GVR Report cover Smoke Detector Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Smoke Detector Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Photoelectric, Dual sensors, Ionization), By End-use (Commercial, Industrial, Residential), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-099-6
  • Number of Report Pages: 180
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2015 - 2017
  • Forecast Period: 2019 - 2025 
  • Industry: Consumer Goods

Report Overview

The global smoke detector market size was valued at USD 1.66 billion in 2018 and is projected to register a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period. Rising awareness regarding fire safety of buildings is one of the key factors driving growth. In addition, increasing sustainable development in the construction industry has fueled the demand for smoke detectors. These prominent factors are anticipated to boost growth of the technology.

North America smoke detector market

Favorable government initiatives coupled with the stringent regulations has surged the usage of fire protection equipment in construction industry. These initiative increased the market scope of the safety equipment. The market is full of opportunities for the new technology and technology innovation owing to the mandatory inclusion of fire safety device across the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors coupled with the presence of various ongoing projects across the globe.

The technological innovations in the construction industry coupled with the successive development of infrastructure in various developed and developing countries such as U.S., U.K., Germany, China, and India has surged the demand for the smoke and fire detection devices. Inclusion of these safety equipment has improved the safety quotient in infrastructures. Furthermore, with technological advancements, photoelectric and dual sensors devices has improved the response time of the system as well as with the help of the latest technology it has effectively reduced the frequency of false alarms. Increasing stringency of regulations regarding fire safety are projected to positively influence the market growth.

The smoke detection devices market is anticipated to witness significant growth owing to increasing frequency of accidental fire in the commercial as well as in residential places. Residential buildings and commercial setups are more prone to damage even by small fire. This factor is anticipated to propel the adoption of smoke and fire detection devices as a mandatory safety equipment in the construction industry. Modern commercial and residential infrastructure includes multiple stories with compact structure which increases the need to install smoke and fire safety devices. Such increasing safety measures in the infrastructural sector is expected to further propel the demand.

One of the key factor anticipated to hider the growth of the market is the high initial installation cost. Moreover, the replacement cost of conventional detection system to a modern detection system also very expensive. In order to address this critical issue, the manufacturers are coming up with retrofitting solutions. These installations are easy and cost-effective, which is projected to boost the demand for the modern smoke detection systems among customers.

Technology Insights

Dual sensors is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 9.3% from 2018 to 2025. These dual sensor detectors are gaining popularity owing to various advantages over photoelectric and ionization technologies. Photoelectric technology specialized in detecting fires that have tendency to produce large smoke particles whereas ionization technology are designed to detect fires that have rapid flaming properties.

Dual sensor technology offers both types of solutions to avoid any type of fire accidents. Major manufacturers are launching new and technological advanced technology to gain competitive edge. For instance, in March 2017, Honeywell International Inc. launched its first dual sensor detector. It is professionally monitored and installed wireless combination Carbon Monoxide (CO) and smoke detector for the residential sector. These technological advanced technologies are expected to fuel the market growth.

End Use Insights

Residential segment is projected to register the fastest CAGR of 9.3% from 2018 to 2025. Increasing population leads to the increasing number of houses across the globe. Governments across the globe are promoting sustainable development which mandates inclusion of smoke and fire protection devices in houses. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India, real estate of the country is anticipated to reach at a valuation of USD 1,000 million by 2030 from USD 120 million in 2017. This huge development will surge the usage and end use of the fire and smoke detection systems.

Significant growth in urbanization across the globe is projected to fuel the residential fire and smoke safety devices market. According to a report published by the United Nations, approximately 3.8 million people - around 54% of the world population - were living in urban areas in 2014. This population is estimated to grow to 6 million people which is around 66% of the world population by 2050. Other prominent factors contributing to the market growth includes favorable government initiatives, policies, increasing adoption of smart home, and technological advancements in smart home security.

Regional Insights

North America held the largest market share of 31.7% in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 924.46 million by 2025. Governments are taking several steps in the form of various stringent policies, to curb the number of accidental fires, especially in residential sector. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U. S., approximately three out of every five home fire deaths, were caused from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms (17%) or no smoke alarms (40%). These statistics encourage customers to opt for the smoke and fire alarm system in their residential as well as in commercial premises.

Global smoke detector market

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region, owing to its increasing population and real estate and infrastructural sectors. Major players are adopting strategies like mergers and acquisitions to increase the customer penetration. For instance, in May 2018, Schneider Electric entered into partnership with Temasek Holdings, an investment company and signed an agreement to acquire the electrical and automation business of Larsen & Toubro Limited. This acquisition will combine Larsen & Toubro’s Low Voltage & Industrial Automation Technology’s business in India.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The manufacturers are adopting several strategic steps, including mergers and acquisitions, capacity expansions, and technological innovations. Key manufacturers are Kidde; Honeywell International Inc.; Johnson Controls; BRK Brands, Inc.; Siemens AG; Birdi; Hochiki Corporation; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Xtralis Pty Ltd.; and Robert Bosch LLC.

Major companies are increasing their geographical reach, especially in developing countries to gain maximum penetration of the technology. Establishment of R&D centers coupled with strategic partnerships with investment companies to launch new innovative technologies as per the consumer demand is the critical success factor over the next few years. Hence, the companies are likely to focus on innovation catering particularly to developing countries and untapped markets to gain maximum market share.

Smoke Detector Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 1.96 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 3.01 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 8.8% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Technology, end use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; U.K.; Germany; China; India

Key companies profiled

Kidde; Honeywell International Inc.; Johnson Controls; BRK Brands, Inc.; Siemens AG; Birdi; Hochiki Corporation; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Xtralis Pty Ltd.; Robert Bosch LLC

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global smoke detector market report on the basis of technology, end use, and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Photoelectric

    • Dual Sensors

    • Ionization

  • End Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Commercial

    • Industrial

    • Residential

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

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