Global Social Alarms Industry

  • March 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 510 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Social Alarms in US$ Million.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 113 companies including many key and niche players such as ADT Security Services, Inc., Aerotel Medical Systems, Alert Response, LLC, Chubb Community Care, Connect America Medical Alarm Company, King Pigeon Hi-Tech. Co., Ltd., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Jontek Ltd., Ningbo Hi-Tech Park Jabo Electronics Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Security Systems, Tunstall Healthcare Group, and Tynetec Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Social Alarms: A Prelude II-1
Adoption of Social Care/Telecare across Countries II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Aging Population: The Fastest Growing Demographic II-2
Demographic Stats - Unfurling the Market Potential II-3
Table 1: Percentage of Population Aged 65 and Above Across
EU27, the US, Japan, and World (1960-2020) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: Ageing (65+) Demographics as % of Total Population
by Country (2000, 2011, 2020) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Life Expectancy at Birth for Select Countries (2011) II-4
Market Trends II-4
Varying Penetration Levels II-4
Social Alarms - An Emerging Alternative to Residential Care II-5
Social Alarms and Integrated Wireless Technology II-5
Social Alarms Go Mobile II-5
Technology Advancements: Efforts towards Enhanced User
Experience II-5
Devices with Two or More Technologies II-6
Combining Wireless Technology and the Web II-6
PERS Call Centers Upgrade Offerings II-6
Ergonomics to Shape the Adoption of Social Alarms in Future II-6
Speech-Triggered Alarms: Simplifying Usage II-6
Reimbursement Scenario Calls for Attention II-7
Preventive Care - The Ultimate Objective of Telecare Services II-7
Challenges Ahead II-7
Lack of Awareness II-8
Lack of Infrastructure Facilities II-8
Lack of Standards and Interoperability II-8

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-9
Telecare: An Introduction II-9
Types of Telecare Devices II-9
First Generation Telecare Devices II-9
Second Generation Telecare Devices II-9
Third Generation Telecare Devices II-9
What are Social Alarms? II-10
Types of Social Alarm Systems II-10
Emergency Alarms II-10
Functions II-11
Identification II-11
Problems II-11
PERS and Other Assistive Technology II-11
Active and Passive Social Alarms II-11
Mobile Monitoring Devices II-12
S-911Locators II-12
Breadcrumb Devices II-12

3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-13
Bosch Telehealth and Bosch Care Solutions Merge with Robert
Bosch Healthcare II-13
CareTech Acquires Svenska Trygghetsjouren II-13
Legrand Acquires Intervox Systemes II-13
TKH Group Purchases Mextal II-13
Medical Alarm Concepts Holding Enters into Partnership with
Medical Resources II-13
Goldshield Bags Contract from Home Group II-14
Jontek Receives Framework Agreement from Buying Solutions II-14
Honeywell International Acquires Matrikon II-14
3M Takes Over Attenti Holdings II-15
Tyco International Purchases Brink's Home Security Holdings II-15
Texecom Merges with Klaxon Signals II-15
Per Mar Security Services Buys Digital Alarm Systems II-15
Tynetec Takes Over Aid Call's Healthcare Division II-16
SecurTek Monitoring Solutions Acquires Maximum Monitoring
Services II-16

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-17
Chubb Community Care Introduces CareUnity II-17
Texas Instruments Launches CC1125 Sub-1 GHz RF Transceiver for
Wireless Social Alarms II-17
Cooper Unveils Emergency Assist Alarm Kit II-18
Semtech Unveils SX1242 and SX1240 ISM-Band RF Transmitters II-18
Visonic Launches RealAlarmâ„¢ Home Security Solution II-18
Visonic Rolls Out PowerMaster-10® Wireless Alarm System II-19
Visonic Introduces PowerG® Wireless Technology II-19
HomeFree Launches Personal Tag and Personal Watcherâ„¢ II-19
Visonic Launches PowerLink2 Internet-Based Solution II-19
YesDTC Bags Holdings Marketing Rights for MediPendant Medical
Alarm Device from Medical Alarm Concepts Holdings II-20
Visonic Unveils PowerMaxPro System II-20
Philips Launches Innovative Lifeline with AutoAlert Service II-20
Measurement Specialties Introduces MS5607 Pressure Sensor II-20

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-21
ADT Security Services, Inc. (USA) II-21
Aerotel Medical Systems (Israel) II-21
Alert Response, LLC (USA) II-21
Chubb Community Care (UK) II-22
Connect America Medical Alarm Company (USA) II-22
King Pigeon Hi-Tech. Co., Ltd (China) II-22
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (The Netherlands) II-23
Jontek Ltd. (UK) II-24
Ningbo Hi-Tech Park Jabo Electronics Co., Ltd. (China) II-24
Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) II-24
Bosch Security Systems (UK) II-24
Tunstall Healthcare Group (UK) II-25
Tynetec Ltd. (UK) II-26

