UK & Canada represent largest share of lone worker market

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Berg Insight estimates that the user base of lone worker safety solutions in Europe and North America was close to 1.5 million at the end of 2022.

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.

In Europe, the user base is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.4 percent, from 985,000 users at the end of 2022 to reach more than 1.4 million users at the end of 2027. The UK is the largest market for lone worker solutions and is estimated to account for more than half of the total European market.  According to the researchers, the market value for lone worker safety solutions in Europe reached around € 120 million in 2022 and is forecasted to grow to € 150 million in 2027.

The North American market is estimated to grow from 505,000 users at the end of 2022 to 935,000 users at the end of 2027. The market value for the lone worker market in North America alone reached € 75 million in 2022, with a projected value of around € 105 million by 2027.

UK and Canada represent the largest markets

The lone worker safety solutions market 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 originate from the UK and Canada. These countries also represent the two largest markets.

In terms of subscribers, UK-based players, Peoplesafe is the leading provider of lone worker safety solutions in Europe with around 250,000 subscribers. The company is followed by Totalmobile, Staysafe, Panicguard, Orbis Protect, Soloprotect, Reliance High-Tech, Beepiz, Vismo and Vatix.

Leading vendors in Canada are Tsunami Solutions, Blackline Safety and Aware360. Additional vendors in Europe and North America include Uepaa, Oysta Technology, Addsecure, Secure2Go, Crystal Alarm, Cuebly, First2helpyou, Lonealert, Pick Protection, Alert GPS, Becklar, Track24, My Angel, Neovigie, Intellinium, Traxxs, Vecima Networks, Onguard, Terracom, Adresys, OK Alone and Safepoint.


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