The global packaged touchless door activation market was worth USD 3,775.71 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 6,995.82 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period (2023 – 2031).
Touchless doors are automatically operated using various sensors, such as infrared and photoelectric. Infrared doors work by detecting temperature changes. For instance, infrared sensors detect the warm temperature when someone passes and operate accordingly. The system consists of transmitter and receiver pairs in the front and back of the door. In addition, automatic units have applications in various places, such as luxury residential housing, commercial spaces, etc. Factors such as energy-saving, ease of operation, maintaining security, fast and accurate, cable-free, and others fuel the demand for these doors. Heavy investments by the government in construction and the growth in residential, commercial, and business sectors create future opportunities for touchless door activation.
The global construction output is expected to exceed 80% to reach a value of USD 15.2 trillion by 2030. India, China, and the US are expected to account for a combined construction output of 60% in the global market. The growth of the worldwide construction market is primarily supported by the economic recovery of developed countries and growing industrialization in developing countries. In addition, the construction of healthcare facilities, educational and social institutes, and retail spaces has increased recently. This momentum is more likely to revive during the post-pandemic period. However, the construction output in India is expanding at a rapid rate due to the rising urban population. According to estimates, in 2021, over 35% of the Indian population lived in urban areas, and the percentage is expected to reach 50% by 2050. Expanding retail and business operations are also expected to drive the growth of the commercial real estate market.
Factors such as declining unemployment rates, rising consumer disposable income, and improving corporate profits are expected to drive the demand for commercial real estate in developing countries, especially post-2021. With slower growth in Japan and countries across Europe, many investors are expected to focus on emerging economies such as China and India due to tremendous growth opportunities during the forecast period. In addition, the future expansion of commercial spaces is expected to drive the demand for the latest infrastructure components, security, and access equipment. The surge in consumer spending and the rise in demand for corporate products are expected to drive the demand for high-tech access equipment, such as touchless door systems, in most retail and business establishments. Therefore, the global touchless door activation market is expected to grow during the forecast period.
Global travel and tourism are among the world's most extensive and fastest-growing industries. In 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak adversely impacted the travel and tourism sector, which recovered to a great extent in 2021. The staggering growth of this industry is expected to support the growth of the hospitality industry, which includes the expansion in the number of hotels and restaurants, the growth of retail outlets, and the development of infrastructure in airports and other commercial spaces. Accordingly, with the support and growth of the global travel and tourism industry, the global hospitality industry is expected to grow in the forecast period.
The global hospitality industry will also witness a surge in demand for the latest infrastructure, high security, convenience, and aesthetics. Several advantages associated with automatic doors, smart doors, and locks have gained immense popularity over the years, forming a mainstream product across the hospitality industry. Most hotels, restaurants, small and large retail stores, airports, stations, and other commercial spaces have implemented modern and innovative touchless doors, driving the market growth during the forecast period.
The price of raw materials accounts for much of the total manufacturing cost. Vendors use high-quality raw materials to manufacture durable, reliable, and secure touchless doors. The primary raw materials for manufacturing touchless doors are aluminum, steel, and cast iron. Such raw materials price volatility and availability can pose a severe operational risk for vendors. Labor expenditures, among other operating expenses, have also been impacted. Despite these challenges, vendors must produce affordable, value-added products to keep up with the intense market competition.
Additionally, the consumption of steel, iron, and aluminum has been steadily regaining growth in the global market. The steady output growth also supports the demand for these metals in the global market. However, their production dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted the global prices of these metals. Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials can reduce their profit margins, thereby affecting the overall market growth.
The term "smart home" refers to a household setting that uses internet-connected gadgets to monitor and control appliances remotely. Smart plugs, smart lights, smart security, and smart door and access control systems are among the most widely utilized smart technical items. Also, the market for energy-efficient and intelligent technologies that allow consumers to control their home appliances and other household systems remotely is expanding quickly, contributing to the growth of the smart home sector. As more individuals equip their smart homes with various smart gadgets, such as touchless doors, the growing demand for smart homes is thus anticipated to present growth possibilities for vendors of touchless door activation.
In recent years, smart home technology has become more accessible, and usage rates in the US have witnessed steady growth. In 2021, the number of smart home users was recorded at over 50 million across the US. In the same year, the smart home penetration rate in the US was the highest in the world at 40%. California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose) and Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin) have the highest number of smart homes. These numbers will increase during the forecast period due to the rising demand for technology-enabled products. Thus, the rise in demand for smart homes will likely propel the demand for smart doors, leading to substantial year-on-year growth in the touchless door activation market.
The global packaged touchless door activation market is segmented by door type, technology, and region.
