Motion detection dominates infrared detector market

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The global infrared detector market is expected to grow from USD 535 million in 2023 to USD 751 million by 2028, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2023 to 2028. 

This is according to researchers from Marketsandmarkets, who suggest that high penetration of infrared detectors into non-contact temperature measurement, gas analysis, astronomy, and fire detection applications, and growing popularity of uncooled infrared detectors, and increasing demand for infrared detectors in imaging applications are the two key factors that have led to the rise in competitiveness in the infrared detector market. Moreover, the rising demand for infrared detectors in emerging countries provides opportunities for the market.

The Pyroelectric segment is expected to hold its dominating position during the forecast period. The pyroelectric infrared (PIR) detector market is witnessing the most significant share and steady growth due to its widespread usage in security systems like motion sensors for intruder alarms, surveillance cameras, and access control systems. As security concerns continue to rise, the demand for PIR detectors in residential and commercial properties is increasing. This growth is further propelled by technological advancements, energy efficiency, integrating PIR detectors into smart systems, expanding Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and a growing emphasis on safety and comfort. Collectively, these factors contribute to the expanding market for PIR detectors.

People and motion sensing to see best growth 

Infrared detectors are widely utilised in people and motion sensing applications due to their unique capabilities in detecting and analysing infrared radiation. These detectors are vital in various industries and environments, such as security systems, home automation, and occupancy sensing. In people and motion sensing applications, infrared detectors utilise multiple technologies, such as passive infrared (PIR) or pyroelectric sensors. PIR sensors detect changes in infrared radiation emitted by objects, including human bodies, using multiple sensor elements arranged in a specific pattern. On the other hand, pyroelectric sensors measure the electrical charge generated by temperature variations on the sensor surface caused by the presence of individuals.

North America holds the largest market share

The analysts at Marketsandmarkets attribute North America's dominant position in the infrared detector market due to multiple factors. The region boasts a robust presence of key industry players, encompassing manufacturers and technology providers, who consistently pioneer innovative solutions and push the boundaries of infrared detector technology. It fosters a robust supply chain and ensures the availability of state-of-the-art products. Additionally, North America exhibits substantial demand for infrared detectors across diverse sectors, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and industrial industries. The region's advanced security infrastructure, escalating investments in defence and surveillance systems, and stringent safety and security regulations fuel the adoption of infrared detectors. It is these factors that according to the research, collectively contribute to North America's supremacy in the infrared detector market.

Major players profiled in this report include Excelitas Technologies Corp., Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Murata Manufacturing, Teledyne Flir, Nippon Ceramic Co, Texas Instruments, Omron, Infratec, Lynred, and TE Connectivity, and others.


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