Lone worker solutions market on a strong growth path

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Researchers at Berg Insight estimate that the user base of lone worker safety solutions in Europe and North America was 1.3 million at the end of 2021. The North American market is estimated to grow from 420,000 users at the end of 2021 to 780,000 users at the end of 2026. In Europe, the user base is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.0 percent, from 890,000 users at the end of 2021 to reach close to 1.4 million users at the end of 2026. The UK is the largest market for lone worker solutions and is estimated to account for more than half of the total European market.

Lone worker safety solutions can have numerous benefits for both employers and employees. Well-implemented solutions can improve peace of mind for employees, thus reducing stress and employee turnover. Modern lone worker safety solutions consist of a dedicated lone worker device or smartphone app able to send an alarm signal and a monitoring platform that displays information about the location and status of the lone workers. In case of emergency, workers can call for help from co-workers, professional alarm monitoring operators as well as the police and other emergency responders.

Market value

The market value for lone worker safety solutions in Europe and North America reached € 100 million and € 65 million respectively in 2021. In Europe, the market value is forecasted to grow to € 135 million in 2026 and in North America to reach € 95 million in 2026.

The market for lone worker safety solutions in Europe and North America is served by various companies offering hardware devices, software solutions and alarm monitoring and response services. Only a few companies offer complete end-to-end solutions. Many of the largest vendors of lone worker protection devices and services originate from the UK and Canada. These countries also represent the two largest markets.

Leading players

In terms of subscribers, UK-based Peoplesafe is the leading provider of lone worker safety solutions in Europe with around 200,000 subscribers, followed by Totalmobile, Staysafe, Orbis Protect, Soloprotect, Reliance High-Tech, Vismo and Vatix.

Leading vendors in Canada are Tsunami Solutions, Blackline Safety and Aware360.

Additional vendors in Europe and North America include Beepiz, Uepaa, OK Alone, Oysta Technology, Crystal Alarm, First2helpyou, Honeywell, Lonealert, Pick Protection, Alert GPS, Track24, My Angel, Neovigie, Intellinium, Traxxs, Vecima Networks, Terracom, Magneta, Safepoint and Addsecure.


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