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Smoke Detectors are devices that sense smoke and can indicate the possibility of a fire, thus providing security to the people around. They issue a signal to the fire alarm control panel and provide audible or visual alarm from detecting an object. Smoke Detectors consist of two primary sensor parts and a loud electric horn to prevent the occurrence of any damage caused by fire. They are housed in plastic enclosures, shaped like a disk. These can also detect and deter smoking in areas where it is banned. The battery-powered and battery-backup smoke detectors are usually used in domestic areas so that it can trigger if household power is gone off.

Hardwired alarm system requires to have a battery backup and should be tested at least monthly and can be replaced with manufacturers’ instructions.

The continuous research and development process and new technologies will drive the market growth during the forecast period. Also, stringent initiatives, reduction in smart technology costs, consumer awareness across the globe are pushing towards a more safer and protective environment.                           

Proper Planning during installation of smoke detectors can reduce risk of sudden fire

Each year, three out of five home fire deaths in the U.S. result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half of the homes with working smoke alarms. Ninety-six percent of all homes have at least one smoke alarm in the U.S. A smoke alarm installation program in a community can bring a big difference in reducing deaths and injuries during fire. Fire safety advocates such as firefighters, safety educators, business leaders team up to install smoke detectors.

Improving the safety quotient in infrastructures

The technological innovations and the successive development of infrastructure in various developed countries, such as Germany, the U.S., the U.K., China, and India, have accelerated the demand for smoke detectors. The involvement of these safety devices in infrastructure has improved their safety quotient. Various types of smoke detectors such as photoelectric and dual sensors have improved the response time of the system and reduced the frequency of false alarms. There is an increasing frequency of accidental fire in residential and commercial areas, so their use is mandatory to ensure safety. The government has also mandated its use in various construction industries to prevent any mishappening. Small commercial buildings and houses are prone to damage even by a small fire; hence, the adoption of smoke detectors is high among them.

Regulations which define model codes and standards for smoke alarm

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72 provides safety provisions to meet society’s changing fire detection, signalling, and emergency communications demands. The code includes requirements for mass notification systems used for weather emergencies, biological nuclear and chemical emergencies, and terrorist events.

The purpose of this code is to define the means of signal initiation, transmission, notification, and annunciation, and reliability of various types of fire alarm systems, public emergency alarm reporting systems and the components. The purpose of initial inspections is to ensure compliance with approved design documents and to ensure installation in accordance with the code and other installation standards. Proper inspection is a necessity to ensure the performance of smoke detectors and also work on fixing any chinks in the product. In addition to this, the smoke detector should also be working in accordance and in sync with the evacualtion signals and other auxiliary functions as mentioned by the National Fire Protection Association.

Trade Export of Smoke Analysis Apparatus

The total trade of export of smoke analysis apparatus in 2018 was 6.17 billion dollars. It grew by 22.3% from 5.04 billion dollars to 6.17 billion dollars from 2017 to 2018. The top exporters of the smoke analysis apparatus are Germany, the U.S., the U.K., Japan, and Poland.

Smoke Detector Market


Various Features of Smoke Alarms

Manufacturers are offering smoke alarms with new consumer features. Following are the fundamental features of smoke alarms:

  • Voice Capability:Some smoke alarms can be designed with a pre-recorded voice message or ability to record voice messages during an alarm signal. This feature helps to reinforce the alarm’s urgency and can be used by parents.
  • Hush buttons:Nuisance alarms resulting from a smoky oven, burned toast, or other non-threatening circumstances are a complaint. So the replacement of an alarm with an alarm of the hush button will reduce the alarm sensitivity for a short period of time.
  • Escape Light:Some smoke alarms are available with built-in safety or escape light. When the smoke alarm sounds, the light is also activated, helping people to the exit area.
  • Easy-to-install battery mounts: Standard (Volt batteries used in many smoke alarms require the consumer to snap the battery’s terminals into tight-fitting connectors, which may be difficult for some adults.

Alarms with spring metal terminal contacts reduce the difficulty of installing batteries but increase the potential for installing a battery backward. Residents should be cautioned to properly align battery terminals with polarity symbols.

