Occupancy Sensor Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Apr 2016
  • Pages: 54
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This industry research report presents a detailed segmentation of the global occupancy sensor market by type (PIR and ultrasonic sensors), by application (residential and commercial, industrial manufacturing, smart home, automotive, and others), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). Leading vendors in this market are Acuity Brands, GE, Legrand, and Schneider Electric.

Market overview of occupancy sensors

Occupancy sensors play a significant role in minimizing the consumption of energy in buildings. They shut off devices, lights, and other equipment when not in use. These sensors play a big role in reducing light pollution and can be used in offices, conference rooms, restrooms, and many other spaces. A combination of occupancy sensors and scheduling devices do the job of saving energy quite efficiently. Choosing the right sensor technology is critical to designing and operating a trouble-free application. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global occupancy sensor market to grow at a CAGR of approximately 12% over the forecast period.

The demand for energy is on the rise and power companies are struggling to meet consumer demand. Conserving power and turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use is a good way to reduce carbon emissions. Automation and using smart sensors is helping companies and individuals save a lot of money on their energy bills and also extend the life of their machinery and equipment. Automation is becoming quite a common feature in daily life as well with offices and homes using smart sensor technology.

Segmentation by type and analysis of the occupancy sensor market

  • PIR (passive infrared) sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors

Occupancy sensors use a few different technologies to detect whether a person or people are in a room with the help of passive infrared or ultrasonic sensors.  Regardless of the type of sensor, lights get turned on when a person enters a room.  PIR sensors detect body heat within a specific field and activate lighting. These are very effective in small spaces. The extensive use of PIR sensors for lighting and security applications in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors will lead to its steady growth during the predicted period. PIR sensors will dominate the market by usage and account for a share of around 77% by 2020.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the occupancy sensor market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

The Americas is the largest market for occupancy sensors in every sector whether it is industrial, commercial, or residential. A significant trend driving the residential market is the IoT, which is changing the way homes are powered. Smart homes use a lot of automatic devices for lighting, appliances, and alarm systems. This market for occupancy sensors in this region is expected to grow at a CAGR of just over 10% during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Globally, the level of competition is quite intense among the key vendors in the occupancy sensor market. The demand for sensors is highest in the industrial sector where automation and sensors can help to save a lot of money on energy and streamline the manufacturing process. 

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Acuity Brands
  • GE
  • Legrand
  • Schneider Electric

Other prominent vendors in the market include the Eaton Corporation, Honeywell, Hubbell, Johnson Controls, Leviton Manufacturing, Lutron Electronics, and Pepperl+Fuchs.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the occupancy sensors market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global occupancy sensor market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth for occupancy sensors?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global occupancy sensors market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the occupancy sensors market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global occupancy sensors market?

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An occupancy sensor is a type of lighting control device that detects the occupancy of space and turns the lights on or off automatically by utilizing infrared, ultrasonic or microwave technologies. These sensors are typically used to save energy, provide automatic control, and comply with building codes, and are extensively used in commercial, residential, and industrial buildings. Factors such as the rising demand for energy efficient devices will foster the demand for occupancy sensors over the next few years. The vendors in this market are continually developing sensors with respect to accurate sensing, programmable sensors, wireless sensors, and performance.

The global occupancy sensor market is part of Technavio’s hardware and semiconductor research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as computing devices, displays, embedded systems, human machine interface, lighting, semiconductor equipment, and sensors. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Source year and forecast period
  • Market coverage
  • Market size calculation
  • Vendor segmentation
  • Geographical segmentation
  • Vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Industry Overview

PART 05: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 06: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 07: Market segmentation by type

  • PIR sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors

PART 08: Market segmentation by application

  • Market size and forecast

PART 09: Geographical segmentation

  • Occupancy sensor market in the Americas
  • Occupancy sensor market in EMEA
  • Occupancy sensor market in APAC

PART 10: Market drivers

PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive Scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

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  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

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  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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