Occupancy Sensor Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Occupancy Sensor Market is segmented by Network Type (Wired and Wireless), Technology (Ultrasonic, Passive Infrared, and Microwave), Building Type (Residential and Commercial), Application (Lighting Control, HVAC, and Security and Surveillance), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Occupancy Sensor Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 18.22 %

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Market Overview

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.

Scope of the Report

Occupancy sensor is used to save energy, comply with building codes, and provide automatic control and various other such applications. One of the most-used technologies among the occupancy sensors is the passive infrared, which detects occupancy within a specific field and activates lighting and is extremely useful in small spaces. Moreover, advent of advanced occupancy sensors, such as micro-phonics, intelligent occupancy sensor, image processing occupancy sensor, and the new vision-based intelligent occupancy sensor, for HVAC systems is fueling the growth of the occupancy sensor market.

By Network Type
By Technology
Passive Infrared
By Building Type
By Application
Lighting Control
Security and Surveillance
Other Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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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.
Occupancy Sensor Market Latest Trends

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.
Occupancy Sensor Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

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 EnOcean’s field-proven energy harvesting technology and offer best customer experience by being maintenance-free, freely positionable, and highly flexible with easy installation.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Rising Demand for Energy-efficient Devices

      2. 4.3.2 Demand for Passive Infrared Due to Low Cost and High Energy Efficiency

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 False Triggering of Switch and Inconsistency Issues Associated with Wireless Network Systems

    5. 4.5 Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry



    1. 6.1 By Network Type

      1. 6.1.1 Wired

      2. 6.1.2 Wireless

    2. 6.2 By Technology

      1. 6.2.1 Ultrasonic

      2. 6.2.2 Passive Infrared

      3. 6.2.3 Microwave

    3. 6.3 By Building Type

      1. 6.3.1 Residential

      2. 6.3.2 Commercial

    4. 6.4 By Application

      1. 6.4.1 Lighting Control

      2. 6.4.2 HVAC

      3. 6.4.3 Security and Surveillance

      4. 6.4.4 Other Applications

    5. 6.5 Geography

      1. 6.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 6.5.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 6.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. South Korea

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.5.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Rest of Latin America

      5. 6.5.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Honeywell International

      2. 7.1.2 Eaton Corporation

      3. 7.1.3 Schneider Electric

      4. 7.1.4 Legrand Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Leviton Electronics (Dongguan) Co. Ltd

      6. 7.1.6 Philips Ltd

      7. 7.1.7 Hubbell Building Automation Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 ohnson Controls GmbH

      9. 7.1.9 Pammvi Group

      10. 7.1.10 Lutron Electronics, Inc.

      11. 7.1.11 General Electric

      12. 7.1.12 Texas Instruments Incorporated

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Occupancy Sensor Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Occupancy Sensor Market is growing at a CAGR of 18.22% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Honeywell International, Eaton Corporation, Legrand Inc., Schneider Electric, Philips Ltd are the major companies operating in Occupancy Sensor Market.

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