Smart Beacon Market

Smart Beacon Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Beacon Standard (iBeacon, Eddystone and Other Standards), Connectivity Type (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Wi-Fi and Hybrid), Component (Hardware, Software and Service), Application (Analytics, Engagement, Position & Navigation, Tracking & Tracing and Other Applications), End User (Automotive, Aviation, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) and Other End Users) and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22659

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $11.88 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $159.81 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Smart Beacon Market is accounted for $11.88 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $159.81 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 54.2% during the forecast period. A smart beacon is a tiny device that uses Bluetooth low energy proximity sensing technology to send signals to other nearby smart devices using compatible software or an operating system. When a smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet, comes within range of a beacon, it automatically recognizes the device's physical location, starts tracking the customer, and sends an allocation-based notification to the device.

According to, there are over 8.2 billion Bluetooth-equipped devices in the world. Bluetooths’ high efficiency, incredible penetration rate and increased capabilities help connect millions of things in smart cities.

Market Dynamics:


Early adoption of technology

The concept of smart cities, smart buildings, and the growing need for technological innovation in marketing platforms all present opportunities for the growth of the smart beacon market. Additionally, the market is expanding as a result of the growing demands for digitalization and the adoption of smart devices for tasks like tracking and identification. Beacons are increasingly being used in the transportation and logistics sector in place of GSM trackers and other devices for tracking and identification. When compared to smart beacons, which are also providing an interactive platform for developing the beacons market, GSM trackers are expensive to operate and have a short lifespan. These elements are fueling market expansion.


Maintenance issues and mandatory application download

The short-term expansion of the smart beacon market may be constrained by issues with range, the requirement to download an application, and other maintenance-related concerns. Customers can only use proximity marketing with beacons after installing a specific mobile application. Additionally, users can only get beacon notifications if they have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on, as well as the required app downloaded to their smartphones. Also, because of the limited range of beacons, it is difficult to determine where they should be placed to ensure complete coverage of a particular area. Due to all of these factors, there is a low level of demand for smart beacons, which affects their deployment.


Increasing demand from the automobile industry

Increasing demand from the automotive industry and growing globalization are some of the main factors propelling market expansion. Increased use of spatial data in analytics, a rise in the demand for smart beacons for indoor navigation, and extensive industrialization may exacerbate market value. The market will expand further as a result of rising investment in R&D resources and the expansion of numerous end-user verticals, particularly in developing countries.


Lack of technological resources

A significant barrier to the expansion of the global market is the lack of technological resources for the deployment of smart beacons across numerous countries. Additionally, it is anticipated that the target market's expansion during the analysis period may be hampered by a lack of awareness of smart beacon technology among people worldwide.

Covid-19 Impact

Due to the disruption of production cycles and supply chains across industries, the COVID-19 outbreak has had both positive and negative effects on significant businesses worldwide. The retail sector has encountered enormous difficulties in putting an end to the pandemic. Due to postponed development projects, the growth rate of the smart beacon market's revenue saw a significant decline. The pandemic has, however, increased demand from the healthcare sector. Additionally, numerous market participants have been funding the research and development of smart beacon technology globally.

The tracking & tracing segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

Over the forecast period, it is expected that the tracking & tracing segment will dominate the global market. Smart beacons can be used as active tags in a variety of industries that transmit positioning information periodically. It makes it easier for drivers of forklift trucks to locate and accurately identify the goods they are looking for. As a result, the segment's growth will be supported over the forecast period by the increasing adoption of beacons for tracking and tracing in logistics and transportation.

The retail segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The retail segment is anticipated to grow at the highest rate during the anticipated period. The way retailers conduct business has changed as a result of the use of smart beacons to monitor a customer's movements inside a store. Large retailers like Timberland, Urban Outfitters, Lord & Taylor, and others are using beacon technology to improve the shopping experience for customers. Additionally, businesses can track and draw customers to in-store events, deals, and coupons with the beacon technology. Retailers can now match customer needs and create an online-to-in-store experience using beacon technology. Such instances are booming the segment growth.

Region with largest share:

The North America region is expected to hold the largest share during the forecast period, owing to rising demand for smart beacon technology across a wide range of end-use industries such as retail, public transportation, logistics, and hospitality. Furthermore, by creating cutting-edge beacon technologies, key players like Aruba Networks, Estiomote, Inc., and others are promoting the growth of the smart beacon market in the North American region.

