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SPACS: The 800-pound Gorilla in the PropTech Room

August 9th, 2022
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Halma Fire & Security Business and 2022 Financials Examined

July 8th, 2022
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Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

The destructive relationship between fire and buildings is as old as the history of buildings themselves. Fire protection has been a key reason for the development of new materials, construction methods, and safety protocols since the earliest buildings and each major fire acts as a trigger for innovation and regulation. The response to the Great Fire […]

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Alarm.com Connected Property Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Alarm.com, a US provider of physical security, intelligent automation and energy management solutions for the smart home and commercial real estate. This analysis is based on their 2021 and Q1-2022 financial results, 10K Report, investor presentations, M&A and diversification strategy. Alarm.com, founded in 2000, became a public company in June 2015 on Nasdaq under […]

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Motorola Solutions Continues Video Security Acquisition Spree in 2022

In this Research Note, we examine Motorola Solutions Video Security and Access Control business based on their Q1-2022 financial results, investor presentations and M&A. Our analysis of two recently acquired companies, Calipsa and Videotec, brings Motorola’s deal count up to eight acquisitions in this segment in less than four years. Motorola announced its Q1 results on 12 May 2022, […]

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Senstar Technologies Business and 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Senstar Technologies perimeter protection business, based on their 2021 20F financial report, earnings call, investor presentations, acquisitions and divestments, vertical market focus and our analysis of their market positioning.  Senstar Technologies Ltd, a listed company on the US Nasdaq global market, based in Ramat Gan, Israel, is a provider of physical security hardware and software […]

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Exploring M&A Trends in the Physical Security Market

The total annual value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the physical security industry over the last 15 years has been very volatile. In the peak years there was always at least one major acquisition, often two, with a value of between $2 billion and $16 billion, exaggerating the contrast with low-M&A trough years. While […]

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Beyond Video Security: Hikvision 2021 Annual Report Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Chinese video surveillance giant, Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd) focusing on 2021 financial results and the group strategy to broaden its remit beyond its video surveillance business, based on their 2021 Annual Report and Memoori analysis.  Hikvision is the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance equipment. Established in 2001, the Company was listed […]

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The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial […]

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Canon Video Surveillance Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Canon video surveillance businesses, incorporating Canon and Axis Communications hardware, Milestone video management software, Arcules cloud services and BriefCam video analytics software.  This analysis is based on the parent company investor presentations, corporate strategy conference 7th March 2022 and Axis 2021 Annual Review and Sustainability Report. Canon video surveillance businesses are reported under the network […]

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