PIR Sensor Market

PIR Sensor Market Size, Share Analysis, By Connection (Wired, Wireless), By Measuring Range (Indoor PIR, Outdoor PIR), By Output (Analog, Digital), By Application (Lighting Controls, Thermostats & HVAC Systems, Smart Home & IoT, Others), By End-use Vertical & Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of PIR Sensor Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

PIR Sensor Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global PIR sensor market is set to reach a valuation of US$ 647 million in 2023 and surge ahead at a CAGR of 12.3% to top a market size of US$ 2 billion by the end of 2033. Sales of PIR sensors accounted for 1% share of the global sensor market at the end of 2022.

From 2018 to 2022, the global market for PIR sensors registered a CAGR of 6.2%, according to Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider.

A passive infrared (PIR) or pyroelectric sensor is an electronic sensor that detects infrared (IR) radiation emitted by objects in their surrounding field. They are most commonly used in PIR-based motion detectors. PIR sensors are utilized in thermal sensing applications such as motion detection and security. They are widely used in auto lighting, motion detection alarms, and security alarm applications. A PIR sensor is the key component of a motion sensor. Humans and animals emit thermal or heat energy in the form of infrared radiation. PIR motion sensors capture this thermal energy from the environment using a pair of pyroelectric sensors.

PIR sensors have vast applications such as lighting controls, thermostats and HVAC systems, smart home and IoT, IP cameras, and surveillance systems in many end-use industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, industrial & manufacturing, aerospace & defense, residential, and others.

With the development of micro-electric technology and the continuous expansion of the application range of sensors, pyroelectric infrared sensors are evolving from small single-function to large multi-function devices. New intelligent pyroelectric infrared sensors typically incorporate multiple microprocessors, less signal-to-noise ratio, and more comfort, greatly improving sensor stability and other performance aspects.

  • Rapid growth of the automotive and consumer electronics sectors will positively impact PIR sensor market growth.
  • Expanding end-use industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, and others in China and the U.S. will drive PIR sensor sales.
  • PIR sensors, when integrated with IoT-enabled detection devices, can provide exact real-time information on the presence of any living being. This technology can be improvised by enabling the PIR sensor to develop or capture the image of the object it detects.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 567.2 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 647 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 2.06 billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

12.3% CAGR

North America Market Share (2023)


North America Market Value (2023)

US$ 185 Million

Europe Market Share (2023)


Europe Market Value (2023)

US$ 163 Million

China Market Share (2023)


China Market Value (2023)

US$ 66.7 Million

Top 3 Countries’ Market Share


Key Companies Profiled

  • Adafruit
  • Ecosens Lighting Pvt. Ltd
  • KEMET Corporation.
  • Knightsbridge
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Ningbo Haishu Kaiau Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Panasonic Industry Co., Ltd
  • PIR Motion Sensors
  • Seeed Technology Co., Ltd
  • Sensinova
  • Shenzhen Asia Bright Industry Co., Ltd.
  • ShenZhen HaiWang Sensor Co., Ltd
  • Shenzhen Sumring Technology Co., Limited.
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Zuden Technology (HK) Co., Limited

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What’s Driving High Demand for PIR Sensors across Regions?

“Surging Demand for PIR Sensors in various End-use Verticals”

Due to their lightweight aspect, cost-effectiveness, and low power consumption feature, passive infrared sensors are gaining traction in several applications, from the military industry to the IoT industry. These sensors help in detecting infrared light from far away, operating in real time, and detecting movements, making them ideal for security purposes.

In the 21st century, networked digital, and data-heavy battle spaces have become crucial for war fighters’ security and success. The main growth driver is motion imagery, which helps during day-night light conditions and in improving users’ ability to identify targets.

Infrared sensors can help in increasing the situational awareness of the operator by providing the ability to recognize sea, land, and waterway features, and contact patrol craft and small boats in near-shore environments where surface radar performance is limited. Owing to the versatile applications of PIR sensors, their sales are poised to rise rapidly over the coming years.

