A thermal camera is a device that forms an image using infrared radiations as well as the thermal energies of objects. All organisms & objects produce some amount of heat. Thermal cameras act as heat sensor that represents the temperature of the object. The image formed by thermal cameras is a visual capture of the heat. The higher the amount of heat emitted by the object, the brighter the image appears.
Thermal cameras can be used in different environments & situations without the need for any ambient light. Owing to these benefits, these cameras are beneficial in most challenging conditions like smoke, fog, haze, etc., and help respond to accidents immediately. As a result, they are gaining traction across the Middle East & North Africa.
The Middle East and North Africa Thermal Camera Market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 13% during the forecast period, i.e., 2021-26. The growth of the market attributes primarily to the burgeoning adoption of thermal cameras in security & surveillance applications. The need for surveillance has increased across various applications, including military & defense, several other public places, etc.
Moreover, the increasing applications of thermal cameras, such as rescue operations, crime investigation, road safety, etc., have also augmented the overall market growth. Thermal cameras are also beneficial for firefighters to locate hotspots and see through smoke, which can help prevent huge accidents. Additionally, the rising preference for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and mounting demand for wireless temperature sensors are other crucial factors driving the Thermal Camera Market across the Middle East & North Africa.
Furthermore, the manufacturing sector in the region is also experiencing the increasing adoption of thermal cameras for ensuring product quality. Thermal cameras help detect hotspots of any operational discontinuity or damage of any equipment that could cause massive production losses & manufacturing downtime.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2016-19|
|Base Year: 2020|
|Forecast Period: 2021-26|
|Countries Covered||UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, North Africa|
|Key Companies Profiled||Flir System, Thermoteknix Systems Ltd., Leonardo S.p.A., Synectics plc, Seek Thermal, InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik, Axis Communications AB, Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd.|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
Impact of Covid-19 on the Middle East and North Africa Thermal Camera Market
The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 resulted in the slowdown of economic growth across the Middle East & North Africa. The rising need to contain the spread of disease led to the closure of international, national, & local borders and other significant travel restrictions. Disruption in the supply chain, production capacities, & customer activity amidst the crisis has negatively influenced the thermal camera market across the region by affecting the sales & deliveries of thermal cameras.
However, thermal cameras have been playing a vital role in detecting the temperature levels of individuals, which is crucial for identifying persons with Covid-19 symptoms. Hence, the demand for thermal cameras gained momentum in the healthcare sector. With the rising adversity of the Covid-19 disease, the need for installing thermal cameras at public places like airports, malls, railway stations, etc., significantly surged. Therefore, with the enforcement of social distancing norms, the demand for such solutions is gaining popularity at public places to trace Covid-19 patients.