer solutions based on improved security protocols to combat cyber threats. They are capitalizing on multilayered approach to safeguard and prevent users from accessing malicious fields, which might be the sources of malware. Factors contributing to the homeland security and emergency market growth in Qatar include the deployment of automation and security technologies in airports, railways, and bus transport infrastructure, among others; the integration of advanced technologies such as facial recognition and biometrics in financial institutions; and rising inclination toward enhancing cybersecurity as a result of the mounting number of cyberattacks in banks and industries. As a result, Qatar government is compelling experts and officials to investigate and deploy better security systems for protecting nation’s businesses.

The Qatar homeland security and emergency market is segmented on the basis of vertical and end user. Based on vertical, the market is segmented into border security, critical infrastructure security, cyber security, and mass transport security. In 2021, the border security segment is projected to lead the largest share. Based on end-user, the Qatar homeland security and emergency market is segmented into government, defense forces, transport, and industries. In 2021, the defense forces segment is expected to lead led the market with the largest share.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Qatar Homeland Security and Emergency Market

The COVID-19 outbreak in Qatar has led to strain on the national safety and security systems, compelling government authorities to make difficult trade-offs. The public safety agencies such as police and homeland security are also experienced funding challenges due to a rise in fraud and cybercrime, and political and social unrest during pandemic. The pandemic also exposed the fragility of supply chains in Qatar. The fire and protection infrastructure product and engineering system providers; access control system manufacturers, and services and safety training consultants; risk assessment and crisis management advisors; authentication and cybersecurity system providers; mobility and optronic solution suppliers; and communications and transmission system providers are among the major demand generators in the homeland security and emergency systems market in Qatar. Such high-tech security solutions would assist the country in managing these global events amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The country is undergoing rapid transformation amid continuous technological developments.

Advanced Information and Security Solutions, ATOS SE, BAE Systems, Bayanat Engineering Qatar, Globesoft Qatar, HIT Security, Nobel Security Solution Qatar, Protiviti, Seniors IT, and Thales Group are among the key players operating in the Qatar homeland security and emergency market. Several other market players have also been analyzed to understand the market.

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