“Developing Demand for IoT-based Monitoring Systems”

With the advent of Industry 4.0, intelligent manufacturing practices received a major boost. With industries slowly becoming intelligent, the need for automation, real-time surveillance, and real-time data analysis has become an integral part of an intelligent production environment.

Intelligent production methods often promote the incorporation of sensors and IT infrastructure to orchestrate their work cost-efficiently in a streamlined environment to drive the entire intelligent manufacturing process.

PIR sensors, when integrated with IoT-enabled detection devices, provide exact information about the presence of a person or animal in the surrounding area by detecting the IR radiation, preventing any mishaps. This, in turn, boosts the demand for PIR sensors in diverse industries, which are moving towards the ultimate goal of IoT-enabled ecosystems and smart manufacturing.

What Roadblocks Do PIR Sensor Manufacturers Encounter?

“Certain Drawbacks of PIR Sensors”

A typical PIR sensor has a range of 180 degrees, which is around 30 feet. A more advanced model with a 360-degree view can be mounted on the ceiling to monitor all movements more effectively.

Depending on the size of the room and the location of the sensors, there may be movement in areas outside of what is being monitored. This can lead to inaccurate occupancy data for buildings and offices. Also, PIR sensors can face difficulty detecting the presence of people sitting for long periods and are less accurate at determining workplace occupancy patterns.

Infrared sensors detect images that are often based on the temperature variations of the object and they cannot detect differences in objects that have a similar temperature range. Many times, this leads to inaccuracy. All these limitations of sensors will hinder their usage to some extent.

PIR sensor market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of PIR sensors based on application and region. Under the application segment, the smart home and IoT sub-segment dominates with 26.1 % market share in 2023.

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Country-wise Insights

Why is the China PIR Sensor Market a Lucrative One?

China is at the top in manufacturing semiconductors and other consumer electronics products. It accounted for US$ 239.5 billion, which was approximately 53.7% of chip sales in the country in 2020. In 2021, China's semiconductor industry witnessed rapid revenue growth for SMIC, HiSilion, OSAT, and IDM, companies exhibiting CAGRs of 32%, 36%, 23%, and 23%, respectively.

China's industrial production grew 6.3% year-on-year in September 2022, beating the market consensus of 4.5% growth in August. Consumer electronics market revenue is expected to reach US$ 251.4 billion by 2022. The largest segment of the market is the telephony segment, with a market size of US$ 120.7 billion in 2022. The PIR sensor market in China will expand at an impressive CAGR of 12.4% during the forecast period.

Will Increasing U.S. Automotive Sector Drive PIR Sensor Demand?

Modern cars are equipped with a large number of sensor systems that guarantee a high level of comfort and safety at each stage. Each sensor communicates with the car's electronic control unit to send alerts informing it of its condition.

There are many vehicle security systems, used to detect abnormal driver behavior, such as alcohol detection and drowsy gestures when the vehicle is in motion. When the PIR sensor is linked with the microcontroller in the control unit all such activities can be detected, hence avoiding any chances of accidents.

At about 6.6 million kilometers (about 4.1 million miles) in 2020, the United States had the most developed road network in the world. By 2022, more than 76% of the U.S. population will own a private car, and an additional 19% will own a company or family car. High demand for domestic cars drives a thriving automotive industry.

In 2021, the U.S. auto industry sold approximately 14.9 million light vehicles. The impressive growth of the automotive sector in the country will mount the sales of PIR sensors by an impressive CAGR of 9.9% in the long run.

Category-wise Insights

How Will Increasing Trend for Smart Homes Boost Sales of PIR Sensors?

Home automation is the automatic control of electronic devices in your home. This system is used to monitor and control home appliances. Arduino home automation is a network of electronic devices and communication media integrated over the Internet.

The most attractive and useful ways to use these sensors are small things such as turning on lights. Smart thermostats have come a long way, but not everyone has a thermostat that provides automated heating schedules for your family presence.

