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Customers Find Security in the Cloud During COVID

January 20th, 2022
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Recording: Open Interfaces for Smart Buildings with ONVIF

January 18th, 2022
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Hikvision Spinning Off Smart Home & Robotics Businesses

Chinese video surveillance Giant Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.) will spin-off Smart Home business Ezviz (Hangzhou EZVIZ Network Co., Ltd.), details of which were announced in the IPO prospectus they published in December. It states that they aim to raise RMB 3.739 billion (USD 588.3 million) by listing Ezviz on the Science and […]

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The Buy and Build Strategy of Private Equity-Backed ACRE Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the acquisition strategy of ACRE, a Dallas, USA-based platform company backed by private equity capital. Founded to acquire, partner or invest in specialized players in the physical security industry, ACRE has become one of the largest independent providers of access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance, and communication networks in North […]

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Robots for Guarding and Facility Management in Commercial Real Estate

Robotic technologies are changing the security landscape in commercial real estate. Two recent examples highlight the trend for incumbent players to partner with startups to maximize innovation and to ensure the effectiveness of this complementary technology in protecting the occupants of large facilities.  ADT Commercial has recently established its own Innovation Lab based in Dallas, Texas […]

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Securitas Expands Electronic Security Footprint with Acquisition of Stanley Security

Securitas, the global security services business comprising guarding, electronic security, fire and life safety solutions, has announced a “transformative acquisition” of Stanley Security, the electronic security solutions business of Stanley Black & Decker, making this their largest acquisition to date. Stanley Security is a provider of electronic security solutions with operations in 12 markets globally and with approximately […]

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The Global Physical Security Market Shows Resilience During the Pandemic

Over 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and the global physical security market has demonstrated a remarkable degree of resilience, outperforming some other global technology markets and indeed beating our best-case scenario projection from last year. The pandemic is helping to reshape the physical security industry, turbo-charging certain emerging business models, whilst it also continues […]

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Access Control Technology Attracts Another Public SPAC Listing

In December 2020, Memoori posed the question “Will SPACs Offer an Alternative Exit Route for Companies in the Smart Buildings Space?”. The answer seems to be a resounding Yes! This research note highlights five of twelve SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) transactions in 2021, updating our view that this vehicle is gaining popularity as an alternative exit route.  […]

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