Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Can Be ‘The Nodes’ Of The Smart Grid

“As nodes of the smart grid, smart buildings will become increasingly active participants in the energy eco-system, moving beyond simply being served by the Smart Grid, they can also become an integral part of it”, this is just one of the findings from our recent reports: The Market for Building Performance Software 2016 to 2020 & Smart Buildings Meet the Smart Grid 2015 to 2020. Demand for electricity continues to grow around the world. In the US, some estimates expect demand to increase as much as 40% by the year 2030. Traditional approaches to meet this demand would require significant resources for additional generation and traditional business models have discouraged end node participation. Utilities have habitually provided both price and risk arbitrage to the end nodes. This double arbitrage has reduced end-node interest in working with the grid, and reduced consumer propensity to offer premium prices to different power generators. While making the grid “smart” […]

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Mapping the Strategic Direction of ADT Security

In this research note, we map the strategic direction of US security alarms and monitoring services provider ADT. This analysis focuses on the acquisition, investment and partnership moves they have made in Smart Home, Mobility and Connectivity / Cyber Security. ADT Reported revenues of $5.3 billion in 2021, They met or exceeded guidance from the […]

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Smart Buildings Are Being Forced into a Cyber AI Arms Race

Cyber-attacks now rank alongside natural disasters and climate change as one of humanity’s top ten risks globally, according to the World Economic Forum. Like pandemics and global economic crises, a wide range of buildings, businesses, public services, and almost every facet of society is at risk after the widespread proliferation of connected technologies, such as the […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Johnson Controls (JCI) in the smart buildings space. We have mapped acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the group, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, part 1 of a 2-part analysis, is intended […]

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