The major theme at last weeks IFSEC exhibition was about integration across video surveillance, access control and intruder alarms but nothing that showed how it was going to develop fully integrated and automated systems through Internet of Things Technology. Surprising because the Physical Security industry within the Building Automation Systems business has been the leader in IP Networking. IP is still the game changer; driving right across all three business sectors Video Surveillance, Access Control and Intruder Alarms. The Physical Security industry is now fast moving to an all IP driven business that has already vastly improved and extended the value propositions for its customers. So why the lack of interest in moving on to the next stage to play an active role in delivering full automatic solutions? We are now on the threshold of bringing all aspects of the buildings technical performance together and further improving the performance of the business enterprise within many […]
In this Research Note, we examine Nordomatic, the largest independent integrator of open, cloud-based smart building solutions in the Nordic region. This analysis is based on the Nordomatic 2021 Sustainability Report and their strategy to achieve global impact leadership within Smart Buildings by 2025. Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Nordomatic reports a turnover of around SEK 1 billion (around $100 […]
Is there one simple thing the commercial real estate industry could do to improve technology outcomes? Yes! Break down knowledge silos and share information. That’s why we created the open-source Developers Smart Building Project Canvas with help from Vanti and LMG (lmgiq.com) Watch my presentation at last month’s Smart Building Conference to learn more about […]
In this Research Note, we examine View Inc. (NASDAQ: VIEW), a Silicon Valley-based smart window company founded in 2006. This analysis is based on their 2021 financial results, investor presentations, M&A and their smart buildings strategy. View, one of the most heavily funded firms in the smart buildings space, acquired unicorn status in November 2018 when it raised a $1.1 billion Series […]
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