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-27
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Social Alarm Devices by Geographic Region/Country - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 5: World Historic Review for Social Alarm Devices by
Geographic Region/Country - the US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for Social Alarms by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Social Alarms Market on a Growth Trajectory III-1
A Snapshot of American Social Alarms Market Opportunity III-1
Aging Population - A Key Driving Factor III-2
Table 7: Population of the US (2010, 2030 and 2050):
Percentage Breakdown by Age Groups - Under 18, 18-64 years and
65+ years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Advanced Technologies to Foster Adoption III-2
mPERS: Transforming Elderly Care Provision III-3
A Few Stumbling Blocks III-3
Strategic Corporate Developments III-4
Product/Service Launches III-5
Focus on Select Players III-7
B.Market Analytics III-9
Table 8: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Social Alarms Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 9: The US Historic Review for Social Alarms
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

2. CANADA III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Current and Future Analysis III-11
Strategic Corporate Developments III-11
Product/Service Launch III-12
B.Market Analytics III-13
Table 10: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Social Alarms Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 11: Canadian Historic Review for Social Alarms
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

3. JAPAN III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Current and Future Analysis III-15
Social Alarms Market - An Overview III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 12: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Social Alarms Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 13: Japanese Historic Review for Social Alarms
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

4. EUROPE III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Current and Future Analysis III-18
Social Alarms Market Bodes Healthy Prospects III-18
High Costs of Telecare Equipment Dampen Growth III-18
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 14: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Social Alarms by Geographic Region/Country - France,
Germany, Italy, the UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 15: European Historic Review for Social Alarms by
Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, the UK,
Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 16: European 15-Year Perspective for Social Alarms by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for France, Germany, Italy, the UK, Spain, and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4a. FRANCE III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Current and Future Analysis III-22
A Snapshot of French Social Alarms Sector III-22
Lack of Awareness and Varying Reimbursement Practices Hinder
Growth III-22
Strategic Corporate Development III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 17: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Social Alarms with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 18: French Historic Review for Social Alarms with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4b. GERMANY III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Current and Future Analysis III-25
A Snapshot of German Social Alarms Market III-25
Reimbursement Scenario III-25
Self-Pay Hinders Extensive Uptake of Telecare Solutions III-26
Focus on Select Players III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 19: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Social Alarms with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 20: German Historic Review for Social Alarms with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4c. ITALY III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Current and Future Analysis III-29
Challenges Faced III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 21: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Social Alarms with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 22: Italian Historic Review for Social Alarms with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current and Future Analysis III-32
Market Overview III-32
Market Drivers and Barriers III-32
Positive Factors III-33
Negative Factors III-33
Regulatory Scenario III-33
Strategic Corporate Developments III-33
Product Innovations/Introductions III-34
Focus on Select Players III-35
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 23: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Social Alarms with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 24: The UK Historic Review for Social Alarms with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4e. SPAIN III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Current and Future Analysis III-40
Factors Driving Growth of Tele-Alarm Market III-40
Factors Acting as Market Barriers III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 25: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Social Alarms with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 26: Spanish Historic Review for Social Alarms with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4f. REST OF EUROPE III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Current and Future Analysis III-43
Denmark III-43
Finland III-43
Hungary III-43
Ireland III-44
Poland III-44
Slovenia III-44
Sweden III-45
The Netherlands III-45
Strategic Corporate Developments III-45
Product/Service Launches III-46
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (The Netherlands) - A
Key Player III-47
B.Market Analytics III-48
Table 27: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Social Alarms with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 28: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Social Alarms
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Current and Future Analysis III-50
China - A Growing Market in Asia Pacific III-50
Market for Telehealth, Telecare, and Telemonitoring Looks Up III-50
Empty Nesters Drive Demand for Social Alarms III-50
Taiwan III-50
An Overview of the Taiwanese Social Alarm Market III-50
Focus on Select Players III-51
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 29: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Social Alarms with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 30: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Social Alarms
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

6. REST OF WORLD III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Current and Future Analysis III-54
Product/Service Launches III-54
Aerotel Medical Systems (Israel) - A Key Player III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 31: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Social Alarms with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 32: Rest of World Historic Review for Social Alarms
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 113 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 127)

The United States (58)
Canada (8)
Europe (33 )
- France (2)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (20)
- Rest of Europe (8)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (24)
Africa (1)
Middle-East (3)

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