The global occupancy sensor market registered a CAGR of 18.22% over the forecast period (2021-2026). Sensor-laden lighting systems now have industry acceptance for data-driven beyond lighting. In the coming years, OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) may integrate sensors in luminaires to create smart luminaires that can be an integral part of a connected lighting system. Thus, this may drive the market in the future.
- The rising demand for energy-efficient devices is expected to drive the market. Occupancy sensors play a vital role in reducing energy consumption. This is achieved through the sensors, which shut down devices and other equipment on the basis of occupancy. These sensors help in reducing light pollution and they can be used for indoor and outdoor spaces.
- The demand for passive infrared is expected to continue in the future, due to the low cost, demand for energy-efficient devices, and less power requirement. It has a range of applications, such as lighting, spectrometers, gas and fire detection systems, etc. Some of the major benefits of passive infrared sensors are accurate movement detection, reliable triggering, and cost efficiency. Vending machine designers, for example, are now incorporating PIR sensors into their products, so that their displays only light up when someone is standing in front of the unit or maybe waving their hand in front of a panel, which saves on operating costs.
- However, false triggering of switch and inconsistency issues associated with wireless network system are anticipated to decrease the market growth during the forecast period.
Key Market Trends
Smart City to Increase the Growth of the Occupancy Sensor Market
- The trend of urbanization is growing worldwide and according to the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 60% of the population will be living in cities by 2050. With more population shifting to urban areas, cities across the world will be in trend to develop smart cities, which may enhance the growth of the market.
- A smart city can create an efficient and smart service delivery platform for public and municipal workers by installing sensors in the city, to create platforms that allow the share of information. The platform can have common data warehouse, where different sensor systems store their information.
- A truly smart parking system should not only be aware of the occupancy status of each parking space, but also be able to guide the user to it.
- Traffic congestion caused by vehicles is an alarming problem at a global scale and it has been growing exponentially, where occupancy sensors, like IoT sensors and ultrasonic sensors, play a major role with the help of edge computing, where traffic patterns may help in managing the traffic problem very efficiently.
- Santander, the Spanish city is embedded with more than 12,000 sensors that measure everything from the amount of trash in containers to the number of parking spaces available, to the size of crowds. Los Angeles implemented a smart traffic solution to control traffic flow. Road-surface sensors and closed-circuit television cameras send real-time updates about the traffic flow to a central traffic management platform.
- A vision-based occupancy sensing system, with real-time data capture and analysis, offers major advantages over PIR and video systems. Thus, this may help the smart city development in the growing occupancy sensor market, due to its computing model.
North America to Account for a Significant Market Share
- The demand in North America is mainly driven by a higher focus on innovations and advancements in occupancy sensors, such as image processing occupancy sensor (IPOS), intelligent occupancy sensor (IOS), and micro-phonics.
- The largest industry of occupancy sensors is the residential and commercial building industry, due to a massive growth in the construction sector in this region. The technology has a major role to play in this sector, due to the cost-effective matrix.
- The United States is leading the market, owing to the developments in various sectors, such as commercial and residential, and increase in the rise of wireless network infrastructure. Similarly, the growing demand for HVAC systems in the US region is anticipated to play a crucial role in this market.
The occupancy sensor market is highly fragmented, and the majority of the players functioning in the market are taking steps to raise their market footprint, by concentrating on product diversification. The players are focusing on strengthening their product portfolio with the adoption of several strategies, including new product developments, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, etc., in order to gain competitive edge over other players. Key players in the market studied are Honeywell International, Eaton Corporation, and Legrand Inc.
Recent developments in the market studied are-
- January 2019 - At CES 2019, in Las Vegas, EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, launched a new ceiling-mounted solar-powered occupancy sensor (PIR) for Bluetooth lighting control systems communicating via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). It will be the first self-powered Bluetooth occupancy sensor in the market that integrate EnOceanâ€™s field-proven energy harvesting technology and offer best customer experience by being maintenance-free, freely positionable, and highly flexible with easy installation.
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