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2019-01-11
The electronic offender monitoring market in Europe and North America to reach € 1.0 billion in 2022
The IoT analyst firm Berg Insight today released new findings about the market for Electronic Monitoring (EM) of offenders. The number of participants in EM programmes on a daily basis amounted to around 36,000 people in Europe and around 155,000 people in North America in 2017. The market value for EM including equipment, software and services in Europe was € 170 million in 2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent, this number is expected to reach € 285 million by 2022. The North American market for EM is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent from US$ 580 million in 2017 to US$ 785 million in 2022. Berg Insight is of the opinion that the market for EM equipment and services is in a growth phase which will continue throughout the forecast period. Electronic Monitoring can have major benefits for offenders, relatives and for the society as a whole. The aim of EM programmes is to increase offender accountability, reduce recidivism rates and enhance public safety by providing an additional tool complementing traditional methods of community supervision. Policy makers, corrections authorities and private sector service providers also advocate the use of EM programmes as a way to decrease total correctional system costs and reduce the prison population. There are two major technologies used in electronic monitoring programmes – RF and GPS. In North America, around 75 percent of the devices used are based on GPS and cellular technology. In Europe, RF is the still the dominant technology and GPS-based systems account for less than 10 percent of all systems used. Attenti (formerly 3M Electronic Monitoring) is among the few EM providers with a truly global presence. The company is the world’s largest provider of EM equipment and the company holds a significant market share on both the European and North American markets. G4S is the world’s largest security service company and is a leading provider of EM equipment on the European market. BI Incorporated, a subsidiary of GEO Group, is the largest provider of EM equipment and services on the North American market. Additional leading solution providers in North America and Europe include Track Group, Satellite Tracking of People (STOP), Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Buddi, Comp and Geosatis. In recent years, the leading providers of EM solutions have focused on developing more advanced software and analytical tools to help officers prioritize and manage alerts more effectively. “Today’s systems are easier to use and allow officers to be in full control of their entire caseload”, says Martin Bäckman, IoT Analyst at Berg Insight. The latest solutions released on the market also have extended functionalities. “Offender monitoring systems today can not only show offenders’ real-time location but also analyse behavioural and travel patterns which can be used to identify and prioritize high-risk offenders”, concludes Mr. Bäckman.

2018-12-21
The public transport ITS market in Europe and North America to reach € 3.3 billion by 2022
Berg Insight, the world’s leading M2M/IoT market research provider, today released new findings about the market for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The market value for ITS deployed in public transport operations in Europe was € 1.40 billion in 2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0 percent, this number is expected to reach € 1.96 billion by 2022. The North American market for public transport ITS is similarly forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 7.5 percent from € 0.95 billion in 2017 to reach € 1.37 billion in 2022. Berg Insight is of the opinion that the market for ITS in public transport is in a growth phase which will continue throughout the forecast period. A growing awareness among public transport providers of the various benefits of ITS along with increasing demands from travellers for convenience and accessible real-time information contribute to a positive market situation. A group of international aftermarket solution providers have emerged as leaders on the market for public transport ITS. Major providers across Europe and North America include Canada-based Trapeze Group and Germany-based INIT with significant installed bases in both regions. IVU is a major player primarily in the German-speaking part of Europe and has also expanded to North America. Clever Devices and Conduent hold leading positions on the North American public transport ITS market. The latter is also an international provider of fare collection systems. Additional companies with notable market shares in North America include Routematch, Cubic Transportation Systems and Avail Technologies. Examples of major vendors on national markets in Europe include ENGIE Ineo and RATP Smart Systems which hold leading positions in France, as well as Vix Technology which is an important provider on the UK market. Other significant players include the Spanish groups GMV, Indra and Grupo ETRA, French Thales, Italy-based PluService, Atron in Germany, Scandinavian FARA and Consat, and the Austria-based companies Swarco and Kapsch PublicTransportCom. Volvo Group is moreover a notable player from the vehicle OEM segment. “Public transport stakeholders are increasingly realising the need to invest in integrated mobility capabilities in order to stay relevant as providers of urban mobility”, said Levi Östling, IoT Analyst, Berg Insight. Enabling these services, which seamlessly connect multiple modes of transport operated by a diverse set of public and private actors, will thus constitute a key success factor for public transport ITS providers in the coming years. “Passenger-facing solutions such as integrated journey planning and fare payment solutions have already reached a relatively high degree of maturity and will experience a particularly strong growth in the coming few years”, concluded Mr. Östling.

