Global Safety Sensors Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Safety Laser Scanner, Safety Light Curtain, Safety Mat, and Safety Edge), By End-User Industry (Automotive, Pharmaceutical, and Food & Beverage), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Semiconductors & Electronics


Global Safety Sensors Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Safety Sensors Market Size was valued at USD 581.13 million in 2022.
  • The Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Safety Sensors Market Size is expected to reach USD 819.89 million by 2032
  • Asia Pacific is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period



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The Global Safety Sensors Market is projected to exceed USD 819.89 million by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2022 to 2032. The market for safety sensors is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, driven by factors such as increasing awareness of workplace safety, stringent government regulations, and the growing demand for automation in various industries.


Market Overview

Safety sensors refer to the market for devices that are used to detect potential hazards and ensure the safety of individuals and equipment in various industries such as automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and healthcare. These sensors can detect changes in the environment and trigger appropriate actions to prevent accidents, injuries, or damage. Safety sensors are a type of tracking device that is often utilized in manufacturing and industries where the equipment being worked with is expensive and complicated, requiring a level of reassurance in safety for the worker. Because these safety sensors operate automatically, no user intervention is required. Furthermore, rapid technological developments throughout all industries are increasing the demand for automation, while growing concerns and organizational interests regarding the protection of human lives and high-cost equipment are also contributing to the market's expansion. Furthermore, rising emphasis on factory safety as a result of increasing injuries and fatalities in manufacturing, as well as an increasing need for safety systems, are driving the growth of the safety sensors market.


Key players in the market include ABB Ltd., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Schneider Electric SE, Siemens AG, Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, and Omron Corporation, among others. These companies are focusing on product innovation and strategic partnerships to strengthen their market position and expand their customer base.


For instance, Siemens' construction technology division launched a dust sensor for use in buildings, rounding out its product and providing for a healthy indoor climate. The sensor is simple to integrate into systems for building management and can be utilized to monitor and visualize particle pollution.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global safety sensors market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the safety sensors market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the safety sensors market.


Global Safety Sensors Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 581.13 Million
Forecast Period:2022 - 2032
Forecast Period 2022 - 2032 CAGR:3.5%
2032 Value Projection:USD 819.89 Million
Historical Data for:2018 - 2021
No. of Pages:220
Tables, Charts & Figures:122
Segments covered:By Type, By End-User Industry, By Region
Companies Covered:Sensata Technologies, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Pinnacle Systems Inc., ABB Limited, Autonics Corporation, Panasonic Electric Co. Ltd, Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG, nanotron Technologies GmbH, ATEK Access Technologies, BEI Sensor, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Others

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Driving Factors

There has been a growing focus on workplace safety in recent years, which has led to increased demand for safety sensors. Companies are increasingly investing in safety equipment and technologies to protect their employees from accidents and injuries, thereby boosting the demand for safety sensors. Governments across the world are implementing stringent regulations to ensure workplace safety. For instance, in the US, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set regulations for the use of safety sensors in various industries. Compliance with such regulations has become mandatory, leading to an increase in the adoption of safety sensors.


Diagnostic LEDs are increasingly being used on sensors to indicate various errors, misalignment, and door open/close signaling. These systems are projected to gain traction as sophisticated technologies are used in conjunction with RFID for precise and advanced safety features. Automation is becoming increasingly important in various industries, as it helps improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance safety. Safety sensors are a crucial component of automation systems, as they help detect potential hazards and trigger appropriate actions to prevent accidents and injuries.


 Restraining Factors

Safety sensors need to be integrated with other equipment and systems in order to function effectively. The integration process can be complex, requiring specialized knowledge and expertise, which can be a challenge for some organizations. There is a lack of standardization in the safety sensors market, which can lead to compatibility issues between different sensors and systems. This can result in additional costs and delays in implementation and can make it difficult for organizations to switch suppliers or upgrade their systems.


Market Segmentation

The Global Safety Sensors Market share is classified into type and end-user industry.


  • The safety light curtain segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global safety sensors market during the forecast period.

Based on the type, the global safety sensors market is divided into safety laser scanners, safety light curtains, safety mats, and safety edges. Among these, the safety light curtain segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global safety sensors market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed due to their versatility, reliability, and ability to protect workers from a wide range of potential hazards. A safety light curtain is a device that uses a series of photoelectric beams to detect the presence of objects and people in a designated area. When the beams are interrupted, the light curtain sends a signal to the machine control system to stop or slow down the equipment. Safety light curtains are commonly used in manufacturing plants, packaging lines, and other industrial settings where automated equipment poses a potential hazard to workers.


  • The automotive segment is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global safety sensors market during the forecast period.

On the basis of the end-user industry, the global safety sensors market is segmented into automotive, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage. Among these, the automotive segment is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global safety sensors market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed due to the high level of automation in automotive manufacturing plants and the need for safety sensors to protect workers from hazards such as equipment malfunctions, collisions, and falls. The automotive industry is a major market for safety sensors, as it uses a wide range of automated equipment and machinery. Safety sensors are used in manufacturing plants, assembly lines, and other facilities to ensure worker safety and prevent accidents. Safety laser scanners, safety light curtains, and safety mats are commonly used in the automotive industry to detect potential hazards and protect workers from injuries.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Safety Sensors Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)



North America is estimated to hold the largest share of the safety sensors market over the predicted timeframe.


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North America is expected to hold the largest share of the global safety sensors market due to the presence of major manufacturers and end-users in the region. The United States and Canada are the major countries driving the growth of the safety sensors market in North America. The increasing adoption of advanced technologies and the need for worker safety in various industries are driving the demand for Safety Sensors in the region. The North American market is expanding due to an increase in the number of regulations imposed by various regulatory agencies, as well as an increase in workplace accidents and industrial safety guidelines in the region.


The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the highest growth rate in the safety sensors market due to growing industrialization, increasing government initiatives to enhance worker safety, and the presence of a large number of manufacturing companies in the region. China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Australia are the major countries driving the growth of the safety sensors market in Asia-Pacific.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global Safety Sensors along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Sensata Technologies, Inc.
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Pinnacle Systems Inc.,
  • ABB Limited
  • Autonics Corporation
  • Panasonic Electric Co. Ltd
  • Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG
  • nanotron Technologies GmbH
  • ATEK Access Technologies
  • BEI Sensor
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In September 2022, Ouster, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-resolution digital lidar sensors, announced the availability of a 3D industrial lidar sensor suite designed for high-volume material handling applications.


  • In March 2023, Sensirion announced the release of the SHT40I-Analog humidity sensor, which is intended for demanding industrial applications and harsh environments where high noise levels may make digital solutions ineffective. For high-volume applications, the new sensor allows for simple design and customer-specific output characteristics.


  • In October 2022, Alphasense expanded its product line with the introduction of a new series of photoionization detection (PID) sensors to offer their customers unrivaled performance, a wider range of detection ranges, great value, and quick delivery times. For many gas and vapor analytes, the photoionization detector is an efficient and low-cost detector. PIDs are commonly used as detectors for gas chromatography or as hand-held portable instruments because they produce instantaneous readings and operate continuously. Hand-held, battery-powered versions are widely used for health and safety in military, industrial, and confined working environments.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Safety Sensors Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Safety Sensors Market, By Type

  • Safety Laser Scanner
  • Safety Light Curtain
  • Safety Mat
  • Safety Edge


Global Safety Sensors Market, By End User Industry

  • Automotive
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food & Beverage


Global Safety Sensors Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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