Region with highest CAGR:

The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to experience lucrative growth over the course of the forecast period as a result of rising demand for smart beacons across a range of end-use sectors, including healthcare, retail, education, and the automotive industry, among others, in numerous Asian countries. The market in this area is still expanding and has enormous potential in nations like Australia and India. A number of retail chains in malls have successfully implemented technologies like beacons, and mall developers in India have found suitable technological solutions. Because of these benefits, it is anticipated that the market will expand throughout the region.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Smart Beacon Market include Accent Advanced Systems, Aruba Networks, BlueCats, Blueup, Bluvision-HID Global Company, Cisco Systems Inc., estimate Inc., Gimbal Inc., Glimworm, HID Global Corporation, Inc., Leantegra Inc., Sensorberg, Sensoro, Swirl Networks and Vision IOT.

Key Developments:

In January 2023, Berkeley Lights, Inc., a life science tools company, announced the launch of Beacon Select, the company's new optofluidic system for cell line development. Beacon Select is based on the same cutting edge technology offered by the original Beacon System launched in 2017 which currently has over 130 systems installed globally.

In December 2021, CAR-LITE and Sigfox launched an intelligent light beacon based on the oG network to replace emergency triangles on the road. The new light beacon, designed and developed by CAR-LITE, will send automatic alerts to the relevant road safety authorities and accurately geo-locate the location of failed vehicles, based on the Sigfox oG network, without the need for an internet connection, Wi-Fi or SIM card.

In January 2020, Australia launched the new Waze-designed technology in its M4 tunnel. 500 beacons were installed that can provide phone navigations through BLE signals in places that are not accessible through GPS. Later in February 2020, Sydney joined Brisbane to introduce the new Waze technology in all its underground tunnels connecting Sydney and Brisbane.

Beacon Standards Covered:
• iBeacon
• Eddystone
• Other Standards

Connectivity Types Covered:
• Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
• Wi-Fi
• Hybrid

Components Covered:
• Hardware
• Software
• Service

Applications Covered:
• Analytics
• Engagement
• Position & Navigation
• Tracking & Tracing
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Automotive
• Aviation
• Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
• Education
• Healthcare
• Public Gatherings and Spaces
• Retail
• Sports
• Transportation & Logistics
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Smart Beacon Market, By Beacon Standard
5.1 Introduction
5.2 iBeacon
5.3 Eddystone
5.4 Other Standards

6 Global Smart Beacon Market, By Connectivity Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
6.3 Wi-Fi
6.4 Hybrid

7 Global Smart Beacon Market, By Component
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Hardware
7.2.1 Standard Beacon
7.2.2 Sticker Beacon
7.2.3 Card Beacon
7.3 Software
7.4 Service

8 Global Smart Beacon Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Analytics
8.3 Engagement
8.4 Position & Navigation
8.5 Tracking & Tracing
8.6 Other Applications

9 Global Smart Beacon Market, By End User
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Automotive
9.3 Aviation
9.4 Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
9.5 Education
9.6 Healthcare
9.7 Public Gatherings and Spaces
9.8 Retail
9.9 Sports
9.10 Transportation & Logistics
9.11 Other End Users

10 Global Smart Beacon Market, By Geography
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.2.1 US
10.2.2 Canada
10.2.3 Mexico
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Germany
10.3.2 UK
10.3.3 Italy
10.3.4 France
10.3.5 Spain
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 Japan
10.4.2 China
10.4.3 India
10.4.4 Australia
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.1 Argentina
10.5.2 Brazil
10.5.3 Chile
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.2 UAE
10.6.3 Qatar
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.3 New Product Launch
11.4 Expansions
11.5 Other Key Strategies

12 Company Profiling
12.1 Accent Advanced Systems
12.2 Aruba Networks
12.3 BlueCats
12.4 Blueup
12.5 Bluvision-HID Global Company
12.6 Cisco Systems Inc.
12.7 estimate Inc.
12.8 Gimbal Inc.
12.9 Glimworm
12.10 HID Global Corporation
12.11 Inc.
12.12 Leantegra Inc.
12.13 Sensorberg
12.14 Sensoro
12.15 Swirl Networks
12.16 Vision IOT

List of Tables
1 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Beacon Standard (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By iBeacon (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Eddystone (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Other Standards (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Wi-Fi (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Hybrid (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Component (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Hardware (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Standard Beacon (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Sticker Beacon (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Card Beacon (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Software (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Service (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Analytics (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Engagement (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Position & Navigation (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Tracking & Tracing (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Automotive (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Aviation (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Education (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Public Gatherings and Spaces (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Retail (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Sports (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Transportation & Logistics (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Smart Beacon Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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