SMART LOCK INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
The U.S. smart lock market size to reach USD 1,497.96 million in 2026, growing at a CAGR of 11.98% during the period 2020–2026. Increasing safety concerns, growing home automation, rising awareness of IoT, and growing industrial and commercial sectors will boost the U.S. smart lock market growth.
Millennials in the United States are highly inclined toward home automation and are willing to pay a premium for advanced products. With the increased internet and smartphone penetration, the smart lock market is likely to observe considerable growth during the forecast period due to the high adoption of these intelligent technologies in several end-users such as educational institutions, hospitals, government offices. Moreover, to prevent invasion and unauthorized access, the market is likely to observe a substantial expansion in demand from households. Smart city initiatives by the US government and the growing focus on adopting intelligent technology for better living standards, provide huge growth potential to innovative lock vendors.
- Over four-fifths of millennials are likely to pay an additional 20% of capital for smart apartments.
- Over 50% of the Gen Y population likely to pay additional capital on buildings with smart door locks and high-end security and automation solutions.
- In 2020, the deadbolt lock segment generated the highest demand, accounting for over 31% of market revenue.
- The demand for Wi-Fi-enabled smart locks expects to observe the highest growth rate due to increased convenience.
- The Northeast region is likely to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the increased population, expanding residential sectors, and growing disposable incomes.
- The increasing application in end-users such as hospitality and healthcare expects to boost smart locks from the commercial sector.
- The US Western region accounts are likely to observe an incremental growth of over USD 197.43 million during 2020–2026.
U.S. SMART LOCK MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
- Lock Type
- Communication Technology
- Authentication Method
INSIGHTS BY LOCK TYPE
Due to the high convenience, the deadbolt segment expects to emerge as the leading revenue contributor in the U.S. smart lock market. It is likely to grow significantly during the forecast period. However, lever handle locks expect to grow at a CAGR of 10.76% due to the growth of the commercial sector and the growing adoption of inner doors in hotels and residential houses. The market expects to face certain hindrances as they are comparatively challenging to install, thereby hampering its share in the market. Growing concerns over safety and security due to the rising number of theft and burglary cases in both residential and industrial sectors lead to the demand for smart padlocks. The US padlock market expects to reach USD 376.46 million by 2026.
INSIGHTS BY COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Bluetooth intelligent locks, holding a share of over 36%, leading the US smart lock market, followed by Wi-Fi smart locks with a share of approx. 30%. The high revenue share of Bluetooth technology is attributed to the longer battery life than Wi-Fi and high-energy efficiency. The market for Wi-Fi-controlled locking systems expects to grow faster than others. High smartphone penetration, increased adoption of new technology, increasing technological advancement such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and other benefits are likely to lead to the demand for Bluetooth locking systems in the US.
INSIGHTS BY COMPONENTS
The U.S. smart lock market by component can be segregated into hardware, software, and services. Hardware is the physical component of smart locks and consists of microcontroller units, Bluetooth transmitters, and smartphones. The increased application of smart devices in new construction projects and the growing penetration of smartphones are likely to drive the growth of the hardware segment. Exponential growth observed in intelligent machines with the advent of IoT is likely to disrupt the software intelligent lock market. Smart devices show a strong inclination toward interconnected software solutions to increase convenience and adoption in the population.
INSIGHTS BY AUTHENTICATION METHOD
In terms of authentication methods, PIN/Code smart locks are leading the market in the US, holding a share of over 47%. The high demand for biometric, PIN/Code and RFID-based locking systems comes from the residential sector and followed by the commercial sector. The RFID card is the fastest-growing segment and is expected to grow at the CARG of over 14% during the forecast period 2021–2026. The high adoption of IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence technology in the US and continuous innovations for unlocking the door generate better opportunities for the market's growth. Most of the US population is working professionals and mostly stay in the office, leading to the rising demand for smart keyless locks. All intelligent lock functions subject to substantial risks. A certain number of people are doubtful with respect to the reliability of smart door locks. Privacy and hacking challenges associated with these systems are likely to pose challenges to the growth of the market, thereby hampering the overall smart lock market.
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
Continuous growth in the residential sector in several US states is pushing the demand for smart locks. The growing real estate sector is adding to the demand for smart locks. The demand for single-family homes is growing, leading to rapid growth in the construction of a new single-family home in the US. The demand for Wi-Fi locking systems is growing rapidly in the residential sector due to their convenience in terms of accessibility.
The demand for smart locks in the commercial sector is less than in the residential sector. However, it is projected to witness considerable growth YoY due to massive investments and expansion of commercial spaces such as hotels, hospitals, co-working spaces. The growing demand for smart security solutions to remotely access the door leads to a surge in demand for smart locking systems in the US market. IoT has significantly gained momentum in commercial buildings and offers an enhanced user experience with better performance delivery.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
The adoption of smart technology in the US remains high. The increasing safety concern regarding home leads to the rise in demand for intelligent locks as they help prevent unauthorized access. The hospitality industry provides promising growth opportunities to smart lock vendors as most premium hotels deploy intelligent locks to provide convenience and safety to customers. Government initiatives toward smart cities influence and drive people toward technology-driven products, thereby leading to the high demand for internet-based solutions. WI-FI-enabled locking systems are popular in the US population as they offer several benefits, including convenience. Hence, the demand for Wi-Fi systems expects to grow during the forecast period. Premium hotels are the primary users of these systems to provide safety and security to their guests. The increasing number of hotels in the US offers high growth opportunities to vendors in the market. The COVID-19 pandemic has a major impact on the market as most smart lock technology companies are situated in the US.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The US has a moderate number of large players and several small players operating in the smart lock market. Honeywell, Latch, and Master Lock are a few major players in the market. The players are increasingly focusing on developing innovative products and expanding their product portfolios by making huge investments in R&D. Although established players dominate the market, growth opportunities for other new entrants also exist as they target the developing end-markets or cities by producing low-cost products. The competitive intensity of the market is higher in Western and Southern parts of the US due to the large number of smart homes boosting the demand for smart locks.
The U.S. Smart lock market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
- Lever Handle
- Zigbee & Z-Wave
- Fingerprint sensor
- Face Recognition
- Iris scanner
- RFID Cards
- Institution & Government