Also, thermostats often limit their range to just heating. Installing PIR motion sensors at the entrance of your home to automatically turn off lights and appliances is also a new trend that is being implemented. The sales of PIR sensors due to the smart home application will grow impressively and obtain a valuation of US$ 168.9 million in 2032.

Why is the Consumer Electronics Industry Leading the Sales of PIR Sensors?

IoT applications for devices include medical equipment, home appliances with temperature control, non-contact temperature measurements, movement detection, and body temperature measurement. For example, infrared sensors are used to measure the emitted thermal radiation from powerful motors and equipment without coming in contact with them.

The consumer electronics market is segmented into cameras, smart mobile devices, and other electronics. Growing demand for consumer electronics applications including smart televisions, smartphones, and tablets is projected to propel the revenue of the PIR sensors market in the coming years. 1,434 million units of smartphones were sold worldwide in 2021.

Increasing utility of passive infrared motion sensors in consumer electronics has been a key driver in recent years. The rising popularity of wearable technology is expected to fuel the demand for passive infrared sensors in the consumer electronics segment. The consumer electronics end-use vertical will account for a market size of US$ 151.40 million in 2023.

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Competitive Landscape

Prominent players manufacturing PIR sensors are Adafruit, Ecosens Lighting Pvt. Ltd, KEMET Corporation., Knightsbridge, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., NINGBO ENERGYLUX OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD Ningbo Haishu Kaiau Electronics Co., Ltd., Panasonic Industry Co., Ltd, PIR Motion Sensors, Seeed Technology Co., Ltd., Sensinova, Shenzhen Asia Bright Industry Co., Ltd., ShenZhen HaiWang Sensor Co., Ltd, Shenzhen Sumring Technology Co., Limited., SHENZHEN TAIAN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD, STMicroelectronics, and Zuden Technology (HK) Co., Limited

With science & technology developing all the time, computer microprocessors, new semiconductor materials, advanced digital signal processing technology, and manufacturing techniques, pyroelectric infrared sensors develop rapidly.

New materials and processing techniques improve the infrared detection rate of pyroelectric infrared sensors, lengthen the response wavelength, reduce response time, improve pixel sensitivity and pixel density, increase interference, and reduce production costs will be some of the advancements which will lead to the growth of the market.

  • PIR Motion Sensors, in 2020, launched a new range of products. One of its newly launched products is the Infrared LED Sensor Lamp, HC-61. It is an automatic sensor lamp with improved object detection.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of PIR sensors positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of PIR Sensor Industry Research

  • By Connection :

    • Wired
    • Wireless
  • By Measuring Range :

    • Indoor PIR
      • Up to 3 m
      • 3-6 m
      • 6-10 m
      • Above 10 m
    • Outdoor PIR
      • Below 20 m
      • 20-50 m
      • 50-100 m
      • Above 100 m
  • By Output :

    • Analog
    • Digital
  • By Application :

    • Lighting Controls
    • Thermostats and HVAC Systems
    • Smart Home and IoT
    • IP Cameras and Surveillance Systems
    • Digital Signage
    • Others
  • By End-use Vertical :

    • Consumer Electronics
    • Automotive
    • Industrial & Manufacturing
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Healthcare
    • BFSI
    • Residential
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia &Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What is the global PIR sensor market size?

The global PIR sensor market is currently valued at US$ 567.2 million.

How did the market evolve over the historic years?

From 2018 to 2022, sales of PIR sensors increased at 6.2% CAGR.

Which regional market accounts for a leading share?

North America leads the global market for PIR sensors accounting for 28.6% share in 2023.

How is the market for PIR sensors expected to progress?

Worldwide demand for PIR sensors is anticipated to reach US$ 2.06 billion by 2033-end.

Which measuring range holds the highest market share?

Outdoor PIR sensors account for 57.2% share of the global market.

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