Global Passive Infrared Motion Sensor Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Jul 2016
  • Pages: 62
  • SKU: IRTNTR8517

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This market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the global PIR motion sensor market by application (security application, commercial application, smart home application, and military and defense application). It also outlines the market shares for key regions such as the Americas, APAC, Europe, and ROW. The top vendors analyzed in this report are Atmel, Bosch Sensortec, Honeywell, Murata Manufacturing, and STMicroelectronics.

Outlook of the global PIR motion sensor market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor market to grow at a steady CAGR of around 11% during the forecast period. The increasing military and defense expenditure of various countries is likely to drive the PIR motion sensor market during the predicted period. Since these sensors are primarily used for target discrimination, they can detect and localize moving targets. Many countries in South Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East have increased their military budget for R&D activities to develop more equipment and to upgrade their existing detecting and tracking technologies. This increase in the military spending is likely to create a demand for PIR sensors.

The recent increase in public construction projects is expected to drive market growth until the end of 2020. Recently, it has been observed that new construction projects like public buildings, private residences, office buildings, shopping complexes, and airports are installing systems such as automatic doors, escalators, and automatic taps, which deploy PIR motion sensors.  This increase in the construction of public buildings and office buildings, which require PIR motion sensors for the efficient functioning of escalators and automatic doors, will result in the augmented adoption of such sensors during the estimated period.

Application-based segmentation of the PIR motion sensor market

  • Security application
  • Commercial application
  • Smart home application
  • Military and defense application

The security application segment currently dominates this market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% until 2020. PIR sensors are highly cost effective and are considered to be the most reliable motion detectors available in the market.  Consequently, the market is witnessing a high demand for PIR motion sensors and this trend is expected to continue throughout the predicted period. Burglar alarms are the most popular PIR motion sensors due to the consumers’ growing preference for safety.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the PIR motion sensor market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW

In this market study, analysts have estimated the APAC region to be the largest market for PIR motion sensors during the forecast period. The increasing military budget in some of the Asian countries like China, India, Pakistan, South Korea, and Japan has fostered the demand for PIR motion sensors for various military applications. The market in this region is anticipated to grow at an impressive CAGR of around 12% during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The PIR motion sensor market has an immense growth potential due to the increasing adoption of these sensors across various end-user segments. The providers in this market compete on the basis of factors like product technology, performance, and price to gain maximum market shares. The level of competition in the market is expected to intensify due to technological innovations, upgrades, and M&As.

Leading vendors in the market are -

  • Atmel
  • Bosch Sensortec
  • Honeywell
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • STMicroelectronics

Other prominent vendors in the market include Cypress Semiconductor, Elmos Semiconductor, and Epson Toyocom.

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 global PIR motion sensor market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the PIR motion sensor market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global PIR motion sensor market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, Europe, and ROW.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the PIR motion sensor market?

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Table of Content

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Definition
  • Market reportage
  • Market size computation
  • Market segmentation
  • Source year and forecast period
  • Geographical segmentation
  • Common currency conversion rates
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Technology landscape

  • Functionalities of PIR motion sensors

PART 06: Market landscape

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

PART 07: Market segmentation by application

  • Global PIR motion sensor market by application
  • Market size and forecast
  • Security
  • Commercial
  • Smart home
  • Defense

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Global PIR motion sensor market by geography
  • PIR motion sensor market in APAC
  • PIR motion sensor market in Americas
  • PIR motion sensor market in EMEA

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Increasing number of global smart homes
  • Energy-saving ability of PIR motion sensors in lighting systems
  • Growing defense-related expenditure globally
  • Declining prices of PIR motion sensors
  • Growth in public construction projects

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • Increasing number of connected devices through IoT
  • Emergence of sensor fusion technology

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Key recommendations

PART 16: Market summary

PART 17: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 18: 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

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • 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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