Extensive Evolution of Smoke Detectors

The smoke detector market is underway an evolutionary phase with Artificial Intelligence, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things, and it is also evolving in a range of products such as home alarm systems, water leak detection services, and smoke detectors. There is an increase in demand for such products from residential, industrial, commercial, and educational sectors. There is an integration of digital assistants with safety alarm systems that will bring a new generation of safety equipment. The smoke detector market is expected to increase its sales due to the adoption of fire safety technology and home automation technology.

IoT-enabled smoke detectors help customers to prevent false alarms and enhanced security with advanced risk monitoring and instant action; such technologies are making life easier. It can give major benefits such as the detection of smoke, fire, carbon dioxide, burning hydrocarbons, different oxygenated organics, and carbon monoxide on a single device and can be connected through mobile phones. People can turn off the alarm systems in case of false alarms and can get notified. These technologies are penetrating various industrial sectors at a rapid rate and helping in automation.

Segmental Analysis

By End User, the market can be classified into residential, commercial and industrial use. The commercial segment dominates the market with increasing compliance of safety regulations and can predict any mishap before happening. There are several government regulations that are making it mandatory for residential and commercial units to adopt photoelectric detectors to decrease the frequency of accidental fires. The market is undergoing advancements due to increasing awareness of safety. They are more sensitive to the flaming stage of fires and are also cheaper as compared to photoelectric smoke detectors. In addition to this, the residential construction sector is anticipated to grow at a faster rate. Increasing population and the rapid urabanization are among the key factors contributing to the growth of this market. Construction firms are now focusing on provision of fire safety equipment in their projects in a bid to attract more customers. These asepects are likeky to make the residential end user among the highest growing segment in the smoke detector market.

Regional Analysis

Asia Pacific to be the Leading Growth Driver for  Smoke Detector Market

Asia Pacific is home to several emerging economies such as India, Malaysia, Thailand, among others. Availability of raw materials, inexpensive land and labour costs, and a skilled workforce are some of the components which makes this region desirable for many industries to set up their operations. Furthermore, access to better healthcare, job opportunities, and focus on building and upgrading existing infrastructure is also driving the construction market in this region. China, India, along with the U.S. is likely to drive the construction market by USD 8 trillion by the year 2030. Growth of the construction industry and focus towards stringent fire regulations is anticipated to aid in the growth of the smoke detector market.

Competitive Landscape

The growing innovations and advancements in the industry are bolstering market growth. There are strategic acquisitions and mergers through which companies are trying to accelerate their position in the market. Companies are manufacturing these devices to provide a safer working business environment to the employees.

Some of the primary players profiled in the smoke detector market are:

  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Siemens
  • Johnson Controls
  • Cadmus Distribution Group
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • HOCHIKI Corporation
  • BRK Brands, Inc.
  • NEC Corporation
  • Protec Fire Detection plc
  • Bosch Limited

Smoke Detector: Segmentation

By Product Type 

  • Photoelectric Smoke Detector
  • Dual-sensor Smoke Detector
  • Ionization Smoke Detector
  • Beam Smoke Detector
  • Other 

By Power Source

  • Hardwired with battery backup
  • Hardwired without battery backup
  • Battery-powered

By End-User

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil, Gas, and mining
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Telecommunication
  • Other 

By Services

  • Engineering Services
  • Installation and Design Services
  • Maintenance Services
  • Managed Services
  • Other

By Region 

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Central and South America, and the Caribbean
  • The Middle East  
  • Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Commercial Segment is expected to be leading segment in Smoke Detector Market during the forecast period.
The continuous research and development process and new technologies, stringent initiatives, reduction in smart technology costs, consumer awareness across the globe are the key factors expected to drive Smoke Detector Market during forecast period.
Asia Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in Smoke Detector Market.
Honeywell International Inc., Siemens , Johnson Controls, Cadmus Distribution Group, United Technologies Corporation, HOCHIKI Corporation, BRK Brands, Inc., NEC Corporation, Protec Fire Detection plc, Bosch Limited are the top players in Smoke Detector Market.
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