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Fire Alarm and Detection Market Size, Growth 2027 | Industry Report

Fire Alarm and Detection Market Analysis Report By Product, By Fire Detectors Type, By Fire Alarm Type, By Application, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2020 To 2027

Report ID: MN17617150  |  Published: September 2020  |  No of Pages: 140
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Technology  |  Publisher: Grand View Research

Industry Insights

The global fire alarm and detection market size was worth USD 39.23 billion in 2019. The market is projected to witness 8.4% CAGR over the forecast duration, 2020 to 2027. Increasing demand for fire alarm and detection system from fire-prone industries such as oil & gas, manufacturing, utilities, automotive, mining, petrochemical and exploration is driving the market growth. 

In addition, rapidly developing construction industries and infrastructural development in emerging countries have further supplemented the demand for the product. Deployment of smoke detection and alarm improves the safety quotients of infrastructure considerably. Further, the emergence of the addressable and wireless system has significantly improved the response time along with reducing the occurrence of false alarm.

U.S. fire alarm and detection market

One of the major factor attributing to the growth of the market is stringent regulation pertaining to the safety of residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Stringent regulations mandate the installation of fire alarm and detection system. For example, Japan has the Building Standards Law and Fire Services Law while China has the Code of Design for Building Fire Protection and Prevention to ensure safety and reduce the damage of properties from fire.

In addition, various agencies are undertaking several initiatives to create awareness against fire accidents. For example, Stoneham Fire Department and Melrose Domino’s, NFPA have collaborated in 2019 to create awareness to promote safety and use of fire protection equipment. Further, the drop in the prices of fire safety components and rising spending on procurement of fire protection devices in emerging countries are projected to propel the fire alarm and detection market growth.

The smoke alarm & detection is a key system required for any building as it helps in alerting and safeguarding consumers from fire detection. However, lack of awareness regarding the effectiveness of fire alarm and detection devices are the major hindrance in market growth. Thus, both solution providers and government are focusing on creating awareness about fire safety devices.

Product Insights

Depending on the product, the market has been segmented into fire detectors and fire alarms. In 2019, the fire detectors held the largest share in the market and were worth USD 20.0 billion. Fire detectors are designed in a way as they detect all types of fires, smoke, heat, gas leak. Governments across the globe have mandated the use of fire detectors doe early detection of fire and averting major accidents.

On the other hand, the fire alarms product segment is projected to register 8.6% CAGR over the forecast duration. Incorporation of speakers in the fire alarms is likely to offer significant growth opportunity for the system integrators and manufacturers operating in the market. Moreover, technological advancement has greatly improved the occurrence of false alarms, which in turn, further estimated to attract consumers.

Type Insights

By type, the fire alarm and detection market is classified into smoke, flame detectors and heat. Smoke detection is possible by two methods, either physically by ionization methods or optically by a photoelectric method. Smoke detection methods are increasingly used in entertainment malls, auditoriums, residential buildings, public places and corporate buildings. In 2019, smoke detectors held the highest share in the market. Increasing use of these systems in residential and commercial buildings owing to their cost-effectiveness and long lifespan is driving the segment growth.

Further, fire alarms are bifurcated into visual alarms, manual call-points and audible alarms. Audible alarms are actuated by heat, break-in into home, heat and toxic fumes. In 2019, audio alarms held the major share in the market. Features such as public addressing system make the audio alarms more suitable and convenient.

Application Insights

The application segment comprises commercial, residential and industrial. Further, the commercial segment includes institutional, healthcare, government, BFSI, IT, hospitality and retail. The commercial segment held the largest share in the market with more than 44.0% in 2019. Public gathering and growing focus on protecting critical infrastructure of these places are driving the installation of fire alarm and detection.

Global fire alarms and detection market

Local government bodies in various countries have mandated the installation of fire safety equipment in commercial places. Besides, in residential areas, fire safety equipment is gaining traction owing to rising awareness and growing spending on the safety and security of people and properties. Industrial areas are the other major application of fire alarm and detection market. Various industries as manufacturing, automobile, aerospace and petrochemicals are prone to fire. Moreover, stringent regulation imposed by governments further mandates the use of fire safety products. 

Regional Insights

In 2019, North America market was worth USD 14.1 billion. The United States is the leading country attributing to the growth of the region. Factors such as stringent government regulations and rapid infrastructural development are driving regional growth. In addition, the region is also the home of leading fire alarms and detection firms such as Gentex Corporation, Fike Corporation, Honeywell International Inc. and Emerson. These players are increasingly focusing on creating awareness about fire safety, thereby attracting a huge customer base. 

Asia Pacific is likely to register 11.8% CAGR over the forecast duration. Factors such as the development of high-end fire detection components and the presence of several sensor-manufacturing firms are attributing to the growth of the region. The rapid industrialization of urbanization in countries such as Japan, India and China are also driving the regional growth. 

Impact of COVID-19

The market has seen significant decline owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. The production of new devices has reduced significantly owing to the lack of raw materials following the supply chain disruption. In addition, closure of several industrial and commercial establishments has led to low demand for replacement of existing fire alarms and detection devices, thereby, negatively affecting the market growth. However, with the systematic reopening of various economic activities, the demand for the product is estimated to gain traction over the forecast years. Introduction of cost-effective and durable fire alarms and detection systems are projected to help companies in faster recovery.

Fire Alarm And Detection Market Share Insights

Key players operating in the market are Napco Security, NITTAN COMPANY, LTD, Siemens Building Technologies, United Technologies Corporation, Eaton, Gentex Corporation and Hochiki Corporation among others. These players investing a significant amount on research and development to introduce an advance product that can be cost-efficient and takes less time in installation.

The market players are also focusing on spreading the awareness about effectiveness and need for fire alarms and detection devices. Some of the strategic initiatives adopted by market players are merger & acquisition, new product development, geographical expansion and others.

Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 42.7 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 75.3 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 8.5% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, type, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico

Key companies profiled

Johnson Controls; Napco Security Technologies, Inc.; Honeywell International Inc.; NITTAN COMPANY, LTD.; Hochiki Corporation; Siemens Building Technologies; Eaton; Robert Bosch GmbH

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis on latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global fire alarm and detection market based on product, type, application and region:

• Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Fire Detectors
    • Fire Alarms

• Fire Detectors Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Flame Detectors
    • Smoke Detectors
    • Heat Detectors

• Fire Alarms Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Audible Alarms
    • Visual Alarms
    • Manual Call-points

• Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Residential

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • North America
        • The U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
        • The U.K.
        • Germany
    • Asia Pacific
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
    • Latin America
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
    • Middle East & Africa

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