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United States Occupancy Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Product Code : MDIAE00121994
Survey : Mordor Intelligence
Publish On : 12, August, 2022
Category : Industrial Automation Equipment
Study Area : North America (U.S. and Others), Europe (Germany, France, U.K. and Others), Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India and Others), Rest of World (Brazil, Rest of Latin America, Middle East & Others)
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 - Schneider Electric SE
- Eaton Corp PLC
- Signify Holding BV
- Honeywell Inc
- Dwyer Instruments Inc
- Johnson Controls Inc
- General Electric Co
- Legrand SA
- Analog Devices Inc
- Texas Instruments Inc

[Report Description]

The United States Occupancy Sensors Market is expected to register a CAGR of 14.5% during the forecast period, 2021-2026. Smart building technology and occupancy sensors can provide real-time data, allowing to make better decisions for building management under the new guidelines of COVID-19. Whether saving space or improving hygiene, occupancy IoT sensors can help mobilize and optimize the back-to-work process.

Key Highlights

  • One of the major driving factors for the expansion of occupancy sensors is the trend of urbanization. There is a growing demand for energy efficiency across homes and offices. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 68% of the population will be living in cities by 2050, which will augment sustainable energy use.

  • The rising demand for energy-efficient devices is expected to drive the country. Occupancy sensors play a vital role in reducing energy consumption. This is achieved through the sensors, which shut down devices and other equipment based on occupancy. These sensors help reduce light pollution and can be used for indoor and outdoor spaces.

  • The demand for passive infrared is expected to continue in the country 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. Some of the significant benefits of passive infrared sensors are accurate movement detection, reliable triggering, and cost-efficiency. Vending machine designers, for instance, 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.

  • Partnerships and entry by global players into the country are also expected to shape the market landscape in the future. Recently, Austria-based Loxone entered the US market with a smart home automation control offering that features more than 150 SKUs of products, including occupancy sensors, temperature and humidity sensors.

Key Market Trends

Residential Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • With the introduction of smart building technologies, facility managers now have access to robust tools to access accurate information about space occupancy rather than relying on estimates and approximations and occupancy sensors aiding in collecting data about space usage and optimizing space management decisions in the country.

  • Also, switch from a traditional lighting control system to a smart lighting control system, which allows for wireless and even touchless lighting control through occupancy sensing, time scheduling, and voice control. All of this has opened up new opportunities for professional lighting control companies, which provide flexible solutions to homes.

  • Further, Photoelectric infrared (PIR) sensors are the current standard for detecting occupancy presence in buildings. Smart thermostats use sensors to control heating and cooling based on occupancy. One significant issue is that these PIR sensors only detect individuals moving.

  • Additionally, occupancy sensor and smart outlet reference designs help home automation device makers and developers accelerate time to market while lowering system cost and complexity. Developers can quickly advance from design concept to final product by leveraging these new, turnkey reference designs, including pre-certified wireless technology, open-source hardware design files, industry-standard software stacks, and proven test setups manufacturing methods.

HVAC Segment is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • ​The demand for air conditioning in the commercial industry is growing. For instance, Comfort Systems USA, a prominent provider of mechanical services, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, piping, and controls, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walker TX Holding Company Inc. and its related subsidiaries headquartered in Texas.​ In addition, government regulations about energy efficiency and environment-friendly refrigerants are expected to create opportunities for the market over the forecast period.

  • Additionally, In Atlanta, Samsung HVAC announced that it would expand its commercial air conditioning business by building, training, and supporting a network of specifying representatives, distributors, and installers. The company also announced expanding its Wind-free advanced cooling models for light commercial solutions.​ The surge in demand for HVACs is expected to drive the growth of occupancy sensors in the country.

  • The country is focusing on smart city development to improve energy efficiency. The city of Newark, New Jersey, has onboarded Honeywell to install energy-efficient control solutions that incorporate the city’s HVAC, like room occupancy sensors and multi-location control of building systems. This is a part of the city’s Sustainability Action Plan. Initiatives such as these are expected to deliver significant savings in energy operations and hence drive exponential market demand.

  • Another major driving factor for market expansion is a focus on innovation and advancements in occupancy sensors such as image processing occupancy sensors (IPOS), intelligent occupancy sensors (IOS), and micro-phonics. For instance, Panasonic introduced Low Profile Type PIR Motion Sensors offering a 10.9 mm profile alternative widely used in HVAC systems, smart homes, and surveillance systems.

Competitive Landscape

The United States Occupancy Sensors Market is moderately competitive in nature. Product launches, high expense on research and development, partnerships, and acquisitions are the prime growth strategies adopted by the companies in the country to sustain the intense competition.

  • July 2021 - Arcline Investment Management, a private equity firm, announced purchasing a majority stake in Dwyer Instruments. The company is a provider in designing and manufacturing sensor and instrumentation solutions for the process automation, HVAC, and building automation markets. The company has 93 active and pending patents and an extensive suite of over 40,000 configurable SKUs, allowing it to service nearly all customer-required applications.

  • January 2021 - Eyeris Technologies, Inc. announced a collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) on an industry-first in-cabin sensing AI solution at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021, utilizing TI s JacintoTM TDA4 processors and 2D RGB-IR image sensors. Eyeris DNNs are designed to meet functional safety standards, allow for flexible camera placement, and perform efficiently on low-power edge processors. Eyeris AI algorithm portfolio for in-cabin sensing includes driver monitoring system (DMS) and occupant monitoring system (OMS) features that meet global NCAP standards.

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1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter s Five Forces Analysis
4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Rising Demand for Energy Efficient Devices
5.1.2 Demand for Passive Infrared Due to Low Cost and High Energy Efficiency
5.2 Market Challenges
5.2.1 False Triggering of Switch and Inconsistency Issues Associated with Wireless Network Systems

6.1 By Network Type
6.1.1 Wired
6.1.2 Wireless
6.2 By Technology
6.2.1 Ultrasonic
6.2.2 Passive Infrared
6.2.3 Microwave
6.3 By Application
6.3.1 Lighting Control
6.3.2 HVAC
6.3.3 Security and Surveillance
6.4 By Building Type
6.4.1 Residential
6.4.2 Commercial

7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 Schneider Electric SE
7.1.2 Eaton Corp PLC
7.1.3 Signify Holding BV
7.1.4 Honeywell Inc
7.1.5 Dwyer Instruments Inc
7.1.6 Johnson Controls Inc
7.1.7 General Electric Co
7.1.8 Legrand SA
7.1.9 Analog Devices Inc
7.1.10 Texas Instruments Inc



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