Global Market for Occupancy Sensors is Anticipated to grow at a Significant Pace i.e., USD 5.6 Billion during the Forecast Period 2023-2030

Published Date: Jan, 2022

During the forecast period 2023-2030, the global occupancy sensors market is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 13.5 percent. An occupancy sensor is a heat and light control device that uses infrared light rays, ultrasonic rays, and microwave technology to detect when an area is occupied by humans and switches the light on or off accordingly. The increased demand for energy-efficient devices as it reduces light pollution and can be used for indoor and outdoor spaces along with complying with building codes and offers automatic control will influence the growth of the market. Sensor-laden lighting systems are now widely accepted in the market for data-driven applications beyond illumination. OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) may include sensors in luminaires in the next years to develop smart luminaires that can be a key component of a connected lighting system. As a result, the market may be driven by this in the future. Nevertheless, the introduction of improved occupancy sensors for HVAC systems, such as microphonics, intelligent occupancy sensors, image processing occupancy sensors, the surge in acceptance of lighting controllers in smart homes, and the new vision-based intelligent occupancy sensor, is driving the occupancy sensor industry forward.

The occupancy sensors market refers to the industry segment that deals with the development, manufacturing, and deployment of sensors designed to detect and monitor the presence and movement of people in a given space. Occupancy sensors, also known as presence sensors or motion detectors, are used to control and automate lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and other systems based on occupancy levels in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

The occupancy sensors market has witnessed significant growth in recent years due to several factors, including:

Energy efficiency and sustainability: Occupancy sensors play a crucial role in energy conservation by automatically turning off lights and other electrical devices when a space is unoccupied. By eliminating the need for manual control, occupancy sensors help reduce energy waste and contribute to sustainability efforts.

Cost savings: The use of occupancy sensors can lead to significant cost savings by reducing energy consumption. Lighting, in particular, is a major contributor to energy expenses in buildings, and occupancy sensors help optimize lighting usage by turning lights on only when needed.

Enhanced convenience and comfort: Occupancy sensors provide convenience and improve user experience by automating lighting and other systems. They ensure that lights are automatically turned on when a person enters a space and turned off when they leave, eliminating the need for manual control.

Regulatory requirements and certifications: Increasingly stringent energy efficiency regulations and certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), encourage the use of occupancy sensors in buildings. Compliance with these standards drives the adoption of occupancy sensors in commercial and residential construction.

Technological advancements: Advancements in sensor technology, such as the development of more accurate and reliable sensors, wireless connectivity, and integration with building automation systems, have expanded the applications and capabilities of occupancy sensors. These advancements have made occupancy sensors more efficient, user-friendly, and adaptable to different environments.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected most of the industry verticals owing to lack of labor force, temporary shutdown of manufacturing plants, and transport. Furthermore, lockdowns and social distancing norms have affected the execution of construction projects, impacting the occupancy sensor market.

Browse 63 market data Tables and 40 Figures spread through 275 Pages and in-depth TOC on " Occupancy Sensors Market by Technology (Passive Infrared (PIR), Ultrasonic, Dual Technology (Passive Infrared and Ultrasonic), and Others), by Application (Lighting Systems, HVAC Systems, Security & Surveillance Systems, and Others), by Connectivity (Wired and Wireless), by Building Type (Residential Buildings and Commercial Buildings), and Region - Global Forecast to 2030"

By technology, passive infrared sensor is anticipated to have a significant share during the forecast period.

Passive infrared is predicted to have a significant share during the forecast period because of its low cost, demand for energy-efficient gadgets, and low power requirement. It has a variety of uses, including lights, spectrometers, gas and fire detection systems, etc. Passive infrared sensors have a number of advantages, including accurate movement detection, reliable triggering, and low cost. Vending machine designers, for instance, are now putting PIR sensors into their products so that displays only light up when someone stands in front of the device or waves their hand in front of a panel, lowering operational expenses.

Global Occupancy Sensors Market Segmentation Analysis



Leading Category


Passive Infrared (PIR), Ultrasonic, Dual Technology (Passive Infrared and Ultrasonic

Passive Infrared (Largest)


Lighting Systems, HVAC Systems, Security & Surveillance Systems, and Others

Lighting Systems (Largest)

HVAC Systems

 (High CAGR)


Wired and Wireless

Wireless (High CAGR)

Building Type

Residential Buildings and Commercial Buildings

Residential Buildings (High CAGR)


North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World

North America (Largest)


(High CAGR)

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“North America to hold the largest regional market share in occupancy sensors market.”

North America has witnessed the largest share owing to technological development in commercial and residential sectors, rising awareness of wireless network infrastructure, and rising demand for HVAC systems. Thus, occupancy sensor plays an important role in the construction industry owing to their cost-effective matrix.

Some of the major players in the global occupancy sensors market include Legrand, Eaton, Schneider Electric, Signify Holdings, Johnson Controls, ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING, INC., Lutron Electronics Co., Inc, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Honeywell International Inc., and Hubbell.

Scope of the Report

Report Metric


Market Size Available for the Years in the Study


Historical Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Segments Covered in the Study

Technology, Application, Connectivity, Building Type, and Region

Geographies Covered in the Study

North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea), and Rest of the World (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, U.A.E.)

Companies Covered in the Study

Legrand, Eaton, Schneider Electric, Signify Holdings, Johnson Controls, ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING, INC., Lutron Electronics Co., Inc, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Honeywell International Inc., and Hubbell

Global Occupancy Sensors Market Coverage

Technology Insight and Forecast 2018-2030

  • Passive Infrared (PIR)
  • Ultrasonic
  • Dual Technology (Passive Infrared and Ultrasonic)
  • Others

Application Insight and Forecast 2018-2030

  • Lighting Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Security & Surveillance Systems
  • Others

Connectivity Insight and Forecast 2018-2030

  • Wired
  • Wireless

Building Type Insight and Forecast 2018-2030

  • Residential Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings

Geographical Segmentation

Occupancy Sensors Market by Region

North America

  • By Technology
  • By Application
  • By Connectivity
  • By Building Type
  • By Country – U.S., Canada, and Mexico


  • By Technology
  • By Application
  • By Connectivity
  • By Building Type
  • By Country – Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific (APAC)

  • By Technology
  • By Application
  • By Connectivity
  • By Building Type
  • By Country – China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific

Rest of the World (RoW)

  • By Technology
  • By Application
  • By Connectivity
  • By Building Type
  • By Country – Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, U.A.E., and Other Countries