Residential Smoke Detectors Market in the US 2016-2020

  • Published: Feb 2016
  • Pages: 90
  • SKU: IRTNTR8699

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This region-based industry research report presents a detailed overview of the residential smoke detectors market in the US 2016-2020 and includes segmentations based on the sensor type (photoelectric, ionization, dual sensors, and others) and the power source (battery powered, hardwiring with backup batteries, and hardwiring without backup batteries). The leading vendors in this market are BRK, Honeywell, Kidde, and Siemens.


Overview of the residential smoke detectors market in the US

The market for residential smoke detectors in the US is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% until 2020 and will be positively affected by the increase in residential construction and replacement demand for smoke detectors. A critical factor that spurs the prospects for growth in this market is the increasing government support in the form of grants to the fire departments of various states in the US for the installation of smoke detectors. Furthermore, factors such as technological advancements in smoke detector technologies, growing awareness among the end users, and aging residential infrastructure in the country will aid in the growth of this market during the estimated period.

Technavio’s market research analyst have estimated eminent factors, such as the integration of smoke detectors with building systems, to impel market growth during the forecast period. The integration of smoke detectors with building systems yields various operational and economic benefits, which includes reduced cost of the overall systems, decreased energy usage and enhanced communication during emergency situations. Honeywell’s EBI integrates life safety solutions with other building management systems that help the user to not only maintain more cost-effective control over their facilities but also respond faster and more effectively to emergencies.

Segmentation by sensor type and analysis of the residential smoke detectors market in the US

  • Photoelectric
  • Ionization
  • Dual sensors

In this market research, analysts have estimated the photoelectric smoke detector segment to account for more than 58% of the total market share by 2020. The decreasing application of ionization smoke detectors due to its inability to detect life-threatening fires will result in the augmented adoption of photoelectric smoke detectors.

Segmentation by power source and analysis of the residential smoke detectors market in the US

  • Battery powered
  • Hardwiring with backup batteries
  • Hardwiring without backup batteries

Technavio’s market research analyst has estimated the battery powered smoke detectors segment to be the largest market segment during the forecast period. This market segment currently dominates the market for residential smoke detectors in the US and is envisaged to retain its dominating hold over the market until 2020 owing to the high current replacement demand. By 2020, this market segment will account for an impressive market share of more than 59%.

Competitive landscape and key vendors 

The residential smoke detectors market in the US competitive as the vendors strive to provide high-quality products with additional features to the end users. The rapidly changing technological environment will negatively affect the vendors’ growth potential as customers expect continual innovations and upgrades. The present market scenario is forcing vendors to alter and refine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong market presence.

Leading vendors analyzed are -

  • BRK
  • Honeywell
  • Kidde
  • Siemens

Other prominent vendors in this market are System Sensors, USI Electric/Universal, Mircom, Hochiki America, Apollo Fire Detectors, Xtralis, and Gentek.

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 residential smoke detectors market in the US?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the residential smoke detectors market in the US?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the residential smoke detectors market in the US?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the residential smoke detectors market in the US?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the US.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the residential smoke detectors market in the US?

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Primary sources

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  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

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  • Government data
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  • 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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