Based on door type, the global touchless door activation market is segmented into sliding doors, swinging doors, revolving doors, folding doors, speed lanes and turnstiles, and others.
The sliding doors segment is the highest contributor to the market and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. Sliding doors are generally seen in airports, grocery stores, and retail shops. On sliding doors, the primary uses of sensors are to provide activation, ensure safety, and improve overall accessibility. Pre-existing activation methods, such as the presence of infrared sensors, are highly effective safety solutions. These sensors can be used with an activation sensor during the door opening and closing cycles to protect critical areas. While using microwave technology, motion sensors create a compelling and reliable activation means for sliding doors. In addition, the touchless activation of sliding doors improves accessibility and meets the standards and building codes related to automatic pedestrian sliding doors while lessening the spread of bacteria and germs in facilities such as hospitals. Sliding doors are elegant, space-saving, and modern. Touchless sliding doors allow the safe and smooth movement of goods and pedestrians day and night.
Based on technology, the global touchless door activation market is segmented into infrared sensors, microwave sensors, laser sensors, and others.
The infrared sensor segment owns the highest market share and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period. Active infrared sensors measure and transmit the reflection levels of infrared light. A variation in the properties of the reflected wave shows that an object or a person is inside the detection area, triggering the sensor relay activation. Active infrared sensors can identify both static and movement presence, making them perfect for opening doors and ensuring pedestrian safety during movement.
The microwave sensor is the second largest. These sensors are used on several touchless doors for activation, fast and accurate response, high sensitivity, interference resistance, and excellent microwave penetration. They are extensively used in the industrial, commercial, and automation sectors.
Based on application, the global touchless door activation market is classified into commercial and industrial and residential.
The commercial and industrial segment is the highest contributor to the market and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. The commercial segment mainly includes shopping malls, retail stores, hospitals, corporate offices, hotels, restaurants, and public and industrial buildings. Technologically advanced touchless doors are ideal for businesses since they offer high thermal insulation and minimize heat loss. In addition, major commercial property construction markets include the US, Canada, China, Brazil, Germany, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. Expanding commercial properties will fuel the demand for amenities such as touchless door activation. The popular trend of renovating homes in countries such as Japan, South Korea, Australia, and India is expected to propel product replacement and renovations and drive the segment's growth.
Based on region, the global packaged touchless door activation market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.
Asia-Pacific is the most significant global packaged touchless door activation market shareholder and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period. Countries such as India, China, Australia, South Korea, and Japan have contributed to the robust growth of the Asia-Pacific touchless door activation market. Factors such as strong economic growth, the rise in construction activities, and the surge in disposable income support the regional market's growth. Likewise, Asia-Pacific is the most significant contributor to the global construction industry. Rapid urbanization and infrastructure development have contributed to megacities' development in the region's fast-growing economies. The rise in urban population and renovation projects have also supported the growth of the construction industry. Due to strong investment in infrastructure spending, especially in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam, these countries are potential markets for touchless door activation devices across Asia-Pacific.
Additionally, China has been investing in eco-city projects, which are currently being implemented at a level where more than 200 cities are incorporating green technologies, which is also likely to propel the demand for door-related devices in the coming years. Cities such as Shanghai have witnessed the construction of several towers, business centers, and tourism projects, which will drive demand for touchless door activation systems during the forecast period. Further, according to the World Bank Group, urban households will rise by about 68% from 2010 to 2030. The urbanization of developing countries in Asia-Pacific is expected to bolster the demand for autonomous households and buildings, fueling the demand for touchless door systems during the forecast period.
Europe is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period. Factors such as the robust economic environment, favorable interest rates, and higher government spending on public infrastructure are driving the growth of the European construction sector. Other factors, such as rising immigration and urbanization, have also triggered the expansion of local housing supply and public infrastructure in recent years. However, countries such as France and the UK are expected to witness fluctuation in the manufacturing and construction sectors, which is expected to impact the market. In addition, the growth in Eastern European countries is mainly attributable to the rapid increase in construction activities.
The North American market witnessed a steady recovery after the subprime crisis of 2008, with a gradual increase in sales and improvement in consumer confidence; residential sales also reached pre-recession levels. The region includes many established countries, which include the US and Canada. With the recovery in the economy, the market has rebounded over the last few years. However, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the optimistic approach to construction and economic growth. The commercial and industrial construction market will continue to rise with the increasing construction of stores, manufacturing units, warehouses, offices, institutions, and hotels. In addition, the US's growing hospitality and manufacturing industry is expected to drive the new construction of commercial buildings. Offices, hotels, institutions, and business centers significantly contribute to building construction. The US has some of the world's largest commercial spaces, including shopping malls, business centers, hotels, and other large retail stores. Therefore, such new construction in the US will likely drive the touchless door activation market.
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