2018-12-20
The number of active GPS pet trackers in Europe and North America to reach 3.8 million by 2022
According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the market for GPS pet trackers and services in Europe and North America is forecasted to grow from € 60 million in 2017 to reach about € 340 million in 2022. The European market is slightly larger than the North American market. At the end of 2017, there were around 270,000 active pet tracking devices in Europe and 240,000 devices in North America. The number of active pet trackers is estimated to grow at a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 48 percent in Europe and 52 percent in North America, to reach around 1.9 million active units in each region at the end of the forecast period. Annual shipments of pet trackers are estimated to grow from 180,000 units to 730,000 units in Europe and from 150,000 units to 820,000 units in North America between 2017–2022. Pet locator devices address two major concerns for pet owners – preventing the pet from getting lost and helping the pet stay healthy. A recurring problem for pet owners is that pets sometimes run away. By using a pet tracking device based on GPS and cellular technology, combined with a web application or smartphone app, the pet can be located and brought back to the owner’s home. Several pet trackers now also include sensors for activity monitoring to provide health data and information on the pet’s wellbeing. The information can also be used to create an individual diet and nutrition plan. The two leading vendors on the pet tracking market today are Tractive and Whistle Labs. Whistle Labs is only active in North America, while Tractive is mainly active in Europe. Whistle Labs was acquired by the major pet food manufacturer Mars Petcare in 2016. Tractive has grown significantly in recent years and is now the largest vendor of pet trackers worldwide. Additional vendors of dedicated GPS pet tracking devices on the European and North American markets include CareWhere, Kippy, Pawtrack, Nuzzle, Pod Trackers, Suchmich and Wagz. The potential market for pet trackers in Europe and North America is huge. There are close to 350 million cats and dogs in the two regions. North America is the largest region, where 66 percent of the households own at least one pet. In both regions, people are often passionate about their pets and willing to spend considerable amounts of money on pet related products and services. “A new generation of first-time pet owners is emerging that are more inclined to use technology and social media to share moments with their pets”, says Martin Bäckman, IoT Analyst at Berg Insight. “The pet tracking market is likely to show healthy growth in the next coming years thanks to better market visibility and on-going product development that drives down cost and size, as well as improves battery life”, concludes Mr. Bäckman.

2018-12-19
The installed base of construction equipment OEM telematics systems will reach 4.9 million units worldwide by 2022
Berg Insight, the leading IoT analyst firm, has in a new market research project found that the global installed base of active construction equipment (CE) OEM telematics systems reached over 2.0 million units in 2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.2 percent, the active installed base is estimated to reach 4.9 million units worldwide in 2022. This includes all CE telematics systems marketed by construction equipment OEMs, either developed in-house or provided by the CE manufacturers in partnership with third-party telematics players. The European market accounted for almost 0.5 million active construction equipment OEM telematics systems at the end of 2017. The North American market is estimated to be slightly larger than the European. The Rest of World represents more than half of the global installed base of CE telematics systems provided by construction equipment OEMs. Most major construction equipment manufacturers have introduced telematics offerings. OEM telematics systems are today commonly factory-installed as standard at least for heavier machines. “Caterpillar and Komatsu are the leading construction equipment OEMs in terms of the number of telematics systems deployed worldwide”, said Rickard Andersson, Principal Analyst, Berg Insight. He adds that while Caterpillar and Komatsu are clearly the leading construction equipment manufacturers by market share, they are also by far the top players when it comes to OEM telematics, together accounting for more than one million active CE telematics units. “The remaining top-5 players are Hitachi Construction Machinery, JCB and Volvo CE which have all surpassed the milestone of 100,000 units”, continued Mr. Andersson. Other notable OEMs include Deere & Company, Hyundai Construction Equipment, Doosan Infracore, Liebherr and CNH Industrial. “All of these players have installed tens of thousands of telematics units on various types of construction equipment, either independently or in collaboration with telematics partners”, concluded Mr. Andersson.

2018-12-18
The number of monitored lone workers in Europe and North America reached 900,000 in 2017
According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the market for lone worker protection solutions and services in Europe and North America is forecasted to grow from € 110 million in 2017, to reach more than € 260 million in 2022. The number of users of dedicated lone worker safety devices based on GPS and cellular technology on the European market is estimated to grow from 500,000 users in 2017 to reach 1.1 million users at the end of 2022. In North America, the number of such users is estimated to grow from 155,000 in 2017, to reach 375,000 at the end of 2022. In Europe, app-based solutions are today estimated to account for around 20 percent of all solutions, while in North America more than 40 percent of the solutions are based on apps for smartphones and tablets. In both regions, app-based solutions are forecasted to account for an increasing share of lone worker safety solutions in the coming years. The lone worker safety market is led by a handful of specialist companies based mainly in the UK and Canada, where legislation specifically addressing the safety of lone workers has fostered growth. SoloProtect and Send For Help Group has grown to become two of the world’s largest providers of lone worker safety solutions and services. Send For Help Group mainly serves the UK market and operates under the three subsidiaries Peoplesafe, Skyguard and Guardian24. SoloProtect is active in the US, Canada and other parts of Europe in addition to its main UK market. Both SoloProtect and Send For Help Group, also operate their own alarm receiving centre (ARC). Additional companies with notable market shares in the UK include Reliance High-Tech and Safe Apps. In Canada, the main providers of safety devices and services for lone workers are Blackline Safety, Tsunami Solutions and Aware360. Blackline Safety has been known for developing technologically advanced safety devices for lone workers using both cellular and satellite communications technology. The market drivers for lone worker safety solutions include occupational safety regulations, increasing employee insurance costs and higher awareness of risks associated with lone working. The number of individuals working alone is also expected to grow as businesses strive for increased efficiency. A job previously performed by two persons or more is now being done by a single worker. “Traditionally, lone workers exposed to the highest social or environmental risks have been found in industries such as security and protective services, social care, field service maintenance and in heavy industries such as oil & gas and construction”, says Martin Bäckman, IoT Analyst at Berg Insight. He adds that companies in other industries are now also starting to see the benefits of these services. “There is now an increasing demand for lone worker safety services from employees in retail, financial services, education and more, which fuels market growth”, concludes Mr. Bäckman.

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