The North American KNX products market size was valued at USD 1,690 million in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 5,009 million by 2031, registering a CAGR of 12.6% during the forecast period (2023-2031).
KNX is an open standard protocol for commercial and residential building automation that has the potential to reduce annual energy consumption by up to sixty percent. It is an intelligent system that incorporates all of the building's operations, such as heating, ventilation, and lighting, into a unified whole, resulting in cost savings and improved energy efficiency. Increased awareness of improving energy efficiency is the primary factor propelling the market expansion. In addition, the increasing demand for convenience and adaptability in residential and commercial construction is another factor driving market growth. The accelerating rate of urbanization and the rising demand for a convenient, environmentally friendly, and safe place to live and work will contribute to the acceleration of market growth. Its ability to cover the entire world's population with a single network, as well as its future-proof nature, limitless adaptability, and personalization options, will propel it to the vanguard of the market.
The pursuit of high and sophisticated living standards with access to technologically connected devices, such as televisions, refrigerators, smartphones, and various other electronic devices, has become popular. A KNX system facilitates the adaptation of the home automation system to changing requirements, increases the long-term value of the real estate, and reduces long-term upgrading costs. It enables users to control all functions conveniently, even when they are on the move, using their smartphone or tablet. The intelligent network for home automation connects motion detectors, window glass break sensors, and blind controls to the alarm system, the emergency button, and the users' mobile devices to ensure the highest level of safety and security. In the coming years, the market is anticipated to be driven by the rising demand for convenience and adaptability in residential and commercial structures.
Concerns about dwindling resources and climate change have made energy efficiency a crucial social issue. 40% of total energy consumption is accounted for by buildings, presenting a substantial opportunity for energy savings. A building equipped with a KNX home and building automation control system can ensure economic energy consumption and, as a result, improve energy efficiency. The prudent use of energy will not only benefit future generations but will also make homes more cost-effective. Blinds, shutters, room thermostats, heating valves, window sensors, and light sensors can communicate using a KNX system. Comparing a KNX installation to conventional systems in a controlled research environment, several specialized research programs conducted by various universities have revealed astonishing energy savings results.
Low awareness regarding the advancements and benefits of KNX products and the overall presence of KNX products on the international market in most of the western portion of the world, as well as developing and emerging economies, is anticipated to restrain the development of the KNX products market to some degree. In the United States and other similar countries, KNX products face severe competition due to their high prices, complex functionality, lack of wireless connectivity, and competition from Z-Wave and ZigBee products. In addition, most KNX products are substantially more expensive than their American counterparts. According to other standards, the complexity of the KNX software platform ETS is anticipated to restrain the market's expansion further. Consequently, the lack of awareness regarding the presence and the high cost of KNX products are expected to restrain the market growth of KNX products.
KNX is currently emerging as the dominant home automation system worldwide, and its integration with IoT will strengthen this position. KNX is expected to provide future opportunities for KNX IoT manufacturers and system integrators utilizing IoT technology and the most recent IoT advancements. These opportunities have allowed KNX manufacturers to broaden the application portfolio of KNX products to include energy storage, smart metering, energy management, mobility, renewable energies, and smart infrastructure. The KNX IoT solution will enable 'out-of-the-box' operation of the current KNX ecosystem while still permitting sophisticated configuration and adaptation to specific customer or operational requirements. KNX installations could be connected to the Internet of Things by providing a URL and credentials, such as a username and password. In the future, the Internet of Things (IoT) will likely present numerous opportunities for adopting more open standards and the KNX standard.
The North America KNX products market are segmented based on type, application, and country.
Based on Type, the market is segmented into sensors, actuators, and system components.
The sensors segment dominates the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.5% during the forecast period.
The KNX product market has been segmented based on Application into commercial buildings, residential buildings, and other applications.
Commercial buildings dominated the market and are expected to register a CAGR of 12% over the forecast period.
The North America KNX products market is analyzed by country into the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The U.S. dominated the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.6% during the forecast period.
In North America, smart residences and automation are anticipated to substantially increase KNX product adoption due to the trend toward a luxurious lifestyle. KNX USA supports and promotes manufacturing, distribution, installation, and training in the United States market. In addition, KNX USA is exerting significant effort to introduce Europe's smart-home standard to the United States. The market for KNX products in North America is fragmented, with companies like Schneider, ABB, SIEMENS, Hager (Berker), Legrand, Somfy, JUNG, GIRA, HDL, STEINEL, Urmet, GVS, B.E.G., JOBO Smartech, Tiansu, Theben AG, and Rishun Technology present. Schneider is predicted to be the largest global supplier of KNX products among these competitors.
North America offers numerous opportunities for KNX products, including corporate, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Since 2015, Siemens has dominated the KNX products market in the United States, deploying KNX-compliant systems nationwide. In addition, Siemens is one of the few companies to offer KNX training in the United States, primarily for its employees. DMC Technology, a California-based KNX training institution, established the first certified KNX training center in the United States in 2015, with Siemens as its first client. The Israeli company BHome offers a Raspberry Pi-based solution for KNX (in addition to Z-Wave and ZigBee) and actively promotes KNX in the United States.
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